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Disappearance at Devil's Rock by Paul Tremblay
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it was ok
bookshelves: mystery-thriller-suspense, group-reads

This is my Book Of the Month- August2016, with GR group- Horror Aficionados

I am not even going to classify this as horror because it is more of a psychological thriller with small elements of paranormal added in it.

This is an OK read and I felt myself dragging through it. Something interesting happened and then it went into the same slow paced routine......

The thing is all that happens till 50% of the story is already in the blurb. The story-line does not diversify much and nothing much happens apart from what is written in the blurb of the book.

After that it does pick up a bit of pace and then dwindles away. The last few chapters are a page turner but the reveal is just ok- (view spoiler)

I know there are folks who really enjoyed this one but it was not for me as I was looking for more of a horror than thriller from this read.
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Reading Progress

July 26, 2016 – Shelved
July 26, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
August 9, 2016 – Started Reading
August 10, 2016 –
22.0% "Nothing very spooky has happened till now"
August 11, 2016 –
30.0% "I hope this whole bit has a bigger role in the story otherwise it's a waste"
August 12, 2016 –
68.0% "Much slower than I expected. Let's see if it's worth it......"
August 13, 2016 –
100.0% "Review to come"
August 13, 2016 – Finished Reading
August 20, 2016 – Shelved as: mystery-thriller-suspense
April 15, 2017 – Shelved as: group-reads

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Poonam Maddie ♥ ┼ wrote: "Good honest review"

Thanks Maddie :))


Paul Gaglio Who wrote the notes at the end ? I didn't get that


Poonam Paul wrote: "Who wrote the notes at the end ? I didn't get that"

They tried to add a bit of paranormal mystery there I felt. My guess is it was Tommy...


Paula Mcgrath The paranormal elements regarding doppelgangers had me for a bit, I was hoping that was where they were going with the ending, or maybe zombie Tommy would save real Tommy, but it was still an ok read I guess.


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