The Stone Man - kindle ebook by Luke Smitherd

(FREE kindle book promotion until Friday July 19th) 


If you like stories with a more unusual storyline...if you enjoy the subject matter of writers such as Ray Bradbury and Stephen King...if you enjoy TV shows such as Lost, The Twilight Zone, and The Outer Limits...or if you're just tired of the same old predictable genre fare, and you're looking for something different...then give this book a try whilst it's FREE. This is fiction with a very healthy dose of the unexpected; a dark story that examines mortality, ambition, and bravery (or a lack of it) and asks the question 'How far would you be prepared to save your own skin?' 


Two-bit reporter Andy Pointer had always been unsuccessful (and antisocial) until he got the scoop of his career; the day a man made of stone appeared in the middle of his city.

This is his account of everything that came afterwards, and the people that were lost along the way; of the terrible price that he, and the rest of his country, had to pay.

The destruction. The visions. The dying.

"Once again believable characters and a mind blowing story, and when Luke Smitherd is recognised as the great writer he is he is bound to be compared to the likes of James Herbert and Stephen King."-Scrooby1, Amazon UK Review

"Tremendous. I was looking for something completely original and different, this nailed it spot on. Highly recommended."-Neil Novita, Amazon USA Review
"I have owned a Kindle for about 2 years and downloaded some excellent books for very little cost but Luke Smitherd's works beat the lot"-Silversmith, Amazon UK Review

"This ebook was fantastic and totally different from any other sci-fi
thriller I've ever read...I kept thinking 'What if...what if...'-Carl Law, Amazon US Review

"It was one of those books where you tell yourself you will read
just one more page, then look at the clock and realise that it's 2 hours later , I would thoroughly recommend it"-Elaine Hosegood, Amazon UK Review

"As soon as I started reading I was completely sucked in, which very rarely happens for me. I couldn't wait to get home and read it each night. I laughed. I cried. I did actual real life gasps of horror."-Katie, Amazon UK Review

"Fantastically written characters who make you care about them right from the off, an unfathomable villain who defies all understanding and a supporting cast that flesh out the story beautifully."-Andy Pettifer, Goodreads Review

"I spend a lot of time trawling through the kindle book store looking for cheap books, relying on reviews to make my purchases. I have come across some less than average books using this method, but also some real gems. This book definitely falls into the latter category. It had me gripped from page one right through to the Alternative Ending Synopsis at the end. The other reviews leave me little to say other than thanks Luke."-Steve Sut, Amazon UK Review

"So good the first thing I did after I put it down was to download his other two books."-Miss H. L. Smith, Amazon UK Review

"This book starts with a bang and doesn't let up. A cracking adventure mystery, with a heavy dose of horror to keep you on the edge of your seat. The Stone Man himself if a very frightening and enigmatic figure; I read this in two sittings. Recommended."-Dickydavis, Goodreads review

"A very enjoyable read and cracking value at the price. Do not be put off by Science Fiction or Horror in the title if they are not your bag, this is an intelligent and thought provoking read. Highly recommended."-Dave Osborn, Amazon UK Review

"I literally found this hard to stop reading,I wanted to know the answers.I have been around a good while so have read all of Asimov, Heinlein, Bradbury etc. and I would genuinely put this author in the same class as these class acts."-K Murphy, Amazon UK Review

"…so my 5-star review? That's five stars in comparison to REAL books; not just the stuff you'll find self-published on Kindle. The Stone Man is the sort of book that, if I'd splashed ten quid on in an airport or train station, bookstore, I'd have considered it money well-spent." Militant Ginger, Amazon USA Review
A full-length novel. 140,000 words.