Book Review: The Dark Bones

I received this book in an uncorrected format from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Loreth Anne White wrote a story about a middle-aged woman coming back to her rural hometown in Canada after the sudden death of her father. Everyone in her town thinks her father’s death is a suicide but from the beginning Rebecca had suspicions about her dad’s demise. He had called her with serious allegations of a mystery from 20 years ago. Rebecca has the strong feeling that her father’s renewed investigation led to his murder, not suicide.

The book isn’t simply a mystery; the author tied in romance. Long lost romance at that. Throughout the book Rebecca must find out if her boyfriend from her teenage years can be trusted with her love or if he can be trusted with anything at all.

The book was a good mystery and suspenseful enough but I couldn’t feel any romance between the two Rebecca and her old flame. I think the author tried to do too much in one book. After all the actions done, pain experienced and years past I couldn’t feel the love being rekindled through the course of one story. The author created very developed characters and it made the book seem more sophisticated and a more creative read than I thought it would be. Overall the book was average. I don’t feel like I wasted my time reading it but I don’t think it added to my life in a great way.

I rate this book a 3 out of 5.

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