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The Burning Girl. That is the nickname Charlotte “Charley” Rowe has been trying to forget since adolescence. Orphaned and abducted by serial killers, Charley was tasked with burning the personal belongings of their victims. When federal agents rescued her, it didn’t take long for the press to dub her “the Burning Girl.” And it stuck for a long time.

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

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There's a lot of plot crammed into this series launch. When Charlotte was a baby, her mother was killed by a serial killer couple, who took Charlotte in until their capture seven years later. Now a young woman, Charlotte lives alone in the Arizona desert and trusts few people, including her therapist. When the drug he gives her for her anxiety turns out to be not quite what she expected, her carefully cloistered life falls apart quickly and puts her in the path of a serial killer. Though many of the topics seem extremely gory, most of the violence is psychological and largely off the page. Suspension of disbelief is required in this hybrid thriller/science fiction novel, but it is not hard to imagine it being turned into a high-budget action movie. The combination of Firestarter, The Silence of the Lambs, and the Elizabeth Smart story finally gels at the conclusion, while setting the stage for more. VERDICT This could be a secondary choice for fans of Stephen King or thriller series or for readers who don't mind suspense laced with a hint of science fiction.—Jamie Watson, Baltimore County Public Library


“A stellar and gripping opening to the Burning Girl Series introduces the tough, smart Trina Pierce, aka Charlotte Rowe, who survived a childhood of murder and exploitation to discover there might be another way to fight back…Readers will be eager for the next installment in Rice’s science-fiction take on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” Booklist (starred review)

Bone Music is a taut and gripping thriller that’s as bleak and harsh as the Arizona desert. It never lets up until the final page. Rice has created a great character in Charlotte Rowe.” —Authorlink

“A simply riveting cliff-hanger of a novel, Bone Music by Christopher Rice is one of those reads that will linger in the mind and memory long after the book itself has been finished and set back upon the shelf.” —Midwest Book Review

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  • File Size: 1960 KB
  • Print Length: 455 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1542047781
  • Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (March 1, 2018)
  • Publication Date: March 1, 2018
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07354S1K7
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