What the critics say


‘Fusing the supernatural with the terrifyingly real is what Tim Bowler does best and Bloodchild is a perfect example of the genre he has made his own.’ Telegraph


‘Contemporary and action-packed, Bowler has produced another psychological thriller that twists until the last page.’ Daily Mail


‘The visionary, the numinous, the unexplained – that is the soul of this book, and that is what distinguishes the best of Bowler’s work’ The Guardian


‘This thrilling fantasy and crime hybrid is a gripping read from start to finish. The action sequences are expertly paced and the vivid imagery creates a nightmarish quality with almost cinematic realism.’ Books for Keeps


‘Reminded me of Stephen King at his best. It’s convincing, atmospheric and creepy.’ Charlie Higson, The Mail on Sunday


‘I LOVED Bloodchild…Gripping, challenging, beautifully written, original . . an exceptional read.’ Askews Library Services


‘Tim Bowler needs no introduction; here is another taut thriller in the brilliant style familiar to his readers.’ School Librarian Journal


‘This thriller is hard to resist.’ Carousel


‘Rarely in my life have I been so intimately able to share in the experiences of a character…Truly a compulsive read from a master storyteller.’ Gavin Musselwhite, Waterstone’s


‘Incredibly atmospheric of time and place with characters that draw you in, Bowler is the true master of the teenage psychological thriller.’ Lovereading


‘A tense, fast-paced, atmospheric thriller where neither protagonist nor reader can be sure in whom to trust. Bowler at his absolute best.’ Bookfest


‘Absorbing fantasy thriller… I love Tim Bowler. His writing is direct and forceful and ratchets up tension and emotional response with utter fearlessness…I read it barely breathing.’ The BookBag


‘Bloodchild holds readers in its vice-like grip from the very first page….an unmissable, chilling, thrilling page-turner.’ South China Morning Post