The Turtle Boy

The Turtle Boy Review

School is out and summer has begun. For eleven year old Timmy Quinn and his best friend Pete Marshall, the dreary town of Delaware Ohio becomes a place of magic, hidden treasure and discovery. But on the day they encounter a strange young boy sitting on the bank of Myers Pond a pond playground rumor says may hide turtles the size of Buicks everything changes. For it soon becomes apparent that dark secrets abound in the little community, secrets which come cupped in the hands of the dead, and in a heartbeat, Timmy and Petes summer of wonder becomes a season of terror, betrayal and murder.

Title:The Turtle Boy
Edition Language:English

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  • Dan Schwent

    When Timmy Quinn and his best friend Pete meet a strange boy near a pond in the woods, their lives spiral out of control. What secrets does the Turtle Boy harbor?This was another freebie from Freebook...

  • Sadie Hartmann Mother Horror

    I've mentioned it countless times but coming of age horror is a personal favorite. I believe I'll always be one to show special favor to authors who can do them well. I've read several of Burke's book...

  • Maxine (Booklover Catlady)

    The Turtle Boy packed one hell of an emotional punch. As I read this story and the pieces started to fit together to reveal it's shocking truth I was just bowled over by Kealan Patrick Burke's very cl...

  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/3.5 StarsTimmy and Pete are out of school and already dealing with the doldrums of summer. While putzing around trying to figure out what c...

  • Dannii Elle

    This is the first instalment in the Timmy Quinn series.I've read a lot of reviews that praise this author's exemplary and clever use of well-known devices, within the horror genre and decided to trial...

  • Lynda

    The Turtle Boy is a short novella that is currently free from Amazon. It is the first book in a five book series and is a coming of age story that won Kealan Patrick Burke the 2004 Bram Stoker Award. ...

  • Lou

    Schools out and it's summer that means ample time for kids to wonder where they should not. In this story some kids wander through mysterious territory near woods and a lake, they befriend an even mor...

  • Richard Derus

    #ReadingIsResistance to boring, average horror stories.THE TURTLE BOY gets a review at last.Kealan Patrick Burke write this 4-star Bram Stoker Award-winning novella close on 15 years ago. His writing....

  • ? Irena ?

    3.5As the first story in this series, it has everything it should to catch readers' attention: good story that flawlessly moves towards its peak, characters that act as people or children you might kn...

  • Steph

    4.75TW: Homophobia, Guns, Murder, Suicide, Child Abuse, Drunken-nessThis hooked me from the very start and is at times delightfully creepy. I found it captured the wonder of childhood beautifully, wit...