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Une Cage En Enfer (Brennan & Esposito #3)

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Workers demolishing a building in Colchester make a horrifying discovery in the basement: a cage made of human bones . . . with a feral child inside. As Phil Brennan and Marina Esposito investigate, they expose the trail of a serial killer who has been operating undetected for thirty years - a killer with a disturbing connection to Brennan's father.
Published by Ixelles éditions (first published March 6th 2013)
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Dec 15, 2015 Christine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the third in the Brennan/Esposito series, that I am whizzing through at the moment. The series is evolving nicely and we are getting to know the histories of the main characters.

The story actually worked for me, despite elements of it being far fetched. That is crime for you though. Sometimes it helps to just go with the flow and just enjoy the complete freakishness of it. A feral boy is discovered in a derelict house, in a cage of bones. Brennan and his team start to investigate the str
Jun 28, 2015 Anja rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Ich bin überhaupt nicht begeistert. Der Anfang hat noch relativ schnell Lust auf mehr gemacht, aber das war dann zumindest bei mir, ganz schnell vorbei. Immer mehr Charaktere kamen dazu und immer weniger nachvollziehbare Handlungsstränge wurden einem hingeworfen. Ich bin ziemlich schnell gar nicht mehr richtig mitgekommen und wusste oft nicht über was oder von wem ich jetzt eigentlich grad lese. Das hat sich dann so hingezogen und ich war zwischendurch echt verärgert weil einige Entwicklungen ec ...more
Jul 20, 2012 Lisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great finale to the Phil Brennan series! Couldnt put it down! Would recommend to anyone who likes crime thrillers but not for the faint hearted!
Cleo Bannister
Jun 21, 2014 Cleo Bannister rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Having read both The Creeper which I thought was excellent and The Surrogate I pre-ordered Cage of Bones. I'm sorry to say I was disappointed.

I found the premise to the whole crime completely unbelievable. The characters of the police in thee Surrogate drew me into the story but even they felt a little flat in this book. This is despite DI Philip Brennan's back story being explored in more depth.

The story itself has plenty of blood and guts in it, a little too much for my liking, so if you are p
Marla Madison
I found the plot of this book interesting and did like the characters. I thought the "evil influence" was introduced too early and in a way
so confusing that it would have been better left until the end.
The revealed relationship of the protagonist to them seems like way too much of a coincidence and rather unbelievable. Complaints aside, I did
like the characters and found the book to be very well written. I stuck with it to the end and would recommend it to people who like
suspense/thriller with
Mar 29, 2016 Elusive rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review
‘Cage of Bones’ is the third installment in the ‘Brennan & Esposito’ series. Two workers assigned to demolish a dilapidated building get more than they bargained for when they discover a cage made of human bones. When the police-psychologist couple Phil and Marina undertake the investigation together with the team, they realize that they're dealing with a serial killer who’s not about to stop anytime soon.

I’ll begin with the positive thing about this book. The premise was interesting and the
Im Keller eines alten Hauses wird ein Käfig aus Knochen gefunden, in dem ein verwahrloster kleiner Junge sitzt. Der ganze Raum deutet darauf hin, dass es sich nicht um ein normales Verbrechen handelt, sondern dass hier Rituale eine Rolle spielen. Kommissar Phil Brennan hat schon viel gesehen, aber aus Gründen, die er sich nicht erklären kann, berührt ihn dieser Tatort besonders; er bekommt Alpträume und merkwürdige Erinnerungen tauchen plötzlich auf. Selbst seine Partnerin, die Profilerin Marina ...more
Mit diesem dritten Band setzt Tania Carver ihre Reihe um Phil Brennan und Marina Esposito fort und das zum einen in einem positiven Sinn und zum anderen auch teilweise etwas negativer, als bei den Vorgängern.

Um schon einmal zu einem der positiven Punkte zu kommen. Ich fand es sehr gut, dass Marina Esposito, die bei den beiden Vorgängern immer im Klappentext als so wichtiger Faktor erwähnt wurde und gefühlt dann aber eher nur am Rande wirklich etwas mit dem Fall zu tun hatte, dieses Mal dann doch
Heidi Gonzalez
Oct 07, 2014 Heidi Gonzalez rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
These books are just downright scary. They remind me of when I first started reading the author Jeffrey Deaver, and how horrifyingly realistic some of his murder plots were. The fact that they were so random terrified me, and while these murders were not so random its so crazy and gruesome I could see it actually happening. I don't know what that says about me and my imagination but these books freak me out but I also can't put them down!

