Okay, we all agreed that A Head Full of Ghosts rocked, right? I’ve read a few other novels by Tremblay since, and while none of them has really come close to the mindf*** that was A Head Full of Ghosts, this one came the closest. Also, as a PSA: If you liked (is liked the right word?) The Library at Mount Char but haven’t read A Head Full of Ghosts, you should rectify that immediately. But don’t rush out to get this one.
Tommy and his two best friends like to hang out a Split Rock a.k.a. Devil’s Rock in a nearby wild area. One day, Tommy goes missing. Then people start to see him around town, hiding in shadows and peering in windows. His mother and sister find journal entries by him scattered around the house. And of course, his two BFFs are hiding the real truth of that afternoon.
Tremblay does a good job of mixing supernatural elements with just flat out lies told by the characters, definitely keeping the reader in suspense. But you figure out what happened pretty quickly, and then it’s just sort of silly. Also, if you do read this one, do NOT get the e-book — the journal entries are written in handwriting and near impossible to decipher.