The Bone Jar
Two murders. An abandoned asylum. Will a mysterious former patient help untangle the dark truth?
The body of an elderly woman is been found in the grounds 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. Gradually, the secrets of Blackwater Asylum begin to reveal themselves; there are rumours of secret rooms, unspeakable psychological experimentation and a dark force that haunts the ruins. Urban explorer Connie Darke has her own interest in the asylum; it’s where her sister died in a freak accident and she’s determined to help Kirby expose its grisly past. Meanwhile Kirby discovers a devastating family secret that threatens to turn his life upside down. As his world crumbles around him, Kirby must put the pieces of the puzzle together to keep the killer from striking again. Only an eccentric former patient knows the truth—but will he reveal it to Kirby or Connie before it’s too late?
MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW:
What a great book this was. So full of twists and turns. keeps you second guessing yourself. The premise is basically, the body of 85 year old woman turns up in the abandoned Blackwater Asylum. What is her connection, if any, to the asylum?
Though it could be called a police procedural, I think it’s more a psychological thriller, as it focuses on secrets and connections to the asylum.
This book was so atmospheric and chilling. The plotting was brilliant and kept the reader gripped! You can taste and smell the decay in the abandoned asylum and the body of the dead elderly woman.
What is her connection to the asylum. Has she a past that has caused her death? Another thing that makes you think is the fact that the site of the asylum is due for redevelopment and has limited access, for construction personal only. Have the redevelopers something to do with this mysterious death or is it a way of halting the redevelopment.
Another thing you may like is that this book also explores urban exploring!
A great book that you will enjoy if you like your thrillers dark, mysterious and claustrophobic. I would urge you to read it!
Thanks to the author , publishers for the ARC. which I’ve reviewed honestly.