Genre: Horror/Suspense/Thriller/Ghost/Paranormal

*A Novella*

Source: Received for an honest review from the author.


  • Paperback: 90 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 15, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1492274518
  • ISBN-13: 978-1492274513


*From the author’s website*

Seventeen year old Arielle is at a crossroads in her life. Disenchanted with her father, she is testing the boundaries of his trust by dating someone he does not approve. Under the moonlit sky in Long Island, Arielle and her boyfriend meet beneath the infamous hanging tree. The couple’s destiny is rooted to the five spirits in the tree whose lives and deaths are determined by an ancient curse. Will her future be determined by the past or will Arielle’s choices alter the course of her life?


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THE HANGING TREE by Michael Phillip Cash is an intriguing Horror/Suspense/Thriller/Ghost/Paranormal set in 2013 and 1649 in Oyster Bay, Long Island.

“Loosely based on a tree with a haunted past on the North Shore of Long Island”.

Follow Arielle, and her boyfriend,Chad and five spirits whose lives and deaths are determined by an ancient curse. All of this happens beneath the famous “hanging tree”.  Destiny,choices, ghosts, and ancient curses.

Many twists and turns will bring to you the brink of mystery and suspense and back again, as you hold your breath to see what happens next. A dark thriller, that is not too dark, but a very interesting tale of ghosts, destiny and curses. Can Chad and Arielle, break the curse or will they follow the ancient curse to another tragedy. A quick read, that is filled with mystery, and suspense, the legend of the “hanging tree” is intriguing. The Characters are engaging,enduring and believable. The storyline is unique and well told. Once again, Mr. Cash as written a tale that is intriguing as well as entertaining. A fast paced thriller with many twists and turns. If you enjoy ghost stories and thrillers, you will enjoy “The Hanging Tree”. Our choices makes us who and what we are in our lives.

Received for an honest review from the author.

Rating: 4

Heat rating: Mild

Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More