The Suffering Tree was a captivating and mysterious novel. It was filled with suspense, mystery, magic, secrets and romance too.
The novels centers on Tori Burns when she and her family suddenly inherit a house under mysterious circumstances. The house belonged to the Slaughter's and they believe it should stay in their family. Then Tori witnesses a mysterious young man climb out of a grave under the gnarled oak in her new backyard. All of these circumstances are intertwined and leaves Tori with so many questions, so she seeks to find out more. But the Slaughter's make that hard for her as they want to keep their secrets buried.
The novels is set in the present with Tori narrating and flashes to the past to tell Nathaniel's story of being a slave to the Slaughters. The Suffering Tree had a great plot that was well written. I liked the way the story was told in such a mysterious way that made this novel hard to put down and kept me wanting to know more!
I also liked the strength and bravery of Tori, Nathaniel, Emmeline and Ruth. I really enjoyed reading The Suffering Tree and recommend it to fans of fantasy and mystery!