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The Bone Garden by Tess Gerritsen
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Dec 03, 2015

really liked it
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Read from June 10, 2012 to January 01, 2013

This is my kind of book -- a story in the present day that goes back into the past -- and "The Bone Garden" did not disappoint. The present day story could have been a bit stronger, but the past one was gripping, filled with good characters, and incredibly real. (Too real, sometimes -- those descriptions of early medical practices were pretty stomach turning.) I won't talk plot, but I will say it revolves around medical students in Boston, one of whom is accused of being "The Reaper" -- a grim character who kills and defaces the bodies of his victims. There is a good love story and Oliver Wendell Holmes, father of the supreme court justice, is one of the characters.

If you like this sort of book, I highly recommend it.

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