This is a book for the young who like a thriller. This novel has adventures that will keep a reader interested and ready to solve. Oliver, Mellie, and Scott are main characters. Oliver, the Evil Destroyer, leads his friends in the quest to solve mysteries. A hiker disappears in Shadow Park. They search for the hiker in Shadow Park and find more than they ever expected in the Forbidden Zone of the park. They encounter tunnels, “pirates,” and other unexpected creatures. This is a work that encourages boys and girls who do not like to read; they will love to read. The Curse of Shadow Park is a real page turner.