Blind to the Bones
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University student Emma Renshaw disappeared more than two years ago while on her way home to Derbyshire. Unable to accept that their daughter isn't merely late on the train, that she's more than likely dead, Howard and Sarah Renshaw have gone to extraordinary lengths to find her, consulting psychics and "bombarding the police with theories and suggestions, pleas and demands"--all for naught. But then, suddenly, Emma's blood-stained mobile phone is found, and the Renshaws' faith seems finally to be rewarded. Or is this just another opportunity for disappointment?
While Detective Sergeant Diane Fry focuses on Emma, Detective Constable Cooper--posted temporarily (he hopes) to a rural crime squad--is investigating burglaries around the depressed old village of Withens, when the battered corpse of one of Emma's ex-housemates turns up on the nearby moors, his face blackened with theatrical make-up and stolen goods left behind in his car. Inquiries lead Cooper to a clannish local family with a history of trouble-making, and put him in the sights of a shadowy group called the Border Rats.
Perhaps the most intriguing element in Blind to the Bones
may be that which finds Detective Sergeant Fry's long-lost, heroin-addicted sister turning up in Edendale, where she tries to enlist Cooper's help in convincing the hard-edged Diane to stop looking for her, once and for all. This track answers several questions about DS Fry's past while raising more--and promising new levels of character development in future installments of this series.
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Aussie Bookbag, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Friday, October 1, 2021
Released 1 yr ago (9/27/2021 UTC) at Aussie Bookbag, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases
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Bunbury, Western Australia Australia on Thursday, October 7, 2021
Passing through Bunbury in the Aussie book bag on it's way to.....
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Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Book bag catch.
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Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Stephen Booth has skillfully developed the characters of the protagonists, detectives Cooper and Fry. A sound somewhat chilling plot and a great setting render this quite a masterful production.
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Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Library in Surrey Hills, Victoria Australia on Sunday, November 28, 2021
Released 1 yr ago (12/2/2021 UTC) at Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Library in Surrey Hills, Victoria Australia
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Surrey Hills, Victoria Australia on Thursday, December 2, 2021
I read some of Booth's 10 years ago, so let's give this a go.
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Wantirna South, Victoria Australia on Friday, August 19, 2022
I like Stephen Booth, I like his characters and his books. However, I didn't find that this one was as good as the previous. It starts well and shows great promise, but everything seems to be tied up too easily and too quickly at the end. I will read more, but this was a disappointment.
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Redgum Cafe in Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Released 5 mos ago (9/1/2022 UTC) at Redgum Cafe in Templestowe, Victoria Australia
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Release #165 for 2022...
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Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Friday, October 7, 2022
Picked up at Redgum Cafe
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Monbulk “Dr Who” Street Library in Monbulk, Victoria Australia on Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Released 1 mo ago (12/6/2022 UTC) at Monbulk “Dr Who” Street Library in Monbulk, Victoria Australia
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To the finder of this book:
Please journal that you’ve found me, read and re-release. I’d love to follow the book’s journey. Bookcrossing is free & fun and let’s face it, not much is these days! :)