Saturday, March 13, 2010

THE DEVIL'S BONES

TITLE: THE DEVIL'S BONES
AUTHOR: JEFFERSON BASS
Pages: 309
Date: 13/03/2010
Grade: 3.5
Details: no. 3 Body Farm Mystery
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I think I may have to stop reading this series. I enjoyed the first one, liked the second one a bit less and was really disappointed with this instalment.
This book had several story threads going, all involving one similar feature; fire, but it felt really disjointed while I was reading.
Dr. Bill Brockton is asked to investigate the suspect cremains (who knew that word existed?) of his lawyer's aunt, and is also involved in trying to determine whether a woman who died in a car fire did so as a result of an accident or was murdered by her husband.
Foremost on his mind though is Garland Hamilton, Brockton's nemisis who has escaped from custody and is determined to get his revenge on Brockton.
None of these story lines were sufficiently developed for my liking. And there was so much technical detail in this book that the story itself slipped into the background. 
I can't help feeling that the makings of a great read were here, but just not used in the right way by the authors. A real shame.

2 comments:

Frank Murphy said...

I think the fourth book, "Bones of Betrayal" is definitely better than the third one. "The Bone Thief" is really good too.

~Jennifer~ said...

You have an award waiting for you here.