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The Bone Jar

Detective Lew Kirby, Book 1
By: S W Kane
Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
Series: Detective Lew Kirby, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
4 out of 5 stars (24 ratings)

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Two murders. An abandoned asylum. Will a mysterious former patient help untangle the dark truth?

The body of an elderly woman has been found in the bowels of a derelict asylum on the banks of the Thames. As Detective Lew Kirby and his partner begin their investigation, another body is discovered in the river nearby. How are the two murders connected?

Before long, the secrets of Blackwater Asylum begin to reveal themselves. There are rumours about underground bunkers and secret rooms, unspeakable psychological experimentation, and a dark force that haunts the ruins, trying to pull back in all those who attempt to escape. Urban explorer Connie Darke, whose sister died in a freak accident at the asylum, is determined to help Lew expose its grisly past. Meanwhile Lew discovers a devastating family secret that threatens to turn his life upside down.

As his world crumbles around him, Lew must put the pieces of the puzzle together to keep the killer from striking again. Only an eccentric former patient really knows the truth - but will he reveal it to Lew before it’s too late?

©2020 S W Kane (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Recommend, lots of twists and turns.

A really good read. Had me right throughout the book. Thoroughly enjoyed it and look forward to reading more of this author.

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Great but inconsistent volume

Great story. Narration way too quiet in parts especially when listening while driving my car

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  • Mark D
  • 02-07-2020

Not for me

I can't say if this was good or bad. I got all the way through it. It just didn't fully hold my attention. Found myself kind of zoning out. Then trying to figure out where the story was.

I thought it would be great and was looking forward to it. It had everything I love British accent, bodies in an asylum and apparently my new thing urban exploring.

For some reason I just couldn't get into it. I mean it was well written and a good story. It just didn't lay out the way I was expecting (hoping).

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-07-2020

Another book killed by poor narration

This may be a great story. I couldn't tell you. The volume of the narration was so random and annoying that I just couldn't take it past the first few chapters. I wear my ear buds and listen to books, music and podcasts all the time while doing all kinds of activities. I just don't have time or patience to keep stopping and skipping back to pick up one mumbled word or phrase that may or may not be important. Extremely frustrating. The narration can make or break audible books. This gentleman goes on my short but non-negotiable list of narrators that will cause me not to buy an audible book no matter how much I want the story itself.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 03-07-2020

liked!

Great writing, looking forward to more in the series . Cozy , not too gory or corny.

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  • LoriA
  • 24-07-2020

Loved it!

It took my a bit to settle into it, but when I did, I thoroughly enjoyed it! I loved British books, for one and add in great characters and a freaking weird abandoned asylum and I was hooked!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-08-2020

Couldn’t follow the narrator

I’ve missed about 30 % of the story because the narrator whispers the second half of the sentences it’s very confusing. So I just can’t review this book. Never had this happen before. Very frustrating

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  • amazon2
  • 11-08-2020

good luck with this one

the book was okay but it was alm8ost in possible to follow the story. the narrator had a lovely voice but everytime spoke for a character I could barelyunderstand what he said. between his accent and the fact that the volume of his voice was extremely low, I missed whole portions of the book and had difficulty following the storyline.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 13-07-2020

Good

Enjoyed listening to this novel. There were times I had to back up because the voice was hard for me to pick up. New written for me, will look for other books by Kane.

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  • valerie
  • 11-07-2020

A SNOOZER

HIGHLY RATED. I READ THS AS A AUDIBLE AND KINDLE. FOR ME IT WAS A SNOOZER. I DID NOT ENJOY AT ALL.

RECOMMENDATION: SKIP IT

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  • Coco
  • 18-09-2020

Very interesting mystery!

I surly enjoyed listening to this book! Only con is that Sometimes it was hard to understand the narrator when he whispered. Otherwise he was a good narrator. I found myself wanting to keep listening to this novel. It was very intriguing and I enjoyed all of the characters. It had me on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen next and who was doing what. I hope that there's another book in this series because honestly it was very good. I think it's well written and easy to follow. Definitely some good twist and turns! an easy plot but a very good one. A good mystery that I think anyone would enjoy.

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  • Susan 🎧Audible-a-holic🎧 Crowe
  • 14-09-2020

Great book!

I'm thinking this was a daily deal? i don't remember but i had never heard of it and it just fell in my lap. Maybe Kindle Unlimited? ANYWAY, I really enjoyed it!! I am excited for book two!
A great police procedural and the narrator is wonderful!

Highly recommended!

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  • K MCFARLAN
  • 03-07-2020

Brilleant!

I could not stop listening , great book ,great characters,great story, I hope the author writes more

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  • SandraL
  • 06-08-2020

Creepy atmospheric debut

This is the debut crime thriller from this author and although the synopsis sounded interesting I wasn’t expecting much. How wrong I was. This is a superb police procedural. The setting of an old abandoned asylum with old abandoned tunnels gives the book a creepy, chilling feel straight away. There’s quite a big cast of characters, but unlike some reviewers, I didn’t find it at all confusing. I was gripped from the start and the story moved at a good pace with plenty of twists and turns. Loved the character of Lew Kirby and look forward to the next in the series.

I enjoyed the narration by Matthew Loyd Davies.

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  • Sarah McCaffrey
  • 31-08-2020

compelling narration of a great story

I only recently discovered this narrator, he fantastic, totally pulled me into this story and I listened to it in pretty much 2 days. A great detective story and nothing too gruesome or unnecessarily sexual, which was good.

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  • KAREN L
  • 02-08-2020

Enjoyed this book. Full of fascinating characters.

There are alot of characters and at times I struggled with who was who but I kept with it and it paid off. It was a fascinating read with good detective work with historical event in the mix.

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  • Particia Welsh
  • 14-07-2020

my new top reads.

brilliant, great story line kept me guessing, narrative great. couldn't ask for more,buying the more. Patricia Welsh

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