The Bone Garden
A gruesome secret is about to be unearthed... When a human skull is dug up in a garden near Boston, Dr Maura Isles is called in to investigate. She quickly discovers that the skeleton - that of a young woman - has been buried for over a hundred years. But who was the woman? And how did she... show more
A gruesome secret is about to be unearthed...
When a human skull is dug up in a garden near Boston, Dr Maura Isles is called in to investigate. She quickly discovers that the skeleton - that of a young woman - has been buried for over a hundred years. But who was the woman? And how did she die?
It is the 1930s, and an impoverished medical student, Norris Marshall, is forced to procure corpses in order to further his studies in human anatomy.
It's a gruesome livelihood that will bring him into contact with a terrifying serial killer who slips from ballrooms to graveyards and into autopsy suites.
And who is far, far closer than Norris could ever imagine...
Publish date: 2008
Publisher: Bantam Press
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
I really did adore this book. Here's the thing. I'm a setting freak. Which means, I like to mentally picture the places in the books I read based on the information given by the author. I generally won't rate a book high if I can't do that. I think the setting is what makes or breaks a novel, but...
OK, my review is going to be kind of goofy for this book. The Bone Garden was a good mystery, but I really appreciated it for "the love story" and relationship between the main character and an older man who knew the history of the house she had purchased. The book was also incredibly interesting be...
Through flashbacks to the 1830's, we learn what happened to a skeleton discovered buried in the garden of an old home just purchased by divrocee, Julia Hammil. I understand that this book did not receive rave reviews when it came out, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. After reading this and THE MEPHISTO ...
Gosh, this was a good book! This was not a typical Tess Gerritsen medical thriller. She moves the story from present time Boston to the mid 1800's Boston, all the while weaving a very interesting tale.I really enjoyed the way the story gives us a look at what medical school was like in the 1800's....
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