The Family Bones
Will they stay? Will they survive? The Weavers have inherited family property in Astral, Pennsylvania, a town so small that Mrs. Weaver can find no mention of it on the Internet, save for a tiny spot on Google Earth. Hoping for a simpler, small-town existence for their young family, Steven and Tara eagerly head to Astral to see wha ...more
Before I had a chance to pick up the book (yes, I actually finished another book first) my husband picked it up because the cover and title intrigued him. (Note: my hubby doesn't spend his spare time reading..) He picked it up with the intention of reading a few pages, and wound up reading it cover to cover over an afternoon. Then, proceeded to pressure me to hurry up and finish ...more
There is so little to talk about it’s achievements, that it actually pains me to say, that yes, I attempted to read this pile of steaming fresh horse-dung! The author started out thinking to write a horror story, so that’s how it begins. Cheap thrills, like faces changing into those of the devil with blood dripping – check. Creepy property passed on to the protagonist – check. Troubled past of the pr ...more
The characters are flat, empty, and static. The dialogue is awkward and unrealistic. The first two thirds is horror/thriller/mystery and then it suddenly takes a sharp turn and becomes the literary equivalent of a bad SyFy original movie. The POV switches back and forth between first and third person in the beginning until it's not convenient to the story to be in the main character's head, at which poin ...more
The reader will believe that a true horror is about to ensue, then things change, and change...
A satisfying conclusion will be brought to all in the end.
Steven, Tara, and their two children, Sara and Charlie, have just arrived at their new home, inherited from Steven’s side of the family. When the lawyer had called him to tell him the place was his, the fir ...more
I found the writing felt a little amature..child like maybe, without wanting to be rude. It felt like every action etc had to be noted and it came across somewhat stilted. I did however like one of the similies relating to the cobwebs and comparing them with ta ...more
What do you get when you mix some horror, thriller, suspense, and science fiction all together? You get a well written novel that goes by the name of THE FAMILY BONES, by Kimberly Raiser. Raiser has crafted a short book that is hard to describe, and even harder without spoiling anything.
For a book with so many different elements and a variety of characters, it can sometimes be overwhelming. However, Raiser does a nice job transitioning between the op ...more
Kimberly Raiser's "The Family Bones" tells what happens when a family confronts and tries to make sense out of a suppressed family history.
Steven and Tara are happily married with two children. When Steven inherits the family estate in the tiny town of Astral Pennsylvania, they decide to move in. Without giving too much of the story away, odd and scary things begin to happen to them when they visit the house, and they have to work with some suspicious friends, nei ...more
I like the current cover better than the one I bought. Mine was a haunted house. This green being on the cover no ...more
What a strange little book. I enjoyed the story, scary with a strange twist, which is my thing. But...I don't know if it was just my edition but I went a little crazy with all the inaccurate punctuation, lack of contractions (8 year old speak with contracts), and general grammatical blunders. I think if the book would have been longer, I would stopped about where it did!
Will they stay? Will they survive? The Weavers have inherited family property in Astral, Pennsylvania, a town so small that Mrs. Weaver can find no mention of it on the Internet, save for a tiny spot on Google Earth. Hoping for a simpler, small-town existence for their young family, Steven and Tara eagerly head to Astral to see what they hope will be their dream house. As they explore their potential new home, the Weavers begin to discover secret passageways, secret rooms, and long b ...more
The Family Bones by Kimberly Raiser is a debut novel by an imaginative young author. The story follows a family that has just inherited property in a tiny little town in Pennsylvania. The Weavers can't wait to check out their new place, and are hoping for a quiet, simple small town life for themselves and their young kids. The property comes complete with the requisite weird/friendly caretaker and his oddly creepy son, along with lots of mysterious tunnels, hidden rooms and things that go bump i...more
Steven Weaver seems ordinary enough, inherits the family home and brings his wife, Tara, and children out to the country to see what they have.
Strange things begin to happen. The well which saw the end of a number of animals so long ago, seems to draw Tara nearer and nearer to the edge. 8 year old Charlie becomes lost in a basement and Steven finds an unexplored ...more
I just finished “The Family Bones” by Kimberly Raiser. This book is a fast and great read!!! My goodness, while reading this book there were times I didn’t want to turn the lights off in order to go to bed; very suspenseful, with a lot of interaction between the characters. The story is about a family that has inherited a house and grounds from the husband’s relatives. Strange, unexplainable happenings start to occur while the family is checking out the house and surrounding grou ...more
"Will they stay? Will they survive? The Weavers have inherited family property in Astral, Pennsylvania, a town so small that Mrs. Weaver can find no mention of it on the Internet, save for a tiny spot on Google Earth. Hoping for a simpler, small-town existence for their young family, Steven and Tara eagerly head to Astral to see what they hope will be their dream house. As they explore their potential new home, the Weavers begin to discover secret passageways, secret rooms, an ...more
Steven Weaver, his wife Tara, and their two children inherit a family estate in the lovely, picturesque town of Astral, Pennsylvania. They decided that they wanted to get away from the big city and enjoy the vast acreage and freedom of living in a small rural town. Strange incidents begin happening to each member of the family almost immediately from old family secrets, an old creepy overgrown well, basements without exits, and an attic that seems to go on fo ...more
This is an interesting book. It's an extremely quick read, a page turner that I could not put down until I was finished. I have to agree with one of the reviewers on the back of the book that the book could only have been improved by its being longer. There was quite a bit I still wan ...more
All in all, The Family Bones was a very quick read, and I did like it, but I found it to be a little bit confusing at times, as the plot bounces around quite a bit. The beginning of the book is really different from the ending of the book, and I actually really loved the beginning! If the book would have stayed on tha ...more
From gramtical errors, to formating, to the story just being all over the place, I was struggling with it the whole time.
If I didn't see how hard the author was trying to get the story togeth ...more