The Bone House

The Bone House

[a Novel]

Book - 2011
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Hilary and Mark Bradley are trapped in a web of suspicion. Last year, accusations of a torrid affair with a student cost Mark his teaching job and made the young couple into outcasts in their remote island town off the Lake Michigan coast. Now another teenage girl is found dead on a deserted beach. . . and once again, Mark faces a hostile town convinced of his guilt.

Hilary Bradley is determined to prove that Mark is innocent, but she's on a lonely, dangerous quest. Even when she discovers that the murdered girl was witness to a horrific crime years earlier, the police are certain she's throwing up a smoke screen to protect her husband. Only a quirky detective named Cab Bolton seems willing to believe Hilary's story.

Hilary and Cab soon find that people in this community are willing to kill to keep their secrets hidden--and to make sure Mark doesn't get away with murder. And with each shocking revelation, even Hilary begins to wonder whether her husband is truly innocent. Freeman's first stand-alone thriller since his Stride novels is a knockout.

Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312562830
Branch Call Number: FREE
Characteristics: 337 p. ; 24 cm


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DBRL_KrisA Jul 03, 2018

I really enjoyed this book. There are a lot of really well-developed characters, and the plot was obviously well thought out. A lot of plot twists, but still pretty easy to follow. I was a bit surprised that this wasn't in my library's Mystery section, as there's clearly a murder and a mystery about who committed the murder. But as I got further into the story, it was obvious that the murder was only part of the story.
As I said, there are a lot of characters, and a lot of twists in the plot, which did make things a bit hard to follow a couple of times. But overall, a really well-written story. 4.5 stars.

Sep 06, 2014

This was a fast read because it was such a well written and plausible thriller. Highly Reccomend.

Apr 20, 2013

Another winner by Freeman. Never suspecting where or who the killer is.

constanceschabitzer Dec 07, 2011

My first read from Brian Freeman, picked it up on a whim, now I have nearly read all of his books... Love his writing and the twisted plots

Nov 01, 2011

A non Strider novel. Mark Bradely accused of an affair with a student a year earlier now comes under suspicion of having murdered his sister. The townsfolk and police assume his guilt and his ride to innocence is all uphill.
Well plotted, good characters and lots of tension and action.

Aug 26, 2011

Entertaining, fast-paced, well-written. A bit of an over twisted plot but overall a fun read

Jun 18, 2011

This was my first Brian Freeman book and I couldn't put it down. Will read all his others now. A real page turner.

Jan 08, 2011

i really liked the way the wife saved her husband from the false allegations

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