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I have three names: I was born Leigh-Ann. I became Cherrie. When I was a child, they called me Little Bones…

My father was Mr Bones – the notorious serial killer of 25 years ago.
As a child I witnessed his crimes.
Everything is different now. I have a new identity. I’m a mother. I am finally free.
Until that podcast. I should never have listened.
They’re linking a recent disapp
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Expected publication: October 31st 2020 by Avon Books UK
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Jessica Kafka | JustReadingJess
Little Bones by N.V. Peacock is an interesting true crime thriller. I was intrigued since the beginning of the book.

I recommend Little Bones to True Crime Thriller fans as long as having likeable characters is not important to you.

Thank you NetGalley and Avon Books UK for Little Bones.

Full review will be provided on my blog https://justreadingjess.wordpress.com/
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Tina
***Coming Out This Month***

This is a Crime Thriller. I enjoyed reading this book. I know it was one of two people who did it, and I really was thinking it would end up being the person that really did it. I do not think the twist was super good, but the book was good not thrilling. I was kindly provided an e-copy of this book by the publisher (Avon) or author (N.V. Peacock) via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review about how I feel about this book, and I want to send a big Thank you to them
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Nilufer Ozmekik
Aug 20, 2020 rated it liked it
I got lost in sea of complex, irritating thoughts one more time! I admired the plot line and the clever, intriguing premise of the story and in the beginning everything was so exciting, I was ready to be hooked and get lost in the story.

But... yes truly unlikable MC and so obviously predictable twists and outcomes destroyed my delightful thriller reading mood. It just blew away, leaving disappointment smokes in the air!

Let’s take a closer look to the story: Leigh Ann changed her name to Cherri
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Michelle
Sep 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Eight-year-old Leigh-Anne has had a troubled childhood. Her mother took her own life and her father is Mr Bones a serial killer who abducted and kill young boys and used their bones for sculptures. Her father was convicted for the crimes. Leigh-Anne hasn’t seen him since. She was nicknamed Little Bones.
When Leigh-Anne turned 17 after living in foster care she changed her name to Cherrie and started a new life. Present day Cherrie now has a boyfriend and a son called Robin. When a child goes miss
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Robin Loves Reading
There is a woman named Cherrie. She was formerly known as Leigh-Ann, daughter to a serial killer of young boys. She sought to separate her past by changing her name and starting a new life. She has a live-in boyfriend and a five-year-old son named Robin. Her father was caught when she was eight years of age so she should have been able to bury her past.

However, there is a new podcast about her father and her identity is leaked. What is more, and far worse, is there is a new disappearance. The pu
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Sally
Aug 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book was recommended to me and I was intrigued to read it. The subject matter was a little darker than I usually like - I’m wary of stumbling across violent or disturbing images but I was ok with this. Cherrie, or ‘little bones’ is the daughter of a serial killer. As a child she played a disturbing part in luring young boys to their fate and been involved in her father’s artwork using their bones. Now as an adult her own son is missing, her secret identity is uncovered in a podcast and she ...more
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This book was difficult to get through because it is a disturbing story. I have read worse books and I have definitely read much better books...and I'm not sure if that's due to the subject matter or the writing. While Little Bones had some interesting parts, much of it was boring and redundant. The writing in this book is okay, but the pacing is a little slow and inconsistent. Rather than a continual ramping up of tension and suspense, there's a peak of suspense, followed by an extended period ...more
Donna Hines
Oct 17, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, netgalley
If you enjoy books that will drive you up a wall in all regards than this is your sign!
Little Bones by N.V. Peacock started with a great premise and intriguing ideas but soon slammed down to nothing more than smoke, fog, and mirrors.
Leigh Ann aka Cherrie is a real cracker hiding from a past life and her disturbing killer of a dad.
No, he's actually a 'serial killer' known as Mr. Bones and I'm sure it's for good reason but I'm not going there.
As it turns out Cherrie is also a mom and knows all abo
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Diane Merritt
Aug 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Was a good by book. Flowed easily to read. And the character build up was good. Surprised ending for me.


Thanks to the publisher and Net Galley for an early release of this book.
Liz Barnsley
Oct 06, 2020 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this very much- it was a fast, addictive read with a decent resolution and you'll certainly find it to be a page turner.

I probably would have rated it higher years ago and the writing is great but I did come away with the feeling I'd read this exact story before- I haven't but many similar ones so much so that it becomes a bit blended which maybe took something away from the whole for this reader.

