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Beckett, Simon. STONE BRUISES - Bantam 2014

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Stone Bruises by Simon Beckett. 2014 - Bantam. For sale is a first edition, first printing. fine used hardback book in a fine dust jacket.

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For sale is a fine hardback copy of the novel, Stone Bruises by Simon Beckett, published in 2014 by Bantam.

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Title Stone Bruises
Author Simon Beckett
Publisher Bantam
Edition First UK edition, first printing
Copyright Year 2014
ISBN 9780593073285
Cover Price 12.99
No. Pages 316
Dimensions 24 cm x 16 cm
Weight (kg) 0.57

The book is a first edition, first printing as evidenced by a full numberline on the copyright page.

The book has black boards and gold lettering. The boards have no knocks or signs of wear. Internally there are no marks or inscriptions. The pages are clean and not excessively toned, have no tears or creases, and the binding is tight and square.

The fine dust jacket is complete showing the original cover price of £12.99.

Overall a fine copy of a novel by a popular author.

The book is not an ex library book, it has no remainder marks or publisher's stamps.


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Simon Beckett

After an MA in English, Simon Beckett spent several years as a property repairer before a stint teaching in Spain. Back in the UK, he played percussion in several bands. He has been a freelance journalist since 1992, writing for The Times, The Independent on Sunday Review, The Daily Telegraph, The Observer and other major British publications. Some of his more memorable assignments have included going on police drugs raids, touring brothels with a vice unit, trying to learn how to win a gun fight in Nevada and visiting The Body Farm in Tennessee. Simon Beckett is married and lives in Sheffield.



Synopsis of this title

'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...

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"A gripping psychological thriller" (DAILY EXPRESS)


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