- Paperback: 496 pages
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton; Digital original edition (28 May 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1844568881
- ISBN-13: 978-1844568888
- Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 13.7 x 1.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 271 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,447,091 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Bone Collector: Lincoln Rhyme Book 1 (Lincoln Rhyme Thrillers) Paperback – 28 May 2009
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The best psychological thriller writer around (The Times)
The most creative, skilled and intriguing thriller writer in the world (Daily Telegraph)
A master of suspense (Guardian)
Deaver fans expect the unexpected from this prodigiously talented thriller writer . . . This is prime Deaver, which means prime entertainment. (Publisher's Weekly)
The first Lincoln Rhyme thriller - on which the hugely successful movie was based.See all Product description
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In parts there is a little too much forensic detail and technical information but I coped by glancing over it to get back to the story.
It's a different take on the usual detective novel and I enjoyed getting to know the characters, who were well drawn.
The fact that Rhyme is crippled and can only move his head and one finger, and needs everything doing for him, down to the most basic bodily functions, is dealt with in a matter-of-fact, non-pitying way, and does not become ' the story', a quadriplegic is what he is, not who he is and it is simply part of the tapestry of the story.
I heard Mr Deaver being interviewed on Radio 2 and I realised he was a writer I had not yet read, I'm glad I did.
Starts off with some quite technical terms to get you into the lingo (and, to be honest, it just went staight over my head), but once the story beds in it becomes a good read.
The characters are competant, clever and well thought out. The plot is easy to follow but also interesting. The subplots weave well into the main plot. The pacing is strong.
I give it 4 stars because i've already read book 2 in the series and that is even better!
I can't say when I last I enjoyed a book as much as this one although very gruesome in parts so not for the fainthearted.
Thank you Mr Deaver for a fabulous read, I look forward to reading the next in the series.
The book is identical in plot to the usual Rhyme novel stop the badguy before they kill again, using a team of NYPD cops a disabled genius and a supermodel policewoman (sounds ridiculous right). It is infact a brilliant blend that makes for a great book every time.
Rhyme in his first book is contemplating suicide whilst trying to stop a copycat killer obsessed with human bones, the killer leaves clues at the crime scene in order to give the police a chance to save the next victim and on goes the story.
Typical Deaver puts in a twist or two at the end and though this one was a little obvious (im not sure if its generally obvious or just because ive read every RHyme-Deaver novel) it was still good to get to. Definitely a book worth adding to your shelf but not quite as good as The Coffin Dancer or a few of his other brilliant novels.
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