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When the skeletal remains of a young woman and her baby are found entombed behind the kitchen wall of a historic Tudor house, Cassandra is overcome with grief. She seems to know who the young woman was, but not how she knows, or how she came to be there. Cassandra becomes inexplicably drawn to the house and the mystery of the bones of Blackfriars. As she begins to learn the truth about the Thorne siblings who occupied the house during the reign of Elizabeth I, her own life takes an unexpected turn, and she finds out that her fate is linked to the Thornes in ways she never imagined.

©2011 Irina Shapiro (P)2017 Irina Shapiro

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Never saw the twist coming!

I struggled to like the reader but was glad I stuck with it! Well done!

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Liked half of it.

I received an audiobook version of this book from the author. This is my honest review.

This book did not really work for me. I felt like the narrator (of the story, not the audiobook narrator) seemed rather haughty and full of herself, and maybe some of that is because she is British (and therefore the audiobook narrator is British, and a British accent just sounds somewhat haughty to my American ears). Whatever the cause, I did not like her from the beginning, and because I didn't like her, I didn't really care much about what she had to say about herself and her life.

The reason this book wasn't a complete flop for me, though, is because of the bits set in the 16th century. I loved seeing life through Cassandra and Richard's eyes. If the entire book had just been about them, I'm pretty sure I would have enjoyed it much more. Their lives had mystery and intrigue and a little bit of medieval horror and I was hooked when they had the reins of the story.

So overall I give Precious Bones 3.076 stars because I only really enjoyed about half of it

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  • AngelaB
  • 03-03-18

An excellent read!

What made the experience of listening to Precious Bones the most enjoyable?

This is a great read! The narrator is excellent and very listenable. A great dual timeline story that grabs you from the beginning, and continues in the same vein right to the end. Excellent, I will listen to this again!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Precious Bones?

The twist in the story.

What does Verity Burns bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

A very listenable voice, that's a pleasure to listen to.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Not necessarily, I enjoyed listening to it over a few days.