From Sunday Times bestselling author Simon Kernick comes the thrilling second instalment in the Bone Field series, featuring the return of DI Ray Mason and PI Tina Boyd.
A house deep in the countryside where the remains of seven unidentified women have just been discovered.
A cop ready to risk everything in the hunt for their killers.
A man who has seen the murders and is now on the run in fear of his life.
So begins the race to track down this witness before the killers do.
For Ray Mason and PI Tina Boyd, the road ahead is a dangerous one, with bodies and betrayal at every turn…
Find out what readers are saying:
'an enthralling, twisted and absolutely unputdownable read' - Noelle on Goodreads, 5 stars
'thrilling, gripping, shocking and a complete page turner. I literally couldn’t put it down' - Claire on Goodreads, 5 stars
'I had to finish the book and did so in the early hours. Pulse-racing, heart-stopping action led to a nail-biting finish. Wow!' - Mike on Goodreads, 5 stars
'Fast paced and gripping from the start - absolutely loved it' - Nerys on Goodreads, 5 stars
'My pulse rate has finally returned to normal. What a fantastic ending to an excellent book' - Jen on Goodreads, 5 stars
'Hang on tight!' - Harlan Coben
A NEW TWIST TO A DECADES OLD MYSTERY
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
The gripping new race-against-time thriller by the best-selling author of Relentless, The Last 10 Seconds and The Final Minute.
‘I had a simple choice. Stay here, and almost certainly be discovered.
Or get up and run.’
When Jane Kinnear sees her lover being murdered, she suddenly finds herself in danger. Taken to an anonymous police safe-house, it soon becomes clear that her lover was an MI5 informant with important information about an imminent terrorist attack.
DI Ray Mason of Counter Terrorism Command is a man with a controversial past, but his effectiveness at getting results means that he’s now been given the task of preventing the attack from taking place. But can he be trusted, and does he know more about the attack than he’s letting on?
In the safe-house, Jane is trying to piece together a description of her lover’s killer. But what she doesn’t know is that the killer has already found out who she is, and where she is hiding.
And now he’s coming for her …
Featuring Simon Kernick's maverick detective, TINA BOYD, this is the gripping new race-against-time thriller by the best-selling author of Relentless, The Last 10 Seconds and Stay Alive.
‘It’s night, and I’m in a strange house.
The lights are on, and and I’m standing outside a half-open door.
Feeling a terrible sense of forboding, I walk slowly inside.
And then I see her.
A woman lying sprawled across a huge double bed.
She’s dead. There’s blood everywhere.
And the most terrifying thing of all is that I think her killer might be me …’
A traumatic car-crash. A man with no memory, haunted by nightmares.
When the past comes calling in the most terrifying way imaginable, Matt Barron is forced to turn to the one person who can help.
Ex Met cop, turned private detective, Tina Boyd.
Soon they are both on the run .….
The gripping new race-against-time thriller by the best-selling author of Relentless, The Last 10 Seconds, Siege and Ultimatum.
You’re on a trip with your family, miles from anywhere. A shot rings out – and your whole life changes in an instant.
A woman is racing towards you, chased by three gunmen. Although you don’t know it, she harbours a deadly secret. She’s in terrible danger. And now you are too.
You’re running, terrified, desperate to find safety.
You know that the men hunting you have killed before.
And if they catch you, you’ll be next …
‘Brilliant’ Sunday Mirror
‘Hang on tight!’ Harlen Coben
A race-against-time short story from the bestselling author of Relentless, Siege and Ultimatum, Simon Kernick.
MP Tim Horton arrives home to find his seven year old son has been abducted by a ruthless gang of kidnappers. All they have left behind is the brutally murdered body of the Horton’s nanny.
The gang’s demands are simple: Tim must sacrifice his own life in order to save his son’s.
It’s the ultimate dead man’s gift …
8am: an explosion blasts through a cafe in Central London.
Minutes later, a call from an unknown terror group warns that a far greater attack will be launched in
12 hours' time.
William Garrett, AKA Fox, is awaiting trial for mass murder. He claims he can name the bombers. But only at a price.
THE CLOCK IS TICKING
It’s a terrifying race against time for DI Mike Bolt and DC Tina Boyd as they chase their targets across the city in a desperate bid to stop a major atrocity - before it's too late ...
A gripping Quick Read from the master of the race against time thriller.
Have you ever been in the wrong place at the wrong time?
You are hiking in the Scottish highlands with three friends when you come across a girl.
She is half-naked, has been badly beaten, and she can’t speak English.
She is clearly running away from someone.
Do you stop to help her? Even if it means putting your friends’ lives – and your own - in terrible danger?
Who will survive? The new bestseller from the master of the race-against-time thriller.
LONDON. THE STANHOPE HOTEL, PARK LANE. 16.00 A normal afternoon.
Newly engaged Elena Serenko has just made the life-changing decision to quit her job and start a new life in Australia.
Upstairs, a young woman waits for her lover; a visiting family prepare for an evening out; and a sick man contemplates his own mortality.
High up amongst the penthouse suites, a skilled and dangerous killer is hunting a quarry who’s eluded him for far too long.
What none of them know is that a group of ruthless gunmen are about to burst into the Stanhope, shooting indiscriminately, and seizing hostages.
As darkness falls and the gunmen become increasingly violent, only one thing matters. Who will survive?
London is under attack.
People are dead. Many more lives hang in the balance as a group of highly trained gunmen storm the historic Stanhope Hotel on Park Lane.
The gunmen have given the government just five hours to meet their demands before they blow up the building.
