'Somebody!' I half-sob and then, more quietly, 'Please.' The words seem absorbed by the afternoon heat, lost amongst the trees. In their aftermath, the silence descends again. I know then that I'm not going anywhere...
Sean is on the run. We don't know why and we don't know from whom, but we do know he's abandoned his battered, blood-stained car in the middle of an isolated, lonely part of rural France at the height of a sweltering summer. Desperate to avoid the police, he takes to the parched fields and country lanes only to be caught in the vicious jaws of a trap. Near unconscious from pain and loss of blood, he is freed and taken in by two women - daughters of the owner of a rundown local farm with its ramshackle barn, blighted vineyard and the brooding lake. And it's then that Sean's problems really start...
Superbly written, Stone Bruises is a classic nail-shredder of a thriller that holds you from the beginning. The narrative slowly, inexorably tightens its grip as the story unfurls and will keep you guessing until the unnerving and shocking final twist...From the Inside Flap:
'Somebody!' I half-sob and then, more quietly, 'Please.' The words seem absorbed by the afternoon heat, lost amongst the trees. In their aftermath, the silence descends again. I know then that I'm not going anywhere . . .
Sean is on the run. We don't know why and we don't know from whom. Under a relentless French sun, he's abandoned his blood-stained car and taken to the parched fields and country lanes. And now he's badly injured.
Almost unconscious from pain and loss of blood, he's rescued and nursed by two young women on an isolated farm. Their volatile father, Arnaud, is violently protective of his privacy and makes his dislike of the young Englishman clear. Sean's uncertain whether he's a patient or a prisoner but there's something beguiling about the farm. Tranquil and remote, it's a perfect place to hide.
Except some questions can't be ignored. Why has Arnaud gone to such extreme lengths to cut off his family from the outside world? Why is he so hated in the neighbouring village? And why won't anyone talk about his daughter's estranged lover?
As Sean tries to lose himself in the heat and dust of a French summer, he comes to realise that the farm has secrets of its own. It might be a perfect hiding place but that means nobody knows he's there . . .
. . .which would make it the perfect place to die.
"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.
Descripción Bantam Press, 2014. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Ex Library Book with usual stamps and stickers Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0005207156
Descripción Bantam Press, 2014. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. All orders are dispatched the following working day from our UK warehouse. Established in 2004, we have over 500,000 books in stock. No quibble refund if not completely satisfied. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0001867018
Descripción Bantam Press, 2014. Estado de conservación: Very Good. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP79501961
Descripción Bantam Press, 2014. Estado de conservación: Good. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP79977271
Descripción Bantam Press 30/01/2014, 2014. Estado de conservación: used-good. - GREAT BOOK IN GOOD OR BETTER CONDITION, NORMALLY SENT SAME DAY FROM WAREHOUSE. Nº de ref. de la librería 7719-9780593073285
Descripción Paperback. Estado de conservación: Fair. Nº de ref. de la librería TT01194049B
Descripción Bantam Press 30.01.2014., 2014. Estado de conservación: Sehr gut. 320 Seiten sauberes Buch Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 550 23,6 x 15,6 x 3,2 cm, Gebundene Ausgabe. Nº de ref. de la librería 1085913
Descripción Bantam Press, 2014. Estado de conservación: Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_usedgood_0593073282
Descripción Bantam Press, 2014. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Includes dust jacket. First Edition. First Edition / First Printing Stated with "1" in the Full Number Line. Dust Jacket is unclipped with publisher's price on inside flap. NOT a book club edition. NO owner's name or bookplate. NO remainder mark. Pages are clean and crisp. Binding is tight and square. A Fine Copy in a Fine Jacket with minor soiling. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0001377149
Descripción Bantam Press/Transworld Publishers, London U.K., 2014. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Both book and dust jacket are in near fine condition. First edition, first printing. Nº de ref. de la librería 000917