What the critics say


‘Storm Catchers is that rare thing – a thriller that makes you think. It’s a powerful mix of suspense and subtlety.’ Gillian Cross 


‘Storm Catchers is a cliff-top cliff-hanger about a kidnap by the sea, with a supernatural element. Fin, the boy hero, dares all to save his sister in an atmospheric tale that is suspenseful and scary, and that also shows how families can look after each other.’ Sunday Times


‘Bowler’s latest classic is a psychological thriller that’s every bit as classy as the works of Barbara Vine…a great read.’ Guardian


‘Storm Catchers by Carnegie Medal winner Tim Bowler is so packed with suspense, lurching from the problems of one character to another, that you can’t easily put it down.’ Newbury Weekly News


‘Bowler writes tight, exciting adventures that always look at serious issues and usually include an element of fantasy….As usual Bowler spins a good yarn but leaves us plenty to think about.’ Glasgow Herald


‘Heady stuff, full of atmosphere, energy and emotional shrapnel.’ Guardian Education


‘This book is very exciting and compulsive.’ coolreads


‘Tim Bowler’s novel is a thriller with a supernatural element. As well as a tense plot, there’s a strong sense of place; the rocky, isolated Cornish coast providing the background.’ Times Educational Supplement


‘I didn’t have a particular favourite part – I loved it all!! The ending wasn’t what I expected but it’s good to be surprised. This book keeps you on the edge of your seat the whole way through,and urges you to want to read on. There’s a strange twist at the end, which I enjoyed. I think it’s good for boys and girls, especially those who like a thriller.’ Teen Titles


‘Tim Bowler writes in a special way making sure that you do not put the book down.’ Booktrusted News


‘It’s the fast, realistic action and dialogue and the stormy coastal setting that drive this story.’ Booklist


‘Complex themes of guilt and betrayal enhance the suspense.’ School Library Journal