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Die Alone

(The Bone Field #3)

4.59  ·  Rating details ·  255 ratings  ·  48 reviews
Alastair Sheridan has it all. Wealth, good looks, a beautiful wife and children and, in the chaotic world of British politics, a real chance of becoming Prime Minister.

But Alastair also has a secret. He’s a serial killer with a taste for young women.

Only a handful of people know what kind of monster he is, and disgraced detective Ray Mason is one of them.

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Hardcover, 416 pages
Published November 28th 2019 by Century
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Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*
EXCERPT: Jane Kelman hadn't always been a killer. Years ago, she'd been a married mother of two who'd never even been in a fight, let alone murdered anyone. But life has a way of changing things, and the truth was, Jane had enjoyed killing the first time she'd done it. The act itself had been exciting. It had given her a sense of power she'd never experienced before and it didn't take her long to understand why serial killers found murder addictive. The victims too had deserved it. One had been ...more
Dec 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobook
Simon Kernick is back with more in his thriller DI Ray Mason series, building on the momentum of the past two novels. During his long rise to fame, Alastair Sheridan has amassed great wealth and surrounded himself with a wonderful family. Now, he seeks to be prime minister of the United Kingdom and is poised to do so. He has only one deep secret that could derail this, that he is a serial killer with a long list of victims. Thankfully only a few know of this, one of whom is DI Ray Mason. It ...more
Louise Wilson
Nov 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Bone Field #3 DI Ray Mason #4

Alistair Merridan is a serial killer who has also been named as the next prime minister. E was the man behind the Bone Field killings and Ray has unfinished business with him. Ray is on the run and he needs Tina's help to flee the country. But there are people out there to prevent him from doing this.

I've loved e very minute and every word in this trilogy. Theres been many heart stopping moments and plenty of twist and turns. This thrilling conclusion does not
Nov 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Die Alone is the third and final instalment in The Bone Field trilogy featuring disgraced Detective Inspector Ray Mason, his ex-partner and badass Tina Boyd and Mike Bolt who is leading the chase to catch them. Each book can be read as a standalone without any issues as the characters are well fleshed out although you may not be privy to some of the backstory if you just jump right in. The story revolves around Alastair Sheridan, a man with everything to lose including his shot at being Prime ...more
Nov 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Die Alone is book 3 of The Bone Field trilogy. Book 1 of The Bone Field is, The Bone Field. Book 2 of The Bone trilogy is The Hanged Man and book 3 of The Bone trilogy is Die Alone.

Die Alone is the first book that I have read of The Bone Field trilogy. You can very easily read Die Alone as a standalone book.

Simon Kernick knows how to pull his readers in with a fast paced thriller story. I would recommend reading Die Alone to men and women who lives for gripping thrilling stuff. There is plenty
Susan Hampson
Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Although this is the final book in The Bone Field Trilogy it is a fabulous stand-alone read too. When disgraced ex DI Ray Mason, is broken out of prison, where he is serving time for murder, he is given a choice. Assassinate high ranking politician and potential Prime Minister Alastair Sheridan and have a new start and new identity abroad, or go back to prison. This is a chance for Mason to rid the world of a psycho, although he knows the people offering him a new start aren't who they say they ...more
Liz Barnsley
Jan 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
The third book in the DI Mason (Bone Field) series does not disappoint- a hugely pacy and addictive thriller with a cleverly engaging concept.

I actually didn't find it hard to believe that a man poised to be the next Prime Minister might also be serial killer- I mean just look at the world we are living in currently- when Mason is "extracted" from jail to ensure this doesn't happen, so begins a page turner of a cat and mouse thriller which I devoured in short order.

Simon Kernick' s writing is
Julie Lacey
Nov 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another great book from Simon Kernick.
Ray Mason is in prison at the start of the book as a result of what happened in previous books.
Someone wants him out so following a violent riot in the prison, Mason is taken to hospital but on the way the vehicle is held up and Mason is taken.
He soon realises he’s been broken out of prison for a reason and has to decide if he’s willing to take on the task offered to him.
This task relates to the man Mason is desperate to see get justice so he agrees to
Mary Picken
Nov 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Simon Kernick likes to mix and match his characters and though each of his books can be read as a stand-alone, together they make up more than the sum of their parts. So Ray Mason, Tina Boyd and Mike Bolt have all appeared in previous books, but Die Alone is the final part of the Bone Field Trilogy. Don’t let any of that get in the way of enjoying this excellent, fast paced novel, though.

