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The Hidden Bones

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Author: Nicola Ford

Genre: Crime, Mystery & Thriller
Format: E-book
ISBN: 9780749023720
Rights: World English
Pub. Date: 21st June 2018

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Following the recent death of her husband, Clare Hills is listless and unsure of her place in the world. When her former university friend Dr David Barbrook asks her to help him sift through the effects of deceased archaeologist Gerald Hart, she sees this as a useful distraction from her grief. During her search, Clare stumbles across the unpublished journals detailing Gerald’s most glittering dig. Hidden from view for decades and supposedly destroyed in an arson attack, she cannot believe her luck. Finding the Hungerbourne Barrows archive is every archaeologist's dream. Determined to document Gerald’s career-defining find for the public, Clare and David delve into his meticulously kept records of the excavation.

But the dream suddenly becomes a nightmare as the pair unearth a disturbing discovery, putting them at the centre of a murder inquiry and in the path of a dangerous killer determined to bury the truth forever.

"The Hidden Bones is a cracking debut. Ford's experience as an archaeologist shines through on every page. First class." - Mari Hannah, author of the Kate Daniels series

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“[A] zippy, clever, and entertaining read … The plot moves along at an enjoyable lick, with some great twists as events take a darker turn and the stakes get higher. Characters are sketched clearly but with neat economy, and their dialogue is pleasingly idiomatic. All told, this is a satisfying read, just in time for the summer holidays.”, Current Archaeology

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"A polished plot, an exciting hunt for clues, and a strong cast … I felt completely immersed in this detective story that was modern with its use of forensic science and at the same time draws on the best of classic golden age crime." Click link for full review!Nadia, Hatchard's Bookseller

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I really enjoyed this crime novel. The story is compelling and the characters life-like as they butt heads and deal with their complicated emotions while trying to dig into a mystery in the Downs. The tension increases with various unexplained happenings and confessions, until it reaches a satisfying crescendo. The description of life on a dig made me really glad I decided not to study archaeology, my back just wouldn't cope.,Rosemarie Cawkwell

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