To the Bone

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Two teenage girls go missing in the span of one year- both are labeled runaways and forgotten by the system.

Forgotten, until Rachel, a determined mother, walks into the office of private investigator, Gavin English. She needs to know for sure what's happened to her daughter, Jennifer. A nice pair of legs and a little cash go a long way, so he's on the case.

When the mangled body of the first runaway is found downtown, and all the signs point ...

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Overview

Two teenage girls go missing in the span of one year- both are labeled runaways and forgotten by the system.

Forgotten, until Rachel, a determined mother, walks into the office of private investigator, Gavin English. She needs to know for sure what's happened to her daughter, Jennifer. A nice pair of legs and a little cash go a long way, so he's on the case.

When the mangled body of the first runaway is found downtown, and all the signs point to a cannibal, Gavin worries that Jennifer may suffer the same fate. Can he find the girl, and the killer, before it's too late?

To The Bone is a bloody, dark, and sexy Psychological Thriller, and the first Gavin English story.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781312041714
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • Publication date: 2/22/2014
  • Pages: 94
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.23 (d)

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  • Posted December 12, 2013

    To the Bone was a thrilling crime story about a private detectiv

    To the Bone was a thrilling crime story about a private detective looking for a standerd missing girl but finding out it wasn't so standerd. He finds that she has been taken by a cannibal/serial killer. What I like about this book is that instead of doing like most crime stories, we the readers were not given a bunch of clues to try to figure out what was obivious. The writer instead let it all out for us so we could better enjoy the story itself and not be let down by a disapointing guessing game. This keeps you on egde as you follow Gavin English's search for the missing teen. I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.

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  • Posted November 28, 2012

    "Hannibal" meets "Misery" TO THE BONE is a

    "Hannibal" meets "Misery"

    TO THE BONE is a classic example of detective fiction using the inverted story format. The crimes and the villain's identity are revealed early in the story, letting the reader focus more on learning about Gavin English and the how/why behind the gruesome acts. (Note: Although not explicitly graphic, this story involves cannibalism so there are moments which could be stomach-churning for some readers. So know your limits and proceed with caution.)

    A former-cop-turned-private-investigator, English is drifting along in the river of life. He's got a complicated relationship with his ex-wife and his two closest buddies are his ex-partner from the police force and a high school chum working in the porn film industry. He smokes and drinks too much, eats too little and is far too familiar with the local strip club. But this anti-hero is not so cynical that he is incapable of horror once he realizes what his latest job involves. And the author leaves a clue here and there to show that a measure of optimism survives beneath English's jaded exterior.

    Written in the first person, TO THE BONE takes the reader into English's head as he works to prevent another tragedy. Given some of his antics, sometimes that's not a good thing. (*lol*) But again, he's an anti-hero and for this first book, much of his background remains a mystery. It will be interesting to see how his character develops in subsequent books, as well as whether or not his sidekicks return for another Gavin English investigation.

    [As an aside, the book's formatting bothered me. Silly, but I personally dislike blank lines in between paragraphs, seeing it as space filler = Kindle abuse.]

    * A free copy was provided by the author.

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