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Cage of Bones

by Tania Carver

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Cage of Bones is about the discovery of a feral child inside a cage made of human bones in an abandoned property. The resulting investigation leads police to the discovery of a serial killer, a human trafficking ring, and the corruption of a few high ranking individuals.

This is a great psychological thriller, well paced and well written. ( )
  ERose207 | Jun 1, 2016 |
These books are just downright scary. They remind me of when I first started reading the author Jeffrey Deaver, and how horrifyingly realistic some of his murder plots were. The fact that they were so random terrified me, and while these murders were not so random its so crazy and gruesome I could see it actually happening. I don't know what that says about me and my imagination but these books freak me out but I also can't put them down!

Tania Carver knows how to set the stage and make you squirm. Some of her descriptions may be a bit graphic for some people but she always manages to surprise me. Normally I can figure out mystery novels and who did what when but her stories are a bit more complex and while I may have an idea of where her stories are headed there is usually a surprise twist. If you like scary you will like Tania Carver. ( )
  ReadingGrrl | Jan 24, 2015 |
Bei den Vorbereitungen zu Abrissarbeiten eines heruntergekommenen Hauses entdecken Bauarbeiter im Keller einen halbverhungerten misshandelten Jungen, gefangen in einem Käfig aus Knochen. Alles deutet daraufhin, dass hier ein Ritual vollzogen werden sollte. Kommissar Phil Brennan und seine Partnerin Marina Esposito ermitteln gemeinsam, doch Phils Erkenntnis, dass dieser Fall in irgendeiner Form auch mit seiner Vergangenheit zu tun hat, erschwert die Zusammenarbeit außerordentlich.
Die Lektüre dieses Buches ist in mehr als einer Hinsicht haarsträubend. Haarsträubend wegen der Grausamkeiten, die man anhand der Entdeckung des kleinen Jungen mehr ahnt als weiß. Und haarsträubend aufgrund der Handlungen diverser Figuren dieses Thrillers. Ein leitender Polizeichef, der nach Gutdünken Leute suspendiert? MitarbeiterInnen, die ohne Widerstand sich alles gefallen lassen? Eine erfahrene Polizistin, die sehenden Auges ins Messer rennt? Das ist alles so an den Haaren herbeigezogen, dass mir das Lesen immer wieder verleidet wurde. Auch ist die Schreibweise der Autorin nicht unbedingt die beste. Immer wieder versucht sie, einen leicht 'philosophischen' Hintergrund über die Vergänglichkeit des Lebens einzubauen, doch leider wirkt das alles ziemlich aufgesetzt. Ich hätte sicherlich das Buch vorzeitig zur Seite gelegt, wenn, ja, wenn es nicht so spannend geblieben wäre. Trotz all dieser Unstimmigkeiten, Unlogiken, Unglaubwürdigkeiten wollte ich doch immer wissen: Wer steckt hinter all dem? Und was ist die Ursache für all die Geschehnisse? Durch viele Szenenwechsel, hin zu den Täter(n), dann zum Ermittler, weiter zum nächsten usw. entsteht zwar eine gewisse Hektik, doch ist diese dem Spannungsaufbau durchaus förderlich.
Alles zusammengenommen bleibt daher ein zwar spannender, aber ansonsten gerade noch mittelmäßiger Thriller, den man nicht unbedingt gelesen haben muss. ( )
  Xirxe | Dec 2, 2014 |
Creepy story. ( )
  Rena613 | Jul 2, 2013 |
I have not read the first two books in this series, but that did not stop me from finding this book extremely creepy. A cage of bones, a feral child and a group of men with some kind of secret agenda. Akthough some of the plot is a bit see thru, it does clip along at a very good pace. Creepy and fast moving, who could exist. ARC from NetGalley. ( )
  Beamis12 | Feb 7, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 160598406X, Hardcover)

An abandoned building. A dank cellar. And inside it, a cage of bones—with a shocking surprise lurking within. Carver's new thriller will scare the daylights out of you.

Into the house. Down the stairs. Through the dripping dark of the cellar. Someone is there. Someone that shouldn't be there. As a building awaits demolition, a horrifying discovery is made inside the basement: a cage made of human bones—with a terrified, feral child lurking within.

Unbeknownst to Detective Inspector Phil Brennan and psychologist Marina Esposito, they have disturbed a killer who has been operating undetected for thirty years. A killer who wants that boy back. But the cage of bones is also a box of secrets—secrets linking Brennan to the madman in their midst. With the death toll rising and the city reeling in terror, Brennan and Marina race to expose a predator more soullessly evil than any they've ever faced—and one who is hiding in plain sight.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:12:19 -0400)

Workers demolishing a building in Colchester make a horrifying discovery in the basement: a cage made of human bones ...with a feral child inside. As Phil Brennan and Marina Esposito investigate, they expose the trail of a serial killer who has been operating undetected for thirty years - a killer with a disturbing connection to Brennan's father.… (more)

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