Kate lives in a lovely village, tending to her horses and looking after her teenage daughter and beloved husband. Life is like a kitch chocolate box image until the death of her neighbour's daughter Rosie. After Rosie is found dead in the woods Kate feels a need to comfort her grieving but glamourous mother Jo. But Jo has more problems than simply coping with the death of her daughter and the more Kate gets to know Jo, her quiet and withdrawn younger daughter Delphine and charismatic good looking husband Neal, the more worried and disturbed she becomes.
Like all psychological thrillers The Bones of You is a page turner that keeps you guessing until the final chapters. However, I was suspicious of the apparently saintly Kate. Kate's character seems thin. She is the perfect mother, a good wife and even other people's children trust her inherently. She is a narrator without depth. I came to the conclusion that although Kate never admits it, her need to help Jo is a little like someone who slows down at the sight of a car crash, something I'm not sure the author intended. Having personally been through a death in my immediate family I know that voyeurs are not appreciated, despite any good intentions they profess to hold. If you're not already close to the family then you are not the person a family wants to see when they are in pain.
Jo, on the other hand, is a very interesting character with an intriging back story and so many layers she is like an onion. She is tormented by her past, her insecurities and her husband and the main source of interest in the book is watching her shiny veneer repeatedly crack and fall apart.
This is an easy, light read and a great one for a beach holiday. I give it a 6/10.