Reading this thriller was an exhilarating yet terrifying experience. From unsolved murders to demonic possessions, it had my imagination running wild – yet not wild enough to escape the weird sense that something like this could really be happening under our noses.
Young ex-cop Ian Jack finds himself at the scene of a “housebreaking” gone wrong and has to team up with former colleague and love interest Reshma Patel to solve the case. But things take a dark turn when they discover links to animal- poaching syndicates, witchcraft and evil sangomas.
There are many fantasy thrillers out there but none as uniquely South African as Knucklebone. Every story I was told as a child about abathakathi (bad sangomas) and tokoloshes suddenly came to life and it was nothing short of electrifying.