If you’re on the hunt for a book that will really grab you, put shivers down your spine and ensure that at the end of every chapter you gasp for breath, then Bowler’s Bloodchild is the novel for you. Incredibly atmospheric of time and place with characters that draw you in, Bowler is the true master of the teenage psychological thriller and a wonderfully individual voice to boot.
Will lies in a deserted lane. All he knows is that he's had an
accident and that his life is slipping away. Against all the odds he
survives - but with an almost total loss of memory.
He does not even know himself. And that is not all. At night he is tormented by visions, in the daytime by hostile strangers.
Why does he have so many enemies? And who is the strange child who seems to have a story to tell him? Something has happened in this town, something terrifying. Will can sense it but he can't work out what it was. Perhaps the old Will knew.
But that was before the accident. The new Will must search for the answers again - and this is a dangerous task. For the town has a secret and there are those who will do everything in their power to preserve it.
Publication date: 04/06/2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
|Publication date:||4th June 2009|
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 13+ readers|
|Recommendations:||Books of the Month, eBooks|
Tim was our Guest Editor in February 2011. Click here to see his selections. Tim Bowler is one of the UK’s most compelling and original writers for teenagers. He was born in Leigh-on-Sea and after studying Swedish at University he worked in forestry, the timber trade, teaching and translating before becoming a full-time writer. He lives with his wife in a small village in Devon and his workroom is an old stone outhouse known to friends as ‘Tim’s Bolthole’. Tim has written eighteen books and won fifteen awards, including the prestigious Carnegie Medal for ...More About Tim Bowler
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