Summer

14 December 2008

TWENTY-SEVEN BONES - Jonathan Nasaw

From the book: Interesting statistic about Antisocial Personality Disorder: it has the lowest suicide rate of any major psychiatric illness. Psychopaths don't get the blues, they give them, and their will to live is an extraordinary thing to behold-ask any cop who's ever cornered one.
The reader learns fairly early on who the killers are, we know why they are doing what they are doing. We get to go along with the people who set out to capture them before they kill again.
Pender is a retired FBI agent. He is asked by an old colleague to go to the island of St Luke to investigate the mysterious killings that are occurring on his island paradise. The islanders want the tourist trade and the killings are obviously going to hamper that.
There are various characters in the mix, Holly the masseuse who is caring for her dead sister's two kids, Marley and Dawn. Dawson the fugitive from justice; Fran Bendt, reporter and peeper; Lewis and Hokey Apgard, old family money; Emily and Phil Eps, local anthropologists...and many more.
I alternated between impatience with the story and intrigue with it. In the end, I really liked it and I will definitely look for more of this author, likely start at the beginning of this four book series with THE GIRLS HE ADORED.
Four bony beans....








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5 comments:

Joy said...

Oh! I saw this book somewhere when I was looking for a "N" author or number book. It didn't get chosen, but it sounds interesting.

Vickie said...

Joy: It is a good book. Another of those I might never have picked up except for your challenge. I did notice it first because of its title and cover and was glad it fit the N author need.

Literary Feline said...

It's been a while since I read this one, but I had the same reaction you did--impatience with it at times and also being quite intrigued by the story. And like you, I did enjoy it overall.

Great review! I love how you add a photo of the bookmark you used while reading the book. :-)

DeSeRt RoSe said...

Very interesting review, I added it a couple of days ago to my tbr when I saw you were reading it, I checked the book review on Shelfari and in the tbr pile it went! dont know when I will read it though, I probably would start with book 1 of the series first :)

Vickie said...

LiteraryFeline: I am glad I wasn't the only one who felt that way. Thank you for the compliment. I thought of the bookmark thing just recently. I get these postcards from my favorite post office/treasure shop near my office. Thought I'd start showing off my hewgah collection.

DeSeRtRoSe: I get books all of the time and just never know when I will get to them. It's like a treasure hunt sometimes when I look through Mt Git'r'Read. = ) Hope you like it.