Saturday, February 7, 2009
FLESH AND BONE
TITLE: FLESH AND BONE
AUTHOR: JEFFERSON BASS
Details: no. 2 Body Farm Mystery
Before I get into the story of this book, I should point out that as a rule I don't really like story lines in which the main character is accused of the crime and the rest of the book is dedicated to proving his innocence and finding the real murderer. It only gets worse when I know from fairly early on who is the guilty party.
This book has both these "faults".
Somebody close to Dr. Bill Broxton is killed and left in a nightmarish set-up on the body farm. And who ever did it went out of their way to implicate Broxton. He never even considers the person who did it, which ends up nearly getting him killed.
And that's another weakness; it didn't make sense for this person to stay under the radar.
However, the book was rescued by some interesting characters and decent underlying story lines.
Maybe it wasn't the greatest mystery, but it was by no means bad enough to put me off reading more.