The Bone Jar



[Read] ➪ The Bone Jar By S.W. Kane – E17streets4all.co.uk Two murders An abandoned asylum Will a mysterious former patient help untangle the dark truthThe body of an elderly woman has been found in the bowels of a derelict asylum on the banks of the Thames A Two murders An abandoned asylum Will a mysterious former patient help untangle the dark truthThe body of an elderly woman has been found in the bowels of a derelict asylum on the banks The Bone MOBI :ò of the Thames As Detective Lew Kirby and his partner begin their investigation another body is discovered in the river nearby How are the two murders connectedBefore long the secrets of Blackwater Asylum begin to reveal themselves There are rumours about underground bunkers and secret rooms unspeakable psychological experimentation and a dark force that haunts the ruins trying to pull back in all those who attempt to escape Urban explorer Connie Darke whose sister died in a freak accident at the asylum is determined to help Lew expose its grisly past Meanwhile Lew discovers a devastating family secret that threatens to turn his life upside downAs his world crumbles around him Lew must put the pieces of the puzzle together to keep the killer from striking again Only an eccentric former patient really knows the truth—but will he reveal it to Lew before it’s too late.The Bone Jar

S W Kane has a degree in History of Design and worked at the Royal Institute of British Architects before taking on a series of totally unrelated jobs in radio and the music The Bone MOBI :ò industry She has an MA in Creative Crime Writing from City University She began reading crime fiction at an early age and developed an obsession with crime set in cold places A chance encounter with a derelict fort in rur.

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  • 328 pages
  • The Bone Jar
  • S.W. Kane
  • English
  • 13 September 2016

10 thoughts on “The Bone Jar

  1. says:

    The Bone Jar is the debut crime fiction novel by S W Kane featuring Detective Lew Kirby who thankfully is just a normal detective He isn't a drunk he isn't cheating on multiple women no drugs isn't on the take I swear I haven't read a crime fiction novel that didn't feature a messed up detective for so long that I literally kept waiting for the shoe to drop It never did It was refreshing and uite wonderful The Bone Jar is a really good well written atmospheric detective story like they should be but rarely are any longer It features an asylum that is written so vividly that it becomes a character in and of itself There are marvelous secondary characters who could tip over into the nuisance variety but never do They actually are helpful uirky and wonderful I would love to see them back in future books The ending left the reader on a bit of an edge but for me that was a fun twist at the end I'm very much looking forward to the next installment in this new series

  2. says:

    Ok you’re going to need a few things before you even THINK about starting this book First you will need to read in an environment that is wholly conducive to COMPLETE concentration Second you will need at a minimum a writing utensil and a sheet of paper preferably a grid Better yet a digital spreadsheet with an unlimited number of rows and columns NOW you can sit down and give it a go Seriously Without the aforementioned reuirements there is simply no way to track the myriad characters and intersecting plots After awhile I simply gave up trying to remember who killed whom when and where; who gave birth to whom and when I just wanted to finish the damn thingThe writing itself is sound—well constructed sentences and paragraphs It’s sad when that is the most positive thing I can offer The characters are one dimensional and once established begin to behave in ways that are in direct opposition to their development The plot has holes than a sponge and the suspense is lost in a confusing tangle of relationships So much of what is here is just a series of extraneous subplots—the book would have fared far better without themI had high hopes for this one and am still smarting over the bait and switch of the blurb Pick another way to spend an afternoon

  3. says:

    Prime First Read June Yes I’m a tad behind I’m so pleased I chose this one as it was a good one DI Lew Kirby and partner Pete Anderson are called to the now closed Blackwater Psychiatric Hospital where an elderly lady has been found murdered and what unfolds is a well plotted and intriguing mystery The old hospital provides a really creepy atmosphere to the crime as does the harsh winter weather The title refers to a very interesting circular room in which there are canisters or bone jars of people’s ashes I won’t spoil where this room is as that’s ingenious The story is full of twists and turns and plenty of surprises I like the occasional humour and the Urbanex Urban Explorers element is good too There are some interesting characters in the storytelling and I hope the character of Lew is further developed in follow up books and there’s little of Pete so it would be good to know about him

  4. says:

    The Bone Jar by S W Kane is the first in the Detective Lew Kirby series and what a great start it's a fast and creepy police thriller which is going to keep you guessing until the endIf a dead body in an abandoned asylum with a normal detective as in not a drunk or chain smoking or criminal than the criminals is your kind of reading then I definitely recommend this one 📖

  5. says:

