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Laura loves her daughter more than anything in the world. But nine-year-old Autumn is being bullied. Laura feels helpless. When Autumn fails to return home from school one day, Laura goes looking for her. She finds a crowd of older children taunting her little girl.

In the heat of the moment, Laura makes a terrible choice. A choice that will have devastating consequences for her and her daughter....

©2016 Sanjida Kay (P)2016 Audible, Ltd

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  • Kay
  • 11-04-16

Can't finish it..

I am sure the story is okay and it's written well, but the inconsistent accents for all the characters is driving me insane!!! Random South African / queen's English / Bristolian. Horrific!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Cath
  • 10-26-16

Breathtaking

I was gripped from the beginning to the end. I found that I was on the edge of my seat in some parts. Sympathetic in others. Wonderfully written and narrated. Highly recommended.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • Claire09
  • 03-28-17

Unsure if I like this book or not

I felt really uncomfortable listening to Bone by Bone.
I wanted the main character to do what I consider the right thing, and go to the police at the start of the issues.
Nevertheless I stayed with it and ultimately feel that is a few hours of my life I won't get back.
Saving grace is the excellent narration.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Weliza
  • 03-16-17

Far fetched story and very unconvincing.

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The vocabulary of the 9 year old was too old for a child. The characters overall did not come across as convincing and were shallow.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Quite ridiculous and silly that things would go that far.

Could you see Bone by Bone being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

No.

Any additional comments?

As I said above, the characters and situations were very shallow and black and white. I especially found the father of the bully overdrawn and we never really found out why he behaved like he did.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Lucy
  • 03-07-17

Predictable

I struggled to finish this. The main characters were irritating, and I actually hoped they would all die horribly. I had to finish it to see if there was a twist or something. Anything. sadly not.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Jay
  • 10-20-16

Boring boring boring

Narrator was terrible. Story is dull, characters are frustrating and numerous instances where a little more research by the author would have been useful.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Deeji9
  • 04-09-17

Long time getting started

I felt myself become increasingly frustrated at the wimpishness of this mother and how many chapters had to be listened to before any action took place. I gave up on it twice but eventually got through it. Weak storyline, minus a twist and too long. Not recommended.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Data
  • 04-04-17

So compelling, you won't be able to stay awake..

What would have made Bone by Bone better?

Better story and credible characters,

Has Bone by Bone put you off other books in this genre?

No.

Have you listened to any of Gillian Burke’s other performances? How does this one compare?

The narrator was very good, she tried her best with very thin material.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Annoyance. The Mother was irritating beyond belief and was just so one dimensional. By time the absurd story reached its conclusion I was rooting for the supposed 'baddie'. <br/><br/>The way the Mother and everyone around her reacted to a minor incident was so over the top it lacked any credibility. There was very little that I would describe as thrilling moments even the grand finale was a damp squib.

Any additional comments?

Avoid!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • A. Alderson
  • 03-23-17

Bone by bone

Have read better books
Not enamoured found it difficult to concentrate on the story had to keep going back

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • T Harrington
  • 11-03-16

excellent

really good book, easy to listen to, hard to put down, very good narration. brilliant story line

5 of 7 people found this review helpful