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The Dark Bones

A Dark Lure Novel
Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
Series: A Dark Lure Novel, Book 2
Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (576 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

She’s come back to solve the mystery of her father’s death and confront her own dark past.

When Detective Rebecca North left her rural hometown, she vowed never to return. Her father’s apparent suicide has changed that. The official report is that retired cop Noah North shot himself, knocked over a lantern, and set his isolated cabin ablaze. But Rebecca cannot believe he killed himself.

To prove it, she needs the help of Ash Haugen, the man she left behind. But Rebecca and Ash share more than broken hearts. Something darker lies between them, and the investigation is stirring it back to life. Clues lead them to the home of Olivia West and her deeply troubled twelve-year-old daughter, Tori. The child knows more about the murder than anyone can imagine, but she’s too terrified to say a word.

And as a cold-blooded killer resurfaces from the past, Rebecca and Ash begin to fear that their own secrets may be even harder to survive.

©2019 by Cheakamus House Publishing. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Very good procedural...

This is a well written book and a very good follow up to A Dark Lure (the 1st in the series). Although this is a good series, this book works well as a stand alone.
In this book the protagonist (Olivia West) leaves home twenty years before the events in this story bring her home. As a young woman her boyfriend slept with another, possibly getting her pregnant. It's been unclear since then what happened to that woman and her boyfriend.
Olivia West's father (a retired police officer) has been working on cold cases and he thinks he's into the truth. Before he can tell Olivia, he commits suicide. The problems begin when Olivia comes to town and sees a murder, not a suicide.
If you have kindle unlimited this book is FREE to borrow with the kindle edition.
Emily Sutton-Smith does an outstanding job narrating.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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25 of 25 people found this review helpful

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Dark bones

I really loved this story!! Kept you on the edge of your seat to the end

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Too many words...

This was a good story, buried beneath repetitive, and loquacious descriptions that made it hard to stay interested.

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  • Kathy
  • SPRING VALLEY, IL
  • 06-09-19

Good book,

It kept me on the edge of my seat. Good story line as well. l really enjoyed listening to it.

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The big city cop comes home

Sergeant Rebecca North is back in her small hometown in BC to bury her dad...retired RCMP Noah North. Rebecca has been told that her dad committed suicide but she keeps thinking of her last phone call with her dad...he was investigating a cold case and feared for his life. Even though the town cop has declared her father’s death/case closed, Rebecca begins her own investigation. Then she runs into her teenage bf, Ash, the last person to see her dad alive...she is wondering what dark secrets lie behind those eyes and can she trust him. As Rebecca’s case picks up steam, she realizes that maybe someone didn’t want her dad to solve that 20yr old case of missing teens. Will she survive this reopening of that case? Is Ash a friend or foe?
Captivating story...well written and engaging narration.

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fantastic

Love this book. everyone needs to listen to this book. wonderful listening kept me listening every chance I got

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Really good book and worth your time!

This does start out a little slow as it builds the characters and weaves the story but it picks up speed and doesn't slow down until the end. The character development and mindsets based on their ages are true to life. There is a bit of language and sexual tension but nothing graphic. The writer doesn't shy away from the abuses many criminals are willing to inflict. There is about a 2 minute blurb where the author allows a bit of political bias show but overall, it is thoroughly enjoyable to listen to. I definitely avoid books where the author feels the need to preach their political biases instead of focusing on writing a good story.

I have read other books by Loreth and will continue to do so!

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The Narrator Is Robotic

The protagonist takes life WAY too seriously for my taste. The narrator is overly dramatic and dry at the same time. The protagonist is not likeable; I would have absolutely no desire to be in her company. The story itself is fine, which is why I powered through til the end. At one point, billiard balls are referred to as "billboard balls". I'm glad the author learned a new word, but "frisson" is used too many times.

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The Dark Boned

I loved it. Great book kept me guessing. Quite a few twist in there but glad it was figured out.

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great series

Hope this series continues. I'm a mystery fan...not really into romance books anymore. But the two books in this series has just a perfect blend!
Love the author...really great character dimensions. Makes me want to visit Vancouver Canada!

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  • 06-23-19

The dark bones

Good story line but the narration was a bit wooden, I will listen to the authors stories again

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  • Ann
  • 06-14-19

Wow!

My first time with this author and I couldn’t stop listening it was riveting!
I shall now search to see if there is more, five stars on everything and if I could I’d give it 10!