Shots ring out. Some guests panic. Others text their loved ones. Still more try to escape. All are united by one thing: fear for their lives. All - except one man who has information so dangerous that it must be kept safe - at any price.
Darkness falls. The gunmen become increasingly violent. One question is in everybody's minds.
Will they survive the night?
Dennis Milne is a former cop and part-time assassin. He kills the bad guys - people who, in his opinion, deserve to die. Now he's in Manila, waiting for his next target: a young woman who's made some deadly enemies.
DI Tina Boyd is in Manila hunting down the man responsible for the death of her lover. She knows he's dangerous. She knows he's ruthless. But she's determined to bring him to justice - even if it kills her.
Two cops with pasts that haunt them - and a present that could see them both dead.
They are about to meet.
And when they do, it's payback time.
Five grand for a couple of hours work?
It seems easy money, but the deal ex-mercenary Max Iversson is chasing has gone disastrously wrong. Two of his friends are dead. And now he wants to find out who's behind their killings.
Detective Sergeant John Gallan is also looking for answers. He's investigating the fatal poisoning of a nightclub doorman. But leads are scarce and, when they do appear, so do bodies.
What neither man knows is that they are heading towards a devastating confrontation that will see one of them staring down the wrong end of a gun.
You wake up in a strange room on a bed covered in blood.
You have no idea how you got there.
Beside you is a dead girl. Your girlfriend.
The phone rings, and a voice tells you to press play on the room's DVD machine.
The film shows you killing your girlfriend. Then you're told to go to an address in East London where you're to deliver a briefcase and await further instructions.
There's no way out.
If you're to survive the next 24 hours, you must find out who killed your girlfriend, and why. Before they come for you too...
'We've got your daughter.'
It's evening, you're back late from work - and the house is in darkness.
You step inside, and the phone rings. You answer it - and your world is turned upside down.
Your fourteen-year-old daughter's been taken, and her kidnappers demand half a million pounds in cash. They give you 48 hours to raise the money. If you call the police, she will die.
As the nightmare unravels, you can be certain of only two things: that you will do anything to get your daughter back alive - and that time is running out ...
Stegs Jenner has always lived on the edge.
No ordinary cop, he's never happier than when he's working undercover, consorting with criminals and fighting to bring them to justice. But suspicion falls on him when he strikes out on his own and the operation he's involved in goes horribly wrong.
DI John Gallan and DS Tina Boyd are called in to investigate.
What they cannot know is that their enquiries will take them both into the heart of one of London's most notorious criminal gangs - and one of them into the rifle sights of the enemy.
Saturday afternoon: you're with the kids in the garden when the phone rings.
It's your best friend from school. Someone you haven't seen for a few years. It should be a friendly call catching up on old times.
But it's not.
This call is different. Your friend is panting with fear, his breaths coming in tortured, ragged gasps. Someone is inflicting terrible pain on him.
He cries out and then he utters six words that will change your life forever... the first two lines of your address.
It's a cold November night, and DS Dennis Milne is waiting to kill three unarmed men.
Cynical and jaded, Milne earns money on the side by doing what he does best: punishing the bad guys.
But he's been set up.
This time, instead of shooting drug dealers, he kills two customs officers and an accountant.
The hunter has become the hunted. With his colleagues and his enemies closing in on him, Milne must use all of his skills, just to stay alive.
Ex-cop Dennis Milne is intent on revenge.
His best friend has been brutally executed, and Milne wants to know who did it - and why.
But London is a dangerous place, especially for a man like Milne.
Because although his former colleagues don't know he's back in town, it soon becomes clear there are people who do. And that they'll stop at nothing to get him out of the way.
From the beaches of the Philippines to the mean streets of London, a hunt for justice becomes a terrifying battle for survival.
36 HOURS AGO: A brutal serial killer is arrested on the streets of north London after a two-year reign of terror. Known as the Night Creeper, he's earned his reputation by torturing five young women to death.
24 HOURS AGO: Undercover cop Sean Egan has infiltrated one of the country's most notorious criminal gangs. Now he's about to risk his life in a desperate bid to bring its members to justice.
12 HOURS AGO: DI Tina Boyd has discovered that the Night Creeper's murders are part of a much larger criminal conspiracy. But her quest for the truth has brought her into contact with some very dangerous people who want to silence her - permanently.
THE LAST 10 SECONDS: A man, a woman, a sadistic killer. As they race towards a terrifying confrontation only one thing is certain: they're all going to have to fight very hard just to stay alive.
NO ONE TO TRUST
When writer Rob Fallon goes out one night and ends up with his best-friend's girlfriend, Jenny, he's feeling guilty before anything's even happened.
NOWHERE TO RUN
But guilt quickly turns to shock when two men break into Jenny's apartment, abduct her, and try to kill Rob. When Rob reports this to the police, no one believes him. And when he speaks to Jenny's father, he says she's on holiday abroad.
NO PLACE TO HIDE
Rob knows Jenny's life's in danger and starts asking questions. Soon he's the target of brutal killers who are as terrifying as they are elusive. But what do they want? And what does it have to do with an ordinary girl like Jenny?
Either Rob finds out or he's dead. It's that simple ...
‘Great plots, great characters, great action’ - Lee Child. The master of the race-against-time thriller, Simon Kernick writes pacy novels about ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances.
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Simon Kernick is one of Britain’s most exciting thriller writers. He talks both on and off the record to members of the Met’s Special Branch and the Anti-Terrorist Branch and the Serious and Organised Crime Agency, so he gets to hear first hand what actually happens in the dark and murky underbelly of UK crime.
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