Monday, February 27, 2012
Last Stop by Peter Lerangis
Why did David's father go out the door one day and never come back?
Open Road and Net Galley allowed me to download an ebook for review (thank you). This is "Watchers #1" and there will be more to come, I'm sure. It will be on sale on March 27th.
David knew his Dad was getting a little funny and not functioning well lately but he sure never expected him to disappear. His mother is also upset, and the police have no answers.
This story reminds me a bit of the "Twilight Zone" stories. There's always something kind of wavy out there around the edges that you can't quite see, but you know there's something there.
In this case, David is riding the subway when it stops unexpectedly and a lone man gets off at an abandoned station. He's trying to understand how this could happen when he notices his Dad waving at him! It's too late for him to get off, but can he go back there?
Mr. Lerangis writes a different story, it has a science fiction feel. I'm interested in how this story further develops. It's an intriguing idea. If your young adult likes to read adventure novels, this is good one for them.