Written in Bone Themes

Simon Beckett
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Loss

Nearly all of the characters are motivated, in one way or another, by loss. Each character be viewed in terms of their reactions to their circumstances. Hunter and Brody have lost their wives and daughter, although the circumstances are significantly different. Grace has lost the ability to have children. Ellen lacks a relationship with the father of her child. Fraser loses his partner, Duncan, when he is murdered during the plot. Michael's relationship nightmare has deprived him of the desire to live. The shopkeeper, Karen Tait, has lost her youth to alcoholism. The ex-fisherman Sean Guthrie has lost his fishing boat to the bank after never making enough money. Maggie's grandmother loses her granddaughter after Maggie is murdered. The small village loses its collective innocence after a series of brutal murders and nauseating disclosures. These myriad examples demonstrate the multifaceted nature of Loss. For most of these characters...

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