Tania Carver knows how to set the stage and make you squir
I really love Tania Carver (or the collaboration that is Tania Carver),her writing is sharp, accurate and very exciting.Her chief characters of Phil,Marina, Mickey and Anni are so real, you want to see what they will do next. I have waited for this, her new novel and I have not been disappointed.
Amanda Nio
Oct 09, 2015 Amanda Nio rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is my first mystery action book I've ever picked up in my life. Add gore, and suspense, I'M YOUR GIRL! Have never been one for movies so books will do.

I love how the author uses quote names - lawmaker / teacher / missionary / portreeve, and only reveals their identities only when they are dead (brutally murdered) or you can guess it. SHE LEAVES NO ROOMS FOR GUESSING! Love it

This book is definitely a solid 4-stars for me since there are still plot holes not filled - house of secrets / house
Jan 25, 2016 Debbie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
From page one to the end it's hard to believe what humans will do to each other in the name of religion/cult or just because in some sick way they enjoy it. They always seem to find a way, in their eyes, to justify what they did but it takes a sick & twisted mind to kill indiscriminately but it takes a stronger person/s to go looking for these killers putting their own lives at risk to save the innocent from this sick, twisted & cruel people in the hope they can free them & put an en ...more
Oct 18, 2014 Kate rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Based on the good reviews I thought this would be interesting. I didn't find it so. I think it is because I do not like a lot of gore, torture etc in my books and this one had all those in it. Plus by reading this one instead of the first of the series (which I avoided because it looked too gory) I felt like I was in the middle act of the three act play. Another thing which put me off was the 1.5 page chapters flicking back and forth between various characters. Got to be annoying after awhile an ...more
Nov 26, 2011 Amy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Real page turner, shame you can tell who the bad guys are all the way through, but an exciting thriller nonetheless.
Jan 15, 2015 Key rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Es geht hier um: Geldgier, Macht, Einfluß und Sadismus. Menschenhandel, Zwangsprostitution, Korruption und Rituale. Verdrehte hehre Ziele und „Mittelschichtsmoral“. Außerdem stehen bei dieser Autorin Familienbande ganz hoch im Kurs, auch oder gerade die über die Blutsverwandschaft hinaus.
„Familie ist mehr als Biologie.“ Und eine Donna erkennt, dass sie für den Sohn ihrer besten Freundin längst mütterliche Gefühle entwickelt hat und sich natürlich um ihn kümmer
Mar 03, 2014 Elinore rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library-books
In the beginning this book was a bit difficult to understand just because there are more than one cases going on simultaneously. DS Phil Brennan is the lead investigator of the case where a young boy is found in a cage of - what turns out to be human - bones in the basement of a dilapidated house. Marina, the agency's psychologist and also Phil's partner, takes on the mountainous task of trying to not only gain the little boy's trust and also try to communicate with him as well. Recently promote ...more
May 10, 2013 yexxo rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
Bei den Vorbereitungen zu Abrissarbeiten eines heruntergekommenen Hauses entdecken Bauarbeiter im Keller einen halbverhungerten misshandelten Jungen, gefangen in einem Käfig aus Knochen. Alles deutet daraufhin, dass hier ein Ritual vollzogen werden sollte. Kommissar Phil Brennan und seine Partnerin Marina Esposito ermitteln gemeinsam, doch Phils Erkenntnis, dass dieser Fall in irgendeiner Form auch mit seiner Vergangenheit zu tun hat, erschwert die Zusammenarbeit außerordentlich.
Die Lektüre dies
Stirb, mein Prinz – Ein Abrisshaus beherbergt ein morbides Gefängnis
Ein verfallenes, vermeintlich leerstehendes Gebäude ist das Setting für “Tania Carver’s” dritten Teil der Brennan & Esposito-Reihe. Während einer routinemäßigen Begehung anlässlich des bevorstehenden Abrisses, machen die Arbeiter einen grausamen Fund: Im Keller entdecken sie einen Käfig – bestehend aus fein säuberlich geschichteten Menschenknochen. Als ob das nicht schon furchteinflößend genug ist, befindet sich ein völlig v
Lizzie Hayes
Aug 31, 2012 Lizzie Hayes rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
‘Cage of Bones’ by Tania Carver
Published by Sphere, 17 September 2011. ISBN: 978-0-7515-4525-8

Employees of a building company inspecting an old house for demolition, discover a feral child in the cellar imprisoned in a cage of human bones.

