Review: Her Lonely Bones

Posted 7th April 2024 by Emma in Reviews / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Her Lonely BonesHer Lonely Bones by Wendy Dranfield
Also by this author: Shadow Falls, Cry for Help, Little Girl Taken, The Birthday Party
Series: Detective Madison Harper #6
Also in this series: Shadow Falls, Cry for Help, Little Girl Taken, Gone to Her Grave
Published by Bookouture on 5th October 2023
Genres: Crime, Suspense, Thriller
Pages: 396
Format: eARC
Source: from Netgalley
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The house is deathly silent as the summer sun starts to creep in through the dusty windows. The children should be waking up, the parents should be cooking breakfast. But they all lay still, their heads on their pillows, lifeless eyes staring at nothing, their bodies waiting to be discovered …
When a couple and their young twin boys are discovered brutally murdered in their beds, everyone suspects this is a home invasion gone tragically wrong. But as Detective Madison Harper walks into the run-down house that is eerily empty, she isn’t so sure.
Talking to the neighbors, Madison soon discovers that the family only recently moved to the small town of Lost Creek, Colorado. No one has met them, and no one knows their names. With nothing to identify them in the house, or even to show that the house belonged to them, Madison is suddenly faced with not only having to find a cold-blooded killer, but needing to identify the victims too.
Then, Madison’s heart stops in her chest when she discovers a small yellow t-shirt in the back of the family’s vehicle that says Daddy’s Girl . The couple must have had a daughter as well as the twin boys, but where is she? Madison suspects she’s been abducted, and vows to find the missing little girl before it’s too late.
But as Madison makes a breakthrough in identifying the family, she discovers they had a secret that changes the whole course of the investigation. Madison knows with every second that passes the chances of finding the girl alive get smaller, but she’s prepared to risk everything to find her, even her own life…
An absolutely gripping and twist-packed read that will make your jaw drop! Perfect for fans of Lisa Regan, Melinda Leigh and Kendra Elliot.

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Thank you to Bookouture for my copy of this book via Netgalley. I love Detective Maddison Harper and have followed this series since the beginning. This is the 6th book in the series but you could read each book as a standalone.

This book switches between now and flashbacks to 15 years ago. This case is a very sick and twisted. As a new mother, this one really hit me. I found it a very shocking and heart-breaking story.

Wendy really knows how to create a suspense filled mystery. This story was fast paced and was rather baffling. Who is this family? Where did they come from?
and who would want to kill them? Wendy had me on the edge of my seat trying to guess the answers to these questions.

If you are looking for a story full of twists that will have you doubting everything then this is one for you.

About Wendy Dranfield

Wendy is a former coroner’s assistant turned crime writer who lives in the UK with her husband and 3 cats.

As well as her two crime series and the YA crime novel – The Girl Who Died – Wendy has several short stories published in UK and US anthologies. She has also been shortlisted and longlisted for various competitions, including the Mslexia Novel Competition


Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • 2024 Beat the Backlist
  • 2024 Goodreads Challenge
  • 2024 Netgalley Challenge

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