Disappearance at Devil's Rock

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (12.75 hours)
Product Number: Z100113895
Released: Jun 21, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780062471925
Narrator/s: Erin Bennett
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A 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. "A Head Full of Ghosts scared the living hell out of me, and I'm pretty hard to scare," raved Stephen King about Paul Tremblay's previous novel. Now, Tremblay returns with another disturbing tale sure to unsettle readers. Late one summer night, Elizabeth Sanderson receives the devastating news that every mother fears: her thirteen-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 Tommy's disappearance. Feeling helpless and alone, their sorrow is compounded by anger and frustration: the local and state police have uncovered no leads. Josh and Luis, the friends who were the last to see Tommy before he vanished, may not be telling the whole truth about that night in Borderland State Park, when they were supposedly hanging out a landmark the local teens have renamed Devil's Rock. 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 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 connects them. As the search grows more desperate, and the implications of what happened become 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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Author(s): Paul Tremblay
Original Publish Date: Jun 21, 2016

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Author(s): Paul Tremblay
Narrator(s): Erin Bennett
Genre: Horror
Product Number DD25625
Released: Jun 21, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781504733885
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Author(s): Paul Tremblay
Product Number EB00623781
Released: Jun 21, 2016
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: William Morrow
ISBN: #9780062363282

Professional reviews

"Thirteen-year-old Tommy Sanderson has disappeared in Borderland State Park near his home, and state and local police immediately begin searching for him. His two friends, Luis and Josh, are not much help. Erin Bennett narrates this spooky, partly supernatural, story, which is told in the present tense with flashbacks. She portrays Elizabeth, Tommy's mother, and his sister, Kate, with empathy and controlled emotion. The steadiness of her narration moves the listener through their pain, guilt, and misery, adding a new dimension to the relationships in the story. Bennett seamlessly transitions between characters and effortlessly distinguishes their genders and ages. The psychological suspense of this eerie story and its ambiguity are powerfully enhanced by Bennett's reading. S.C.A. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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