Inherit the Bones by Emily Littlejohn

May 27, 2017 | 2 comments


In brief: Emily Littlejohn’s acclaimed debut novel about detective Gemma Monroe, who investigates a murder at a traveling circus with links to a powerful family.

Setting: Small town in Colorado.

The good: Well-written mystery with great characters in a wonderful setting. The plot is complex with lots of levels and details.

The not-so-good: A bit of a slow start, and at times, the numerous aspects to the case seemed a bit too much (but at the end, it all came together perfectly).

Why I read it: Rory recommended it to me (and it was one the outstanding books for her in 2016).

My rating: ★★★★

Conclusion: I’m looking forward to reading the sequel A Season to Lie, to be published in November.