Inherit the Bones: A Mystery
In Inherit the Bones, Gemma Monroe is a detective in Cedar Valley, Colorado. It’s a small ski town where not much happens. The murders that do happen tend to haunt the town, such as the one thirty years ago where two little boys went missing and their bodies weren’t found until Gemma found them four years ago. She dreams about those little boys and can’t let that case go. A teenage boy is brutally murdered at the traveling circus he worked at, and it turns out he was a boy from their town who was already thought to be dead three years ago. Gemma gets the case, and things turn out to be more complicated than they first appear. If she can close this case, she might get the answers she’s looking for on the other one.
I found this book to be about average. It wasn’t terrible but not amazing either. I don’t think the ending was very cathartic or that it was explained as well as it could have been. For me, though, I read mysteries more for the actual mystery part of it and less for the characters. So I found that to be lacking, but I thought Gemma’s character was fairly well-developed. I’m sure there are quite a few people out there who will thoroughly enjoy this book; I just don’t think it’s something I’ll read again.