The Night of the Moonbow Author:Thomas Tryon In The Night of the Moonbow Thomas Tryon returns to the chilling, hypnotic mode of his pulse-quickening classic The Other.... — He takes us back to 1938. He draws us into an idyllic landscape, a sunlit world that evoked the halcyon days of all our childhoods - a world destined little by little to be overtaken by the darkness that lies beneath its... more » surface. It is summertime. At the Bible camp called Friend-Indeed, nestled among tall pines on the shores of Moonbow Lake, the teenage boys of the cabin called Jeremiah and their gamorous counselor, Reece Hartsig ... eagerly await the arrival of a new camper ... a mysterious orphan ... whose very presence ... upsets the time-honored rhythms of camp life.
What follows is Tryon in top form. We are held spell-bound in the shadow of a blossoming terror as the little society of boys transforms itself into a cabal against the one who has disappointed them ... as their pry is reawakened to the horrendous boyhood secred he had blocked out of his consciousness ... and as the novel rushes to its stunning climax, in which Leo becomes the unwitting catalyst and prime actor in and explosion of evil.« less