"MAYBE THIS IS A PART OF THE FOREST WHERE PEOPLE JUST AREN'T ALLOWED TO BE?" IKE SAID.
-The Men in the Trees, 2014
The Men in the Trees
Young Adult Thriller | Paperback $12.99
Meryl Panagos is barely out of high school, living on her own and struggling to raise a young son in a small Oregon town. When Rose Washington answers her ad for a roommate and it's like a wish come true. A retired school teacher, Rose is happy to help cook, clean and even babysit when needed. But Rose's preoccupation with a 100-year-old legend will lead Meryl down a dark path.
Tyler's not the type of teenager who spends time considering the life after death. It's not until eight-year-old Sawyer enters his foster home that Tyler begins to wonder if there's more to human existence. Determined to learn the reason behind Sawyer's uncanny knowledge of submarines, Tyler's quest leads him down a dangerous path where lifetimes overlap and a murderer lurks...
Zac Dryden leads a life as charming and tranquil as the tiny Pacific Northwest town he calls home. But the start of a new school year always brings surprises — including an anti-social student named John Gervais. Strangely fascinated, Zac struggles to befriend John despite mounting clues that there is something dangerous about the newcomer. Zac will never be the same again.
John Gervais has just saved Zac Dryden and over a dozen other people from a suspected poisonous gas leak, transforming him overnight from Castle Rock's creepy newcomer to high school hero. This act of bravery has vindicated Zac's faith in his new friend — but has also created some uncomfortable questions, forcing Zac to confront some surprising truths about John and himself.