Written In Bone(David Hunter 2)
David Hunter, Band 2
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.
"Well paced and contains a whole load of spicy ingredients"
Now in paperback, the new crime thriller from the No.1 bestselling author of the The Chemistry of Death.
Simon Beckett has worked as a freelance journalist, writing for national newspapers and colour supplements. He is the author of four international bestselling crime thrillers featuring his forensic anthropologist hero, Dr David Hunter: The Chemistry of Death, Written in Bone, Whispers of the Dead and The Calling of the Grave. His other novels are Stone Bruises and Where There's Smoke.He lives in Sheffield.
'I took the skull from its evidence bag and gently set it on the stainless steel table. 'Tell me who you are...'On the remote Hebridean island of Runa, a grisly discovery awaits the arrival of forensic anthropologist Dr David Hunter. A body - almost totally incinerated but for the feet and a single hand - has been found. The local police are quick to record an accidental death but Hunter's instincts say otherwise: he's convinced it's murder. In fact it appears Runa is far from the peaceful community it first appears - and a burned corpse is only one of its dark secrets.Then an Atlantic storm descends, severing all power and contact with the mainland. And as the storm rages, the killing begins in earnest... Powerful, unpredictable and shocking, Written in Bone is the nerve-shredding new crime thriller from the No. 1 international bestselling storyteller