Bad To The Bones by James Harper on Booksprout

Bad To The Bones

James Harper

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EVAN BUCKLEY didn’t think his life could get any worse. He was so wrong. When his latest case ends in disaster, maverick PI Evan Buckley is at the end of his tether—until fate throws him headlong into a long-dead investigation: one that everybody wants to stay that way. When Linda Clayton’s boy vanished without trace ten years ago—shortly followed by her husband—everyone jumped to the same easy conclusion: the husband did it.

Unfortunately, no one ever showed Evan how to do easy, and he vows to uncover the truth—and in the process kick into touch the demons who to come to torment him every night. As he digs deeper, he’s forced to go up against Matt Faulkner, ex-Chief of Police, to find out what he’s hiding—and who he’s protecting.

As the suspense ratchets up, he’s caught up in a desperate fight for his life with a cold-blooded killer who will do anything to keep his past buried, along with everything else ...

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by mima48

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A great read. Wonderful plot and characters.

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by S Lange

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The book starts out with some humor and a bit of sleaze as the main character Evan is a private investigator, in the middle of a case of catching a cheating spouse in the act. The photos he shows his client causes some not so good end results. Evan is now at a cross road as he takes a really long look at his life and the career path that he is currently on.

An old cold case is sent his way and he has some choices to make, take on something that the police had not been able to solve for ten years or continue to feel like a wretch without a soul or conscience. Evan’s journey as he digs into this cold case may lead to his own death or to putting his own demons to rest while giving closure to his new client.

The book was a slow build, and the narration style for some reason for me kept a certain distance from the main character. Its like all of the right words were there it just felt like you were watching a television show with the volume turned down real low. You could surmise what was happening on the screen but you were missing some integral parts to the story from the lack of volume. Now not to say that the book didn’t have a lot of pages it did, some of them could have actually been taken out and the story tightened up to make for a better read.

The deep connection with the main character just didn’t really happen me. There were some good parts to the book just overall for me it was lacking that hook and draw that makes you invest in a character.

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by Julia

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This story is filled with suspense and thrills that will keep you on the edge of your seat, wondering what happens next.