A stunning, wonderfully assured psychological thriller that evokes Gillian Flynn and Alice Sebold, ""The Bones of You" " revolves around a young girl s murder and one woman s obsession with uncovering the secrets in an idyllic English village.Read more...
A stunning, wonderfully assured psychological thriller that evokes Gillian Flynn and Alice Sebold, ""The Bones of You" " revolves around a young girl s murder and one woman s obsession with uncovering the secrets in an idyllic English village.
"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 Kate receives a phone call with news that Rosie Anderson is missing, she s stunned and disturbed. Rosie is eighteen, the same age as Kate s daughter, and a beautiful, quiet, and kind young woman. Though the locals are optimistic girls like Rosie don t get into real trouble Kate s sense of foreboding is confirmed when Rosie is found fatally beaten and stabbed.
Who would kill the perfect daughter, from the perfect family? Yet the more Kate entwines herself with the Andersons graceful mother Jo, renowned journalist father Neal, watchful younger sister Delphine the more she is convinced that not everything is as it seems. Anonymous notes arrive, urging Kate to unravel the tangled threads of Rosie s life and death, though she has no idea where they will lead.
Weaving flashbacks from Rosie s perspective into a tautly plotted narrative, ""The Bones of You" "is a gripping, haunting novel of sacrifices and lies, desperation and love."
- ISBN-13: 9781617737664
- ISBN-10: 1617737666
- Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
- Publish Date: June 2015
- Page Count: 320
- Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
- Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.7 x 1.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.8 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-05-25
- Reviewer: Staff
In British author Howells’s suspenseful and poignant debut, horse-loving 18-year-old Rosie Anderson goes missing and a few days later is found stabbed to death in the woods, much to the shock of the residents of her well-to-do Sussex community. People want to believe that Rosie’s killer was a stranger, someone who committed a crime of opportunity. Kate McKay, a horse-loving neighbor who has a daughter Rosie’s age, attempts to comfort Rosie’s bereft mother, Jo. Also devastated are Jo’s husband, Neal, who’s a famous journalist, and their younger daughter, Delphine. The how and the why of Rosie’s murder slowly unfolds across the dual narratives of Rosie, who, in death, looks over a family life that was far from perfect, and Kate, who’s battling her own demons. Savvy mystery fans will identify the culprit before the big reveal, but the increasingly tense storytelling and astute observations on mother-daughter relationships will keep readers turning the pages. Agent: Juliet Mushens, Agency Group (U.K.). (July)