Deborah O'Donoghue - Sea of Bones: an atmospheric psychological thriller with a compelling female lead
Sea of Bones: an atmospheric psychological thriller with a compelling female lead
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Juliet is used to wielding power and influence in her line of work, but when her beloved niece dies, she finds herself powerless in the face of her grief and has doubts over the coroner’s report of suicide.
She travels back to her family’s remote coastal home where Beth was found. As Juliet delves deeper into the investigation, her personal and professional lives collide and she unwittingly finds herself pitted against dangerous opposition who seem intent on silencing her.
In order to expose the truth behind her niece's death, Juliet must face the fact that nobody in her life is who she previously thought them to be – including herself.
What readers and reviewers say
‘It is an accomplished debut with evocatively described passages that create a wonderful sense of place. Deborah skilfully weaves love, politics and organised crime through a fast moving and convincing plot’
--Julie Corbin, author of Her Watchful Eye
‘Sea of Bones is an addictively readable, all around terrific novel. It unwinds like an elaborately layered ball of yarn, perfectly paced, revealing its secrets at just the right moment. Part Jane Austen, part Raymond Chandler, part House of Cards, this book is for anyone who likes a gripping read from the first page to the last’
--Matthew Spangler, Author of The Kite Runner stage play
'A simmering psychological thriller set against a backdrop of political intrigue that reels you in’
--Kirsty Hutchison, Novel Delights
‘Elegant, chilling and beautifully written, Sea of Bones is a rare thing: a book that asks big questions while gripping the reader completely. A dazzling debut’
--Rosie Walsh, author of The Man Who Didn’t Call
‘A stirring and evocative thriller that will have you on the edge of your chair gritting your teeth…’
--T.F. Muir, author of the DCI Andy Gilchrist series