The questions are many and some of them are answered when Gwendy returns to Castle Rock for Christmas but not all. The Castle Rock she returns to is a town in mourning. Two small girls are missing and sheriff Norris Ridgewick suspects time is running out...
Poor Gwendy has a lot to carry and it doesn't get easier when her old ”magic” feather appears. On the contrary she now gets even more difficult things to bear.
I like the book. It’s short and it’s a fairly quick read but Chizmar carrys it well without King. It’s obvious that he knows the story. Would it have been better if King had been involved? No way to tell. It’s also been revealed that there will actually be a third book about Gwendy and assuming it’ll be as short as the two first I would like to suggest that all three are collected in one book and that we get some more story between them to glue them to each other. I would have loved to know more about the missing girls, the perpetrator, the town and I think that would be perfect to add to a single volume edition.
Either way Gwendy is a very likable character that Chizmar (and King) has created and I can’t wait to see what they have in store for her in the third book.