A decent if largely predictable story that mixes ghosts, revenge and a coming of age tale, The Turtle Boy apparently kick-started Kealan Patrick Burke's career and for that I'm grateful. However it reads like an early novella in that it lacks much of the polish and incredible wordsmithing that Burke has become known for in more recent times.
I was also somewhat annoyed to find the ebook version I had secured was 25% a sample of the next book in the series (though I enjoyed the Q&A with Burke that followed this).
I'll likely return to The Timmy Quinn series in due course, but at this stage I don't feel any strong compulsion to do so, perhaps reflecting my middling time with this one.
3 Ominous Ghostly Warnings for The Turtle Boy.