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The Bone Garden
The Bone Garden: A Novel | Tess Gerritsen
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Tess Gerritsen's The Silent Girl. Unknown bones, untold secrets, and unsolved crimes from the distant past cast ominous shadows on the present in the dazzling new thriller from New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen. Present day: Julia Hamill has made a horrifying discovery on the grounds of her new home in rural Massachusetts: a skull buried in the rocky soil–human, female, and, according to the trained eye of Boston medical examiner Maura Isles, scarred with the unmistakable marks of murder. But whoever this nameless woman was, and whatever befell her, is knowledge lost to another time. . . . Boston, 1830: In order to pay for his education, Norris Marshall, a talented but penniless student at Boston Medical College, has joined the ranks of local “resurrectionists”–those who plunder graveyards and harvest the dead for sale on the black market. Yet even this ghoulish commerce pales beside the shocking murder of a nurse found mutilated on the university hospital grounds. And when a distinguished doctor meets the same grisly fate, Norris finds that trafficking in the illicit cadaver trade has made him a prime suspect. To prove his innocence, Norris must track down the only witness to have glimpsed the killer: Rose Connolly, a beautiful seamstress from the Boston slums who fears she may be the next victim. Joined by a sardonic, keenly intelligent young man named Oliver Wendell Holmes, Norris and Rose comb the city–from its grim cemeteries and autopsy suites to its glittering mansions and centers of Brahmin power–on the trail of a maniacal fiend who lurks where least expected . . . and who waits for his next lethal opportunity. With unflagging suspense and pitch-perfect period detail, The Bone Garden deftly interweaves the thrilling narratives of its nineteenth- and twenty-first century protagonists, tracing the dark mystery at its heart across time and place to a finale as ingeniously conceived as it is shocking. Bold, bloody, and brilliant, this is Tess Gerritsen’s finest achievement to date. "An old mystery is crossed with a modern story in the latest from Gerritsen (The Mephisto Club, 2006, etc.).Julia Hamill, newly divorced and still smarting, purchases an old house outside Boston. Determined to dig a garden, she instead finds the bones of a long-dead woman–the apparent victim of murder–which starts her on a journey to ferret out the story behind her death. Julia connects with Henry, a no-nonsense 89-year-old with boxes of documents that once belonged to the now-deceased previous owner of Julia’s home. The two discover a mystery dating back to the 1830s. At the heart of it is a baby named Meggie, born to the beautiful but doomed Irish chambermaid, Aurnia. Married to a man who cares nothing for her, Aurnia lays dying in a maternity ward with her sister, Rose, at her side. Rose, a spirited 17-year-old, takes Meggie to protect her from Aurnia’s husband, but soon finds herself the target of a bizarre manhunt. Someone is after the child–and Rose, as well, because she witnessed a horrifying murder. The body count piles up as Rose struggles to remain free of those who would take Meggie from her. Meanwhile, a young medical student becomes the chief suspect of the West End Reaper killings when he stumbles onto another terrible homicide. Although he fights the prospect, eventually he and Rose join forces to solve the murders and protect the baby at the heart of the mysterious deaths. Readers with delicate stomachs may find Gerritsen’s graphic descriptions of corpse dissection hard to take, but the story, which digs up a dark Boston of times long past, entices readers to keep turning pages long after their bedtimes." - Kirkus Reviews (starred)
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DHill
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On our way to a little amusement park fun so for the next two hours this one is mine.

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DHill
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1. Tagged and rereading The Girl With All the Gifts
2. Dearest Margaret,I thank you for your kind condolences, so sincerely offered, -from tagged book
3. Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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DHill
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Perfect morning for a little me time with a good book and good coffee before the day speeds up. Happy Saturday Littens!

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DHill
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Lunchtime reading not going as planned. I‘m still only on page 11.

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DHill
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Finally, finally finding some time to start this book. #happy

Texreader Oooh I bought this one recently 3mo
DHill Haven‘t read much of it yet @Texreader but I‘m liking it so far. 3mo
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DHill
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Enjoying this beautiful weather with a new book.