Detective Inspector Phil Brennan of the Essex Police Major Incident Squad, calls in his partner psychologist Marina Esposito, to try and talk to the child, but the child can barely form words. As the CSI and the detectives investigate the cellar it becomes appa
Book Lovers Never Go to Bed Alone
Tania Carver’s novel Cage of Bones is the third in a series featuring Inspector Phillip Brennan. The story is crafted so that you need not have read the first two in order to dig right in. The story begins with a grisly discovery. Workers find a cage full of bones and a young, feral child locked inside. The mystery deepens with the discovery of “The Gardener” and the investigation uncovers dark secrets both past and present.

Carver is actually a two-person writing team and the novel has the feel
Susanna Montua

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Vorab: Diese Rezension bezieht sich auf das Hörbuch zu gleichnamigen Roman.

Cover/Hülle: Sehr ansprechend. Die Farbe, ich liebe alles, was mit Pink/Lila/Rosa zu tun hat, ist wirklich gelungen, dazu das Seil, welches dabei ist, zu zerreißen. Es lässt auf vieles deuten, die Nerven, die Verbindungen unter den Personen etc. Toll. Ein Buch und Hörbuch, welches ich aus dem Regal genommen hätte!

Charakter: Wo fang ich an? Das sind so wahnsinnig viele, wirklich viele …
Phil Brennan
I was curious about Cage of Bones the minute I read the synopsis. I wish I could say I wasn’t a tad bit dissapointed by the book, but I am. From the synopsis, it had real potential to be something different. To stand out from the crowd. It fails to do so with your stereotypical, cardboard cut and paste police detective characters, from the uncannily correct profiler to the reluctant psychologist to the tragic hero to the villain. This is the third book in a series, but I only found out about tha ...more
This husband-wife writing team has created one of those very rare series novels that actually improves with each new installment. This third book in the DI Philip Brennan/Marina Esposito series is by far the strongest yet in the series. All of the reservations that lingered behind after reading the second book in the series, The Creeper, have been rectified. The characters actually develop and grow here, and the immature men (for the most part) stop running around responding strongly to every pr ...more
Jerry Hillyer
This is the third in the series I have read. I like the lead character Phil Brennan, but in this volume I just wasn't into him at all. He came across very wimpy in this story. The story seemed contrived to me and rather predictable. It didn't take long to figure out where the story was going and other surprises.

To me, the story was just OK. Characters were not developed well in this one and like I said, I think the ending was predictable. I hope it's a set up for a better fourth volume in the s
Sue Flanagan
Jul 02, 2015 Sue Flanagan rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime
I was born in Colchester and was horrified at the way it was depicted in the book. I even lived in some of the places described as areas full of prostitutes. That being said I found the story so unbelievable, I do like to feel that the story is plausible, and not a fantasy. If I wanted fantasy that is the genre I would have chosen. Would I recommend this book, well if you want something really far fetched with lots of author license then maybe...
Apr 17, 2015 Patty rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My favorite book thus far in the series, just wish that the author would come up with a new premise. I mean how many evil, corrupt bosses can there be and incompetent DS's in one series and panic attacks for the main character? These novels are very graphic, so not recommended for the faint of heart.
May 19, 2013 Julie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
I recieved this novel from NetGalley.

This is the third installment in the Marina Esposito novels, and I haven't read the previous two, but that has no effect on this novel. It was engaging and well written.

I'm only giving it three stars because it feels as though it is too long, I realise it needed the many chapters and the different characters but at times it felt to be dragging on, simply because there was some tiny piece of information that didn't really need to be told. Also some of the char
Mar 07, 2016 Supriya rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book is a disappointment.The premise of a cage of bones, human slavery, east European girls, throw in secret society didn't quite merge into a storyline. Every plot trailed off, with expected and anticipated answers. I could predict Glass' moves and his identity.All in all, a pretty bad read.
May 06, 2014 R.S. rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Cage of Bones suffers from cliched, cardboard characters throughout and I found myself not really caring if the good guys won or not. The uneven quality of the composite writing showed and was a real turn-off - in parts good and in parts boring as hell; I was glad to get to the rushed ending.
Steph Dinning
Jun 03, 2016 Steph Dinning rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another brilliant captivating book in the Brennan and Esposito series.
I love this series as it makes use of every character with their own stories,sub plots and interconnecting plots. From Rose, Mickey and Anni and on to Phil and Marina.
We find out things from Phils past that are connected today.
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Tania carver is the pseudonym for the husband and wife writing team of Martyn and Linda Waites.
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