The Red Tree - Caitlín R. Kiernan Sarah Crowe is a writer suffering from writer's block after her relationship with her girlfriend comes to a devastating end. She decides to rent an isolated old farm house out in the boonies of Rhode Island to recover and hide from the world.

Whilst poking around in the home she comes across an old typewriter which eventually leads her to a manuscript obsessing on the red tree on the property written by a previous renter who committed suicide on the grounds. Sarah begins to have increasingly strange dreams and as the story progresses she finds herself becoming obsessed with the tree herself and has difficulty discerning reality from her odd dream world.

The book is a disturbing first person account of one woman's slow slide into madness. It's very unsettling and definitely gets under the skin. The history of the red tree may (or may not) include human sacrifice, cannibalism, and lycanthropy. Is it real or all in Sarah's mind?

This is one of the best I've read by Kiernan.