Publication Date: 04/08/2022 ISBN: 9781846976148 Category:

The Bone Road

N.E. Solomons

Publisher: Birlinn General
Publication Date: 04/08/2022 ISBN: 9781846976148 Category:
Paperback / Softback




Longlisted for the Crime Writers’ Association Gold Dagger Award 2023


High up on a mountain road in the Balkans, former Olympic cyclist Heather Bishop races her journalist boyfriend Ryan. But when he suddenly disappears during the ride, suspicion falls on her.

Local police inspector Simo Subotic already has his hands full investigating two mutilated bodies that have washed up on the banks of the River Drina. Something is telling him that these two cases are connected but nothing could prepare him for what is to come.

Only together can Simo and Heather hope to uncover the truth in time. Their search not only exposes the darkness of Ryan’s past but exhumes dangerous secrets of a region still reeling from the trauma of war. Are some secrets so devastating that they should remain buried?

Publisher Review

'NE Solomons, in a promising crime debut, has created an atmospheric tale full of menace and the echoes of war' -- Pick of the Week * Sunday Times Crime Club * 'The Bone Road is [Solomons'] debut as a writer of thrillers ... you knew that you would get a book that was beautifully written' -- Sue Magee * The Bookbag * 'This cleverly written thriller... takes us on a descriptive journey through Serbia and the Balkans where we meet people who are still recovering from, and suffering the effects of, a war that only ended in 1995' * LoveReading * 'The Bone Road was brilliant. Its combination of gripping plot, fascinating setting, strong characters and chilling undertones kept me enthralled until the very last page' -- Cathy Johnson * What Cathy Read Next Blog * 'This electric novel from NE Solomons focuses on an under-represented conflict - the Bosnia/Serbia War, which provides a gripping context for the unfolding narrative... the clever, thought-provoking plot manages to bridge the gap between fiction and non-fiction.' -- Hollie Bruce * Press and Journal * 'Precise plotting and evocative setting combined with a touch of modern history make The Bone Road well worth reading' * Bookertalk *

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