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Honeybone by A.J. Llewellyn
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Jul 03, 2011

really liked it
Read from July 01 to 03, 2011

Honeybone is part mystery, part cop drama, and lots of love story.  Honeybone is a tortured hero, having survived a plane crash that killed everyone except himself and a little girl, Kaia Pendleton.   In his capacity as Marshall, he had been escorting a convicted serial child killer, Richard Stance, to Australia when the plane crashed.

Waking up in the hospital starts memories of the homicidal monster who tortured and killed little girls, a monster that Honeybone chased for 18 months. While he is still recovering, another little girl is killed.  Did Richard Stance survive?  Reading of this little girls rape and murder crime scene was horrifying, brutal and terrible.  

Adding to the stress, Honeybone's former lover, Rongo, is present at the scene, and they pick up the sex where they had left off.  Honeybone wants to be part of a couple, wants to love and be loved. Since Rongo had left in the middle of the night the first time, it was not surprising there were issues this time. Rongo is not big on commitment.  Rongo is, to be blunt, an ass.

Mr. Llewellyn does a fine job of keeping the horror of the crimes from becoming overwhelming, while letting us get to know Marshall Dean Honeybone, as well as Kaia Pendleton.  There is instalove, but I was so happy for Honeybone and Jean-Luc is a sexy thing, that it didn't bother me.  The mystery tends to take a back seat towards the second half of the book, but Honeybone is very worth keeping you interested.  
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