Stormi's Review: Forgotten Bones (Dead Remaining #1) by Vivian Barz
APC PUBLISHER: Thomas & Mercer RELEASED: August 1, 2019 GENRE: mystery, thriller, suspense LENGTH: 298 pages FORMAT: ebook, paperback, hardcover
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An unlikely pair teams up to investigate a brutal murder in a haunting thriller that walks the line between reality and impossibility.
When small-town police officers discover the grave of a young boy, they’re quick to pin the crime on a convicted felon who lives nearby. But when it comes to murder, Officer Susan Marlan never trusts a simple explanation, so she’s just getting started.
Meanwhile, college professor Eric Evans hallucinates a young boy in overalls: a symptom of his schizophrenia—or so he thinks. But when more bodies turn up, Eric has more visions, and they mirror details of the murder case. As the investigation continues, the police stick with their original conclusion, but Susan’s instincts tell her something is off. The higher-ups keep stonewalling her, and the FBI’s closing in.
Desperate for answers, Susan goes rogue and turns to Eric for help. Together they take an unorthodox approach to the case as the evidence keeps getting stranger. With Eric’s hallucinations intensifying and the body count rising, can the pair separate truth from illusion long enough to catch a monster? FIVE BOUNDLESS STARS
A body popping up isn't a big deal to a cop, but when it happens in a small town, it's just that. Susan is called out on a traffic accident, and soon she is in the midst of a mystery with a young boy's buried body. Soon that young boy turns into more buried children on a local farm nearby. Eric has schizophrenia but has control of his disease. Soon enough, after some major personal issues, he finds himself not so in control when he begins seeing a young boy. As the fates would have it, he soon teams up with Susan after he realizes he isn't having an episode but is being "haunted" by a child from her case. Soon this small town will be rocked by the gruesome truth. Wow. This story was action packed from beginning to end. The way it is written it's almost like two stories that collide into one. It doesn't hurt the story though it just adds to the appeal. This story was a good read. It was mysterious and scary. I read a lot of horror books, and this one gave me chills more than once. I loved the characters. Susan was great with her "I'll do it anyway" attitude. Eric was by far my favorite. His side of the story, maybe because of the disease, was scary yet comical at times. He was awesome! Overall, if you want a well-written story that will keep you guessing till the end...Read this book. If you want one that is filled with action and will scare you...Read this book. I promise you will not be disappointed. I hope that these two, who make a very "crazy" (haha) team will come back together in another book.