The Bone Thief (La ladrona de huesos) (TV Series / Film)

Impossible thefts, relics, and mysteries.

Laura is a 41-year-old woman who, after being the victim of a brutal attack, loses her memory. Carlos, the man with whom she is in love, helps her restore some memories. But who is Laura? What happened to her? The only memory she has of her former life is an old photograph of a group of houses scattered at the bottom of a valley.

After a romantic evening with her husband Carlos, Laura receives a call from a stranger who informs her that Carlos has been kidnapped. The man on the other end of the phone tells her that, if she wants to see her husband alive again, she will have to steal the Apostle’s bones from the Cathedral of Santiago. However, this is no easy feat, as the remains are in the crypt of the cathedral, and she only has seven days to retrieve them. Apart from this, the cathedral is heavily guarded because a “brutal attack” recently occurred in the church of Guadalupe in Mexico, and authorities are on alert in all religious temples. The only people authorized to enter the Cathedral of Santiago are pilgrims who can prove they have made the Camino.

In a race against time, Laura begins the pilgrimage from a village in Lugo to ensure her entry into the cathedral. Whilst on this journey, she will recover some memories. Laura will realize that she is fully capable of committing this robbery, and she will remember that the attack that left her without memory was that which occurred in the church in Mexico. Only then will she understand why she has been chosen for this mission. Together with her childhood best friend, she was trained to perpetrate several large-scale crimes. Laura will have to choose between coming to terms with her criminal past or starting from scratch, accepting the loss of her beloved.


RELEVANT DATA: Manel Loureiro is an international bestselling author with a historical total of 700,000 copies sold in more than 30 countries and translated into more than 15 languages.  

He is, along with Javier Sierra and Carlos Ruiz Zafón, one of the few contemporary Spanish authors to have achieved top sales in the United States, breaking the 200,000-copy barrier in the United States. He was also the first Spanish author to make the list of the top three best-selling books in the United States solely on the basis of pre-orders of his novel The Last Passenger (El ultimo pasajero). In 2014, he was the only non-English-speaking author to make it onto the list of the top 100 best-selling authors in the United States.   

His first novel, Apocalypse Z (Apocalípsis Z), stems from an internet blog that went viral with over 1.5 million readers, the novel published in print became a bestseller. His latest novel, The Gate (La Puerta) has consolidated him as a reference author on the international scene, as it sold 100,000 copies.     

He has 23k followers on Twitter.   

In television he has worked as a presenter on Galician Television and as a scriptwriter. He has a regular section in the program Cuarto Milenio on Cuatro channel.  In the media he collaborates with the newspapers Diario ABC, El Mundo, and Diario de Pontevedra, and is a regular contributor to Cadena SER and the magazine GQ España.   

What the critics say about The Bone Thief (La ladrona de huesos):

“A story full of many twists and turns whose main plot takes place in an idyllic setting. Alternating past and present to reach a dizzying denouement, Manel knows how to keep your attention. I will never get tired of recommending this magnificent writer.” Goodreads


AUDIOVISUAL POTENTIAL: TV Series, Miniseries, Film, TV Movie.