Monday, May 20, 2019

Review & Giveaway: The Dark Bones by Loreth Anne White

I love Loreth Anne White's writing ! Her Angie Pallorino series was addictive and thrilling! A Dark Lure was a page turner so I was excited to read The Dark Bones, feature my review and the wonderful giveaway provided by Montlake Romance: $25 Amazon Gift Card and copy of The Dark Bones!

Publication Date: May 21st 2019 by Montlake Romance
Pages: 440 
Source: Publisher
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

About the book:

When Detective Rebecca North left her rural hometown, she vowed never to return. Her father’s apparent suicide has changed that. The official report is that retired cop Noah North shot himself, knocked over a lantern, and set his isolated cabin ablaze. But Rebecca cannot believe he killed himself.
To prove it, she needs the help of Ash Haugen, the man she left behind. But Rebecca and Ash share more than broken hearts. Something darker lies between them, and the investigation is stirring it back to life. Clues lead them to the home of Olivia West and her deeply troubled twelve-year-old daughter, Tori. The child knows more about the murder than anyone can imagine, but she’s too terrified to say a word.
And as a cold-blooded killer resurfaces from the past, Rebecca and Ash begin to fear that their own secrets may be even harder to survive.
My Thoughts:
Detective Rebecca North is shocked to hear her father has committed suicide.  Especially since he called with ramblings of an old, cold murder case the day he supposedly took his life. So, Rebecca heads up north, to a town she’s been avoiding for years determined to find out what happened.  What she discovers isn’t as clear cut as the investigators originally thought, and much of the mystery behind her father’s death is wrapped around her first love, Ash Haugen, the man who shattered her heart twenty years ago. Feelings Rebecca thought she buried deep resurface: the pain of betrayal, coupled with the bittersweet pull she still feels towards Ash as they work side by side trying to sort out what happened both with her father’s death and the cold case he was looking into.

The Dark Bones is a captivating mixture of police procedural, thriller, mystery, and a second chance romance.  I was hooked from the start!  What went wrong between Ash and Rebecca years ago, as well as the current cases had me devouring the story, eager to unravel all the mysteries!  Loreth Anne White’s cold, wintery small-town setting in Northern Canada was beautiful and haunting.

The Dark Bones is a sequel to A Dark Lure, but I don’t think it’s necessary to read A Dark Lure to enjoy the story.  The previous characters, Olivia, Cole and Tori do play a part, but it’s only secondary to the main story.  

4.5 Suns

About the author:
Loreth Anne White is an internationally bestselling author of thrillers, mysteries, and romantic suspense. A three-time RITA finalist, she is also the 2017 Overall Daphne du Maurier Award winner, and she has won the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, the National Readers’ Choice Award, and the Romantic Crown for Best Romantic Suspense and Best Book Overall, in addition to being a Booksellers’ Best finalist and a multiple CataRomance Reviewers’ Choice Award winner. A former journalist and newspaper editor who has worked in both South Africa and Canada, she now resides in the Pacific Northwest with her family. Visit her at

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  1. Great Review Rachel! This sounds like such a riveting and thrilling small town mystery/second chance at romance love story.

    Lindy@ Bookish Escape

  2. This is my type of genre and I am always looking for a new author to read. Thanks for sharing and great review!

  3. This sounds like a totally compelling mystery! I actually don’t read many mystery/thrillers but I like the sound of this one. The young girl who knows something but is too afraid to share it is an interesting twist.

  4. Wow. So worth the read! How do I purchase?

  5. I really like the sound of this one. That combination of mystery/suspense and second chance romance is always a good one. :)

  6. It does sound like a good thriller!