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...
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A Borrowing of Bones Reviews
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
I think this has the potential to be a really good series. However, when comparing it to similar books/series of the same genre and theme, most notably the Alex Kava Creed series, I can honestly say it doesn't measure up. There was something missing. It didn't pull me in or keep me excited; I found myself able to put it down several times over the last few days. I didn't feel that urge of "I have to know what happens". I really just wanted to finish it to see how it ended. I will give the next i ...more
What a treat this debut mystery novel from Paula Munier is. Until now, Paula has been better known as a literary agent, author of several non-fiction how-to’s on writing (including The Writer’s Guide to Beginnings and Plot Perfect) — and as a writing instructor/mentor at workshops and online bootcamps, (two of which, in the interests of full disclosure, I acknowledge I have attended over the last 18 months.)
As is only to be expected from the instructor of a Writers Digest bootcamp that focuses o ...more
Mercy Carr and her Belgian Malinois, Elvis, are out on their usual hike in the remote Lye Brook Wilderness when Elvis sniffs out a very unusual finding. A baby abandoned near a shallow grave filled with human bones. U.S. Game Warden Troy Warner and his search-and-rescue dog Susie Bear responds to Mercy's 911 call. Who left the baby there, and who's in the shallow grave?
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A Borrowing of Bones is the first book in a new series by author Paula Munier. Mercy Carr, US Army MP, has retired to be near her caring grandmother after an ambush and fire fight in Afghanistan that left Mercy wounded and her fiancé, Sgt. Martinez, dead. She now lives in a cabin on a small piece of land outside of Northshire, VT, with Martinez’s PTSD suffering explosive detection dog, Elvis.
Now working her way back towards normalcy, Mercy and the Belgian shepherd rehab with long daily walks in ...more
A good kick-off to a new series!
The human characters are engaging, but the dogs steal the show!
Can’t wait for the next. Here’s some of what’s to love:
Characters—Mercy and Elvis tug at your heart for boldly soldiering on after losing Martinez. I loved how they grew closer, not perfectly figuring it out but definitely making progress. Of course Troy and his dog are heartthrobs, too. Love that they are not the normal type of detectives, see more below.
Setting—Vermont. Hello Vermont! Love this fresh rural setting. Thank you for setting the book in a place I’ve never been and now fervently wa ...more
Paula Munier's debut mystery, A Borrowing of Bones, has everything. It's fast-paced and intense, engrossing with an atmospheric setting in the Vermont woods. For those of us who read for character, though, it's outstanding. Mercy Carr, a veteran of two tours in Afghanistan, and State Game Warden Troy Warner, make an interesting pair of investigators. But, they're not on their own. They each have a rescue dog that is also a K9 working dog. Dog lovers will fall for Elvis, a bomb-sniffing Belgian M ...more