The Bone Keeper

Luca Veste’s latest is a veritable horror crossover as Merseyside police detectives Louise Henderson and Paul Shipley arrive at the scene of a domestic disturbance. But it stirs up old stories of The Bone Keeper for Henderson, a seemingly urban legend that has terrified local kids for many years. The detectives examine some woods where the woman involved supposedly came from. They find a graveyard, with many bodies buried…. The background narrative of is so compelling it feels like the urban myth is based on actual events. Veste plays to his great strengths of characterisation and the Liverpool setting. This is a thriller with a sharp edge, and it’s one to read with the lights on. Read our full review here.

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