The Dead Tree

The Dead Tree

by Lori L. Clark


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781500123512
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/07/2014
Pages: 286
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Lori L. Clark was born in Iowa, where she spent the first forty-six years of her life. In 2007, she loaded up a moving van and relocated to Missouri, where she currently resides. Lori's only child is a very spoiled Min Pin named Barkley. When not writing, she reads and runs. She completed her first half marathon at the age of fifty.

In 2009, after participating in NANOWRIMO, she began to take seriously the voices in her head. Two New Adult contemporary romance novels, Different Roads, and I Breathe You, were published in 2013, and showed early success. The Heart Knows What the Heart Wants released in March 2014, and has her venturing into the realms of Romantic Suspense.

Lori is a member of Savvy Authors, the St. Louis Writers Guild, and Romance Writers of America.

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The Dead Tree 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
kirstyviz More than 1 year ago
The title of Lori L Clark's book is admittedly not very inspiring, but the tree really has a central role to play throughout the story, as influential events take place around, on and underneath it. The tree is on Blythe Fountain's land and when Ariel inherits her great-aunt's estate she considers cutting it down, but as she settles into her new life in the small town of Steele Grove she hears stories about the history of the house she now names Fountianwood, its land and her ancestors, which delay her decision. After reading the synopsis of The Dead Tree I resumed this would be a ghost story, but instead it is a clever and intricate novel about Ariel's search for truth. With the help of her great-aunt's memoirs and information gleaned from the town's citizens the story of the tree takes a frightening and sinister twist. At the moment of the 'big reveal' Lori L Clark takes the perfect opportunity to both shock and sadden her reader and as the pieces of the mystery fit together we are left stunned. Ariel is an independent character, who is determined and tough. Had the protagonist had opposite traits I think I would have reacted differently to the plot because I relied on Ariel's reaction to guide my own. I enjoyed the romantic aspect of The Dead Tree and the fact that with Grady's connection to the tree's past, the cycle of the story ends with hope. Although I liked the originality of Lori L Clark's writing I would like to have seen if the promise of happiness at Fountainwood revived the magic of the tree. Ignore the fact that this sounds like a gardening manual and give The Dead Tree a try, you won't be disappointed! I received this as a complimentary review copy, but this has had no influence on my opinion.
Fayth97 More than 1 year ago
I have thoroughly enjoyed this book!! Everything about it. In fact I liked it so much that the night I started reading it, I was soooo......tired I could barely keep my eyes open. When I sat down to start reading it, ( I was only going to read a chapter or two) it drew me in on the first page, & kept such a tight hold on me, that even though I kept drifting off to sleep, I would wake up, & start reading again. I didn't want to put it down for something as mundane as sleep. When my husband came out @ 4:45am to go to work, he found me struggling to stay awake, & read, because I didn't want to put the book down!! I did get it read though, & actually plan to read it again right away. Everything about this book was great, the characters, their interaction w/each other, the plot line..... each emotion that the characters feel, were so realistic that I cried, I laughed, I got angry right along with them. I could go on, & on about the book's attributes, but to sum it all up: are you looking for a fantastic read that will pull you right into the story, & keep your attention until the end, & leave you wanting to read more of the author's books? Then look no further!! Buy it!! Read it!!! I guarantee you won't be sorry!!! Well done, Lori!! Well done!!! I can't wait to read your other books!!!!