Blog Tour Review: Her Perfect Bones

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Her Perfect Bones
Ellery Kane

Mystery and Suspense
390 Pages
Published February 16th 2021 by Bookouture

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The girl’s body is curled up like a shell and almost completely buried in sand. Only her fingertips can be seen, reaching helplessly up towards an escape she will never find…

Seventeen-year-old Shelby Mayfield sits alone on a bus to Fog Harbor, California. Aside from a few items of clothing, all she has with her is twenty-two dollars, the ragdoll she’s kept since kindergarten, and the devastating secret she’s been hiding.

How long will it be before her family realizes she’s gone?

Can anyone see the fresh bruise on her cheek beneath the makeup?

Perhaps she was a fool to believe the person she is meeting in this remote little town could help her…

When a girl’s body is found hidden in a barrel in a woodland cabin, the local police are at a loss. The film from an old camera found looped around her neck is their only lead, but Criminal Psychologist Olivia Rockwell’s blood turns to ice when she recognizes the ragdoll in one of the girl’s last photographs. She used to own one just like it, and it can only mean one thing: if she doesn’t dig deep into the mind of a deadly killer from her pasther own fathermore innocent lives will be in danger…

A totally gripping and utterly addictive crime thriller for readers who love Lisa Regan, Kendra Elliot and Melinda Leigh. But be warned: you’ll be sleeping with the lights on after you’ve raced through the pages in one sitting!

My Review

Thank you to Bookoutoure for having me on the blog tour for this second book in the Rockwell and Decker series. I did not read Book 1 before Her Perfect Bones as it was stated this could be a stand-alone book. The author brought in information from Book 1 if it was needed for context in relationships or to review events, so Book 1 is not necessary to read first.

However, I felt very little connection to the characters throughout the book, which makes it challenging to stay engaged throughout the story. I was constantly getting sleepy as I read this story or my mind would wander, because I just didn’t feel connected.

The story itself is interesting. The murder and subsequent investigation was creative and the pace moved along throughout the book – no slow spots!

I also love that this author writes in short chapters. It reminded me of a James Patterson book where the chapters are kept to a couple of pages in most cases. You can really race right through and won’t get stuck in overly long chapters.

Overall, this is a good police procedural mystery/thriller. I do think that reading Book 1 first might create a stronger tie-in for the reader to the characters and increase the overall enjoyment of the story.

Author Bio:

Forensic psychologist by day, author by night, Ellery Kane has been writing professionally and creatively for as long as she can remember. Real life really is stranger than fiction, so Ellery’s writing is often inspired by her day job. Before writing the Rockwell and Decker series with Bookouture, Ellery published the Legacy series for young adult readers and the Doctors of Darkness series of psychological thrillers. She was previously selected as one of ten semi-finalists in the MasterClass James Patterson Co-Author Competition. A Texan at heart, Ellery currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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