Chill the Bones by Sten Ostberg

Chill the Bones by Sten Ostberg

Chill the Bones is a deeply disturbing book which takes place over a very short period of time. A man and his wife witness the kidnapping of his daughter and murder of the daughter’s nanny via NannyCam. They rush home to find the kidnapper gone, and a dead nanny on the floor. The kidnapper warns them not to involve the police, or there will be consequences, etc.

The kidnapper then lures the father to a meeting at a local church, where he promptly kidnaps the father as well, carting him off to parts unknown for a little lesson in revenge. I think to go any further than this would involve spoilers, but let’s just say that it gets a little screwy at this point.

This is an extremely well-written story, that had a surprising amount of feels, combined with twists and turns, and swerves a-plenty that keeps the reader on their toes. Although it is a relatively short book, it packs a lot of punch, with quality writing, and a dark, well-conceived plot.

That is not to say it is without its problems, however, some of the characters actions are a bit irrational, or illogical, and some of the twists rely on those particular contrivances, but all in all, if you read it with an open mind, rather than trying to nitpick, this is a thoroughly enjoyable, and surprising thriller.

I would like to thank NetGalley for the opportunity to read this Kindle Single in exchange for an honest review.

4 stars.

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