Ray Mason was a police detective, and a damned good one. But his tolerance for letting vicious killers get
Dec 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely brilliant. Fantastic author. Very good storyline and end of series.
Nov 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a very entertaining and tense and pleasingly complex thriller. I didn't realise until I was about a quarter of the way through that it's actually the final novel in a trilogy. I wish I'd read all of them as I think this would have added impact when we discover the fate of individuals. Some people seem like they're minor players but I've since learned they played significant roles in previous books. Nevertheless, Die Alone still stands alone very well and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I'll be ...more
Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Alistair Sheridan is a serial killer with a penchant for for young girls. He is also a politician who has been named as the next Prime minister. He was behind the Bone Field killings and Ray Mason still has unfinished business with him. There is a fly in the ointment for his future plans Ray is in jail awaiting sentence for MURDER. A real edge of your seat thriller which takes off like a speeding bullet. The tension and suspense had me gripped. The pace had me tapping my kindle faster and faster ...more
Joyce ☘ clutteredbooks ☘
Nov 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
The book reminded me of why thrillers had been what hooked me to become a reader. The anticipation- the need to know now what happens next, racing to turn the page, and finally getting to the end to take that breath you never realized you were holding. And yes, I totally borrowed that phrase from a YA book. Die Alone was all of that!

The story is told in a mix of first and third person multiple POVs with distinct voices even without a heading of who is now narrating. The start was captivating and
Nov 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
This is the third book in The Bone Field series by Simon Kernick. I just love this author’s writing. This series features Ray Mason and Tina Boyd, both former cops who have worked together before and usually attract trouble but they trust each other. The book starts in London.
Ray Mason is incarcerated in prison awaiting trial for murder and arson. He didn’t do it but he is taking the rap so Tina could go free. They were trying to get the Bone Field killers but didn’t succeed. And worst of all is
Sheila Moore
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the third book in the Bone Field Trilogy and like the other two does not fail to disappoint, what a fantastic series of books these have been. The book could be read as a stand-alone book but I would recommend reading the other two to understand the backstory. Roy Mason is sprung put of prison in a complex set up by the most evil man ever to exist. Ray is on the run and needs the help of Tina Boyd, his one time colleague and girlfriend. Theirs is a complicated relationship. Ray has ...more
Dec 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed this - a ripper of a thriller
Dec 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Alastair Sheridan is making his way to the top in British politics and there is a real possibility of him becoming Prime Minister. To the average person he is a clean cut husband and family man but a very few people know who he really is. Alastair Sheridan has a taste for young women and is a serial killer.
In his quest to become Prime Minister he cannot allow his secret to be revealed at any cost, making those who know the real man to be in extreme danger.
I would recommend this fast, action
Kay Smillie
Dec 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Simon Kernick at his very best as Ray Mason, sprung from jail, gets drawn into a mire where he has to keep his wits about him, with some help from Tina Boyd. As with all Kernick's work, the story moves along at an incredible pace with no dull moments. Arguably the best British thriller writer around at the moment.

Ray Smillie
Nov 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
Simon Kernick is one of my favourite authors so when the opportunity came up to review an advance copy of this book I didn’t hesitate and it went right to the top of my pile.
Thank you so much to Cornerstone Penguin Random House UK for approving my request via NetGalley and allowing me to be one of the first to read this brilliant book.

Brief synopsis of the story :

This is the third in The Bone Field trilogy but can easily be read as a stand alone. Simon fills in the character backgrounds.

