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Stone Bruises

(2014)
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'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....

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

November 2014 : UK Hardback

Title: Stone Bruises
Author(s): Simon Beckett
ISBN: 1-4450-9934-9 / 978-1-4450-9934-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
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January 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Stone Bruises
Author(s): Simon Beckett
ISBN: 0-593-07328-2 / 978-0-593-07328-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Press
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Paperback Editions

September 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Stone Bruises
Author(s): Simon Beckett
ISBN: 0-85750-264-6 / 978-0-85750-264-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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October 2015 : UK Paperback

Title: Stone Bruises
Author(s): Simon Beckett
ISBN: 1-4450-9935-7 / 978-1-4450-9935-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
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September 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Stone Bruises
Author(s): Simon Beckett
ISBN: 0-85750-258-1 / 978-0-85750-258-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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January 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Stone Bruises
Author(s): Simon Beckett
ISBN: 0-593-07329-0 / 978-0-593-07329-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

April 2014 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: Stone Bruises
Author(s): Simon Beckett
ISBN: 1-4450-4095-6 / 978-1-4450-4095-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


April 2014 : UK Audio CD

Title: Stone Bruises
Author(s): Simon Beckett
ISBN: 1-4450-4096-4 / 978-1-4450-4096-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


April 2014 : UK Audio CD

Title: Stone Bruises
Author(s): Simon Beckett
ISBN: 1-4450-4097-2 / 978-1-4450-4097-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


February 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Stone Bruises
Author(s): Simon Beckett
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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February 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Stone Bruises
Author(s): Simon Beckett
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

January 2014 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Stone Bruises
Author(s): Simon Beckett
Publisher: Transworld Digital
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