Inherit the Bones

Inherit the Bones

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"I couldn't put down Inherit the Bones . Small town Colorado police detective Gemma Monroe is a human and fallible heroine I can't wait to meet again, and Littlejohn's prose is lyrical and gripping--the book is a sure bet for one of the finest debut novels of the year."
--Deborah Crombie

Secrets and lies can't stay buried forever in Cedar Valley.

In the summer, hikers and campers pack the small Colorado town's meadows and fields. And in the winter, skiers and snowboarders take over the mountains. Season by season, year after year, time passes and the lies, like the aspens and evergreens that surround the town, take root and spread deep.

Now, someone has uncovered the lies, and it is his murder that continues a chain of events that began almost forty years ago. Detective Gemma Monroe's investigation takes her from the seedy grounds of a traveling circus to the powerful homes of those who would control Cedar Valley's future.

Six-months pregnant, with a partner she can't trust and colleagues who know more than they're saying, Gemma tracks a killer who will stop at nothing to keep those secrets buried.

Beautifully written with a riveting plot and a richly drawn cast of characters, Inherit the Bones is a mesmerizing debut from Emily Littlejohn.

Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781250089397
Branch Call Number: FIC Littl
Characteristics: 321 pages ; 25 cm.

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marshacramer
Sep 13, 2017

i really loved this book! i read a lot and can tell how much i like a book by the speed with which i read it. i couldn't put this one down. looking forward to the next book.

Chapel_Hill_AmandaG Apr 06, 2017

Finally, a book that kept me up all night reading because I just had find out who did it! For a debut novel, I thought this was excellent. Except for the small town Colorado setting, it reminded me a lot of Tana French’s Dublin murder squad series. Just like hers, it featured a complicated mystery, a slightly dark tone, and a squad of detectives each with lots of personal baggage. I’m thrilled to see that this is going to be the first in what hopefully will be a captivating series.

AL_LESLEY Dec 22, 2016

A great debut mystery with interesting characters and a decent whodunnit plot. I look forward to more from Littlejohn.

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maipenrai
Nov 08, 2016

FIRST book in the Detective Gemma Monroe series

FosterLibrarians Oct 31, 2016

Mystery, thriller, police procedural.

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