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Stone Bruises

by Simon Beckett

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Stone Bruises Synopsis

'Somebody!' I half-sob and then, more quietly, 'Please.' The words seem absorbed by the afternoon heat, lost amongst the trees. In their aftermath, the silence descends again. I know then that I'm not going anywhere...Sean is on the run. We don't know why and we don't know from whom, but we do know he's abandoned his battered, blood-stained car in the middle of an isolated part of rural France at the height of a sweltering summer. Desperate to avoid the police, he takes to the parched fields and country lanes but his leg is caught in a vicious animal trap. Near unconscious from pain and loss of blood, he is freed and taken in by two women - daughters of the owner of a rundown local farm with its ramshackle barn, blighted vineyard and the brooding lake. And it's then that Sean's problems really start...This nail-shredder of a thriller - like the fiction of Nicci French or Gillian Flynn - holds you from the beginning, tightening its grip as the story unfurls and shocks you with its final twist.

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Stone Bruises Press Reviews

'A gripping psychological thriller' -- DAILY EXPRESS


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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780857502582
Publication date: 11/09/2014
Publisher: Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group) an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780593073285
Publication date: 30/01/2014
Publisher: Bantam Press an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780857502582
Publication date: 11th September 2014
Author: Simon Beckett
Publisher: Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group) an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 384 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites,
Categories: Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense,

About Simon Beckett

Simon Beckett is a freelance journalist and writes for national newspapers and colour supplements.  He is married and lives in Sheffield. Simon Beckett questions 1. Who or what influenced you to write The Chemistry of Death? The idea came from magazine article I was writing about the National Forensic Academy in Tennessee, an organisation that gives highly realistic forensic training to US police detectives and crime scene investigators. Part of the course involved several days at a place called The Body Farm. It’s a world-famous training ground for forensic anthropologists and the like, and is unique because ...

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