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The Bone Seeker

by M. J. McGrath

Part of the The Edie Kiglatuk Arctic Crime Series Series

The Bone Seeker Synopsis

The third novel in the hugely compelling Edie Kiglatuk series, set in the Artic's long summer nights. Longlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger award for best crime novel of the year. A missing girl. A dark betrayal. Summer in the High Arctic. When young Inuit Martha Salliaq goes missing from her settlement, her teacher, ex Polar Bear Hunter Edie Kiglatuk enlists her police friend Derek Palliser to help search for the girl. But once a body is discovered floating in a polluted lake on the site of a decommissioned Radar Station, Edie's worst fears are realised. As the investigation into Martha's murder begins, the Inuit community - and Martha's devastated family - are convinced the culprits lie within the encampment of soldiers stationed nearby. Before long Sergeant Palliser finds evidence linking two of the men with the dead girl. But Edie and local lawyer Sonia Gutierrez remain unconvinced. Why are the military quite so willing to cooperate with the investigation? What has Edie's boyfriend Chip Muloon, a simple academic researcher, got to hide? And why has the lake where Martha's body was found been suddenly cordoned off? A gripping, atmospheric thriller set in the Arctic's long white nights, in The Bone Seeker the very personal murder of a young girl will explode a decades-long tale of the very darkest betrayal.

The Good Book Guide Review

Wrap up warmly. Edie is an Arctic guide who knows every inch of the Alaskan forests, but as anybody who has read McGrath’s earlier books will know, she has an impressive command of character. Edie is extremely easy to identify with, however alien her lifestyle will be to most of us. The Bone Seeker once again demonstrates the author’s real skill is in the astonishing evocation of the frigid landscape, along with the sharply conjured details of Inuit life.

The Bone Seeker Press Reviews

The chills McGrath's third Edie entry sends down your spine will rival those brought on by any Nunavut winter. * Starred Kirkus review * McGrath effectively evokes the spare Arctic landscape and brings life to the people who have inhabited it for generations. * Publishers Weekly * Filled with cultural tensions, gorgeous Arctic scenery and pulsing suspense. * Booklist starred review * Wrap up warmly. Melanie McGrath's earlier Arctic-set novels were non-pareil in their freshness, and The Bone Seeker, the latest investigation for her female Inuit hunter/sleuth Edie Kiglatuk, is her best yet. There is an astonishing evocation of the frigid landscape here, along with the sharply conjured details of Inuit life. * Financial Times *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781447220046
Publication date: 4th June 2015
Author: M. J. McGrath
Publisher: Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 352 pages
Categories: Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense,

About M. J. McGrath

M. J. McGrath was born in Essex. As Melanie McGrath she is the author of critically acclaimed, bestselling non-fiction (Silvertown and The Long Exile) and won the John Llewelyn-Rhys/Mail on Sunday award for Best New British and Commonwealth Writer under 35, for her first book Motel Nirvana. She writes for the national press and is a regular broadcaster on radio. M. J. McGrath's first novel in the Edie Kiglatuk series: White Heat was longlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger Award and was followed by The Boy in the Snow. The Bone Seeker is the third book in the series. Melanie ...

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