The Bones of You

The Bones of You
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Macmillan
August 24, 2017
ebook
315
English
June 22, 2018 June 27, 2018

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.


About the book

Rosie, an 18-year-old girl, disappears in a village in the English countryside, people think she is alive, but hopes soon die when her body is discovered in the woods near the village.

The book is divided into chapters (obviously) and there are multiple perspectives, which together try to solve the this girl murder. One of the point of view is Rosie’s who tells her life with flashbacks.

Another point of view comes from Kate, a local gardener, whose daughter is a friend of Rosie and who in turn becomes Rosie’s friend through their love for horses. Kate tells the present and from her narration we understand what happened.

I liked the book, apart from having understood who the killer was in the middle of the book. When Rosie says “I turn around and see a person I trust”, I understood everything. He couldn’t be the suspect because she certainly did not trust that person.

The story, however, is well structured, very likely that a common reader doesn’t immediately understand how the facts have been carried out so I recommend it. The chapters are short, it is a fluent, you can read it in a few hours and it makes you want to continue reading to understand (as far as I’m concerned to understand if I was right or not).

I like Rosie, how she speak about her life and how the narration is linked to her story. You won’t be bored for sure.

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