The Bone Garden

By Tess Gerritsen,

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Unknown bones, untold secrets, and unsolved crimes from the distant past cast ominous shadows on the present in the dazzling new thriller from New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen.

Present day: Julia Hamill has made a horrifying discovery on the grounds of her new home in rural Massachusetts: a…

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I am a longtime fan of Tess and her Rizzoli and Isles books, the firsts by her that I read some years ago. But I also really liked some of her standalone novels and The Bone Garden checked all my boxes for captivating, thriller, page-turning, edge-of-your-seat reading. To date, this remains of my very favorite books and I have re-read it a few times as a result.

From Erica's list on mystery, suspense, and thrillers.

I loved this book partly because it was such a surprise! There are historical bones in Julia’s new garden near Boston. Norris Marshall, studying medicine back in the 1830s, funds his studies by providing cadavers. He buys from a body snatcher, but starts to wonder where he is getting the bodies from… The link between the two strands is delicate, crisscrossing the book and making each strand dependent on the other. The 1830s is viscerally exposed, through the brutal medical techniques at the time to the hunger and desperation of the poor. I couldn’t put it down, and it has…

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