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A reunion leads to tragedy, and the unravelling of dark family secrets . . .It is the summer of 2021 and Nell has come home at her family's insistence to celebrate an anniversary.
Her father, Sir Frank Churcher, is regarded as a cult figure by many. Fifty years ago he wrote The Golden Bones. Part picture book, part treasure hunt, it was a fairy story about Elinore, a murdered woman whose skeleton was scattered all over England.

Clues and puzzles in the pages of The Golden Bones led readers to seven sites where jewels were buried - gold and precious stones, each a different part of a skeleton. One by one, the tiny golden bones were dug up until only Elinore's pelvis remained hidden. The book was a sensation.A community of treasure hunters called the Bonehunters formed, in frenzied competition, obsessed to a dangerous degree. People sold their homes to travel to England and search for Elinore. Marriages broke down as the quest consumed people.

A man died. The book made Frank a rich man. And it ruined Nell's life.But Sir Frank has reunited the Churchers for a very particular reason.The book is being reissued, along with a new treasure hunt and a documentary crew are charting the anniversary. Nell is appalled, and fearful. During the filming, Frank finally reveals the whereabouts of the missing golden bone.And then all hell breaks loose.

From the bestselling author of He Said/She Said and Watch Her Fall, this is a taut, mesmerising novel about a daughter haunted by her father's legacy . . .

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Format: Trade Paperback
Publication Date: 1 September 2022
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9781473680890 Category: Tags: ,

The Skeleton Key

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