I was confused. This isn't how I expected the novel to end. Who committed the crime? Where was the last chapter with the explanation, the satisfying ending the reader could ponder on when the final lines had been read?
This book looked identical to the others in the bookshop the next day but twenty pages were missing at the back. I was waiting in line to exchange the book when I had a strong mysterious feeling not to.
Returning home I sat on the battered red leather sofa and opened the last page again.
More words than I expected.
VANQUISHED HE ENTERED THE MAGIC KINGDOM NEVER TO BE SEEN AGAIN.
I looked down and saw my legs were not visible, arms transparent,..........................