The Elephant Tree

The Elephant Tree

Mark Fallon is an overworked detective investigating a spate of attacks at a string of high profile city centre nightclubs. Scott is a dejected 24 year old struggling to make ends meet working for his brother and supplementing his income with a small-scale drug dealing operation. Angela is an attractive 23 year old, raised by her father, a career criminal and small time dr Mark Fallon is an overworked detective investigating a spate of attacks at a string of high profile city centre nightclub...

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Title:The Elephant Tree
Author:R.D. Ronald
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Genres:Thriller
ISBN:1848764561
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:252 pages pages

The Elephant Tree Reviews

  • Charlene
    May 03, 2016
    DNF at 60%. It wasn't for me, I guess. The title and blurb are misleading. It's awfully slow and has way too many spelling errors. ...
  • Grady
    Dec 10, 2018
    ?History is repeating itself, Scott. The cycle of suffering goes on.? British author R.D. Ronald made his literary debut with THE ELEPHANT TREE written in 2010. He has since published THE ZOMBIE ROOM. Ronald describes himself as a ?transgressive novelist? ? ?A genre of l...
  • seak
    Nov 14, 2010
    When I was first offered The Elephant Tree for review, I didn't quite know what to think. I really liked the cover and I thought it might be interesting but that's about it. Then I started reading and it's mostly about drug dealers and that's not really up my alley given my prudish upb...
  • Tyson
    Sep 28, 2010
    my review here. ...
  • Julie Barrett
    Feb 01, 2019
    The Elephant Tree by R. D. Ronald Book starts out with a team of Scott and Neil supplying drugs to the local folks at the clubs they frequent. They make quite a profit but Scott wants a quieter life so he agrees to try a different venture to gain big money quick. Scott's brother Ja...
  • Misha  Mathew
    Oct 27, 2010
    The Elephant Tree was a very compelling book from start to end. It was fast-paced - I couldn't wait to see what happens next. Yet this book is different from all the thrillers I have read because it offers more than just adrenaline rush. The author keeps you intrigued through the v...
  • Rosemarie Dibden
    Sep 30, 2010
    Given as a gift, I was slightly dubious after reading the synopsis of The Elephant Tree, but decided I would give it a go anyway, and after a few chapters was completely hooked and glad I gave it a chance. The pacing and plot are different to what most mainstream books adhere to these ...
  • Debbie Marsh
    Oct 01, 2010
    Although this genre is not my usual cup of tea (it's sort of clubland meets gangland) I thoroughly enjoyed this book and couldn't put it down from the part where Scott and Twinkle do their job. Well worth a read!! ...
  • Martin Sharp
    Apr 02, 2012
    The Elephant Tree was recommended to me by a fellow crime-thriller fan. Debut novels can be a little hit-and-miss as a writer finds his (or her) style. The Elephant Tree definitely sits in the category of HIT! The back of the book gives only a glimpse in to the plot and the seedy wo...
  • Molly
    Aug 13, 2016
    Wow, what a total stinker. I read this as part of a book club, and I am sorry I wasted my time. This is a highly implausible story about some low life drug dealers and their family connections. The writing was disjointed and poor. "Angela's walks to the village to check on news of Step...
  • Sarah
    Sep 29, 2012
    How to review this book. entertaining content (you will go through this book within days) but it's like junkfood and not coming to any great awe(some) moments. Scotts is our main character. He's a small time drug dealer with his friend Neil. They have their regular group of d...
  • James Robbins
    Nov 01, 2012
    overated.If you were young,inexperienced,and not very worldly you would like this book. It made me laugh.Is this "Young Adult Fiction"?Be careful, there are "cannabis" sellers out there! ...
  • Jason
    Oct 07, 2017
    Small-time drug dealer with some ambition and a heart of gold (too corny?), Scott, gets himself and those around him into a bit of a rough spot (think blunt-force trauma, terminal gunshot wounds, and extreme emotional distress) when job offers start to meet up with that aforementioned,...
  • Amanda Turner
    Oct 04, 2012
