The Bone Whisperer by D. S. Allen follows a group of kids as they attempt to find a hidden treasure using a treasure map they found. As they follow the map, they debate what they will buy with the hypothetical loot they are about to come across. The debate then turns to what kind of gems and diamonds they will find or whether or not the treasure will even be there. As they near the end of the map, they realize that McMAster, a local business owner, has already purchased the land where the presumed treasure has been hidden. There is no way they can let McMaster destroy the area, the beautiful scenery, and they desired treasure along with it. The friends then work together to stop McMaster from seeing his business plan through and secure the treasure that is so close they can almost taste.
A highlight of this story to me is the humor that is incorporated into the narrative. Whether it’s the friends bickering back and forth or Dougie trying to teach his dog how to sniff out golf balls, the humor makes the characters seem more real and helps to progress the storyline. It is clear that the author has taken time to be sure the final product is finely polished. The editing job was very well done and the characters are strongly developed. The conclusion of the story leaves some questions which hints at the beginning of a series. Great job and I look forward to the next installment.