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Laying Out the Bones

Kate Webb

5 Reviews

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Wiltshire, Crime & mystery, Classic crime


The second twisty and atmospheric Wiltshire-set crime novel in the DI Lockyer Series. Perfect for fans of Ann Cleeves and Val McDermid.

A long, hot summer in Wiltshire is broken by a sudden downpour. Flash floods bring something sinister to the surface - a human skeleton. When forensic testing matches the bones to a man named Lee Geary, reported missing nine years earlier, the case is passed to DI Matt Lockyer.

Geary was a known drug user, so it could be a simple case of misadventure, but Lockyer isn't so sure. Geary was a townie, and had learning disabilities, so what was he doing out on the Plain all alone? Lockyer soon learns that the year he disappeared, Geary was questioned in relation to another crime - the murder of a young woman named Holly Gilbert.

With the help of DC Gemma Broad, Lockyer begins to dig deeper, and discovers that two other persons of interest in the Holly Gilbert case have also either died or disappeared in the intervening years. A coincidence? Or a string of murders that has gone undetected for nearly a decade...?


Praise for Laying Out The Bones
'Compassionate, transporting and intricately plotted . . . I'm a huge fan' Emylia Hall, author of The Shell House Detectives

'Unputdownable . . . I didn't want it to end' Jenny Ashcroft, author of The Echoes of Love

'Twisty and satisfying' Kate Riordan, author of Summer Fever

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Praise for Laying Out the Bones

  • This is quality stuff: a well-written, deftly plotted whodunnit . . . More, please - GUARDIAN on STAY BURIED

  • A wonderful addition to contemporary crime: clear, assured story-telling, insightful, engaging characters, and absolutely brilliant plotting - ANN CLEEVES on STAY BURIED

  • An intriguing plot and a gloriously atmospheric setting - ELLY GRIFFITHS on STAY BURIED

  • A stunning new voice in crime fiction . . . your next must-read - LUCY FOLEY on STAY BURIED

  • Stay Buried is remarkably assured for a first crime novel - LITERARY REVIEW on STAY BURIED

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