Carole Gourlay
Nov 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Having read all Simon’s books and having met him a few times at Harrogate I was delighted to receive this as an ARC. His books are some of the best there is, with plenty of subterfuge and espionage. I was particularly pleased to see Tina Boyd involved again as I love her fearless character. Every page I turned, I literally held my breath, wondering who was going to pop up from the woodwork. I’d forgotten how adrenaline fuelled Simon’s books were. In fact, as I seem to have missed this series,or ...more
Dec 03, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019, netgalley
A fast paced thriller with lots of dead bodies strewn about. This is the third in a trilogy but reads perfectly well as a stand alone. Well written with a fast moving plot but not for the faint-hearted.
Many thanks to Netgalley/Simon Kernick/Random House UK for a digital copy of this title. All opinions expressed are my own.
DIane Dutton
Dec 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely brilliant takes you on rollercoaster journey, it's an art to make you care about what happens to the m, ain characters, and not want the story to end, there only books I would read again because there written so well, would definitely recommend to everyone to give simon Kubrick books a try you won't be disappointed

Absolutely brilliant, takes you on a rollercoaster journey, it's an art to make the reader care about what happens to the main characters, and not want the story to end.
Dec 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic conclusion to the trilogy.
Nov 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Keep up...this is an action packed adrenaline rush of a book.
I was gripped from the very first page.
We revisit Ray Mason as he literally fights for his life during a prison riot. What is not clear is who is behind the riots and the subsequent prison break out?
Alastair Sheridan is favourite to become the next prime minister, but he has a secret only a few people know... including Roy Mason.
The pace leaves you breathless.... the late nights reading leave you sleep deprived.
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Reading Stuff 'n' Things

Wow ... just wow!

What a thrill-a-page that was!

This is the third and final instalment of "The Bone Field" series and what a series it's been. You could read this part as a standalone but I think you would appreciate and have a clearer and better understanding of Ray's motivations if you read the previous books although not essential as Mr Kernick provides adequate snippets so you can easily keep up.

This book is just brilliant; full of action, scenes of peril, violence,
Nov 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the final part of The Bone Field trilogy, long awaited by fans of Simon Kernick and and as a big fan I was not disappointed. This was a real rollercoaster of a read with never a dull moment!
Ray Mason, renegade cop with an innate sense of justice, is locked up in prison awaiting trial for murder.
Ray and his girlfriend, ex police-woman Tina Boyd, had been chasing some evil characters who go right to the heart of British politics when Ray got arrested.
Ray, who has been languishing in gaol
Jeff Parry
Dec 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great Finale

This is another edge of the seat thriller from Kernick and a fitting finale to the Bone Fields trilogy.

It is face paced, taut and keeps you engaged from beginning to end.
Dec 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Now read the three in the series. No spoilers , but this is a must read. Love Ray Mason and Tina Boyd.
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thank you to Netgalley, the Publisher and author for this ARC.

This is the first book I’ve read by Simon Kernick, The blurb looked good, and I felt it looked like my kind of book. I really REALLY loved this book ..... it got and held my attention right from the first page to the last. At the end of the prologue I was hooked and felt like I didn’t want to put the book down and needed to carry on reading to see how the story unfolded. The main character, Ray Mason was very likeable and I was
Nov 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I only discovered Simon Kernick earlier this year when I read We Can See You (also a very highly recommended great read) so I was looking forward to reading Die Alone.

From the get-go it's heart-stopping action. Ray Mason is broken out of prison, which is lucky (for him) as a former policeman with a bounty on his head it was likely the only other way out was going to be in a body bag.

It is a thrilling cat and mouse chase!


Thank you so much the publisher and NetGalley for
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Simon Kernick (born 1966 in Slough, Berkshire) is a British thriller/crime writer now living in Oxfordshire with his wife and two daughters. He attended Gillotts School, a comprehensive in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. Whilst he was a student his jobs included fruitpicker and Christmas-tree uprooter. He graduated from Brighton Polytechnic in 1991 with a degree in humanities. Kernick had a passion ...more

Other books in the series

The Bone Field (3 books)
  • The Bone Field (The Bone Field #1; DI Ray Mason #2)
  • The Hanged Man (The Bone Field #2; DI Ray Mason #3)