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The Bone Field

by Simon Kernick

Part of the The Bone Field Series Series

Books with reviews by our Reader Review Panel Crime / Mystery eBooks of the Month Family Drama Thriller and Suspense

LoveReading View on The Bone Field

A series? By Simon Kernick? Yes please! Two faces, who were unknown to each other in previous books, join forces in this powerful, fast moving and intoxicating tale. Trouble starts to hunt Ray Mason down after he promises a grieving couple justice, he tells his own story over five days in a no-nonsense direct style. The two main characters are a wonderfully maverick pair, yet their moral compass, while occasionally directionally challenged, remains steadfast. Simon Kernick piles on the tension as he sets events in motion, each link tightens and burns with energy. A vivid, striking hit of complete escapism, ‘The Bone Field’ is an action-packed and mind-gripping start to a new series that promises to deliver in spades. ~ Liz Robinson

January 2017 Book of the Month.

Liz Robinson

The Bone Field Synopsis

Hang on tight! (Harlan Coben). A missing girl. A ruthless crime gang. A man so evil he must be stopped at any cost. DI Ray Mason and PI Tina Boyd begin a desperate hunt for the truth that will take them into a dark and terrifying world of corruption and deadly secrets, where murder is commonplace, and nothing and nobody is safe...When the bones of a 21-year old woman who went missing without trace in Thailand in 1990, are discovered in the grounds of an old Catholic school in Buckinghamshire, an enduring mystery takes on a whole new twist. Her boyfriend at the time, and the man who reported her missing, Henry Forbes, now a middle-aged university lecturer, comes forward with his lawyer and tells DI Ray Mason of the Met's Homicide Command that he knows what happened to Kitty, and who killed her. Praise for The Bone Field Hang on tight! (Harlan Coben). Breathless. (Sunday Times). An addictive thriller full of gritty details and fast frenetic action. (Sunday Mirror). High Energy, action packed reading that'll keep your heart rate high and your attention glued to the pages...To be able to maintain such a high level of action and suspense is a real skill and Simon Kernick is a master of the thriller. (Damp Pebbles). A series? By Simon Kernick? Yes please! [A] powerful, fast moving and intoxicating tale. (Love Reading). The Bone Field is one of those intriguing novels that surreptitiously gets under your skin. (Jaffa Reads Too). An adrenaline rush of a read. (My Chestnut Reading Tree).

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The Bone Field Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

  • Michelle Hodson - 'Thrilling, engaging & fast paced.  Simon Kernick at his best.'
  • Jayne Burton - 'Fast moving and sometimes harrowing thriller.'
  • Sarah Tilley - 'A very powerful book and very enjoyable – just don’t read it late at night!'
  • Lynda DeFreitas - 'The story is gripping – the plot well thought out...I'm looking forward to the next instalment of Simon Kernick's new series'
  • Rachael Anderson - 'The first book in what I suspect will be a must read crime series...This is a fast paced thriller which I would heartedly recommend.'
  • Sheila Dale - 'Great initial presentation, good characters well written and a fantastic plot. If you haven't read Kernick before do it NOW!!'
  • Maz Tucker - 'It was full of action from start to finish. The plot and characters came to life.'
  • Sarah Musk - 'This book is very readable, clearly written and fast paced.  If you like a complex, dark, fast paced thriller - then read The Bone Field.'
  • Susan Andrews - 'I didn't really enjoy this book, did I need to go back to finish it? Yes! It kept me reading.'
  • Laura Rowland - 'This book is a great example of a murder mystery read that will keep you enthralled and fascinated by each twist and turn throughout the storyline.'
  • Margaret Freeman - 'A gripping, fast action thriller. I thoroughly enjoyed The Bone Field by Simon Kernick. It's the first of his books that I've read, but it won't be the last.'
  • Phylippa Smithson - 'This had so much potential but was quite simply average.'
  • Daran Bellingham - 'The end leaves you wanting more, which I like as this is the first part of Kernick's new series.'
  • Kerry Bridges - 'A fast paced read which left me hanging...'
  • Lizzy Dingemans - 'Perfect for long time fans of Kernick and new readers alike - a gritty thriller with a great twist to finish!'
  • Carol Peace - 'This was a fast paced and edge of your seat kind of read and I devoured it in 2 sittings.'
  • Julie Evans - 'Fantastic, thrilling! This book is one of the best that I have read for a long time. It was a page turner from page 1 and kept me hooked all the way through.'
  • Cathy Small - 'An enjoyable thriller that will draw you into the character of Ray.'
  • Peter Mynehan - 'Although the story took the reader on an exotic journey to Southeast Asia and back, I only found this book to be a relatively mundane run of the mill cop story.'
  • Lynette McCann - 'The action doesn't let up and all the characters are really believable leading to a shock ending, leaving readers gasping for another book to follow. Couldn't put this book down.'
  • Adrienne Kinsella - 'The Bone Field is a gripping, fast-paced thriller...a complete page-turner.'
  • Melanie Kane - 'The Bone Field is an excellent example of a gripping, graphic thriller novel. The plot was both complex and intriguing not to mention highly fascinating as well as being superbly written.'
  • Angela Rhodes - 'The deeper Mason and Boyd look, the darker the crime becomes.
  • Gill Wilmott - 'the publishers themselves describe this new book series as “totally gripping & irresistible” and I certainly wouldn’t argue with that!'
  • Mrs D. Forbes-Rittes – 'The plot is full of suspense and thrills and draws you in. As the first part in a new series it ends on rather a cliff hanger and leaves the reader wanting more.  Definitely a series to pick up and follow.'
  • Edel Waugh - 'This book started out awesome and just got better as it went on!'

The Bone Field Press Reviews

'Hang on tight! -- Harlan Coben

'A potent cocktail of thrills' Guardian

'Keeps the action breakneck' Time Out

'Doesn't let up till the very last' Daily Mirror

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781784752323
Publication date: 27/07/2017
Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781780894539
Publication date: 12/01/2017
Publisher: Century an imprint of Cornerstone
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781784752323
Publication date: 27th July 2017
Author: Simon Kernick
Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 416 pages
Genres: Reader Reviewed Books, Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Thriller / Suspense,
Collections: 70+ Action-Packed Books,
Categories: Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense,

About Simon Kernick

Simon Kernick was our Guest Editor in February 2010 - click here - to see the books that inspired his writing. Simon Kernick is one of Britain's most exciting new thriller writers. He arrived on the scene with his highly acclaimed debut novel The Business of Dying, and his big breakthrough came with his novel Relentless which became the bestselling thriller of 2007. Simon's research is what makes his thrillers so authentic. He talks both on and off the record to members of Special Branch, the Anti-Terrorist Branch and the Serious and Organised Crime Agency, so he gets to hear first hand ...

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