Sunday, February 20, 2011

The Bone Garden by Tess Garritsen

The Bone Garden by Tess Gerritsen

Review: This book is 370 pages. This book takes place in the present and the past in the early 1830's. It switches back and forth in an easy way. The author will tell you 'present day' or 1830, so you are NOT lost while reading this. She has even brought in the real Oliver Wendell Holmes. The premise of this book is this so far; a woman buys a new house. While she is gardening, she comes across a complete skeleton. A Forensic Anthropologist is called in and she is working to identify the body. The book goes back to the 1830's, and tells a story about medical students, grave robbers, and a grim reaper who seems to be among the people who live in Boston. It works out that the present day owner of the house  does find out who the bones do belong to, while bringing the past into the very present. This book keeps you on the edge of your chair! A very worthwhile read.
I cannot go on to review anymore of this book to avoid SPOILERS!  I can suggest to read this book VERY carefully because ALL the clues are right in front of you as you are reading! Tess Gerritsen is very sneaky with her writing! I was astonished at the end of this book! The clues were there all along! I would need to go back and read this a second time to be satisfied enough to actually notice the clues! With the clues being in front of your face, you don't notice them like you would otherwise! Oh, the ending IS good!
ENJOY this book! It's a good one!

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