About The Book:
SOMETHING IS HIDING IN THE SHADOWS…
We were so young when it all happened. Just 13-years-old, making the most of the long, hot, lazy days of summer, thinking we had the world at our feet. That was us – me, Fat Bobby, Jim and Tara – the four members of the Outsiders’ Club.
The day we found a burnt-out car in the woods was the day everything changed. Cold, hard cash in the front seat and a body in the trunk… it started out as a mystery we were desperate to solve.
Then, the Collector arrived. He knew we had found his secret. And suddenly, our summer of innocence turned into the stuff of nightmares.
Nothing would ever be the same again…
This book starts as Joey remembers the Summer his parents chose to move when he was just 13. The book is written in first person and comes straight from Joey’s point of view.
The move was an adventure for Joey and he soon meets and makes friends with ‘Fat Bobby’ after coming across him by chance while out with his beloved dog. Soon the ‘Outsiders Club’ is born with Joey, Bobby, Jim and Tara. They bond together and begin hanging out in their spare time.
While exploring in nearby woods, the club come across an abandoned car. Once they finally get inside, they find a hoard of cash and a body in the trunk! This brings danger to the group of friends.
A man known as The Collector is soon coming after the four which makes for a gripping read with many edge of your seat moments.
The lead character Joey can become annoying, however, as he’s only 13 I’m pretty sure that this is what Adams was trying to portray. He’s not that likeable for a main character though.
The writing is fantastic and very descriptive which definitely paints the scene throughout. Part one did drag a little for me but once into Part two, I was hooked!
Would definitely recommend and this book has been likened to Stephen King’s IT and C J Tudor’s The Chalk Men, having read both I can agree this is very true. If your fan of King or Tudor then you will thoroughly enjoy this read.