The Publisher / Author/ Book Tour Company has provided this book club with a copy of this book for review or we have purchased the book with our own funds. The opinions shared about the story are those of the book club or the individual reviewer and not influenced by The Publisher / Author/ Book Tour Company if received for review.Bone Music by Christopher Rice
Series: Burning Girl #1
Published by Thomas & Mercer on March 1st 2018
There's more than one way to stoke the flames of revenge...
Charlotte Rowe spent the first seven years of her life in the hands of the only parents she knew--a pair of serial killers who murdered her mother and tried to shape Charlotte in their own twisted image. If only the nightmare had ended when she was rescued. Instead, her real father exploited her tabloid-ready story for fame and profit--until Charlotte finally broke free from her ghoulish past and fled. Just when she thinks she has buried her personal hell forever, Charlotte is swept into a frightening new ordeal. Secretly dosed with an experimental drug, she's endowed with a shocking new power--but pursued by a treacherous corporation desperate to control her.
Except from now on, if anybody is going to control Charlotte, it's going to be Charlotte herself. She's determined to use the extraordinary ability she now possesses to fight the kind of evil that shattered her life--by drawing a serial killer out from the shadows to face the righteous fury of a victim turned avenger.
Overall the readers really enjoyed Bone Music. One reader had a really hard time with the serial killer – felt it was “too gross and sick” – so this is not a book for those who have trouble with serial killers. However, all the other readers felt it was not Horror or gross at all. They also felt it wasn’t really PNR (Paranormal Romance), even though that was the category it was picked for this month. They felt it was best classified as a Thriller or Suspense. The one thing that lended Bone Music to a PNR quality was that the heroine, whose mother was killed by the serial killer, took a pill for anxiety as an adult that results in her getting “powers.” Otherwise, it’s not at all PNR.
The readers loved the heroine and described her as “kick ass.” They really liked her relationship with her foster father. They also really enjoyed the romantic relationship and they way it was developing; they felt it was pretty realistic. Bone Music was the first in a series, and they will definitely continue reading! They loved the bigger plot arc and look forward to more.