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Inspection

Inspection, May 2019
by Josh Malerman

Del Rey
400 pages
ISBN: 1524796999
EAN: 9781524796990
Kindle: B07FZN5246
Hardcover / e-Book
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"What happened to the missing boys?"

Fresh Fiction Review

Inspection
Josh Malerman

Reviewed by Magdalena Johansson
Posted May 2, 2019

Thriller Psychological

There is a tower in the forest, far away from civilization. There are boys there called the alphabet boys. Once upon a time, there were twenty- six boys, but two of them were deemed spoiled rotten and they disappeared...

J is one of the boys, and he looks at the founder as his father, just as the rest of the boys. But, now he's starting to ask questions... What happened the boys that disappeared? Why can't they leave the area? What is really the corner? What he doesn't know is that on the other side of the forest is a girl called K starting to wonder about similar things...

I have to confess that I spent most of the reading time wondering why INSPECTION by Josh Malerman was labeled a horror book because it came across as more of a thriller or mystery novel, especially with the main plot point of missing children. I did like how this book makes you ask questions to yourself while reading... Why don't the boys have real names? What are their origins? What's the plan for them? Why are boys keeping away from the girls? And, what's the corner that is so dangerous? Many of these questions aren't answered until the very end of the book. Then wow, welcome to the gore party! Even with a slower start, reading until the end is worth it.

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SUMMARY

Boys are being trained at one school for geniuses, girls at another. And neither knows the other exists—until now. The innovative author of Bird Box invites you into a tantalizing world of secrets and lies.

J is a student at a school deep in a forest far away from the rest of the world.

J is one of only twenty-six students, who think of their enigmatic school\'s founder as their father. His fellow peers are the only family J has ever had. The students are being trained to be prodigies of art, science, and athletics, and their life at the school is all they know—and all they are allowed to know.

But J is beginning to suspect that there is something out there, beyond the pines, that the founder does not want him to see, and he\'s beginning to ask questions. What is the real purpose of this place? Why can the students never leave? And what secrets is their father hiding from them?

Meanwhile, on the other side of the forest, in a school very much like J\'s, a girl named K is asking the same questions. J has never seen a girl, and K has never seen a boy. As K and J work to investigate the secrets of their two strange schools, they come to discover something even more mysterious: each other.

In Inspection, the masterful author of Bird Box crafts a sinister and evocative gender equality anthem that will have readers guessing until the final page.


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