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The Bones of You by Debbie Howells
  

The Bones of You

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Synopsis

The Bones of You by Debbie Howells

I have a gardener's inherent belief in the natural order of things. Soft-petalled flowers that go to seed. The resolute passage of the seasons. Swallows that fly thousands of miles to follow the eternal summer. Children who don't die before their parents. Rosie was beautiful, kind and gentle. She came from a loving family and she had her whole life ahead of her. Who could possibly want to harm her? And why?

Reviews

'The Bones of You is a brilliantly twisty read that delves deep into the dark heart of the seemingly perfect family.' Recommended Tammy Cohen

'I couldn't stop reading this from the moment I picked it up. An intelligent thriller which looks behind the perfect facade of village life to reveal the dark secrets within. Written with heart and real depth, and with some real hand-over-mouth moments - I was gasping in surprise in a cafe! This is going to be a huge hit, and deservedly so.' Rachael Lucas, author of Sealed With A Kiss and Coming Up Roses

About the Author

Debbie Howells is a florist and lives with her family - and assorted animals - in Sussex.

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Book Info

Publication date

16th July 2015

Author

Debbie Howells

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Publisher

Macmillan an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Format

Hardback
352 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Family Drama
Maxim Jakubowski's Selection
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Thriller / suspense

ISBN

9781447276012

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