Sea of Whispers by Tim Bowler

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The first is the writing, which is simple, straightforward and often beautiful...The pacing is brilliant, too, scenes of intense activity or high emotion intercut with much slower-burning sequences.
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When a mysterious woman is washed up on the shore of the island where Hetty lives, the close-knit community are suspicious. But there's a bond between Hetty and the woman - a bond which means that Hetty must go to extraordinary lengths to keep her safe. A storm is breaking and the voices of the sea are whispering to Hetty . . .
 

About Tim Bowler

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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 River Boy. His most recent novel is the thrilling Buried Thunder and his provocative BLADE series is being hailed as a groundbreaking work of fiction. He has been described by the Sunday Telegraph as "the master of the psychological thriller" and by the Independent as "one of the truly individual voices in British teenage fiction".
 
Published January 1, 2013 by Oxford University Press. 224 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Tony Bradman on Feb 07 2013

The first is the writing, which is simple, straightforward and often beautiful...The pacing is brilliant, too, scenes of intense activity or high emotion intercut with much slower-burning sequences.

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