The Devil’s Labyrinth by John Saul – Three Stars
John Saul’s, “The Devil’s Labyrinth” is a story filled with emotional roller coasters from a variety of individuals: Ryan McIntyre, who has lost his father; Ryan’s mother, who feels guilt at the possibility of falling in love again; the staff and students at St. Isaac’s Catholic boarding school, especially Father Sebastian whose main goal in life is to fight against evil.
When Ryan is beaten by fellow students in the public high school he attends, his mother’s boyfriend pulls some strings and gets him into St. Isaac’s where he will be safe – but will he? He is unaware of what has been going on, of the disappearances of students, of the fact that the student whose bed he now sleeps in had just murdered a woman on the street. Other students begin acting out of character, and Ryan hooks up with a young girl, Melody, who is determined to get to the bottom of what is happening to their friends. There is something evil lurking in the labyrinths beneath the old school. Will Melody and Ryan discover the truths before it is too late for them?
“The Devil’s Labyrinth” was a fast read, and it did keep me turning the pages, wanting to get to the end. The reason for giving it only three stars is because I was sort of left wanting more at the end; I didn’t feel all the loose ends were tied up to my satisfaction. However, even having said that, this is an entertaining read, and well worth picking up.