[simpleazon-link asin=”0062311115″ locale=”us”]The Bone Tree (Penn Cage)[/simpleazon-link]
My review: 4.5 of 5 stars
Fascinating, frustrating, and infuriating! Conspiracy theorists will devour The Bone Tree. I had to remind myself that I was reading fiction because the ring of truth kept sounding in my ears. Occasionally the author took the story or the characters so far that I lost a bit of belief, but he always brought me back. Adrenaline-pumping action glued me to the pages. I cheered the good guys (mostly) and longed for the moment when the bad guys would be taken down. The complexities of the story and the mixed motivations of the characters kept me tense and on edge. Reading The Bone Tree was like observing a violent chess match with powerful players and high stakes where every move counted and the carnage was devastating. Highly recommended for fans of political intrigue, suspense and thrillers.
Note: Contains strong language and graphic violence.
*I received a free advanced reading copy from LibraryThing Early Reviewers in exchange for an honest review.
“Mercy is a virtue you can’t afford” (p. 28).
“We’re about to go through the looking glass, Mayor. And on the other side, we both tell the truth, regardless of consequences” (p. 79).
“All history is personal” (p. 95).
“For the dead, all questions have been answered or made irrelevant” (p. 654).
“Those who love heroes must walk a stony road” (p. 717).
Kevin Hall says
I just got to the part where the quote: “Those who love heroes must walk a stony road” is shared. I googled it, expecting to find it from a literary past and found your review instead. I’m listening to it on an audio book and dread coming to the end, knowing that the third book is not out yet.
Waiting for the third book will indeed be torture especially given the ending of the second. I’m glad that you found my page and appreciate that you took the time to comment. To fill the void between these Penn Cage books, you might try Dennis Lehane or Attica Locke. Both write thriller/mysteries that dig deep and pack a punch. Stop by anytime!