Books by Tim Bowler

BURIED THUNDER by Tim Bowler
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 15, 2011

"Horror with heart. (Horror. 12-15)"
This spine-tingler plunges into the stuff of nightmares. Read full book review >
BLADE by Tim Bowler
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2010

"Some major plot twists at the end set the stage for book three. (Thriller. YA)"
Pain, silence and darkness greet Blade as he wakes up in the hospital with no recollection of how he got there. Read full book review >
PLAYING DEAD by Tim Bowler
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2009

"Much about Blade's present but little about his past is revealed, which may entice readers to pick up the sequel if they don't put this book down in frustration. (Fiction. YA)"
Fourteen-year-old Blade (aka Slicky) is a smart homeless kid who gets caught in many wrong places at a lot of wrong times. Read full book review >
FROZEN FIRE by Tim Bowler
FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2008

"The enigmatic whirl of events ends with a blend of closure and persevering questions; readers who liked Firmament (2004) but found Apocalypse (2005) too cryptic will want to return to Bowler for this one. (Fantasy. YA)"
Shimmering suspense and atmosphere highlight Bowler's trademark mysteriousness. Read full book review >
APOCALYPSE by Tim Bowler
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Grimly haunting. (Fantasy. YA)"
Bowler uses both archetypal and original imagery in this dismal apocalyptic tale. Read full book review >
FIRMAMENT by Tim Bowler
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2004

"Mystical, desperate, and deeply affective. (Fiction. YA)"
A gripping page-turner of immense and surprising beauty. Read full book review >
STORM CATCHERS by Tim Bowler
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2003

"Spanning just four days, the drama is packed with suspense elements: a spooky lighthouse, a child with ESP, ghosts, infidelity, blackmail, cracks in the family cement—Bowler has skillfully crafted them into a compelling story. (Fiction. 12-16)"
From the chilling opening, when Emma, 13, is kidnapped, to the stormy conclusion, this ominous story will keep readers guessing. Read full book review >
RIVER BOY by Tim Bowler
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2000

"Sadly, his decline makes for reading more painful than engrossing. (1998 Carnegie Medal) (Fiction. 11-13)"
Jess's grandfather, a noted painter, has suffered a heart attack. Read full book review >
MIDGET by Tim Bowler
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Seb is less convincing, not as scary as the publically genial, privately vicious abusers in books such as Kristen Randle's The Only Alien On the Planet (1994), but that hardly detracts from this unsettling work. (Fiction. 11-15)"
 A teenager frees himself from his older brother's surreptitious abuse and his own physical deformities in this psychological thriller. Read full book review >