Publication Date: October 2, 2014
Origins: From Author for Review
Synopsis: After ten years of living in the shadow of her stalker, a diagnosis of terminal cancer pushes Olivia Kardos to take matters into her own hands. Her final days will not be spent isolated from the world nor hiding like a hunted animal. It’s time for Mark Porter to die. Going against a trained killer alone would be foolish, but the handsome arms dealer who offers to help her has a dark secret of his own.
Homicide Detective Sean Howard has tried to push his ex out of his mind, but his next case brings her crashing back into his life. A woman is found exsanguinated and brutally stabbed in Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood and she could be Olivia’s doppelganger. As more women are murdered and the similarities grow, Sean can’t shake the feeling that Olivia is next.
In a world where demons and vampires lurk just beneath the surface, what you don’t know can kill you.
Review: When Olivia Kardos is diagnosed with terminal cancer, she decides she’s no longer going to be anyone’s victim. Olivia has been hunted by Mark Porter for years, since college, and she’s never had her own life without fear. Now she’s bought an illegal gun and is taking self-defense lessons in order to take down the one person who has held her back from enjoying her life. In the meantime, there have been several murders of young women who look eerily like Olivia. Her ex-boyfriend, Detective Sean Howard, is lead on this case and the victims’ resemblance to Olivia is enough to nearly drive him mad. ALL THE PRETTY BONES was much more than I ever expected. Olivia’s strength in the face of overwhelming odds was inspiring. One of the best aspects is, while ALL THE PRETTY BONES is the first book of a series; it is a fully realized novel which stands on its own. The supernatural aspects of the story don’t come out in full until toward the end, but readers were given tantalizing tidbits throughout the novel. ALL THE PRETTY BONES is a spellbinding novel, with well-written characters and a strong plot. Definitely not what I expected, ALL THE PRETTY BONES is an enjoyable surprise.