A boy is brought up with his Grandfathers stories of a magical life in an island orphanage. He talks of monsters, could this be a reference to his time as a Jew in WWII or some other type of monster. One day the boy rejects the stories and his relationship with his Grandfather is forever changed. A tragic event causes the boy to travel to the ruins of the orphanage on the island and the story ensues. His Grandfather has left him a few clues to start him on his quest for answers.
This started out as a 5 star read for me. I loved the cover, the layout and every photo and enjoyed that they tie in with the story. The first part of the book was original and scary with mystery, tension, horror and fear. There was lots of action and unexpected things all the way through. There were a couple of things that bugged me, but to mention them would give away parts of the story.
I enjoyed the book and I can feel a sequel coming on.