Saturday, 18 October 2008

Simon Beckett – “Written in Bone”

Publ: 2007 ISBN: 9780553817508
Rating: ****

“'I took the skull from its evidence bag and gently set it on the stainless steel table. 'Tell me who you are...' Forensic anthropologist Dr David Hunter should be at home in London with the woman he loves. Instead, as a favour to a beleaguered colleague, he's on the remote Hebridean island of Runa to inspect a grisly discovery. Hunter has witnessed death in many guises, but even he is shocked by what he finds: a body almost totally incinerated but for the feet and a single hand....”
I’m doing well of late, even the books I’m reading purely for relaxation are turning out to be first class. I thought this was going to be your standard murderer loose on a lonely Hebridean island cut off by storms. It turned out to be a very good thriller with an ending I could never have guessed. (I had a few guesses at the killer on the way and came close but then veered of a few times. But it wasn’t the killer I goofed about it was the turn the ending took.)

SIMON BECKETT is a freelance journalist. He was born in 1968 in Sheffield. He writes for national newspapers and colour supplements and is the author of the acclaimed international bestseller, The Chemistry of Death. He is married and lives in Sheffield.

1 comment:

  1. Oooh! Didn't know he had a second book out yet. Chemistry of Death was excellent.

    --- Mark goes off to place an Amazon Order ---


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