Eleven year old Timmy Quinn’s life changes forever on a sunny summer afternoon after he and his best friend, Pete Marshall encounter a strange and scary looking boy at their local pond.
I came across author Kealan Patrick Burke after reading a review of his book Kin and decided to pick-up The Turtle Boy to give his work a shot. I chose Turtle Boy as I wasn’t certain I could handle the content of Kin (I get a little uneasy with cannibalistic families and torture) and I’m glad I finally read this book after purchasing it 6 months ago.
The story is tight, well written and gives the reader a full tale in a relatively short presentation. Burke’s writing is full of rich imagery and characters that are interesting and well-developed, making me want to read more about their lives and what happens to them after the encounter with the Turtle Boy. The good news is that this is the first of five books in the Timmy Quinn Series. I have already purchased book two, The Hides (from Kobo) and I will be checking out more of Mr. Burke’s work as I enjoy his writing style and after reading synopsis’ of his other books, I like the nature of his work.
I am defiantly recommending this book for anyone looking for a well written, well-developed, little bit scary and intriguing tale.