The Bones in the Attic

The Bones in the Attic

Book - 2001
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Moving into an upmarket new home in Leeds, rising radio star Matt Harper is shocked to find the skeleton of a small child in the attic. His grisly discovery takes him back to the summer of 1969, when he lived with his aunt only a few streets away, reawakening dim, disquieting memories from his childhood.
While Detective Charlie Peace heads up the nominal police investigation into the bones, Matt revisits the past in an attempt to solve the mystery himself. Tracking down the other members of a gang of local children he'd once belonged to, he gradually unearths a shared secret that has laid buried ever since. Were the bones in the attic the result of a tragic accident, or has time concealed a more sinister truth?
'Exceptionally well-plotted and written with a stylistic modesty that does the story proud' "Literary Review"
'Barnard never disappoints' "The Times"
'Another fine crime novel by the master of the genre' "Irish Times"
Publisher: London, Eng. : HarperCollins, 2001.
ISBN: 9780007121359
Characteristics: 244 p. :,ill., map ;,23 cm.


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Sep 09, 2014

Interesting premise, light mystery, easy read, nice flow. After spending time in old houses like this it's easy to imagine a similar situation. No bad language, no gore, car chases, etc.

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