Written in Bone - Chapters 4-6 Summary & Analysis

Simon Beckett
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Chapters 4-6 Summary

Hunter calls Wallace, noting the possibility of a murder. Wallace's interest is piqued but he lacks the resources to send an SOC team. Hunter and Fraser arrive at their lodgings, the Runa Hotel, which doubles as the island's restaurant and watering hole. Hunter meets the friendly and striking hotel owner Ellen McLoed and her young daughter and is shown to his reasonably appointed room. Fraser, clearly a heavy drinker, proceeds directly to the bar. Hunter has another stilted phone conversation with his still-peeved girlfriend before reviewing his forensic photographs and having a strange, momentary vision of a person standing in the rain outside his window.

In Chapter 5, Hunter goes down to the bar for dinner and meets many of the locals. Kinross, the ferry captain, is sitting with the loudmouth ex-fisherman Sean Guthrie and the alcoholic shopkeeper Karen Tait. Hunter first...

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