Written in Bone

  • by Simon Beckett
  • Narrated by David Thorpe
  • 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Forensic anthropologist Dr. David Hunter should be at home with the woman he loves. Instead, as a favour to a beleaguered police officer, he is heading to the remote Hebridean island of Runa. Hunter has witnessed death in many forms, but even he is shocked by what he finds: a body almost totally incinerated except for the feet and a single hand, untouched by fire. The local police are quick to record an accidental death, but Hunter's instincts say otherwise. Convinced that there's a killer on the island, he soon realizes that Runa is far from the peaceful community it seems.

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What the Critics Say

"A truly gripping thriller...Becket keeps the reader guessing whodunit with a clever array of red herrings." (Evening Standard)

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Enjoyable

A little predictable at the end but still a good listen with good narration and story line
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- Lia "I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!"

Pity about the End

I enjoyed the story and the description of a tough life on an isolated island, overdone in places but up until the end I was happy to go with it, but I hate unexpected cliff-hanger endings, on tv series-fine will wait until show returns, and if I know I am reading a book in series I will read them all, but this is not mentioned anywhere, not fair, so whatever happens I am not giving the author the satisfaction of selling me the sequel, don't care now, plenty of other great 'listens' to buy.
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- Suzanne Rose

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-18-2007
  • Publisher: ISIS Audio Books