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To the Bone

(Gavin English #1)

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  17 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Two teenage girls go missing in the span of one year- both are labeled runaways and forgotten by the system.

Forgotten, until Rachel, a determined mother, walks into the office of private investigator, Gavin English. She needs to know for sure what's happened to her daughter, Jennifer. A nice pair of legs and a little cash go a long way, so he's on the case.

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Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 93 pages
Published October 1st 2012 by Deer Watson Media
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Oct 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
To the Bone evokes the image of a noir-ish detective fiction with a modern twist. A gripping thriller for fans of the hard-boiled detectives.

The horror of the teacher who prefers fresh young meat and the detective with his share of vices. An entertaining read.

Hoping there are future stories including Gavin English.
Sep 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this. It was a quick read but very engrossing and wrapped up nicely, though not perfectly for the private investigator. The killer was a sicko and there was some great gore.

I received this, from the author, in return for a review.
Mar 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was a chilling and intense story. A classic story of a troubled investigator and a creepy psychopath. If that's the kind of story you like you should read this story. I wont say much more, if I do I might spoil it for those who haven't read it.
Aug 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
To the Bone had a noir, gritty feel to it. Private eye Gavin English is kind of a mess. He drinks too much, has a bad attitude, and his motivations are questionable. Yet I couldn’t turn my eyes away from this train wreck known as Gavin who does manage to pull himself together long enough to solve this gruesome case. Plus, we fancy the same handgun, so he can’t be all bad.

As much as I liked the dark atmosphere of this story, I did wish the ladies had a better showing. They are all either sex obje
Apr 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
For such a short story, this sure packs a punch! A detective that smokes too much, drinks way too much, and lives off of coffee. I'm not so sure I even like him, but I know I want to read more about him! I'd also like to read more about his former partner, his porn friend and his ex. So much more story to enjoy.
The title "To the Bone" is perfect for this read. Be warned.....very bloody. Very violent. Very gross. Throw up worthy. Very entertaining!
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Jan 07, 2020 rated it liked it
Good, but a little too gruesome straight out the gate for me.

I love thrillers, I like mystery and a bit of horror. This was just kind of... Gross.

I don'te be be picking up the next book as I expected to in the Jack Daniels collaboration... This version of the reporter took on a different role and I wasn't a huge fan.
Well written, clean and concise, but not my style.
Pam Cash
Feb 27, 2020 rated it did not like it
Gross plot and unlikeable protagonist... I stopped reading.
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TO THE BONE is a classic example of detective fiction using the inverted story format. The crimes and the villain's identity are revealed early in the story, letting the reader focus more on learning about Gavin English and the how/why behind the gruesome acts. (Note: Although not explicitly graphic, this story involves cannibalism so there are moments which could be stomach-churning for some readers. So know your limits and proceed with caution.)

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Ken Lindsey is the author of the Gavin English Stories series, as well as the fantasy novel, The River Runes. Writing has been his first love ever since he gave up his dreams of being the next Hulk Hogan, some time back in the nineties. He has four beautiful children, and lives in Northern Idaho where he drinks far too much coffee.

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