Of His Bones

Of His Bones

3.64 (22 ratings by Goodreads)

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"Gabe and I are happy this way. We don't need anyone else in our lives."

Mariana feels like a pawn in other people's games. Her birth mother is ill and opportunities for them to be reconciled are running out.

Despite being adopted, Mariana has always felt secure with who she is. But both sides of her birth family are now closing in, and whatever she decides will irrevocably alter many lives; most of all the man and woman who created her.

Of His Bones is about predestination and choices. It explores themes of familial love, identity and the powerful hold of the past. Set in the seascapes of East and North Yorkshire, this novel is the sister-book to The Last Time We Saw Marion.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 332 pages
  • 127 x 203.2 x 18.8mm | 362.87g
  • Derby, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1908600551
  • 9781908600554

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If you are looking for a book that will take you along on an emotional family journey, grab you down deep and keep you guessing - look no further. Ms. Townsend has crafted a lovely tale here that will fully immerse you. So many favorite lines! The author has done a fine job of creating a cast of characters that are as multi-faceted as every human being with both good qualities and bad. There is no down-time in this novel. The writing is crisply and richly detailed. - Louise Caiola, author of The Making Of Nebraska Brown When I had to put [Another Rebecca] down, I felt disoriented, confused; so involved was I in the lives of these fictional characters, so skilfully created by the author. Tracey cleverly describes unearthly events - fleeting glimpses of something the reader cannot see, whispers we cannot fully hear, a brush of something not quite real against our skin - yet at the same time, she pulls no punches in her earthy descriptions of the all-too-human protagonists. - Sharon Booth, Goodreads author Wow. I finished [The Eliza Doll] and sat and held it for a moment, breath stopped. It was extraordinary. So many layers. So patiently building up to a devastating reveal, one that wasn't tricky or gimmicky, but beautiful, raw, painful and heart-breaking. Scott-Townsend doesn't shy away from difficult topics and she doesn't relent in dragging you to those dark places too. A magnificent, beautifully-written book that I will recommend to all. - Louise Beech, author of How To Be Brave
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22 ratings
3.64 out of 5 stars
5 23% (5)
4 32% (7)
3 36% (8)
2 5% (1)
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