The House in the Pines by Ana Reyes EPUB & PDF – eBook Details
- Author Name: Ana Reyes
- Book Genre: Adult, Adult Fiction, Contemporary, Fiction, Mystery, Mystery Thriller, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller
- ISBN # 9780593186718
- Edition Language: English
- Date of Publication: January 3rd 2023
- File Name: PDF / EPUB
- PDF / EPUB Size: 7 MB
Maya didn’t know it yet, but the video had already begun to circulate
on social media. A grainy six-minute stretch of security footage that
was strange and unsettling enough to garner several thousand views the day
it went up, but not quite lurid enough to go viral, not ghastly enough to
inspire repeat viewings. Not for most people, anyway. But for Maya, its
existence would upend all that she’d been building for herself these past
few years, this sometimes sloppy but mostly solid life that she shared with
Dan, who snored quietly beside her in bed.
She hadn’t yet seen the video because she was avoiding all screens, not
wanting their blue light to keep her awake. She had tried everything to
sleep: Benadryl, melatonin, counting backward from a hundred down to
one. She had turned the clock around, taken a bath and some cough syrup,
but none of it helped. This was her third sleepless night in a row. She had
moved in with Dan earlier this month and could easily draw from memory
the shape of every water stain on the ceiling. The branching lines of every
Turning onto her side, Maya reminded herself to get curtains. The space
heater at the foot of the bed clicked on, a white noise she usually liked, but
now the rattle of its metal grille grated on her. Kicking off the covers, she
got out of bed and pulled on a flannel shirt over her underwear. The
apartment was cold, the central heat only partially effective, but her skin
was damp with sweat.
The chilled wooden floor felt good on her feet as she made her way
down the dark hall, passing the second bedroom, empty now except for the
exercise bike that she and Dan had bought off Craigslist. She’d never done
much to decorate any of the apartments she’d shared with the various
roommates she’d had since college—no posters, no pictures in frames, not
so much as a throw pillow—but lately she’d begun popping over to T.J.
Maxx after leaving work at Kelly’s Garden Center just across the parking
lot and heading straight for the home décor section. Buying end tables, area
rugs, and other things she couldn’t really afford.
Maya had plans for this place. She was determined for it to feel like
It was just before dawn, a gray, wintery light settling over other recent
purchases in the living room: The coffee table to replace the one Dan’s
roommate had taken when he left. New shelves for the many books she had
brought, added to all of Dan’s. A new-to-them couch, dark green velvet.
And hanging on the wall above it, the one decorative item she’d brought
with her, the only art she’d held on to for the past seven years.
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