Disappearance at Devils Rock by Paul TremblayA family is shaken to its core after the mysterious disappearance of a teenage boy in this eerie tale, a blend of literary fiction, psychological suspense, and supernatural horror from the author of A Head Full of Ghosts.
Late one summer night, Elizabeth Sanderson receives the devastating news that every mother fears: her fourteen-year-old son, Tommy, has vanished without a trace in the woods of a local park.
The search isn’t yielding any answers, and Elizabeth and her young daughter, Kate, struggle to comprehend his disappearance. Feeling helpless and alone, their sorrow is compounded by anger and frustration. The local and state police haven’t uncovered any leads. Josh and Luis, the friends who were with Tommy last, may not be telling the whole truth about that night in Borderland State Park, when they were supposedly hanging out at a landmark the local teens have renamed Devil’s Rock— rumored to be cursed.
Living in an all-too-real nightmare, riddled with worry, pain, and guilt, Elizabeth is wholly unprepared for the strange series of events that follow. She believes a ghostly shadow of Tommy materializes in her bedroom, while Kate and other local residents claim to see a shadow peering through their own windows in the dead of night. Then, random pages torn from Tommy’s journal begin to mysteriously appear—entries that reveal an introverted teenager obsessed with the phantasmagoric; the loss of his father, killed in a drunk-driving accident a decade earlier; a folktale involving the devil and the woods of Borderland; and a horrific incident that Tommy believed connected them all and changes everything.
As the search grows more desperate, and the implications of what happened becomes more haunting and sinister, no one is prepared for the shocking truth about that night and Tommy’s disappearance at Devil’s Rock.
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RSS Feed. Ginger Nuts of Horror. Disappearance at Devil's Rock. It was a totally magnificent read and I devoured the pages over two fast-paced evenings. So I highly recommend you check that out also, they complement each other brilliantly.
Within the trade paperback of A Head Full of Ghosts , William Morrow published an extensive liner notes section in which I went chapter by chapter explaining some of the references, nods, inspirations for the novel.
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A thirteen-year-old boy goes missing after spending time with his friends at Borderland State Park. His family is thrown into disarray as strange events begin occurring; a mysterious apparition appears in his mother's room and discarded pages from his journal that may provide potential clues as to his whereabouts begin to surface. Jason Heller of NPR wrote that the novel "takes the simple premise of a lost child and twists it into a dizzying emotional vortex" and that "the most powerful aspect of 'Disappearance' Tremblay doesn't shout or gesticulate. He whispers his tale, punctuating it with the 'clicks and whirrs' of an air conditioner or the life-mocking ring of a child's bicycle bell. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Reception [ edit ] Jason Heller of NPR wrote that the novel "takes the simple premise of a lost child and twists it into a dizzying emotional vortex" and that "the most powerful aspect of 'Disappearance'