The Bones of You by Debbie Howells

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Read The Bones of You Online Free - A stunning, wonderfully assured psychological thriller that evokes Gillian Flynn and Alice Sebold, The Bones of You revolves around a young girl’s murder and one woman’s obsession with uncovering the secrets in an idyllic English village.

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.

When Kate receives a phone call with news that Rosie Anderson is missing, she’s stunned and disturbed. Rosie is eighteen, the same age as Kate’s daughter, and a beautiful, quiet, and kind young woman. Though the locals are optimistic—girls like Rosie don’t get into real trouble—Kate’s sense of foreboding is confirmed when Rosie is found fatally beaten and stabbed.

Who would kill the perfect daughter, from the perfect family? Yet the more Kate entwines herself with the Andersons—graceful mother Jo, renowned journalist father Neal, watchful younger sister Delphine—the more she is convinced that not everything is as it seems. Anonymous notes arrive, urging Kate to unravel the tangled threads of Rosie’s life and death, though she has no idea where they will lead.

Weaving flashbacks from Rosie’s perspective into a tautly plotted narrative, The Bones of You is a gripping, haunting novel of sacrifices and lies, desperation and love.

Title : The Bones of You
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ISBN : 1617737666
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 313 pages


Delee rated it ★★★☆☆

August 13, 2015

This was a little better than okay for me... It started off soooooooooo strong- and lost something in the last half. Whittle this down to about 275 pages and take out the Gone Girl reference in the description- and it would have been 4 stars for me... Anyone who has followed my reviews for the last...

ReadAlong With Sue rated it ★★★★★

May 18, 2015

Yes, oh yes, two days in a row now I have had to dish out my 5 stars that I keep for something that is outstanding, that keeps my attention, that is so enthralling I literally eat, sleep and breathe the book and cannot wait to pick it up again to finish it. Yep! This is such a book. Rosie is 18 ye...

Maxine rated it ★★★☆☆

January 21, 2016

A novel that tackles some dark undercurrents in family life in a very clever way, don't expect reveals and twists to hit you in the face, it's more like they creep up upon you until you gasp with shock as truth is revealed. This is a very steady paced book with an intricate plot that is written w...

Dannii rated it ★★★★☆

August 29, 2016

Wow! Just wow! Not since The Lovely Bones have I felt such an affinity with the deceased and a desire to uncover the truth in any thriller fiction! The Bones of You expertly draws the reader into the plot by its unique use of multiple perspectives to assemble the puzzle of the murder of a teenage...

Amanda - rated it ★★★★☆

June 12, 2017

* In The Bones of You by Debbie Howells, a peaceful village in the heart of the British countryside is shocked to the core when eighteen year old Rosie Anderson disappears. Time passes and soon Rosie’s body is found in nearby woods, where it appears she has bee...

Mandy rated it ★★★☆☆

January 24, 2016

I give this 3.5 to 4 stars. This book is like Sybil meets Mommy Dearest. That being said, I feel like I need to see a psychologist after reading this. This story was all over the place and quite frankly eerie. Rosie is murdered, her mother is falling apart, her dad is some big shot reporter, and he...

Elaine rated it ★☆☆☆☆

June 09, 2015

The Bones Of You is the story of events surrounding the disappearance and murder of a young 18 year old, Rosie. The main characters are Rosie herself, and her parents Neale and Jo. Neale is a world renowned TV reporter and we are told millions of women around the world are in love with him. I hav...

Sue rated it ★★★★☆

June 02, 2015

Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing this ARC. “THE BONES OF YOU”, is a dark psychological suspense thriller debut by Debbie Howells. A small village in Sussex, England, a body of an eighteen-year-old girl, Rosie Anderson, is discovered, murdered. Who would do such a thing? The...

Elyse rated it ★★★★☆

May 15, 2015

Rosie Anderson - 18 years old, is murdered. Who killed her? "If you have two equally convincing stories from two people who love each other, how do you know what's true?" Rosie was a typical teenager, she was quiet, she was sweet. She also had a boyfriend, named Alex, that she kept secret.... Or a...

Liz rated it ★★★★☆

June 03, 2015

The Bones of You is a beautiful slow burner of a novel that you might think is a crime novel - and yes it does involve a crime and yes you will be lead slowly but surely to the resolution of that crime - but the heart of this story is about families and the secrets they keep. When Rosie goes missi...

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