Luca Veste

The Bone Keeper

""If Stephen King and Thomas Harris collaborated, they would have come up with ‘The Bone Keeper’." "


What if the figure that haunted your nightmares as a child, the myth of the man in the woods, was real?

Twenty years ago, four teenagers went exploring in the local woods, trying to find to the supposed home of The Bone Keeper. Only three returned.

Now, a woman is found wandering the streets of Liverpool, horrifically injured, claiming to have fled the Bone Keeper.

Investigating officer DC Louise Henderson must convince sceptical colleagues that this urban myth might be flesh and blood. But when a body is unearthed in the woodland the woman has fled from, the case takes on a much darker tone.

The disappeared have been found. And their killer is watching every move the police make.

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As children we all heard stories of the bogeyman, strange beings in the woods, monsters under our beds. They were stories to scare us, to keep us on our toes. Luca Veste has tapped into that childhood fear and brought it to life in a chilling and horrifying story. This is 'Silence of the Lambs' meets 'IT'. If Stephen King and Thomas Harris collaborated, they would have come up with 'The Bone Keeper'. After reading this book, the woods will never look the same ever again. Veste is a natural writer. He has a way of getting under the reader's skin with his genuine characters and his dark stories. With this standalone horror, he chills you to the bone. Detective Louise Henderson is on the team searching for a serial killer when bodies are unearthed in nearby woods. Henderson has a dark past and secret so deeply hidden even she doesn't know what it is. The further into the investigation she goes, the more about herself she understands. Each chapter reveals layers in the hunt for the killer, and Louise's past, and will keep your turning the pages long into the night (just make sure you sleep with the light on). Louise is a very human character but in an extraordinary situation which gives her a vulnerability we can all identify with, making her an ideal protagonist. I hope Luca returns to Louise at some point as I feel there is plenty more in her story to unfold. 'The Bone Keeper' is perfectly chilling psychological horror. It would make for a bloody scary film too.

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