The Bone Keeper by Luca Veste

The Bone Keeper

Luca Veste

DC Louise Henderson's childhood nightmares of The Bone Keeper appear to be coming true as bodies are found in a local wood. This is a great page turner which constantly wrong-footed me up to and including the unexpected ending. I also thoroughly enjoyed the touch of the supernatural.

Extract

' It's bad, I can tell you that much. She's in a right state. Beaten black and blue ... that's not the worst of it though.'

Louise affected a look of concern .... 'What's that then?'

'She lost a lot of blood. He sliced into her,' the nurse replied, almost spitting the words out. 'Cut off the skin from different parts of her body. Like he was flaying her alive. Unbelievable what someone can do to another person.'

Parallels
  • Kill the Father by Sandrone Dazieri
  • This Night's Foul Work by Fred Vargas
  • The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
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Violence
Explicit sexual content