Monday, April 23, 2018

Review: Inherit the Bones by Emily Littlejohn

Inherit the Bones
by Emily Littlejohn

Publisher: Minotaur Books
Pages: 322
Format: ebook
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Secrets and lies can’t stay buried forever in Cedar Valley.

In the summer, hikers and campers pack the small Colorado town’s meadows and fields. And in the winter, skiers and snowboarders take over the mountains. Season by season, year after year, time passes and the lies, like the aspens and evergreens that surround the town, take root and spread deep.

Now, someone has uncovered the lies, and it is his murder that continues a chain of events that began almost forty years ago. Detective Gemma Monroe’s investigation takes her from the seedy grounds of a traveling circus to the powerful homes of those who would control Cedar Valley’s future.

Six-months pregnant, with a partner she can’t trust and colleagues who know more than they’re saying, Gemma tracks a killer who will stop at nothing to keep those secrets buried.

Kritters Thoughts:  The first in a series, with Detective Gemma Monroe who is pregnant and has already had a life full of tragedy and events now ends up in the middle of a murder investigation that will bring up things from the past.  

The only thing that didn't sit right with me with this book happened mostly in the beginning, but I felt as though I wasn't reading book one, but more like book three or four.  There were times where I felt as though I had missed something and wasn't starting in the beginning with these characters.  I had to check a few times that I was really starting with the first book.  

Beyond that feeling, I loved the story, the characters and the mystery.  The characters - Gemma Monroe is fantastic, I love when a mystery has a woman at the forefront and the men that surrounded her seemed as equals to her and I loved it.  The story and the mystery were so good.  They interwoven with the small town, its history and maybe a few mysteries were happening at the same time.  I loved how the clues were dropped in and how it unfolded.  

I was ready to keep up with Gemma Monroe and see her in the next book and see how here character would change from being pregnant to a mother and how that would affect her as a detective.  

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Ebook 2018 Challenge: 35 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Netgalley.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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