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“I took the skull from its evidence bag and gently set it on the stainless steel table. ‘Tell me who you are. . . . ” With this silent plea, forensic expert Dr. David Hunter ignites a harrowing murder investigation on a windswept Scottish island, and a tale of menace, sexuality, and revenge unravels—along with the chilling message that a killer has…

Dr. David Hunter should be in London with the woman he loves and a past he cant quite shake off. Instead, as a favor to a beleaguered cop, Hunter travels to a remote island in the Outer Hebrides to inspect a baffling set of remains. A forensic anthropologist, he has seen bodies destroyed by all forms of violence, but even he is surprised at what he finds: human remains burned beyond recognition—all within the confines of an otherwise undamaged, unoccupied cottage. Local police want to rule the death accidental. But Hunters examination of the victims charred skull tells him that this woman, no doubt a stranger to the close-knit island of Runa, was murdered by someone nearby.

Within days, two more people are dead by fire. Hunters job is to coax the dead into telling their stories—but now that hes beginning to hear them, he is staggered by the truth. Working with only the barest of clues, he peels back the layers of mysteries past and present, exposing the tangle of secrets at the heart of this strange community—from the deceptions of a wealthy couple to the bitterness of an ex-cop and the secrets of a lonely single mother—as a tale of rage and perversion comes full circle…then explodes in a series of violent acts and shocking twists.

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Simon Beckett is a freelance journalist and the author of The Chemistry of Death. He is married and lives in England, where he is at work on his next thriller featuring Dr. David Hunter.

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Karl L Stenger, August 31, 2008 (view all comments by Karl L Stenger)
After The Chemistry of Death, Beckett's second riveting mystery featuring forensic anthropologist turned country doctor David Hunter. I could not put the book down and cannot wait for the next David Hunter mystery to be published.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780440335962
Author:
Beckett, Simon
Publisher:
Dell Publishing Company
Author:
Simon Beckett
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
Scotland
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Forensic anthropologists
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Suspense
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20080731
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
6.90x4.18x1.14 in. .65 lbs.

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