By Kealan Patrick Burke
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Timmy Quinn: An eleven-year-old boy who can see useless people.
Available for the 1st time on Amazon Kindle, Kealan Patrick Burke's Bram Stoker Award-winning coming of age tale The Turtle Boy.
School is out and summer time has began. For 11 yr outdated Timmy Quinn and his ally Pete Marshall, the dreary city of Delaware Ohio turns into a spot of magic, hidden treasure and discovery.
But at the day they come across an odd younger boy sitting at the financial institution of Myers Pond, a pond playground rumor says may well conceal turtles the dimensions of Buicks, every thing changes.
For it quickly turns into obvious that darkish secrets and techniques abound within the little group, secrets and techniques which come cupped within the arms of the useless, and in a heartbeat, Timmy and Pete's summer time of ask yourself turns into a season of terror, betrayal and murder.
"Kealan Patrick Burke is likely one of the top writers in horror fiction this day. He has a the traumatic expertise for having a look into the darker areas of the human mind--and the human soul--and development tales truly designed to provide the reader an everlasting dose of the creeps." - Jonathan Maberry, ny occasions bestselling writer of ROT & break and lifeless OF NIGHT
"The Turtle Boy is clean in a fashion that almost all horror fiction isn't. it truly is equivalent components hopeful and stunning, blending rigorously drawn scenes of horror with passages that sing with blameless wonder." --Mark Justice, HELLNOTES
"The Turtle Boy is a literate and haunting novella and serves as an exceptional show off for the notable expertise of its author" --Drew Williams, SURREAL
"Creepy and atmospheric, it'll make you reminisce approximately your individual younger summers, but additionally make you examine them in a touch varied, darker light." - Ron Dickie, HORROR WORLD
"[a] stressful coming-of-age story..." - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
"Burke masterfully recreates that magical time from formative years: summer time vacation...More than an easy journey down reminiscence lane, the quick novel pulls readers alongside a depressing course towards frightening events." - SFREADER
"a significant mixture of early life, magic, and horror...You will love this one." - ebook DEN
"All elements mystery and horror and comparable to Stephen King's The Body" - the easiest rattling artistic WRITING BLOG
"A boyhood romp throughout the wasteland became deadly...There is adequate stress and threat to maintain you glued to the web page (or, because it have been, your Kindle) whenever you root for the boy to resolve the secret together with his lifestyles intact" - PANDORA'S PEN
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"Strange and out-of-kilter, a chilly breeze come from nowhere on a sultry day; THE TURTLE BOY is a story that takes your hand and leads you to a creepy, unforgiving position, a spot you could by no means leave."
- Michael Marshall Smith, writer of THE STRAW males, and in simple terms FORWARD
"Kealan Patrick Burke's THE TURTLE BOY is a story of darkish secrets and techniques that mixes skillfully etched characters with wealthy, evocative prose to create a haunting depiction of relationships shredded by way of violence and the supernatural. A hugely memorable and disquieting work."
- Chet Williamson, writer of moment likelihood, and ASH WEDNESDAY
"THE TURTLE BOY is a good instance of the darkish American Pastoral--not the center of darkness, a useless finish of absolute depression, yet a extra shadowy realm that's both troubling for its mingling of the unhappy and the sinister, of desires and the issues that kill dreams."
-Thomas Ligotti, writer of MY paintings isn't but performed, and THE NIGHTMARE FACTORY
"At a time in Fabulist fiction while real imaginative and prescient has been changed with nebulousness and affectation, Kealan Patrick Burke's THE TURTLE BOY is a startling breath of clean air whose intensely targeted variety borders on revelation; not just is that this tale frightening and atmospheric, yet it's additionally poignant and clever, and should hang-out either your days and goals for a long time. simply one of many best novellas I've ever learn in any genre."
- Gary Braunbeck, writer of IN SILENT GRAVES, and COFFIN COUNTY
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