[B]rilliantly creepy. --Library Journal"
The novel is stylishly written and well-conceived. --Booklist"
Gripping and truly scary, this book feels of the moment in a way few thrillers do. --B&N Reads"
[A] scary story, indeed. --BookPage"
A mind-bending tale of psychological horror is unleashed, raising disturbing questions about memory and reality, science and religion, and the very nature of evil. --Buzzfeed"
progressively gripping and suspenseful (Tremblay s) ultimate, bloodcurdling revelation is as sickeningly satisfying as it is masterful. --NPR Books"
[A] creepy, interesting read, great for horror fans. --SFRevu"
"A Head Full of Ghosts" doesn t end just because you close the book. Some horror, it bleeds through the pages, gets onto your hands, stays with you. You ll be thinking about this one long after you ve read it. --Stephen Graham Jones, author of "Demon Theory" and "Ledfeather""
Part psychological thriller, part demonic possession horror, this book is a juicy, fast-paced genre bombshell that just happens to be one of the smartest novels you ll read this year. --The Life Sentence"
From the Back Cover
A family is shaken to its core after the mysterious disappearance of a teenage boy in this eerie tale 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, which received widespread critical acclaim. Now Tremblay returns with another disturbing tale just as powerful and unsettling.
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 nearby state park.
The search isn't yielding any answers, and Elizabeth and her eleven-year-old daughter, Kate, struggle to comprehend Tommy's disappearance. Feeling helpless and alone, their sorrow is compounded by anger and frustration. Neither the state nor local police have uncovered any 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 at a landmark they have renamed Devil's Rock.
Living in an all-too-real nightmare, Elizabeth is wholly unprepared for the strange series of events that follow. She believes a wraithlike apparition of Tommy materializes in her bedroom, while Kate and other local residents claim to see a shadowy figure peering through their windows in the dead of night. Then, random pages torn from Tommy's journals 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; the coming zombie "pocketclips"; and a horrific incident that Tommy believed connected them all.
As the search grows more desperate, and the implications of what happened become more ominous and sinister, no one is prepared for the shocking truth about that night at Devil's Rock.
Tremblay deftly blends literary fiction, psychological suspense, and supernatural horror into an absorbing tale that illuminates a parent's darkest fears . . . and an adolescent's darkest secrets. Eerie, thought-provoking, and soul-shattering, Disappearance at Devil's Rock will haunt you long after Tommy's final journal entry is read.