Written in Bone Paperback
Part of the David Hunter series
I took the skull from its evidence bag and gently set it on the stainless steel table. 'Tell me who you are...' As a favour to a colleague, Dr David Hunter is on the remote Hebridean island of Runa to inspect a grisly discovery.
He's familiar with death in all its guises but is shocked by what he finds: a body, incinerated but for the feet and a single hand.
It appears to be a textbook case of spontaneous human combustion.
The local police are certain it's an accidental death, but Hunter is not convinced.
Examining the scorched remains, he finds evidence that this was no accident; this was murder. And as the isolated community considers the enormity of Hunter's findings, a catastrophic storm hits the island.
The power goes down, communication with the outside world ceases...and the killing begins in earnest.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 496 pages
- Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
- Publication Date: 07/04/2008
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780553817508
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Review by edwardsgt
Unusual thriller set on fictional remote Hebridean island of Runa, where forensic anthropologist, David Hunter has been asked to investigate some bones to see if there is a suspicious death involved. His arrival precipitates several grisly deaths as the island is cut off by violent storms and he races to try to find out who the victim was and why they were killed. A fast paced plot which keeps you wanting to keep turning the pages, to find out who did it and why. Keeps the surprises coming up to the end.