First in a gripping new mystery series about a retired MP and her bomb-sniffing dog who become embroiled in an investigation in the beautiful Vermont wildernessIt may be the Fourth of July weekend, but for retired soldiers Mercy Carr and Belgian Malinois Elvis, its just another walk in the remote Lye Brook Wildernessuntil the former bomb-sniffing dog alerts to explosives and...
|Title||:||A Borrowing of Bones|
|Number of Pages||:||352 pages|
A Borrowing of Bones Reviews
This one hits a lot of sweet spots- a veteran, a dog, a game warden, a dog, a mystery, and Vermont! Mercy and Elvis are both dealing with PTSd and Vermont should be an easier place for them but no- they find a baby and Elvis scents on explosives. Luckily, Troy, the game warden and his dog Susie Bear are there to help untangle the mysteries of the bones Elvis finds and the disappearance of the baby. These are good characters that hopefully will be further fleshed out in future installments. Thank ...more
I wish this book had never ended! This book is my perfect Mystery! The handsome Game Warden, the retired female M.P., with her bomb-sniffing dog, Elvis! Witty, fast-paced dialogue, in-depth character analysis, I wanted to live there, meet these people, help with the hunt for the killer! Great ending, everything a great mystery book should be! It will be in the top 25 of Best Books this year on my blog! I cannot wait for the next installment! Please hurry! I am madly in love with Troy, and his re ...more
Detectives with dogs on the hunt for answers is a favorite story line for me. Retired military MP Mercy and her dog Elvis search for answers when they discover a abandoned baby in the woods. But.. when the baby disappears from the hospital these two do not rest until she is found. With the help of the U.S. Game Warden Troy Warner it is danger behind every corner. "A copy of this book was provided by St. Martin's Press via Netgally with no requirements for a review. Comments here are my honest op ...more
There is a lot to love in this book.
There are dogs, characters you love, a well written story...did I mention dogs?
I love that the writer has written a mystery that for the most part has no guns (I sometimes think that writers who go to the gun show a lack of imagination).
It's not perfect. It's a little rough around the edges. The writer chose to devote the last chapter to explaining all the things which probably should have been revealed throughout the story. But it's so close to 5 Stars.
Thank you NetGalley for the opportunity to read for a fair review.
I often skimming long passages of details, literary references, and ramblings trying to stick with this book. I genuinely liked the characters (three humans, two dogs, and one cat) but the plot was muddy and very detailed. (Lengthy, wordy) In the end a murder was solved and I know what a folly is to the art world.
Still not exactly sure what went down...
My apologies I really tried to like this book.
I really enjoyed this debut with a former servicewoman and her dog, who both are suffering from PTSD. Elvis, the dog, was trained by Mercy's fiance, who died in Iraq, one year before the setting of this book. Speaking of setting, this book also introduces the reader to Vermont, which seems to be beloved as a character too. Mercy meets a Game Warden, Troy and his dog, Susie Bear, and this foursome is a formidable group. They catch the bad guys, and have an excellent ending. Hopefully they will ha ...more
I wasn't sure this book would be my cup of tea but I'm a sucker for dogs so I decided to give it a try and I'm so glad I did. The characters are well-drawn and complex but likeable. The plot is good but it's more character than plot driven. The delightful dogs are the icing on the cake. Can't wait for the next installment.
This is the first in a wonderful new series by the author and I hope the beginning of a long successful series to come with many more releases.. it is always enjoyable to find a new mystery author and rare to find one that is so gifted in writing mysteries is especially thrilling. This author has a talent for writing and creating a thrilling story.
I loved this book and highly recommend it for everyone that enjoys thrillers and mysteries.
Thank you for the ARC which does not influence my opinion ...more