Disappearance at Devil’s Rock deals with what I imagine is every parents worst nightmare, a child disappearing. Tommy and his friends had spent a lot of time over the summer in the local woods and park area. One night Tommy disappears, and thus starts a series of events leading to a horrifying truth.
I’m going to start of with saying that I loved this book. For me, the story was pitched perfectly. What impressed me the most is how realistic the author, Paul Tremblay, managed to write the reactions of the characters to the awful situation that they are in. I’ve read a few fiction books that cover a similar premise to Disappearance at Devil’s Rock, and generally found that the reactions of the characters are off, but that certainly isn’t the case here.
The story unfolds as it is told from the point of view of several main characters. Each character clearly has their own voice, coming across distinctly. The story flows well between the characters and is clear throughout. I’m not fond of muddy storytelling where you have to keep going back throughout the book to figure out what’s happening, but that’s just me!
What impressed me so much was the discovery of what actually happened. Its not often that a book manages to have such an interesting deveolpment in the story line. However Disappearance at Devil’s Rock pulls off an interesting and unforeseen plot twist.
Disappearance at Devil’s rock covers a heartbreaking subject. But it is worth it. This is such a good book, a seriously good book. 5 stars.
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