The Lost Bones: Detective Mackenzie Price, Book 5 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
The woman’s skin was almost transparent. Her light hair darkened at the tips. Her lips were blue and slightly parted. But all Mackenzie could focus on were the eyes. Those arctic eyes that looked glassy like glistening marbles. She could see her own reflection in them staring back at her. The woman looked almost like a carefully crafted doll.
Detective Mackenzie Price knows what makes a killer tick. But when she finds the body of a young woman dumped in the trunk of her car, she knows this case is going to be the most personal and twisted yet.
Looking down at the victim, Mack recognizes her instantly: Sophie Fields, the fiancée of Mack’s coworker who vanished months before. Reeling in shock, Mack keeps one crucial piece of evidence to herself, too horrified to share it: a crumpled piece of paper bearing the words “You’re welcome, Mackenzie”.
As Mack pieces together Sophie’s last known movements, another body is found with a note. This time the victim is Courtney Montenegro, Mack’s childhood bully. As Mack looks at the note, it becomes clear that the killer has an unusual MO: They want to protect her at all costs. But why?
The only evidence connecting the victims are identical pieces of material left at both crime scenes. With no other leads, Mack unearths a cold case that may lead her to the killer. Sophie had a sister who disappeared years before. Did she get too close to the truth and pay the ultimate price?
With an obsessive killer still on the loose, Mack knows that she needs to get deep inside their mind to work out who is next on the hit list. Can she get to the killer in time before someone close to her loses their life?
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|Listening Length||10 hours and 8 minutes|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com Release Date||May 09, 2022|
|Publisher||Hachette UK - Bookouture|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #62,185 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
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#1,522 in Crime Thrillers (Audible Books & Originals)
#6,414 in Police Procedurals (Books)
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The Lost Bones is the 5th in the Detective Mackenzie Price series. Bodies are found in Lakemore with messages for Mackenzie. A woman is found beaten and catatonic. A mass grave is found in the woods. These are just a few of the mysteries surrounding Mackenzie and Nick, her partner. Then someone close to Mackenzie is abducted and they are on the clock to find them before it is too late. I like the way this book is starting with the prologue that is really towards to the end of the book, to hook you and make you want to finish reading, and boy did it suck me in. I thought about 2/3 of the way in that I knew who the murderer was but I was wrong. If you haven't read Detective Mackenzie Price before, I highly recommend it.
There were a lot of characters in this one again. I had a difficult time remembering who was who sometimes. It might be helpful if the narration and characters referred to a new book's characters consistently by first, last, or full name. It's fine to say Mack, Mackenzie, or Detective Price for the protagonist or other recurring characters. Harder to keep track when someone's only in one book.
There sure were a lot of crimes tied together in this plot. And nicely tied together they were in the end. I can't complain about the good plot.
I'm happy to see Mack become a more healed person, more whole, instead of withdrawn and armored.
HOWEVER... I wish the author would stop trying to add in spiritistic aspects. Weird prophetic dreams and "feelings" about so-called spooky places. There's no place in a regular police procedural for that and these books aren't advertised as having those sorts of supernatural leanings. Knowing that this has escalated in the books so far, and realizing that's probably going to continue, I won't be recommending this series.
When Mack finds a body in her car truck she knows that she is in trouble as it is someone that she has been looking for. How will she ever explain this to the dead woman's fiance especially seeing that they are on friendly terms? Things are about to about to become more complicated when they find out that Sophie wasn't dead this whole time. But why leave the body for Mack?
Now another woman has gone missing and Mack has a old history with the victim but that was so long ago. So has she been taken by the same person as Sophie? Will they find her in time or will Mack have to carry another death on her shoulders? What does the unknown woman have to do with the cases?
Mack knows now that they have to bend the rules to find the killer and she knows that she is asking alot from her partner Nick. What they find out sickens Mack and her team know now that this is so much bigger than the recent murders. Their town has a dark sick secret that will destroy many lives but Mack needs to find out the truth so that justice can be done.
I like Mack she is tough, honest but very vulnerable at the same time. Her mother really messed with her mind but she still thinks of her. And her feelings for Nick are changing I wonder if anything will happen there?
The killer was interesting as they had a strange way of showing Mack that they care for her. I can understand why they thought she would understand.
Gripping stuff a full on read.
Thank you Netgalley & the publisher Bookouture for the ARC copy. This is my voluntary review.
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Frustrated by a lack of progress and the addition of a profiler to the team Mackenzie has a feeling things will get a great deal worse before anything begins to get better! With an increasing feeling of helplessness Mack finds herself and partner Detective Nick Blackwood up against an invisible force as decisions go against them and they have to consider resorting to methods of detection less acceptable to them than usual.
This is the fifth book in the ever improving Mackenzie Price Mystery Series and is easily the best one so far. Shocking, and revealing in equal measure, with an easy humor between the partners it was an absolute pleasure to read. There was an instance where I thought I was going to be disappointed by the outcome but it was a deliberate ploy and I hadn't been as clever as I thought at all!
I was able to read an advanced copy of this book thanks to NetGalley and the publishers but the opinions expressed are my own. This is one of the best books I've read this year and comes highly recommended.
I'm very disappointed in this one. Mackenzie has turned into an absolute flake. I lost count of the times she woke up and didn't know where she was or how she got there.
The prologue spoilt the story, and I worked out very early in the book who the perpetrator was, it was so obvious.
I found Sully's daft new daily hobbies an irritating distraction, but I did like Petersen's trivia. Jenna is a pain in the neck, and in reality would not get away with her constant insubordination.
I think this series has now run it's course, and a new hero is called for.