As an adult, Charley goes into hiding, building walls around her—both literally and figuratively. She lets in one person: her doctor, Dylan Thorpe. When he offers her an experimental drug to combat anxiety, she is reluctant at first. But he is very persuasive. And charismatic. And maybe not exactly “prescribing” it for the right reasons.
When the drug takes effect, Charley has an all-over feeling of strength—mentally and physically. Fearless, she is empowered to go after predators not unlike the people who abducted her.
So what happens when a woman becomes a weapon? If Charley is judge, jury, and executioner, what happens to her soul? And is it worth the sacrifice to rid the world of monsters? These are the central questions of Bone Music. I read the more than four hundred terrifying and thrilling pages in one sitting. I hope you will, too.
- Liz Pearsons, Editor