There’s no body and there’s no evidence.
But Fin is convinced it was murder.
Fin’s fourteenth summer, at home by the sea in August, should be fantastic…but it isn’t. He’s a keen stone balancer, spending hours alone on the beach building stone towers. That’s where he is the only witness to an apparent murder on the cliff.
There’s no body and there’s no evidence of murder, but Fin is convinced that somebody has been killed. With his mother seriously ill and a nasty uncle now in charge, Fin is pursued and forced into hiding.
He and his new (and only) friend Sophie must take drastic action to solve a sinister and complex mystery – before the murderer kills again.
5 reasons to read The Stone Balancer
The clues are so subtly placed you will find yourself flummoxed when they are finally put together and thinking “I did NOT see that coming”.
Fin and Sophie are rounded, three dimensional characters who both have such intriguing backstories. Their lives are riveting to follow.
Kittens, beaches and murder. What more could you need?
The asides from Fin, especially those concerning his mother feel genuine and are touching to read. The use of newspaper articles and blog posts within the narrative create a realistic and exciting text.
Finally: it’s time for the eternal question, whodunnit? Surely you want to find out…