Having said that it is very good with some interesting characters and as I said very addi
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Jenn Brouwer
Aug 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow! This book started strong and stayed strong the whole way through.
When you are the daughter of a notorious serial killer ( not just any serial killer but a killer of children) life is hard. Little Bones, daughter of Mr Bone has changed her name and has a whole new life. Now a child is found dead and her past and present has merged: what could her incarcerated father have to do with this child’s abduction and death? What happens when her own son vanishes.
Twisty and turny right till the end wi
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Vaishnavi
Oct 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
I really really liked this morbid book.
It gave me the vibes of 'the whisper man' by Alex North and if you liked that book then this one will be a good one for y'all. Thankyou netgalley and @avon_books for the review copy and wow the cover is stunning and the book even more so.

Firstly let me tell that the writing was engrossing until the very end, I just couldn't put it down. A lot of characters with their complexities were very well portrayed and had the exact dept needed for the story to move s
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Syeda Sumayya Tariq
Oct 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: net-galley, thrillers
When a child goes missing, a podcast brings back the gruesome history of the small town into focus again. Is the serial killer who abducted, killed and made macabre art out of the children's bones many years ago back? Or is it his daughter, who as a child helped him kill, and is now a living an ordinary life? But when her own child goes missing, everyone's a suspect including the mother herself.

This was such an interesting read an I enjoyed it very much. Gripping from the get go and super fast p
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Jenny (Bookbookowl)
Sep 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Thank you to Avon Books UK for providing me with a copy of Little Bones, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review!

Cherrie has a secret. Her father was a serial killer, nicknamed Mr Bones and the media called her 8 year old self Little Bones. It’s a secret she hopes no-one in her new life will ever discover, especially her boyfriend and young son, but when a boy in her town is murdered, a podcast is released, outing her to everyone. Cherrie thought that was the worst thing that could ever
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Giulia
Sep 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I found this book about a serial killers daughter a very unique and intriguing read. Cherrie, as she now calls herself, went through a lot as a child-should the children of a murderer pay for the sins of the father? The story takes us through Cherrie's normal life and the action begins when a "podcaster"starts to do a new podcast based on Cherrie's locked-up child killer of a dad. I would highly recommend to anyone who likes thrillers that find a way to build the action up slowly and all the whi ...more
Gina Robertson
Oct 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
The titlle and description pulled me in, I knew I needed to read this book! Overall I enjoyed the storyline, it had a clever plot and I was looking forward to finding out who had Cherrie’s son!

I didn’t expect the ending, a good twist as it wasn’t something I predicted but I felt it was quite rushed at the end.

I think little bones and Mr Bones have so much potential and further stories could grow from it and maybe even tv series!

Overall a good enjoyable thriller!
Chickoutthesebooks
Aug 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"People look at you differently when they assume they know what you're capable of."

Thank you @NetGalley and @AvonBooks for this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Little Bones will be available 10/31/2020!

My Synopsis

Every family has their issues. Leigh-Ann's just so happens to be that her father is Mr Bones, the serial killer who kidnapped small boys and made art with their bones. Tired of the shadow of her past and trying to shake off her nickname of Little Bones, she changes her name. She's
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HeyAnci
Sep 19, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs
What did I just read? Goodness can we breathe now because wow what a book.This book was about a woman who is tryna recover that is reminded of her childhood after a young boy goes missing. You see her father was a famous serial killer and she used to help lure children *sob*. This book was dark and all but I was engaged. The plot was quite intriguing. Huge thanks to Avon for my e-ARC
Tani
Sep 25, 2020 marked it as to-read
Shelves: arc
I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to the publishers and Netgalley.
Owl._.
Aug 30, 2020 rated it liked it
This one stumped me. Not the story and not the outcome, but how I was going to rate it. The more I thought about it, the more I leaned towards a middle of the road review. I had figured out part of the mystery early on, and the ending was somewhat of a let down. It just kind of fizzled out. However, I read until I finished it so that says something about my investment in the outcome. I think my problem is that I wanted more. I was expecting more and maybe something different than what I got.

