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It's not the first time a book is partly narrated by a dead person observing the chaos his or her own murder has created amongst the living, but this twisty British psychological debut thriller picked up by an agent from the slush pile and already sold all over the world spins dark undercurrents with a strong and accomplished sense of dread. On the surface, landscape gardener Kate's small village life is almost perfect, but when the body of a teenager friend of her daughter's is discovered, her whole world tumbles into chaos and family and interpersonal relations are seriously called into doubt. With a nod to both THE LOVELY BONES and GONE GIRL and an assured sense of plotting, a novel that will keep you gripped as it unpeels layers of lies and deceptions all the way to a chilling conclusion. ~ Maxim Jakubowski
The Bones of You is a gripping psychological thriller from author Debbie Howells; a story of full of dark secrets, obsession and suspense. 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. When eighteen-year-old Rosie Anderson disappears, the idyllic village where she lived will never be the same again. Local gardener Kate is struck with guilt. She'd come to know Rosie well, and thought she understood her - perhaps better even than Rosie's own mother. 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? Kate is convinced the police are missing something. She's certain that someone in the village knows more than they're letting on. As the investigation deepens, so does Kate's obsession with solving the mystery of what happened to Rosie.
Closing date: 31/01/2020
'The Bones of You is a brilliantly twisty read that delves deep into the dark heart of the seemingly perfect family. Recommended.' Tammy Cohen
'Suspenseful and poignant' Publishers Weekly
'Utterly compelling and addictive. A memorable debut' Samantha Hayes, bestselling author of Until You're Mine
'The Bones of You is one of those books that captivates you from the first page, holds tight and never lets go. I savoured every word, character and psychological twist. Truly brilliant!' Lisa Jackson, New York Times Number One bestselling author
'A dazzling debut from a writer who looks to me to have an exceptional future. Howells's novel has a rare freshness and depth that set her apart'
Publication date: 31/12/2015
Publisher: Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Publication date: 16/07/2015
Publisher: Macmillan an imprint of Pan Macmillan
|Publication date:||31st December 2015|
|Publisher:||Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Thriller / suspense,|
Debbie Howells is a florist and lives with her family - and assorted animals - in Sussex.More About Debbie Howells