REVIEW: Knuckle Bone by Nechama Brodie

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Knuckle Bone by Nechama Brodie
Knuckle Bone by Nechama Brodie

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.

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