ARC Review: The Bone Keeper

Hello people! How are you? And how are your reading going? I’m ready for my last day of work before some days of vacation and I am really looking forward to them because I need the rest!!! And the time to read! Anyway, I am not done with the recap posts, fear not! You would see the best books of my 2018 soon enough, but this year I am trying to write more review and… well, I can keep procrastinating until I am done with the other posts (appealing, yes) or I can woman up and put myself to work!
So, here I am, with my first review of the year (the first review!!!!) and I have chosen one of the books I have read in December, a book that surprised me, in a good way, and that I enjoyed a lot!!!

I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to NetGalley and to the editor. 

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Title: The Bone Keeper
Author: Luca Veste
Publication Date: February 1st, 2019
Page Count: 400

What if the figure that haunted your nightmares as 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 skeptical 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.
The brilliant new police procedural from Luca Veste, featuring series characters Murphy and Rossi – a guaranteed page-turner.

When I started this book I was in need of a good thriller. I was hoping for a really good book, with an intriguing story, fast-paced, with some twists here and there and fascinating characters. Something that would keep me hooked-up from the start to the end, a page-turner, something thrilling and original. And this book delivered all this and something more.

The thing I liked best is the story. It’s gripping, articulated and quite dark. Original, too, even if reading the plot I wasn’t so convinced about the originality of it all. The synopsis is not bad, I am not saying that, but I wasn’t so keen on the original part. But the author surprised me. And he surprised me time and again, because we have some intriguing twists, and there is one in particular that I didn’t see coming, at all. And it’s not a real twist about the story but about a POV, if this makes sense to you.
I can’t say more because it would be a spoiler, and you deserve to enjoy this book and discover the bits and pieces the author reveal slowly by your own, but I appreciated it a lot.

To be honest, it’s hard to write about a thriller, because even if I don’t usually tell the plot on my reviews I can refer to them to say something that I liked or disliked about it, but here… well, I can’t! So yes, it’s a little bit frustrating. But I think I would keep writing reviews for thriller and mystery books until I’ll get better at it, and yes, it’s a threat, sorry about that!

Anyway, the story is good and I quite enjoyed the MC and her partner on the job. This book is a stand-alone, but I hope the author would write some other adventures (or cases, that’s better) for this couple. I’d love to see how their relationship would evolve, and I am not speaking about a romance, but about their relationship as people, because this book has a case quite relevant for the MC, it’s not just some random crime, but it’s related, in some ways, to the story of Louise, to her past, and that was intriguing as hell.
So I’d love to see how she is after all this happened. But in the meantime, while I am hoping for a sequel, I would read some other of the author’s books because this one was good and I really liked Veste’s writing!

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Have you read this book? Or some other books from this author? Let me know!!!

Happy reading!
S.

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