Woul
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Cassandra
Aug 24, 2020 rated it liked it
Cherrie aka Leigh-Ann aka Little Bones was 8 when her father used her to help him commit his crimes. She is now older and living as Cherrie trying to be "normal." That is until a boy goes missing and people are reminded of the Mr. Bones killings. Podcaster, Jai, reveals her identity and that is when things go really bad fer her and her family. The story was quite good and it was a fast read for me, but I could not help wondering how much the events from her childhood had led to her somewhat angr ...more
Shkolnikjx
Aug 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was a fascinating story of a daughter of a serial killer that is being suspected of following in her father׳s footsteps. The readers will undoubtedly stay glued to the pages, as I did.
Caitlyn Lynch
Sep 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: crime, mystery, thriller
The sins of the father are coming back to haunt his daughter… Leigh-Ann Hendy was only eight years old when her father, notorious child serial killer Mr. Bones, was caught. Too young to understand what happened to the boys she played with sometimes… or was she?

Now with a new name, Cherrie Forrester, ‘Little Bones’ has a son of her own and a new, peaceful life, living with her loving boyfriend and working at a local food market. She’s ordinary. As ordinary as you can possibly get. Until a wannabe
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Jacqueline  sharp
Sep 20, 2020 rated it liked it
Cherie had been born Leigh Ann, but at 17 she had been forced to change her identity, because her father had been William Hendy or better known as Mr Bones a serial killer from 25 years ago, who kidnapped young boys boiling their bodies and using the bones to make macabre art. Leigh Ann was 8 years old, her father had used her as bait to get the young boys into his car.

Now Cherie has a son Robin, a boyfriend Leo and a job. She has left her past behind. No one knows who she is her boyfriend or he
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Evelyn Jane Thorne
Sep 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Leigh-Ann Hendy was eight years old when her serial killer father Mr Bones was arrested. She was dubbed Little Bones by the newspapers, because of her involvement in the murders of the young boys whom she helped to lure for her father.

Cherrie Forrester doesn’t want anybody to know her real identity. She has worked hard to build a new life for herself and nothing will ruin it. So she thought.

The disappearance of a local boy triggers a sequence of events which are thought to be connected to the p
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Kirsty
Sep 19, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
Special thanks to Avon Books UK and Netgalley for providing me with an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review

This book had me hooked right from the beginning. I really enjoyed the premise and the build up of everything. There are some gruesome details that a few people might not be comfortable reading about (the serial killer dad uses children's bones for his sculptures and it gets pretty gross), so watch out for that if that isn't your thing. If the description of the book intrigues you, I thin
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Jessica Foster
Oct 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
When Cherrie Forrester was eight years old, her father was tried and convicted as the serial killer, Mr. Bones. He lured young boys, often with Cherrie as a witness, to their ultimate deaths, where he then used their bones to make "art." Cherrie, then Leigh Ann Hendy, was dubbed Little Bones. Years have gone by, and when an podcast dedicated to the disappearance of a young boy, outs Cherrie as Little Bones, her world comes crashing down. That's not the worst of it. Days later her own son, Robin, ...more
Laura
Sep 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Cherie as she is known as an adult, has had a very disturbing childhood. Her father was a serial killer. Known to everyone as big bones. Fittingly, she became known as little bones. As a child she saw what her father had done to people. So one can imagine the torment and hell she went through. I want to say that at this point the author does an immaculate job of ensuring that everything seemed true and real. As you read this story it is almost as if it is you, the reader, experiencing the emotio ...more
peggy
Oct 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Mr Bones was a notorious serial killer, he took the lives of eleven boys. He used their bones to make hideous sculptures. His eight year old daughter loved her dad and would often help him. The press dubbed her Little Bones. Fast forward twenty five years, the daughter has changed her name, built a new life and has a son. A young boy goes missing and is found dead. A true crime podcast outs her real identity. The public start putting two and two together and making five. Then her son goes missin ...more
AtomicBooks
Sep 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020-books-read
Cherrie lives a nice life in Northamptonshire until one day, a child goes missing...
Is it a copycat killer of the notorious killer Mr Bones from 25 years ago? A podcast seems to think so and suddenly Cherie’s life starts to unravel as her identity is revealed. She is Little Bones, the serial killers daughter. She is identified as a villain but friends and family. But she says she’s not, she’s a victim. Who do you believe.

This is a really good book, a quick easy, addictive read. The story is well
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Nicky lives in lovely Northamptonshire. She works full time in sales and spends her spare time writing, reading, and running a group for local writers. She started her writing career with short stories in anthologies for publishers all over the world, before turning her hand to novels. After writing 2 YA supernatural series, she decided to indulge her dark side and write an adult thriller, and has ...more

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