Of His Bones


A glorious, melodic, haunting and beautiful book”

Mariana’s birth-mother is ill, but can she risk challenging her own identity for the sake of a woman she has never met?

Of His Bones is about predestination and choices. It explores themes of familial love, identity and the powerful hold of the past. This novel is the sister-book to The Last Time We Saw Marion.

332 pages (75,000 words)

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“Gabe and I are happy this way. We don’t need anyone else in our lives.”

Mariana feels like a pawn in other people’s games. Her birth mother is ill and opportunities for them to be reconciled are running out.

Despite being adopted, Mariana has always felt secure with who she is. But both sides of her birth family are now closing in, and whatever she decides will irrevocably alter many lives; most of all the man and woman who created her.

Of His Bones is about predestination and choices. It explores themes of familial love, identity and the powerful hold of the past. Set in the seascapes of East and North Yorkshire, this novel is the sister-book to The Last Time We Saw Marion.


Tracey Scott-Townsend is the author of uncompromising family dramas which delve into often uncomfortable aspects of relationships of all kinds, but motherhood is frequently at the heart of her stories. Three of her books feature the Humber Estuary in East Yorkshire, where she lived for a year when she was young.

Tracey is the mother of four grown children. She is also editorial director of Wild Pressed Books, a small publishing company she runs with her husband Phil Scott-Townsend.

You can learn more about Tracey Scott-Townsend by visiting her author page here on the IQ website.

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Tracey Scott-Townsend
Category: Literary
Release Date: March 2017

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-908600-55-4
Pages: 332
RRP: £9.99 / 12.99€ / $14.99

Format: eBook (MOBI & ePUB)
ISBN: 978-1-908600-56-1
RRP: £3.49 / 3.99€ / $3.99


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Of His Bones surpassed my very high expectations. It’s a glorious, melodic, haunting and beautiful book, exploring themes of family, choice, destiny and love. While the language was so exquisite I longed to read slowly, the page-turning plot had me steaming ahead. The characters are gorgeously painted, pulsating and real.

Louise Beech, author of The Lion Tamer who Lost

Brimming with heartbreak and tragedy this is such a compelling read. You can’t help but become involved with the characters lives and immersed in the realism of it all. Poignant and wistful, I ended the book feeling better for having known these characters and their complex stories. Tracey shows us that life doesn’t have to be perfect to be filled with beautiful moments, and this is why I am drawn to her novels.

Honey Bee, Goodreads Reviewer

If you are looking for a book that will take you along on an emotional family journey, grab you down deep and keep you guessing – look no further. Ms. Townsend has crafted a lovely tale here that will fully immerse you. The author has done a fine job of creating a cast of characters that are as multi-faceted as every human being with both good qualities and bad. There is no down-time in this novel. The writing is crisply and richly detailed.

Louise Caiola, author of The Making of Nebraska Brown

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