Author(s): Ellery A. Kane
Series: Rockwell and Decker #2
Also in this series: Watch Her Vanish
Published by Bookouture on February 16, 2021
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 past—her own father—more 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!
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I am thrilled to return to Fog Harbor along side Detective Will Decker and Criminal Psychologist Olivia Rockwell in their hunt for the perpetrators behind the body found in the barrel of sand. Read on to see what I thought of this installment in the Rockwell and Decker series.
📚Her Perfect Bones by Ellery Kane takes the reader back to Fog Harbor. The end of the first book, Watch Her Vanish, left me with questions regarding Olivia’s past and her relationship with her father and detective Will Decker. I got some answers, but there is still more to come.
Olivia and William have yet to get it right as it relates to the attraction between them. They both want each other, but Olivia fears getting involved with William. I totally understand her reasons. Hopefully, she will move on from her past.
This time around the story did not have have the level of suspense I hoped for. There were three scenes that I thought would cause my heart to leap to my throat. However, before I could process these moments, it ended. Despite this, I enjoyed the mystery. This was not an easy one to figure out. However, as the end drew near, the picture became clear, and I had a fair idea as to the who and the why.
Meanwhile, Olivia is investigating the circumstances leading to her father’s death. An investigation which led to surprising discoveries and increased the possibility of danger landing on her doorstep.
Will’s partner, JB, as usual, kept me laughing. There was never a dull moment when he was around. The mystery surrounding the body found in the barrel was resolved. However, closure as it relates to circumstances surrounding the death of Olivia’s father remains unresolved.
📚Her Perfect Bones delivered a solid mystery with a satisfying end, while leaving the reader hungry for more.
Her Perfect Bones by Ellery Kane is a great addition to the Rockwell and Decker series. A must read for fans of mysteries. @bookouture #rockwellanddecker #mystery Click To Tweet
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I have a love hate relationship with series like this Nadene, on one hand I love a great mystery and a good cliffhanger but then having to wait until the next book to answer questions etc.. can be so frustrating. I’m glad this series is working for you. Great review thank you
I understand why you would feel the way you do. The mystery was good though.
You are reading some really good mysteries this summer. Glad this one followed up on some of those loose threads from book one for you, but too bad the suspense moments didn’t keep up the tension as much as you wanted. I’ve added this series to my list.
Yep, I have been lucky to find some good ones.
This sounds like a series that I would definitely enjoy. I am so glad that you enjoyed it. Thanks for putting it on my radar!
You are welcome Carole.
This sounds like my kind of read and a must-have!
Yes it is.
This sounds like my kind of read. Great review.
Yes, I could see you enjoying this one.
This sounds like a mystery series I’d enjoy. I’ll go back to the beginning as it sounds like it’s best to read them in order.
enjoyed this one so I plan to pick up the previous books.
That sure sounds like an interesting book.
It is interesting.
Sorry this wasn’t perfect for you. Mystery series aren’t really my thing but glad you seemed to enjoy!
Although not perfect, it was still an enjoyable read.