Book Review: Disappearance at Devil’s Rock
Tremblay has quickly become one of my go-to authors. From his writing style to his unique takes on what might otherwise be genre cliches, he tends to approach things with a fresh perspective which is something I always look for. Disappearance at Devil’s Rock, about a missing child, unfortunately fell a little flat for me.
Ultimately I think this novel had a bit of an identity crisis, not really knowing what it wanted to be. A drama / tragedy about the loss of a child and what that does to a family? A horror novel with mysterious stalking shadow people and dips into the occult? A coming-of-age tale where choices and consequences finally come to a head? But for me the individual parts didn’t add up to anything greater than their sum.
I’m definitely not in the majority on this one as Disappearance is picking up some great reviews, so check it out and let me know your thoughts. Would love to see where I went wrong on this one.