It was only when strange things started to happen in their real world that the boys noticed that their little sister had the uncanny ability to move people and cars around in their basement “
Things didn’t seem so dangerous to Jim and his little brother when the biggest neighborhood concern was the prowler who had suddenly taken to peeping into the bedroom windows of the neighbor women and their daughters. Then a neighborhood boy disappeared and, try as they might, the community could come up with no clue as to his disappearance or whereabouts. But the boys kept their suspicions to themselves even when they spotted a mysterious white car in the neighborhood being driven by a pale man they nicknamed Mr. White.
Jeffrey Ford’s The Shadow Year becomes more and more a nail-biter as the reader begins to wonder just how much truth there is in the crazy speculation that the boys have been involved in for so many weeks. As little Mary moves the pieces of
The Shadow Year is a coming-of-age novel that should appeal to a wide array of readers because it combines the best elements of that genre with those of a mystery thriller, resulting in a book that gets better and better as the reader turns its pages.
Rated at: 4.0