REVIEW ´ Forgotten Bones


An unlikely pair teams up to investigate a brutal murder in a haunting thriller that walks the line between reality and impossibilityWhen small town police officers discover the grave of a young boy they’re uick to pin the crime on a convicted felon who lives nearby But when it comes to murder Officer Susan Marlan never trusts a simple explanation so she?. The thriller I was hoping to read never materialized which was unfortunate because I liked the main characters and this could have been a good storyThe author flip flopped back and forth between Eric and Susan offering two likable people with realistic problems The clues were consistently laid out for the reader to see and it was an inevitability that the two would eventually meet If Ms Barz felt she was concealing the truth of the murders and the murderer from us she was wrong I am usually the last person to realize the twists in stories but this tale was so obvious that I found myself continually losing interest Thus the ending was expected and boring Other basic plot elements were also run of the mill Only the heroine has the smarts to figure it the truth as she deftly runs through setbacks and interference from her boss and the FBI agents who have taken over the case Bottom line The author knows how to put together sentences and the dialogue is credible She also does a decent job with the characterizations of Eric and Susan However these are not powerful enough to save the book as the plot is tedious from overuse and the ending is too predictable and over the top to be entertaining Three stars

REVIEW Forgotten Bones

Forgotten Bones?s just getting startedMeanwhile college professor Eric Evans hallucinates a young boy in overalls a symptom of his schizophrenia or so he thinks But when bodies turn up Eric has visions and they mirror details of the murder case As the investigation continues the police stick with their original conclusion but Susan’s instincts tell her something is off T. Buy the book or borrow it from KU Oh man what a great debut The book starts with a bang but then tapers out a bit with boring facts However it than makes up for it at about half way through and doesnt stop until the book is over There is a mild creep factor with the ghosts of dead children For those of you with this kind of trigger dont worry this book tells you how the kids meet there end because its being investigated but it doesn't dwell on it or give you the killers perspective He groped for the uilt that had gotten bunched down at his feet and yanked it up roughly Shivering he covered his naked goose pimpled flesh— The uilt whooshed back down over him and off the bed completely I actually really loved that one of the main characters Eric has schizophrenia and he is able to lead a successful and normal life Although at times I wondered if he really had schizophrenia or if he was just clairvoyant Anyway I just appreciate that mental illness was portrayed in a positive light and on our hero When people asked about his schizophrenia Eric who didn’t exactly flaunt his illness but wasn’t ashamed of it either offered up the comparison of alcoholism Not every drunk is a single bourbon away from skid row just like every schizophrenic is not a tatty haired crazy eyed gunman who delights in murdering alien people from clock towers I look forward to reading from this author

Vivian Barz ´ 1 REVIEW

REVIEW ´ Forgotten Bones ✓ [Reading] ➸ Forgotten Bones Author Vivian Barz – An unlikely pair teams up to investigate a brutal murder in a haunting thriller that walks the line between reality and impossibilityWhen small town police officers discover the grave of a young boy t An unlikely pair teams up to investigateHe higher ups keep stonewalling her and the FBI’s closing inDesperate for answers Susan goes rogue and turns to Eric for help Together they take an unorthodox approach to the case as the evidence keeps getting stranger With Eric’s hallucinations intensifying and the body count rising can the pair separate truth from illusion long enough to catch a monste. I'm not reviewing this book because I couldn't bring myself to read than 30 pages What follows is just me telling you why I so thoroughly rejected this one Be aware that what I'm saying might be considered spoilers though all of this happens within the first pagesWe start off with a couple driving The male is giving a sober monologue of complaints while the female is drunk and for reasons unknown totally turned on His ranting is sexy to her They're driving on unfamiliar roads in the middle of nowhere Suddenly their conversation turns cruelly immature as they make fun of the appearance of their friends' child This apparently turns on the woman even because now she is pawing at her partner He complains she's hurting him as she tries to tear his male parts out from his zipper She replies with and this is a uote It's mine Mine Umm This scene goes on for pages with her saying things like Gimme and Release the hound while trying to provide oral sex At one point she even brayed All I could think of was a donkey in heat Meanwhile the male is still trying to drive instead of doing the rational thing and pulling over on the side of the deserted road I read this scene to my husband He gave me a WTF look and asked if a horny teen male had written itI skimmed ahead Things didn't get better I gave upThis was one of my First Read choices for July