Book Review – Knucklebone


Knucklebone by N.R. Brodie (Macmillan) ISBN 9781770105850

N.R. Brodie’s Knucklebone was inspired by a song she was listening to while she was driving past Johannesburg Central Police Station. The song was “Chase the Devil“.

The story is a strange combination of police work and witchcraft. It is a cracking good story which drew me in from page one. The riveting suspense left me on the edge of my seat.

Ian Jack is an ex-cop who teams up with an ex-colleague, Captain Reshmar Patel. They are working a case of house breaking involving two teenage boys. They know animal poaching is involved. The question is how to connect the evidence presented. It escalates into a terrifying conundrum that defies logic.

I felt dazzled at the end of the story. If you enjoy the supernatural and scary situations, which can’t be explained by rational thinking, this is the book for you.

Dawn Blankfield
4.5/5

By the book here: Knucklebone: A Novel