    Couldn't put this book down. Really easy read. Well crafted crime mystery novel with a raw flavor to the details that makes it all feel more real and really gets you hooked. Loved this book so much I went on to read the author's second novel 'The Zombie Room'. Also a good read. ...
  • Janey
    Oct 18, 2012
    My only fault with this book is that I simply didn?t want to put it down in between sittings, which was a tad problematic at bedtime,...it wasn?t a book I had chosen myself to read and probably wouldn?t have if it hadn?t been recommended to me. I can honestly say it has set ...
  • Kathy Tweedle
    Nov 01, 2012
    Initially I wasn?t sure what to expect from The Elephant Tree and only bought the ebook because it was cheap but how glad I am that I did. I think this is the modern day equivalent of the bargain bin books I used to find hidden gems in when I was a kid. It?s difficult to desc...
  • Corey Farrell
    Jan 02, 2013
    The plot seemed to be thrown together in the end. The first three quarters were slow leading up the end that finally had me wanting to keep reading. Almost as if he started writing it and needed to hurry to bring it to conclusion. Maybe he hit his stride too late? There were holes in t...
  • Celeste Dothage
    Mar 20, 2013
    Didn't particularly like it. Finished it because it was the only book I had with me on vacation. ...
  • Bre
    Aug 05, 2013
    Easy read; full of action. However, multiple spelling errors, inconsistencies and a poor ending made this story forgettable. ...
  • Sophie Goodeve
    Jan 27, 2016
    This is a book for the indie generation with a consistent quiet distaste for the mainstream throughout. An intriguing, crime thriller, and whilst too grimy to be a ?light-read?, it is easy-going and undemanding. The main character is a reluctant drug dealer, who, through the first ...
  • Katie
    Jul 16, 2014
    I do not understand how people can say this is a book you can't put down. I usually read a good book in one, maybe two sittings. Every time I put this one down it took me a week to pick it back up. I finished it out of pure desire to have finished it. The first 120 pages are disjoi...
  • Gkettman
    Jul 25, 2015
    The book started off a little slow, and took me a couple of chapters to feel engaged. However, once the storyline took off, this book was hard to put down. Believable characters, lots of action surrounding the dark drug world, reflection, and then somehow redemption. Very satisfying. ...
  • Allie
    Nov 10, 2014
    The Elephant Tree is a story of a man trying to escape from his own tedious life, initially seeming unconcerned by committing illegal acts, but when presented with the consequences and potential repercussions of some more serious circumstances, forced to question who he is and what he ...
  • Luci
    Aug 25, 2015
    A wild and dark story, a mystery with a bunch of twists and turns. Over the top in places but a thoroughly good read. A psychological drama from the get-go. Definitely recommend it. ...
  • Mayank Vyas
    Jul 05, 2016
    Is there an option to give negative rating? Couldn't get more formula and cliche than this. Utter waste of time. ...
  • Pegboard
    Feb 19, 2019
    R. D. Ronald begins with Scott, a struggling drug dealer, whose dream is to return to his family?s country. In reality, Scott is tied down to a mortgage payment on his deceased uncle?s country home. Angela is special to Scott, but he made a promise her father, Putty, not to date he...
  • Serena
    Nov 02, 2015
    I was really looking forward to reading this book given the blurb on the back. Unfortunately, I just didn't find it that good. I found the writing really simplistic ( to be fair I had just finished The Secret History by Donna Tart, and picked this up straight after and it read like a c...
  • Archit Ojha
    Jan 20, 2017
    Criminological Thriller at its best. One of the books I would recommend to thriller fans. Plot : Scott, a drug dealer. Angela is a drug dealer's daughter. They want to get out of this bad-bad world. Scott and Angela give you a great time telling their versions. In one way...
  • Sweetthings
    Nov 04, 2016
    its amazing, i loved every page itīs amazing, i loved every page ...more ...
  • Sokolataki88
    Oct 06, 2012
    Excellent book, the characters are very relatable despite their criminal activities. The relationship between Scott and Angela is very complicated and interesting. I thoroughly recommend it, great read. ...