Win a signed proof copy of Simon Kernick's The Bone Field

A message from author Simon Kernick

Hi all. It's competition time here. I have one of only two signed proofed copies of The Bone Field up for grabs (the other belongs to me, and there won't be any others, so this is definitely a unique prize!).

To be in with a chance to win it, though, you need to make a minimum donation of £2 to charity.

As some of you may know, I walk a hell of a lot when I'm thinking about my plots and for 2016 I thought I'd use some of that stomping about to help others, so I've set myself the challenge of doing a series of walks totalling a thousand miles over the course of the year in aid of charity. For a walk to count towards that total it's had to be at least seven miles in duration, and each has been recorded on Strava so there's no way I can cheat!

If you sponsor me for £2 (or more if you're feeling generous) your name will go into a hat for the grand draw on January 1st, in which one of my daughters will randomly pick out the winner.

The winner will then be announced on January 2nd, and the signed book posted immediately after that. Please leave a contact email when you sponsor me so I can contact you if you win.

And just so you know, your donations will be quickly processed and passed to the three charities I've chosen: The Starlight Children’s Foundation which grants wishes to seriously, and in some cases terminally, ill children; CLIC Sargent which supports children with cancer and their families; and FitzRoy Support which helps people with learning disabilities develop to their full potential. So your money's going to some very good causes.

Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.

My donation page is

All that remains to be said is good luck!

This competition is now closed. Congratulations to winner Mr Gordon Dunsmuir.


The Bone Field

Simon Kernick

'Hang on tight!' - Harlan Coben


A young woman goes missing while backpacking in Thailand.

She is never seen again.

Her bones are discovered 6000 miles away in an English field and, within hours, the boyfriend who reported her disappearance all those years ago is dead.

So begins a hunt to solve her murder that will take DI Ray Mason and PI Tina Boyd into a dark and terrifying world of corruption and deadly secrets, where murder is commonplace, and nothing and nobody is safe…

Praise for The Bone Field

'Hang on tight!' Harlan Coben

breathless’ - Sunday Times

‘An addictive thriller full of gritty details and fast frenetic action.’ - Sunday Mirror

‘High Energy, action packed reading that’ll keep your heart rate high and your attention glued to the pages … To be able to maintain such a high level of action and suspense is a real skill and Simon Kernick is a master of the thriller.’ - Damp Pebbles

'A series? By Simon Kernick? Yes please! [A] powerful, fast moving and intoxicating tale. - Love Reading

‘The Bone Field is one of those intriguing novels that surreptitiously gets under your skin.’ - Jaffa Reads Too

'An adrenaline rush of a read' - My Chestnut Reading Tree

[A] heart pounding, blood pressure raising thriller … Gird your loins for a fast paced read, full of thrills, spills and unrelenting action - Raven Crime Reads

9/10. When it comes to a white knuckle action ride nobody does it better - Peterborough Telegraph

Judging by the pace, the twists and the turns that energise The Bone Field, it could be a series well worth following - Shots eZine

The only thing that bothers me about that is the long wait until the next book in The Bone Field - Off-The-Shelf Books

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