Skin and Bones, a mystery novel by D. C. Corso, takes place in the Pacific Northwest and begins with the abduction of a child, every parent's nightmare.
Publisher's description: FBI Special Agent Severin Ash lives in a world haunted by people he's never even met - the missing and the dead. Working out of Seattle's field office, Ash is assigned to coordinate a child abduction investigation in the small island community of Carver Isle, WA. The case at first seems to be open-and-shut, but when another child disappears on Halloweeen, Ash realizes it's far from over. He teams up with local woman Parker Kelly, who has her own ideas about what may be happening. Together, Ash and Parker must solve this puzzle of deceit, identity and manipulation, exhuming secrets and memories both would prefer to leave undisturbed.
The striking cover may be a little off-putting, even for those who like mystery novels, but the writing is solid. The cover does prepare you for a book that is definitely not cozy but a hard core look at crime. Hats off to Ms. Corso for writing a novel that doesn't hold back on some of the nastiness and harsh realities of life...and crime.
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This review is part of a book tour by Pump Up Your Book Promotions. I was provided with a free copy of the book and have given an impartial review.
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