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Inherit the Bones

A Detective Gemma Monroe Mystery, Book 1
Narrated by: Harper Landry
Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (24 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

“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 40 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.

©2016 Emily Littlejohn (P)2019 Vibrance Press

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not a gripping story

The story was alright I could take it or leave it. Some of the discriptive parts were a little long and drawn out felt more like page fillers than adding any substance to the actual story. The narrator was wonderful she did a great job!

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refreshing take on female detectives

well written with a nice flow and a good story. Great change on the .main character not being a superhero bad_ss.I strongly
disagree with review that it was to descriptive that's like saying Mozart used too many notes..Emily paints a vivid picture with her word usage.