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Editorial Reviews

"Hang on tight!" (Harlan Coben) "Breathless." ( Sunday Times) "An addictive thriller full of gritty details and fast frenetic action." ( Sunday Mirror) "High Energy, action packed reading that'll keep your heart rate high and your attention glued to the pages...To be able to maintain such a high level of action and suspense is a real skill and Simon Kernick is a master of the thriller." ( Damp Pebbles) "A series? By Simon Kernick? Yes please! [A] powerful, fast moving and intoxicating tale." ( Love Reading) "The Bone Field is one of those intriguing novels that surreptitiously gets under your skin." ( Jaffa Reads Too) "An adrenaline rush of a read." ( My Chestnut Reading Tree) "A heart pounding, blood pressure raising thriller...Gird your loins for a fast paced read, full of thrills, spills and unrelenting action." ( Raven Crime Reads) "9/10. When it comes to a white knuckle action ride nobody does it better." ( Peterborough Telegraph) "Judging by the pace, the twists and the turns that energise The Bone Field, it could be a series well worth following." ( Shots eZine) "The only thing that bothers me about that is the long wait until the next book in The Bone Field." ( Off-The-Shelf Books )

Publisher's Summary

A new twist to a decades old mystery.

1990. A young woman goes missing while backpacking in Thailand.

She is never seen again.

2016. Her bones are discovered 6000 miles away in an English field and, within hours, the boyfriend who reported her disappearance all those years ago is dead.

So begins a hunt to solve her murder that will take DI Ray Mason and PI Tina Boyd into a dark and terrifying world of corruption and deadly secrets, where murder is commonplace, and nothing and nobody is safe....

©2017 Simon Kernick (P)2017 Random House AudioBooks

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I Want Some More!

Fast paced adventure, unpredictable, enjoyable. Violence a little gross at times. Who are the police engaged with this gang? Where is the man with the hat, Mr. Bone? What is the title of the sequal? I want to read it.

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Usual fast paced story from Kernick spoiled

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Similar to other Kernick novels this is fast paced and exciting and demands little effort from the listener. This one is spoiled for me by the American references which are entirely out of place as the story is set in the UK and France. Not sure if I'll finish as they distract me.

What three words best describe Paul Thornley’s performance?

Believable accents tempo

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Exciting but unrealistic in parts

Brilliant story and am awaiting follow up to quench my unease!
Keep releasing stories like this

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Paul Thornley, great narrator! Cheers Paul.

Overall, not bad story. A little odd in the 1st person, but Paul Thornley is fantastic. Can't wait for the second part.

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  • P M Sedgwick
  • 08-10-2017

Disappointing

I am a big fan of Simon Kernick so saved this for a holiday listen. The characters are good as ever and the plot develops nicely but in the end there is no resolution of anything. Very unsatisfactory. I like some unresolved matters to lead into the inevitable sequel but absolutely nothing is resolved and I feel that it is just a way of making me buy the sequel, which I will not probably bother with. Much preferred his tighter style and plotting in earlier books.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-08-2017

Disappointing

I downloaded this one based on all the good reviews but I have to say I'm very surprised this book is averaging over 4 stars? The storyline is ok but very unrealistic. For example the very powerful, rich and well connected 'bad guys' are so paranoid two of them only call each other on a mobile at midnight in a soundproof reinforced concrete room but then leave the tools they've used to murder victims in an unlocked shed in the garden? Also the first half of the book had US slang and measurements and then switch to old UK imperial. Trying not to give specifics here so not to spoil it. The book felt like it had a ghost writer for parts of it? Also the book is read as the protagonist's memoirs which I felt took away a part of the storytelling. First book in this series and it will be my last I'm afraid.

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  • Kirstine
  • 20-03-2017

Left hanging at the end amid too many bodies

I’ve listened to a number of the author's books and while this is an interesting, if somewhat implausible story, I never felt as engaged as I had with previous novels. The book starts well with an intriguing mystery as to how the bones of a young woman, who went missing on holiday in Thailand, ended up in a field in England. However, the narrative thereafter goes off in different directions and latterly deteriorates in a series of mass of killings. I also grew weary of the clichés of the genre: maverick cop, who is taken off the case because of going out on a limb; conflict with superiors, broken marriage etc., etc., but worst of all the story ends unresolved on a cliffhanger, presumably with the hope of selling the next book, but it short-changes the reader.

The narrator is excellent as usual.

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  • HighlanderPorc
  • 14-08-2017

Disappointing

I found the writing style simplistic and the author used cliché after cliché. The story itself lacked any sort of mystery and I find the protagonist one dimensional. Sorry to be harsh!

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  • L
  • 21-05-2017

very disappointing

This book started really well, the narrator is excellent and the story draws you in - despite the rather improbable body count - but it never ended........ I would not like to spoil the book for another listener, but the "cliff hanger" ending left the impression that the author hadn't really thought about finishing the book, had reached the required number of words and simply stopped. I'm not sure I will bother with a sequel - imagine if that also ends so abruptly. Rather like a soap opera.

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  • Dan
  • 13-03-2017

Non stop high drama, addictive storyline

Really great story, well put together, pacey and compelling. Great narration, looking forward to the follow up.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-01-2017

Another Cracking Kernick Book

Kernick is a good writer and Paul Thornley is perfect on narrating his books. Thornley's voice is well paced and natural which makes you believe that all these exciting events are happening to a 'real' person. He also does regional and female accents very well indeed.

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  • Anne
  • 13-01-2017

Another great chapter for Ray Mason

I enjoyed the pace tjis book is read at. there are no prolonged unecessary detailed descriptions. I loved the mix of established characters and new ones. This book has left me wanting to here more.

12 of 14 people found this review helpful

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  • Heather
  • 03-04-2017

Unfinished!

Enjoyed this audiobook, but felt let down by the "non-ending".

I've purchased many of Simon Kernick's audiobooks so surprised that this book appears unfinished.

Narrator great though.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Jules
  • 20-01-2017

What's next?

You can't just stop there Mr Kernick. Fast paced, well up to his usual stand, a book to keep you hooked from page 1 to the last one. A body count higher than Midsomer!!

7 of 8 people found this review helpful