But now, with Tremblay's new one, 'Disappearance at Devil's Rock', I grew very involved in the story, to the point that I had tears running down my face. Any story about the loss of a child really really punches me in the gut.
There are supernatural occurrences in this novel, too, but a bit more subtle. One, however, was chilling, and the sense of fear permeating through the story made me turn the pages, but slowly because I dreaded learning the fate of Tommy, the missing boy.
Tremblay's characters are well-formed and you actually care about them. Elizabeth, the desperate mother, was someone to whom I could relate, and Kate, her pre-teen daughter, had a lot of angst brewing under the surface.
|Author Paul Tremblay|
When you learn the truth, you'll be stunned. And perhaps you'll cry, as I did.
But you'll pay extra attention to the shadow in the corner, and the pages on the floor.
'Disappearance at Devil's Rock' is available at your local library and favorite bookstore. ISBN 978-0-06-236326-8