Blogtober 2018, Reviews

Book Review: The Bone Keeper

The Bone Keeper’s coming.
The Bone Keeper’s real.
He doesn’t stop.
He doesn’t feel.
He’ll snatch you up.
And make you weep.
He’ll slice your flesh.
Your bones he’ll keep.

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As a child, Louise Henderson knew this song.
Then, she knew not to play in the woods.
Then, The Bone Keeper was never seen but everyone feared the name. 

As a police officer, Louise’s job is to catch criminals.
Now, bodies are being unearthed in the local woodlands.
Now, she has no choice but to go into the woods. 

A childhood memory is about to become a terrifying reality. 

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Her story begins in the tunnel” and immediately, I’m hooked. 

I picked this book up when I was on holiday in Wales, desperately looking for another book to keep my reading motivation going.
It sat on my shelf unread whilst I read another series instead, but I’m so glad I got round to it straight after. 

   This is the first book from Luca Veste I’ve read, and I can confidently say that it won’t be the last! I can’t believe I hadn’t stumbled upon his books sooner, and I’m so glad I dragged my parents into Waterstones that day. 

The Bone Keeper is so brilliantly written.
   I’ve read my fair share of crime / thrillers before, but not one of them gave me the same sense of realness as this one did. I believed every word, I could perfectly picture every scene, and I was really able to bring the story to life in my head.
   It kept me guessing the whole way through, and took me on so many different twists and turns with each new suspect, and with each new piece of evidence uncovered. 

Throughout, there is a perfect balance of gripping and unsettling; it’s chilling to read but you just can’t put it down – and that’s exactly what a good crime-thriller should do!
It was really difficult to be totally sure whether or not The Bone Keeper was a real monster, a copycat killer, or something else…and the final plot twist was one I was not at all expecting, but I wouldn’t have had it end any other way.

From the opening line to the closing line of the epilogue, I was filled with excitement, confusion, and fear – so I highly recommend this book, especially for the month of October!


What’s on your TBR list this October?

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