Publication Date: March 8th from Simon and Schuster
Source: Review Copy
What if the figure that haunted your nightmares as child, the myth of the man in the woods, was real?
He’ll slice your flesh.
Your bones he’ll keep.
Twenty years ago, four teenagers went exploring in the local woods, trying to find to the supposed home of The Bone Keeper. Only three returned.
Now, a woman is found wandering the streets of Liverpool, horrifically injured, claiming to have fled the Bone Keeper. Investigating officer DC Louise Henderson must convince sceptical colleagues that this urban myth might be flesh and blood. But when a body is unearthed in the woodland the woman has fled from, the case takes on a much darker tone.
The disappeared have been found. And their killer is watching every move the police make.
The Bone Keeper is an awesome story – creepy, unpredictable and one of those that visits you in your dreams after reading it.
An Urban legend that might be more real than you think, Luca Veste takes on not only crime but a huge hint of horror in “The Bone Keeper” – the writing is genuinely absorbing and there are more than a few shivery moments involved that will unsettle you entirely. Not only that but the plotting is emotionally resonant and cleverly twisted, the word “haunting” comes to mind as appropriate to the whole and the characters are brilliantly relatable, whilst The Bone Keeper of the title will play on your mind.
The scares are subtle, intelligent, it’s later after reading it when darkness falls that you’ll think on it and possibly hide under the duvet. I definitely think that this is the author’s best novel to date,even fan that I am of his Murphy and Rossi series, I hope he writes more like this, I feel he has found his calling. You know, to just scare the bejeesus out of us.
Either way The Bone Keeper is quite simply marvellous and comes Highly Recommended from me.
Just don’t switch off the lights…..