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The Bone Jar

Detective Lew Kirby, Book 1
By: S W Kane
Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
Series: Detective Lew Kirby, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
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Summary

Two murders. An abandoned asylum. Will a mysterious former patient help untangle the dark truth?

The body of an elderly woman has been found in the bowels of a derelict asylum on the banks of the Thames. As Detective Lew Kirby and his partner begin their investigation, another body is discovered in the river nearby. How are the two murders connected?

Before long, the secrets of Blackwater Asylum begin to reveal themselves. There are rumours about underground bunkers and secret rooms, unspeakable psychological experimentation, and a dark force that haunts the ruins, trying to pull back in all those who attempt to escape. Urban explorer Connie Darke, whose sister died in a freak accident at the asylum, is determined to help Lew expose its grisly past. Meanwhile Lew discovers a devastating family secret that threatens to turn his life upside down.

As his world crumbles around him, Lew must put the pieces of the puzzle together to keep the killer from striking again. Only an eccentric former patient really knows the truth - but will he reveal it to Lew before it’s too late?

©2020 S W Kane (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
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Brilleant!

I could not stop listening , great book ,great characters,great story, I hope the author writes more

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my new top reads.

brilliant, great story line kept me guessing, narrative great. couldn't ask for more,buying the more. Patricia Welsh

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  • Mark D
  • 02-07-20

Not for me

I can't say if this was good or bad. I got all the way through it. It just didn't fully hold my attention. Found myself kind of zoning out. Then trying to figure out where the story was.

I thought it would be great and was looking forward to it. It had everything I love British accent, bodies in an asylum and apparently my new thing urban exploring.

For some reason I just couldn't get into it. I mean it was well written and a good story. It just didn't lay out the way I was expecting (hoping).

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 03-07-20

liked!

Great writing, looking forward to more in the series . Cozy , not too gory or corny.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 13-07-20

Good

Enjoyed listening to this novel. There were times I had to back up because the voice was hard for me to pick up. New written for me, will look for other books by Kane.

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  • valerie
  • 11-07-20

A SNOOZER

HIGHLY RATED. I READ THS AS A AUDIBLE AND KINDLE. FOR ME IT WAS A SNOOZER. I DID NOT ENJOY AT ALL.

RECOMMENDATION: SKIP IT

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  • Raytdavidson
  • 10-07-20

Is it over yet???

Every bit of this story was underwhelming, the story was scattered, and the characters boring. Don’t waste your money on this one.

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  • Whiplash
  • 08-07-20

Lost interest half way through

I lost interest about halfway through and just couldn't get back into the book. It ended up just being background noise until there was about 2.5 hours left in the book and I realized I'd not been paying attention for so long that I had no idea what was going on and didn't care how it ended.