Girl From The Tree House by Gudrun Frerichs

Monday, July 15, 2019


It all unraveled at the funeral...

Horace Reid's death opened the door to our freedom. His widow, Elizabeth, exists only on paper. She disappeared thirty years ago. It's us, the Tribe, who live in her body now. But nobody knows that. Us are Elise, the reluctant host, Lilly the closer, Ama, the proverbial mother, Sky, our wise guide, Amadeus, the warrior, and Luke, the man around the house. There are others, but we make sure they stay hidden and away from harm.

After Horace's funeral, they tried to lock us in a mental hospital. Our sister-in-law had it all carefully planned. Thanks to quick thinking—yes, being a multiple has its advantages—we escaped to New Zealand's South Island. Tucked away in the West Coast wilderness we... well, the plan was to continue our healing. We didn't expect that monsters from our past still had us on their radar. When the police accuse us of murder we have to run again. Where to go, which way to turn? Our neighbor Scott appears helpful, but can we trust him? Can we trust ourselves? Can we trust anyone?

The GIRL FROM THE TREE HOUSE is the first of a series of psychological thrillers set in current day New Zealand. It describes how Elizabeth, a thirty-two-year-old woman with multiple personalities (Dissociative Identity Disorder, DID), fights for her sanity and freedom. Four core personalities tell the story from the inside out, giving a touching insight into the workings of the dissociated mind. There are no graphic descriptions of abuse.


Girl From the Tree House by Gudrun Frerichs was one of my favorite summer reads thus far. This book had me from the first page. Elizabeth and her multiple personalities, all of whom had their own personalities, despite sharing the same body. I wish the book came with a map/description for all of her personalities so you could keep track of them. However, Gudrun does an amazing job of describing whom (is this the play to use whom) is in control of the "body".

There were twists and turns along with some action in this book.

I feel like if I explain any more I'll give the book away. I must say that despite having multiple personalities, Elizabeth is a pretty bad ass character. If you are looking for a good summer/beach read you should pick this book up, you will not regret it.

I give it a ★★★★☆

Thank you to Gudrun Frerichs, BooksGoSocial and Netgalley for the advanced copy for my Kindle. I apologize that my moving has delayed this review a couple of weeks :-(

Quick Update...

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Hello fellow Reading Freaks,

I wanted to give you all a quick update. I moved this last weekend into my own place! (Yay!) So the last couple of weeks my focus has been packing and moving. Now I'm working my way through the leaning tower of boxes and getting things organized.

On top of all that stress. I had (am still having) the worst experience with CenturyLink ever getting internet hooked up. Long story short, it was supposed to be hooked up Friday July 5, however their tech, after realizing the task at hand, decided to make up his own rules and didn't install it. I had it rescheduled for Thursday the 11th but some how THAT actually didn't get scheduled so now we are scheduled for a week from Wednesday the 17th. Its been extremely frustrating and their only current solution is to continue to tell me that they "understand" my frustration and how "sorry" they are and that the tech's "supervisor will be notified". They also say that until my internet is hooked up they cannot apply any "discounts".

Any who, so I may not be able to post any new reviews until next week. I'm still hoping I can post something this week, it just depends on work/unpacking.

Thank you all again for your understanding and continued support as well as for checking out the Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and here. I really appreciate it!


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