Tyne Greer is six foot six, a high school basketball star who is hoping the game will be her ticket out of the slum. She lives in a run-down building called The Zoo, where her father is the superintendent. One day she discovers a crack in the wall of an abandoned basement room. And sealed up in the wall is a girl’s body. Horrified, she runs to get her dad. But after he goes to take a look, he comes back and tells Tyne that nothing’s there. No girl. Nobody.
Tyne is sure it was real, and when she finds evidence that the body was moved from the hole in the wall, she knows the only one who could have done it is her father.
What is her dad hiding?
When I first found this book, I didn’t realize Graham McNamee wrote it until later. I didn’t know he was working on another book.
Graham McNamee has taken a whole new step to scare his readers. He’s done serial killers (Acceleration), he’s done monsters (Bonechiller), he’s done serial killers with monsters (Beyond), but now the psycho killer just might be the father. How scary is it to think your own father is lying to you about something like that?
Graham McNamee once again creates incredible and smart-mouth characters to bring humor to this nail-biting story. The character who gets the most comedic effect is Tyne’s boyfriend, Stick, a boy with a huge appetite, and no matter how much he eats, he remains a ‘stick.’ The dialogue between Stick and Tyne is hilarious. I loved every conversation the two had. I wish my boyfriend and I talked to each other like they do.
And that’s all four of Graham McNamee’s books. I don’t know if he’ll write another one, but if he does, I hope to write a review about it.
Well, this is my last October post. I hope you enjoyed them.