Homicide detective Kate Farrer took a four-month leave from the force when the stress of the job threatened to crush her. Now she's back, at a crime scene as brutal as any she's ever witnessed. The charred corpse of a young woman, burned beyond recognition, smolders on a bed near a bag full of baby items. An autopsy reveals that the victim had recently given birth. Yet no child has been found.
Teaming up with a new partner, Oliver Parke, Kate struggles to hold her own demons at bay—while also pursuing leads in the seemingly unrelated affair of a missing teenager who was keeping secrets that may have cost her her life. But as disturbing clues begin linking their two investigations—and another unspeakably cruel murder secures the knot—Kate and Oliver realize with horror that a desperate killer's next victim might be the most innocent one of all.
“Readers of Australian writer Kathryn Fox’s latest novel will find suspense not only in her tight plotting but also in the rapport between her main character, homicide detective Kate Farrer, her new partner, Oliver Parke, and their relationships to the gruesome crimes they’re investigating.”
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
“Fox strews just enough clues to keep readers guessing, then twists the plot assuredly.”
“If you like captivating, edge-of-your-seat, suspenseful reads, then look no further than Skin and Bone, by Kathryn Fox.”
“If you’re looking for something to satisfy that mystery-loving sense in your body, you couldn’t do much better than this wonderful read. Go for it.”