The Empty Men: The Stone Man, Book Two

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The long-awaited sequel to the #1 Amazon and Audible bestseller The Stone Man, shortlisted for Audible Book of the Year 2015

On a quiet seafront in the middle of the afternoon the sun sets, the clouds part, and something like a pale, elongated human figure appears on the horizon.
For Maria, watching from the beach, it’s proof that she should never have dared to return. Five years earlier, her life shattered by the arrival of the Stone Man, she’d fled the country. But now she can’t escape: suddenly, there are news reports of ‘Empty Men’ materialising all around the coast, and the roads are gridlocked. The Empty Men are killers, and they’re heading inland.

A hundred miles from the sea, lonely, grieving Eric obsessively keeps watch in the ruins of Coventry, never straying far from Ground Zero, the site of the Stone Man’s first appearance. For five years, Eric has known there was a massive government cover-up of the circumstances surrounding the Stone Man and its disappearance, and he’s determined to find the truth.

As Maria battles the Empty Men in a desperate chase for survival, and Eric is caught in a terrifying transformation at Ground Zero, both find themselves on a path leading straight to the heart of the Stone Man mystery.Chilling, fast-paced and full of stunning twists, this science fiction thriller is the highly-anticipated second book in Luke Smitherd’s outstanding Stone Man series.


THE STONE MAN is a novel that intrigues, enthralls, horrifies, thrills, and hits the reader with an emotional resonance as only the best stories can.”
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“Tagged as both science fiction and a thriller, this is a book that has it all: strong characterization, moral quandaries, mystery, and a whole lot of tense moments all presented through the narration of a fallible, all too human protagonist that you can’t help but root for. Reading the final sentence of the The Stone Man was truly a bittersweet moment.”
–, Hugo award-winning website




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