Written in Bone

Written in Bone

by Simon Beckett
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Written in Bone by Simon Beckett

“I took the skull from its evidence bag and gently set it on the stainless steel table. ‘Tell me who you are. . . .’ ” With this silent plea, forensic expert Dr. David Hunter ignites a harrowing murder investigation on a windswept Scottish island, and a tale of menace, sexuality, and revenge unravels—along with the chilling message that a killer has…

Dr. David Hunter should be in London with the woman he loves and a past he can’t quite shake off. Instead, as a favor to a beleaguered cop, Hunter travels to a remote island in the Outer Hebrides to inspect a baffling set of remains. A forensic anthropologist, he has seen bodies destroyed by all forms of violence, but even he is surprised at what he finds: human remains burned beyond recognition—all within the confines of an otherwise undamaged, unoccupied cottage. Local police want to rule the death accidental. But Hunter’s examination of the victim’s charred skull tells him that this woman, no doubt a stranger to the close-knit island of Runa, was murdered by someone nearby.

Within days, two more people are dead by fire. Hunter’s job is to coax the dead into telling their stories—but now that he’s beginning to hear them, he is staggered by the truth. Working with only the barest of clues, he peels back the layers of mysteries past and present, exposing the tangle of secrets at the heart of this strange community—from the deceptions of a wealthy couple to the bitterness of an ex-cop and the secrets of a lonely single mother—as a tale of rage and perversion comes full circle…then explodes in a series of violent acts and shocking twists.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780440335962
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/29/2008
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 334,984
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Simon Beckett is a freelance journalist and the author of The Chemistry of Death. He is married and lives in England, where he is at work on his next thriller featuring Dr. David Hunter.

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Written in Bone 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
manolod1 More than 1 year ago
Read one of his books (the 3rd one) then went on line to buy all his books.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Twists and turns till the last page. Enjoyed this very much!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He did A great job with the plot but the immagery needs a small amount of work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read the book on my way back from Europe and loved it!! Amazing! Working on book three can't wait for book four
Anonymous 14 days ago
Great read. Keeps you guessing right up till the very end in the epilogue.
Anonymous 14 days ago
Good book with great characters and plot. I think the author went a little wild on the ending,but I would still recommend the book. MLC
Anonymous 18 days ago
Much darker with many more murders than anticipared. Well written w good characters
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Great book
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Awesome i have the free trail but i havent read it cause i have more than one book i am reading so far i think it is amazing i hope everyone enjoys it espesially crime solvers so i will try to read it tomorrow sounds like a great book.