Featured debut: The Bones Of You by Debbie Howells
Everyone has secrets. But some are more dangerous than others.
Kate has a gardener's inherent belief in the natural order of things. Soft-petalled flowers that go to seed. The resolute passage of the seasons. Swallows that fly thousands of miles to follow the eternal summer. Children who don't die before their parents
When eighteen-year-old Rosie Anderson disappears, the idyllic village where she lived will never be the same again. Local gardener Kate is struck with guilt. She'd come to know Rosie well, and thought she understood her - perhaps better even than Rosie's own mother.
Rosie was beautiful, kind and gentle. She came from a loving family and she had her whole life ahead of her. Who could possibly want to harm her? And why?
Kate is convinced the police are missing something. She's certain that someone in the village knows more than they're letting on. As the investigation deepens, so does Kate's obsession with solving the mystery of what happened to Rosie.
by Pan Macmillan
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What the critics said
"The most exciting whodunnit we've read in years" Essentials
"A compelling debut" Woman and Home
"One of those books that captivates you from the first page, holds tight and never lets go. I savoured every word, character and psychological twist. Truly brilliant!" - Lisa Jackson, New York Times Number One bestselling author
"An intelligent thriller written with heart and depth, I couldn't put it down" - Rachael Lucas, author of Coming Up Roses
About the author
Debbie Howells is a florist and lives with her family - and assorted animals - in Sussex. The Bones of You is her first thriller. Her agent Juliet Mushens discovered The Bones of You on the slush pile and immediately spotted it as a future bestseller.
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