The Bones of You
The Bones of You is a gripping psychological thriller from author Debbie Howells; a story of full of dark secrets, obsession and suspense. I have a gardener's inherent belief in the natural order of things. Soft-petalled flowers that go to seed. The resolute passage of the seasons. Swallows that fly thousands of miles to follow the eternal summer. Children who don't die before their parents. A community in shock When eighteen-year-old Rosie Anderson disappears, the idyllic village where she lived will never be the same again. Local gardener Kate is struck with guilt. She'd come to know Rosie well, and thought she understood her - perhaps better even than Rosie's own mother. A family torn apart Rosie was beautiful, kind and gentle. She came from a loving family and she had her whole life ahead of her. Who could possibly want to harm her? And why? A keeper of secrets Kate is convinced the police are missing something. She's certain that someone in the village knows more than they're letting on. As the investigation deepens, so does Kate's obsession with solving the mystery of what happened to Rosie.
Everyone has secrets. But some are more dangerous than others.
The Bones of You is a brilliantly twisty read that delves deep into the dark heart of the seemingly perfect family. Recommended. Tammy Cohen Suspenseful and poignant Publishers Weekly Utterly compelling and addictive. A memorable debut Samantha Hayes, bestselling author of Until You're Mine The Bones of You is one of those books that captivates you from the first page, holds tight and never lets go. I savoured every word, character and psychological twist. Truly brilliant! Lisa Jackson, New York Times Number One bestselling author 'A dazzling debut from a writer who looks to me to have an exceptional future. Howells's novel has a rare freshness and depth that set her apart' Daily Mail This is a book about secrets and deception, the story told from alternating points of view and time frames, with Rosie's voice coming through in her own dedicated chapters. A debut psychological thriller that's intricately plotted, from a writer with a promising feature Choice Magazine This is not a fast-paced, edge-of-the-seat crime story but a psychological thriller about the dark side of suburban England where finely pruned rose bushes hide what lies beneath Daily Express Twists, turns and a shock ending - it's the most exciting whodunit we've read in years Essentials Magazine
Debbie Howells is a florist and lives with her family - and assorted animals - in Sussex.