The Bone Field

  • by Simon Kernick
  • Narrated by Paul Thornley
  • 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A new twist to a decades old mystery.
1990. A young woman goes missing while backpacking in Thailand.
She is never seen again.
2016. Her bones are discovered 6000 miles away in an English field and, within hours, the boyfriend who reported her disappearance all those years ago is dead.
So begins a hunt to solve her murder that will take DI Ray Mason and PI Tina Boyd into a dark and terrifying world of corruption and deadly secrets, where murder is commonplace, and nothing and nobody is safe....


Audible Editor Reviews

"Hang on tight!" (Harlan Coben)
"Breathless." (Sunday Times)
"An addictive thriller full of gritty details and fast frenetic action." (Sunday Mirror)
"High Energy, action packed reading that'll keep your heart rate high and your attention glued to the pages...To be able to maintain such a high level of action and suspense is a real skill and Simon Kernick is a master of the thriller." (Damp Pebbles)
"A series? By Simon Kernick? Yes please! [A] powerful, fast moving and intoxicating tale." (Love Reading)
"The Bone Field is one of those intriguing novels that surreptitiously gets under your skin." (Jaffa Reads Too)
"An adrenaline rush of a read." (My Chestnut Reading Tree)
"A heart pounding, blood pressure raising thriller...Gird your loins for a fast paced read, full of thrills, spills and unrelenting action." (Raven Crime Reads)
"9/10. When it comes to a white knuckle action ride nobody does it better." (Peterborough Telegraph)
"Judging by the pace, the twists and the turns that energise The Bone Field, it could be a series well worth following." (Shots eZine)
"The only thing that bothers me about that is the long wait until the next book in The Bone Field." (Off-The-Shelf Books )


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Left hanging at the end amid too many bodies

I’ve listened to a number of the author's books and while this is an interesting, if somewhat implausible story, I never felt as engaged as I had with previous novels. The book starts well with an intriguing mystery as to how the bones of a young woman, who went missing on holiday in Thailand, ended up in a field in England. However, the narrative thereafter goes off in different directions and latterly deteriorates in a series of mass of killings. I also grew weary of the clichés of the genre: maverick cop, who is taken off the case because of going out on a limb; conflict with superiors, broken marriage etc., etc., but worst of all the story ends unresolved on a cliffhanger, presumably with the hope of selling the next book, but it short-changes the reader.

The narrator is excellent as usual.
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- Kirstine


I downloaded this one based on all the good reviews but I have to say I'm very surprised this book is averaging over 4 stars? The storyline is ok but very unrealistic. For example the very powerful, rich and well connected 'bad guys' are so paranoid two of them only call each other on a mobile at midnight in a soundproof reinforced concrete room but then leave the tools they've used to murder victims in an unlocked shed in the garden? Also the first half of the book had US slang and measurements and then switch to old UK imperial. Trying not to give specifics here so not to spoil it. The book felt like it had a ghost writer for parts of it? Also the book is read as the protagonist's memoirs which I felt took away a part of the storytelling. First book in this series and it will be my last I'm afraid.
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-01-2017
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks