The Empty Men
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 is the highly-anticipated second book in Luke Smitherd’s outstanding Stone Man series.
The Stone Man consists of three books, and the series is set to expand with the upcoming release of one more book. The current recommended reading order for the series is provided below.