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Spoken Bones (A DI Fenella Sallow Crime Thriller Book 1) Kindle Edition
Detective Inspector Fenella Sallow is obsessive about her work and driven by her own demons. When the body of a retired artist is discovered atop the blackened embers of the town bonfire, the community is rocked to the core.
It falls to DI Fenella Sallow and her team to find out how she came to be there. In her fifties, the veteran detective inspector thought she had seen it all. But behind the curtained windows and closed doors of the idyllic Cumbria coastal setting lurks pure evil.
Fenella must confront her dark past. Haunted by the unsolved case of a missing girl, she knows it is a race against time. Can she stop this death from slipping through her fingers, too?
Before long, it becomes disturbingly clear that the killer is playing a twisted game and will do anything to conceal the terrible truth of what happened on the beach on Bonfire Night.
Set against the backdrop of beautiful coastal Cumbria, an ancient land of legend, folklore and myth, Spoken Bones is the first book in the Detective Inspector Fenella Sallow series.
This page-turning crime thriller will keep you hooked until the very end. If you like police procedurals with psychologically complex characters and shocking twists, then you’ll love Spoken Bones
Perfect for fans of L. J. Ross, JD. Kirk, Simon McCleave, Stuart MacBride, Matt Brolly, Angela Marsons, Alex Smith, JM. Dalgliesh, JE. Mayhew, David J. Gatward, TG Reid, Jack Gatland, Robert F Barker and JR. Ellis.
- ASIN : B09JM75CCQ
- Language : English
- File size : 1470 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 316 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : B09JJJ9F2F
- Best Sellers Rank: 799 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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There were so many errors. Not just words like ‘trash’ and ‘television show’ but things that were just wrong. English magistrates’ courts do not have judges. That’s why they are called magistrates’ courts. People do not ‘teach elementary school’, they teach in a primary school. Carlisle does not have upmarket art galleries and coffee shops; it is a rather dismal railway town with a biscuit factory. And Miss Havisham was in Great Expectations, not Little Dorrit.
The only thing that was right was the constant rain!
Then it went downhill.
If you attempt to read "Spoken Bones"you can forget the fun of trying to work out who did it as the pertinent clues are never revealed until the very end,
Sorry this one was not for me, I thought is being based in Cumbria in the UK it would be a English (UK) writer and well was I wrong.
Unless you are a fan of overly (and poorly) embroidered prose I would give this a miss, as this writer appears to never miss an opportunity to use a chapter to often wrongly and as often poorly describe a situation/scene. One crime scene has a portable generator to power lights and is described for its scene setting variously as Thud,whir,thud,whir, then soft purr, then harsh rumble, then hummed, and finished with rhythmic thud. All in a matter of a few paragraphs, and personally none of these gave me the sound or feel of a portable generator, and never once added to the feel of the story, in fact all it did was detract.
Like so many other American “writers” and I use the term “writer” loosely, it appears this “writer” has not heard of, let alone read "Chekov's Gun" but rather just sat down with a very thick thesaurus and searched for the most obscure and little used synonyms they can find to describe as many situations as they could in as much irrelevant detail as they could. I presume it’s to exhibit to the reader the command they have of the language used, which only goes to exhibit their LACK of command of the language as they then go on to build them (the wrongly chosen similes) into poorly constructed metaphors such as scurrying with loud footfalls. They also never miss the opportunity to display their encyclopaedic knowledge by using, nay too often using the “palmate newt” (palmate newt really????) in so many metaphors.
They too often use badly selected similes to replace more often used words but then go on to use the American staple “totally” in place of so many better words like,
which would have been far more correct.
One star as I actually did persevere to the end. I have tried others that despaired me long before the last page.
As others have said there are errors in the book that spoil the story :- e.g Phone Numbers are given in shortened USA form (nnn-nnnn), even more surprised that it didn't have 555 preceding the other 7 digits. UK phone numbers are 11 digits long starting '0'. Whilst I could almost see a Police person have a Morris Minor I very much doubt a female DI would have one as daily use car and, having owned a couple and driven many more moggy's they DO NOT have 2 speed wipers. Morris Minors were last manufactured in the early 1970's so those that are still on the road are either classic's and well looked after or have been 'hot rodded'. People travelling from Bristol to Cumbria would travel 'Up' rather than down.
3 Stars cause of the story complexity but would have been less with a less complex story due to the typographical errors. N.C.Lewis needs to do more research and learn the differences between American and British 'English'.