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The Bone Keeper

Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
4 out of 5 stars (122 ratings)
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Summary

What if the figure that haunted your nightmares as a 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.

©2018 Luca Veste (P)2018 Simon & Schuster UK

Critic reviews

"The Bone Keeper will corrupt your days and shatter your nights." (Val McDermid)

"A dark and brilliant thriller from a writer who just gets better and better. The Bone Keeper is tense, chilling and HUGELY scary." (Mark Billingham)
"Luca Veste proves you don't need to go to the Bayou or the Everglades to find something terrifying in the deep, dark woods. Sometimes evil is lurking just around the corner. An entertainingly nasty piece of work." (Christopher Brookmyre)

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really enjoyed this

really enjoyed this book. The narrator was great and made this novel amazing thank you

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The Bone Keeper

I enjoyed this thriller. There are twists and turns as we discover the story of The Bone Killer and the characters who surround it. The narrator did well giving each character a voice with a Liverpudlian accent. There were times of sadness, fear and relief within the book. The ending felt a little rushed or short but overall I felt this was a good story.

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dreadful

Reader did their best with a very poor plot. A real struggle to finish this dreadfully unbelievable story. By the time I was halfway through, I really wouldnt have cared if the main characters had all been bumped off.

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Creepy

This is a very well narrated story if a somewhat unbelievable plot.A rather a silly story but still quite enjoyable and very creepy.

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fairly good

I got this book based on the narrator Jonathan Keeble reading it. I was disappointed on the lack of graphic murders based on its name I thought it would have more descriptions. I did enjoy the story the characters were likeable if some what annoying. but i would read more by this author

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Fantastically dark

Just my kinda book, a modern folk tale that twists between paranormal horror and detective serial killer. Liverpudlian X-Files!

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Fully enjoyable crime thriller

Story and narration were both excellent. Really enjoyed listening to this book. I would highly recommend.

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it just started to annoy me

it had an exciting concept but it got so gloomy which started to counteract the plot- I just wanted to give the characters a shake- started skipping chapters half way through then I didn't care what happened at the end-

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Great start, ending a little lacking

Story - 3.75 Stars

I loved that this book was set around an urban legend and the first 75% had me completely hooked. I did however feel that the last 25% felt like it lost a bit steam but it was ultimately a satisfactory ending. The narration was great though. I'd be curious to find out if this was the start of a series or not as I would read/listen to more with the main characters from this.

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On edge of seat

loved the story it had you wondering all the way thorough till the end who bonekeeper was