Monday, 4 November 2013

Review of White Bones by Graham Masterton.

This book is a real page turner and a brilliant read. It is very gruesome in parts and extremely graphic leaving chills down your spine.  I wouldn't read if you are on the squeamish side but if you like plenty of blood and gore then it's fabulous.

When human bones are found in a field at the Meagher's farm, the remains are soon discovered to be that of eleven women that disappeared decades ago.  The case is assigned to D.S. Katie Maguire and she certainly gets more then she bargained for.

She quickly established that the women were killed for ritualistic purposes and in the most horrific way.  The thigh bone of each victim has been drilled and a linen dolly decorated in hooks and nails is left dangling.  When a young hitch-hiker is abducted and murdered her remains are found once again at the Meagher's farm and the case intensifies as it would seem a copy cat killer is out to continue the work of the original murders.

On top of that Katie has troubles of her own.  Her husband has slipped into the shady world of criminality but will Katie be able to save him.

This was a brilliant crime thriller and the identity of the killer is only revealed at the bitter end and leaves you gasping with shock. 

I can't wait to read the second Katie Maguire book.

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