    This book rocked I loved it As I write this review I’m already plotting how to put in my reuest to ensure Connie and Raymond both make it back to the next book in the seriesThe Bone Jar mystery begins when the security guard of an old dilapidated asylum discovers an elderly lady dead in one of the rooms Soon DI Lew Kirby and his partner Pete Anderson are called to the scene to investigate What they discover is the building is due for construction with limited access so the uestion isn’t just who is the lady and why was she killed but how did they get inThe story is primarily told from two POVs DI Kirby and Connie Darke DI Kirby is a bit unusual for detective novels these days in that he has a fairly normal life He has a new girlfriend and he gets along with his family He’s also a competent detective who gets along decently well with his coworkers and during the investigative process finds himself having some rather interesting interviews Connie is someone we don’t meet until several chapters in She has ties to the investigation and assists it effortlessly Every time she entered the scene I knew to read carefully because something was going to happen But as a reader I sincerely appreciated how she wasn’t a character who did stupid things such as getting herself into danger without calling the local DI on the case Nothing frustrating than a character walking into a bad situation with their eyes wide open and doing nothing about itThe plotting and pacing of the unraveling of the mystery seemed spot on which is what keeps me hooked in suspense novels Always moving forward steadily until we get to the ‘thrill’ part where they catch the villain And unlike other books I’ve read where the story feels over once the villain is caught this one spent time giving the reader closure on several fronts to give a satisfying conclusion along with the hints of what may pop up in future booksAs much as I enjoyed the book I do have two issues I wanted to bring up 1 There is a splattering of curse words in the story They are not everywhere and you can go long sections without seeing them but some of them felt unnecessary 2 There’s an unanswered uestion in my mind about an alibi that was being looked into that I don’t remember seeing the final result of However it’s also very possible that it was answered and I just missed it while readingOverall a terrific start to a new seriesRating 45 stars

  6. says:

    35 starsSW Kane's debut novel The Bone Jar is a police procedural that centers on the murder of an elderly woman at a dilapidated asylum on the banks of the Thames By far the strongest aspect of the book is the setting which is gorgeously eerie especially because the murder occurs during a bitterly cold winter Blackwater's interiors are full of shadows broken glass rusted beds peeling paint and decayed mattresses Outside the grounds glitter in the sunlight and heavy snow clings to the trees The asylum's best kept architectural secret – which is revealed at the end is just as beautiful just as disturbing I also liked the characters especially DCI Lew Kirby former patient Raymond Sweet and “urban explorer” Connie Darke Kirby's and Connie's efforts to uncover Blackwater's sordid history grabbed my interest from the beginning and held my attention for the rest of the book Both of them soon realize the asylum's past must be connected with the old woman's death—they just need to figure out how before somebody else turns up dead Kane's writing style is crisp and the story's pacing is brisk but not breakneck which is perfect for a procedural The biggest drawback for me was the plot As others have mentioned it's complicated and there are many peripheral characters whose roles are minimal That doesn't usually bother me – I love complicated – and I don't mind lots of extras The problem was that Kane doesn't tie up the loose ends by the close of the book It's impossible to say without spoiling the story but there were at least three key plot points that either were not resolved or were rushed to the point that they didn't really make sense If it hadn't been for the ending this would have been a four star rating for me The Bone Jar appears to be the first in a new procedural series and I look forward to reading the second installment Kane's a promising author and it will be interesting to see how detective Kirby's character develops in book two I'm also excited to see if Kane can create a setting as haunting as Blackwater Much thanks to Thomas Mercer and Netgalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review

  7. says:

    You know when you read the description of a book and you’re stoked to get it started and then you’re reading and reading and nothing really happens and then you get sad because the book is not living up to the expectations of the description of said book? You know when that happens? Well that’s basically what happened with The Bone Jar It’s not a terrible book and there are some pretty cool things that happen in the book but man it did not live up to the description in my mind No biggie really just one of those things It’s all good

  8. says:

    Well written crime thriller that had me turning the pages to see what would happen next It had just the right amount of creepiness and a nice twist I've read other reviews that said there were too many characters however for me that is what kept the story interesting It always kept you guessing as a good thriller should Interesting characters and clever plotI am happy that this is the first book of a series and I will once again be able to read about these well developed characters in the futureI would recommend this book especially if you like crime thrillersIBookstagramhttpswwwinstagramcominkdrinker64Book Bub Linkhttpswwwbookbubcomprofile16052Goodreads websitehttpswwwgoodreadscomuserbestrhttpswwwgpprofileamz#thebonejar #netgalley

  9. says:

    The body of an elderly woman has been found in the bowels of a derelict asylum on the banks of the Thames As Detective Lew Kirby and his partner begin their investigation another body is discovered in the river nearby How are the two murders connected?Before long the secrets of Blackwater Asylum begin to reveal themselves Lew along with the help of an urban explorer Connie Darke whose sister died in a freak accident at the asylum must put the pieces of the puzzle together to keep the killer from striking againI really enjoyed this book I was immediately intrigued with this book when the premise mentioned a murder in an asylum That itself creates an interesting atmosphere for creepy thrillerWhile at times I did get confused while reading because there were so many characters and sub plots going on at the same time But at the end all of it with all its twists and turns come together for a thrilling finishOverall an excellent start to a new series Looking forward to books in this seriesThank You to NetGalley and Publishing UK for this ARC

  10. says:

    The security guard of an old decrepit asylum scheduled for reconstruction finds an elderly lady dead in one of the rooms When Detective Lew Kirby and his partner are called in to investigate they discover another body in the river nearbyConnie Darke is an urban explorer and is determined to help the detective She has an agenda her sister sister died of a freak accident in the same asylumBook Blurb The secrets of Blackwater Asylum begin to reveal themselves There are rumors about underground bunkers and secret rooms unspeakable psychological experimentation and a dark force that haunts the ruins trying to pull back in all those who attempt to escapeUnrelenting suspense starts on Page 1 and doesn't let up until the unexpected conclusion It's told mainly by two voices the detective's and Connie's The characters are skillfully set amid the swirling dark secrets that someone wants to keep hidden in the shadows Many thanks to the author Publishing UK Netgalley for the digital copy of this crime thriller a debut novel by this author Read and reviewed voluntarily opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own

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