Brooklyn Bones by Triss Stein is expected to be released on February 5, 2013. I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy for my Kindle. This book takes place in my hometown of Brooklyn, New York. (which added a fun little element to the book for me as everything felt so familiar to me). It centers around a single mom named Erica Donato and her daughter, who, while doing some remodeling of their home discover the skeleton of a young girl buried deep within the walls of their home years ago. The mother and daughter pair set on a mission to find out how and why the skeleton ended up in their home. A lot of weird things start happening: someone dies, someone gets kidnapped and there are too many pieces that do not add up. At times I found the book slow … especially in the beginning, there seemed to be too much “other” stuff happening and the focus wasn’t on the skeleton … I kept wanting the story to switch back to the bones, I needed to know what happened! But by the end I realized that EVERYTHING that was happening was important to the final outcome, which … was a strange combination of predicable and “OMG! I didn’t see that coming!” The final chapter or two of the book ended up feeling a little bit rushed to me. But, ll in all, it ended up all coming together to be a really good mystery!
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***Disclaimer: I received a free advance copy from the publisher through NetGalley***