Washed Ashore by Kerr Thomson

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Only Dunny, with his mysterious ability to communicate with the whales, is engaging, although that portrayal subscribes to yet another stereotype. A promising and timely story that never finds its sea legs.
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On a wild Scottish island, a tragedy washes up on the storm-beaten shore: the bodies of a whale and a man. Fraser, desperate for adventure, and Hayley, visiting from Texas, become tangled in the mystery.

But Fraser's younger brother Dunny is distraught by the discovery. He hasn't spoken in years, and lately he's been acting more strangely than ever.

Together, the three meet a man living in the abandoned caves nearby. They start to wonder if he might lie at the center of something darker than they had previously thought. For the whispering sea conceals a terrible secret, and to discover the truth, one of them must learn to listen...
 

About Kerr Thomson

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Kerr Thomson is a high school geography teacher. In his infrequent spare time he writes, cycles, and runs an occasional half-marathon. Washed Ashore was winner of the Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition in the United Kingdom and is his publishing debut. He lives in Scotland with his family.
 
Published May 30, 2017 by The Chicken House. 320 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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on Mar 15 2017

Only Dunny, with his mysterious ability to communicate with the whales, is engaging, although that portrayal subscribes to yet another stereotype. A promising and timely story that never finds its sea legs.

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