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Summary

I have three names: I was born Leigh-Ann. I became Cherrie. When I was a child, they called me Little Bones....

An exclusive audiobook-only twist! 

Includes audio exclusive podcast interviews read by Raj Ghatak, Lisa Armytage, Jessica Ball, Candida Gubbins, John Sackville and Richard Trinder.

My father was Mr Bones - the notorious serial killer of 25 years ago.

As a child I witnessed his crimes.

Everything is different now. I have a new identity. I’m a mother. I am finally free.

Until that podcast. I should never have listened.

They’re linking a recent kidnapping to the crimes of the past.

They know who I am. They’re calling me Little Bones again.

They say I’m a villain, but I’m not. I’m a victim.

You believe me, don’t you?

©2020 N V Peacock (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"A twisted, chilling journey to the darkest side of human nature. I burned through Little Bones in a day." (Chris Whitaker, author of We Begin at the End)

"An exciting new voice in thriller fiction. Little Bones is a gripping read!" (Sarah Pinborough, author of Behind Her Eyes)

"Darkly addictive and creepy as hell, Little Bones lingers long after the last page." (Jane Isaac, author of Hush Little Baby)

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WOW

I loved everything about this book. The narration was perfect, different voices for different parts made it feel like a film. The story was gripping all the way through and kept my guessing until the end. Its a book that you finish and think WOW I want to listen all over again. Narration was the best ive had on here and I think the book might well be too!

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excellent book

it gripped me from the start to the very last word.
I would definitely recommend it

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Disappointing after such promising blurb

Let me firstly say that the narration and performance of this book was brilliant. The narrator conveyed the feelings and emotions of the characters well.
However, for me, after such a promising blurb, this book was unable to live up to it.
I look at this book as 2 different sections. Before the kidnapping of Cherrie's son and after. The beginning, before the kidnapping, was very slow and not much happened except setting up the event that leads to the predictable kidnapping.
Following the kidnapping, the story picks up, but I found the way the characters were acting very strange. I know that the police always say that you can't predict how you will act in that situation until it happens to you, but I really found the characters to be less grief stricken and distraut than I would have expected. At one point, Leo, the child's father, is watching a gardening programme on TV! This is probably due to it being a psychological thriller rather than a crime thriller or police procedural but still...I found it quite unbelievable at points.
There were a few good twists towards the end of the book. There are lots of possible kidnappers and I didn't suspect the right one, and a big twist right at the end that I liked.
Overall it was a good listen but not believable enough for me.

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Bone-Chilling

This is actually the first FULLaudiobook I have listened to end to end. It’s compelling, and saved from leaving me distraught by a touch of dark humour amidst the relentless pain of a mother hunting for her child’s potential killer. It’s a “who-Dunnit-come-thriller”, with a touch of whimsy, beautifully performed by the narrator and a cast of several actors in the “podcasts”, which add an extra dimension to the listening.Enjoy!