Loner Theo Sumner is a 14-year-old living in the isolated Queensland mining town of Scorpion Falls. Following the arrival of an unsettling guest at the Iguana Motel, teenagers start disappearing in mysterious circumstances. As Theo looks for answers, he is drawn deeper into the murky underbelly of his hometown and a shocking nightmare encounter with the truth. In this atmospheric chiller, teenager Theo Sumner finds himself drawn into the increasingly strange events taking place in and under his hometown of Scorpion Falls, an eerie mining town in Central Queensland.
Theo is a 14-year-old living in Scorpion Falls - an isolated, sleepy mining town in outback Queensland.
When supernatural things start happening in Scorpion Falls and teenagers begin to go missing, Theo is convinced that it has something to do with the mysterious Cunningham Industries Research Institute.
But why will no adults believe him? Is Theo losing his mind? Can he still trust what he sees?
As Theo searches for answers, he is drawn further into the spooky and claustrophobic underbelly of Scorpion Falls.
This is a fast-paced, quasi-supernatural thriller with themes of alienation, racism, identity and mortality. It ends every single chapter with a cliff hanger, leaving you craving more information and answers about what is really happening in Scorpion Falls which makes this book very hard to put down!
It is at times darkly comedic and supernatural, and is suitable for readers aged 13 and up.
Reviewed by Paul