Texreader Is it good? 4mo
DHill I‘ve just started it @Texreader but I‘ll post more as I get further along. 4mo
Texreader @DHill 👍🏻 4mo
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thereadingowlvina
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WOW. I re-read this book for the second time and it was even better than the first time! This blend of fact and fiction story was the book that piqued my interest and ignited my love for the historical fiction genre. From the plot to the writing, The Bone Garden is one astounding read. It is definitely one of my all-time-favourites!

Rating: 5🌟

#rereadfavourites #rereadfavouritesMarch2019

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DHill
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My dad hasn‘t been able to read print since his stroke, so I set him up on Libby for audiobooks from the library and he gave me this. ❤️

Texreader That‘s awesome! 5mo
tracey38 Aww, that's awesome 5mo
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Ubookquitous
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Book haul from the amazing Niantic Book Barn (we brought and sold 15 so of course spent the credit and more! 😂) some are new reads - others are for my favorite authors collection

sisilia “U..” is my fav Kinsey 11mo
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Shemac77
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Mehso-so

Mildly interesting. POV bounced from present day to mid 1800‘s which was initially well done but became more and more one sided character development.

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Pamwurtzler
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This story alternates between the present day and 1830, telling the story of a woman trying to discover the identity of a skeleton she dug up in her garden. It‘s super suspenseful and was really enjoyable. More March Madness in the background! #MountTBRChallenge #25

catebutler Had to add this my list, sounds excellent! 1y
Pamwurtzler @catebutler It was really good! 1y
Karkar @Pamwurtzler would I like this author? I have never read her. 1y
Pamwurtzler @Karkar I think you would. This book is a stand-alone, but she also has the Rizzoli & Isles series. The first one of those is 1y
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BrieT2016
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Some morning reading! I finally finished this book!! I loved it! Mystery, scandal and murder. I was hooked. #marchinbooks#goodreadschallenge

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Day 2: page 162...... this book is dangerous. I can‘t put it down!!! 😊😊

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maich My BFF love this author. 1y
BrieT2016 This is the first book I‘m reading from this author. I read mixed reviews, so... I‘m hopeful 😊 (edited) 1y
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Shemac77
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Evening reading while that creepy sailor watches me.

rubyslippersreads Isn't that the "I Know What You Did Last Summer" guy? ? 1y
Shemac77 Ha! It sure does! 1y
LeahBergen 😆😆 1y
Cathythoughts You are a scream 😂 1y
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EricaReads
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I had a really hard time putting this down! #readharder2018 #mysterybyPOC

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Hebaagh
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Super interesting read, well plotted, takes you to a completely different world. I enjoyed it a lot

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Charles
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Omg! Loved this book so much. Amazing look into historical medical world in the United States. Can‘t imagine a life like this but it happened! So cool!

ptkpepe98 Tess Gerritson's books are so good! I really enjoyed the TV series, but, ah, the books the preceded them! Wonderful!!! 2y
Charles I agree her books are good. But for some reason this book in particular hit me as fantastic 2y
s-b Her books are really good! She writes such vivid descriptions that I had to stop reading after a few books into the series cause they creeped me out that much! 🙈 2y
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Charles @s-b I know exactly what you‘re saying. Same for me! But, this book is so extra. It‘s descriptive but less evilness and more science. I loved it. 2y
tonyahoswalt I agree, this book was something special. I read it years ago, but I remember loving it. I might have to reread it some time. 1y
Charles @tonyahoswalt I was the same way. Read it a second time and enjoyed it even more 1y
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Born.A.Reader
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My selection of #gardentitle books for #aprilbookshowers. Technically the Nora books don't have it in the title but it's the "Garden Trilogy" so I figured that's close enough, right? ??
Background bouquet courtesy of my best friends wedding I was in last year. ???????
@RealLifeReading

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MarticaMustRead
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Panpan

🎧📖😒 #Audiobook

NOT one of her best.

And most certainly not as engaging as any of her Rizzoli and Isles books.
Bummer.😐