The Dark Bones
She’s come back to solve the mystery of her father’s death and confront her own dark past.
When Detective Rebecca North left her rural hometown, she vowed never to return. Her father’s apparent suicide has changed that. The official report is that retired cop Noah North shot himself, knocked over a lantern, and set his isolated cabin ablaze. But Rebecca cannot believe h...more
My kind of romantic suspense!!
This is the long awaited follow up to ‘A Dark Lure’ and is every bit as thrilling as its predecessor! The story picks up pretty much were ‘Lure’ left off. While one doesn’t have to read the first book to enjoy this one, I do highly recommend doing so, just so will know Olivia and Tori’s backstory.
That said, this book follows Rebecca North who has returned to her small hometown after her father all ...more
Rebecca North escaped the small rural town where she grew up to become a Detective in Ottawa but has recently returned after her father ex-Mountie Noah is found dead in his burnt out cabin, from ...more
On other side of the country from her hometown, RMCP Sgt Rebecca North is notified that her father, former RCMP officer Noah North has died from a self-inflicted shotgun wound after setting his rural cabin on fire.
After a five day battle with weather and airlines Rebecca arrives in h ...more
The Dark Bones is a highly atmospheric, chilling suspense story wrapped in the arms of a young-love-gone-wrong, second-chance romance. The blistering pace set in the opening pages is driven by a sinister presence - a sense of impending doom that continues to swell as the story unfolds - one that impelled this reader to burn the midnight oil in a frenzied search for answers ...more
When Detective Rebecca North left her rural Canadian hometown, she vowed never to return. A call from ...more
At a time when the thriller genre is supersaturated by authors who wish to peddle their wares, Loreth Anne White enters with a few unique qualities, one of which being the novel’s setting in rural Western Canada. Add to that, the slow development and eerie quality of her writing and the reader is in f ...more
'Do you, Sergeant Rebecca North, solemnly affirm that the evidence to be given by you shall be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?'
You both lied.
ABOUT THIS BOOK: When Detective Rebecca North left her rural hometown, she vowed never to return. Her father’s apparent suicid ...more
I'm excited to discover a new author for me. I knew this story would be intense based on the summary, but it had layers and layers of secrets that needed to be told.
Rebecca's father dies from an apparent suicide after she receives a bizarre call from him. She rushes home and believes he was murdered. She knows he was working on a cold case from 20 years ago and believes new clues surfaced prompting his will to finally solve it. She is also reconnec ...more
This is the first time I have read this author and she grabbed me from the very beginning. It’s difficult to describe an artists work. And that’s what I think of her writing skills. She is an artist.
White doesn’t just type words into a paragraph. She literally paints the picture in your mind and it seems like you are right there In the midst of the icy cold trying to solve the case.
The Dark Bones throws so many emotions a ...more
THE DARK BONES (Dark Lure Book 2) by Loreth Anne White is a mix of romantic suspense, mystery and thrills with ever increasing physical, emotional and environmental threats. This is the second book in this series, but it can easily be read as a standalone.
Detective Rebecca North is notified that her father, a retired Mounty has committed suicide. Rebecca has been away from her hometown in rural Western Canada for twenty years and ...more
The Dark Bones is the second installment in The Dark Lure series. Although this novel features our beloved Olivia and Cole... and even Tori from A Dark Lure, this novel however centers around Rebecca North and Ash Haugen. Their story begins 20 years ago, when choices were made and hearts were broken. Rebecca North is forc ...more
Detective Rebecca North is shocked to hear her father has committed suicide. Especially since he called with ramblings of an old, cold murder case the day he supposedly took his life. So, Rebecca heads up north, to a town she’s been avoiding for years determined to find out what happened. What she discovers isn’t as clear cut as the investigators originally thought, and much of the mystery behind her father’s death is wrapped around her first love, Ash Haugen, the man who shattered her ...more
At the beginning of the book, I was disappointed with the past/present jumping as it pulled me out of the flow of the story. Plus the past was written in present tense which I absolutely do n ...more
Rebecca North leaves her childhood home with a broken heart and no intention of returning. She relocates to Ottawa where she begins her career as a detective, leaving behind her father, a retired police officer.
Her father's death is the only thing that would bring her home. She is unable to believe that he committed suicide and sets out to find the truth behind his death. Her inve ...more
When I picked up Loreth Anne White’s The Dark Bones for review, I wasn’t aware that it was linked to one of her earlier books, A Dark Lure, in which a young woman who was abducted and repeatedly assaulted is making a new life for herself in rural Canada only to have to face the prospect that her abductor may still be at large. But never fear; it’s perfectly possible to read The Dark Bones as a standalone as the author brings new readers quickly up ...more
The author jumps from the present to the past and back again to set up the relationships between Ash, Becca, and Whitney. The past holds the key to actual crimes committed. The book is emotional, tugging on the reader’ ...more
Rebecca returns to her hometown to bur ...more
I liked this one. It had a mystery, suspense and a 2nd chance for a couple with lots of angst and secrets. Yes, the H did cheat when they were 16 and 17 years old (respectively) and the betrayal was devastating for the h. But the back story is woven into the mystery and H is prime suspect. The h is good at her job as an investigator/cop and left her hometown to get far away as possible. I forgot I had book 1 - so, I'm off to read that one.
I loved the first book in this series and am so happy to see another. "The Dark Bones" grabs you on page one and doesn't let go. I recommend you block some time off for reading because I guarantee you will not want to put this one down. This book is dark, moody and foreboding. Nothing is ever black and white in LAW's books. Always shades of gray with her situations and charact ...more
Characters felt a little flat, or like maybe I should already be connected to them but wasn’t. There wasn’t as much effortless suspense or deepening mystery as I expected.
This was my first read of this author but I plan to try again.
suspenseful story I will definitely be looking for more!! The first paragraph pulls you in, as Becca North receives a drunken phone call from her dad while attending a high profile trial in which her cop skills are needed. He has become so paranoid, she says she will call back...which she never gets to do...
A phone call rushes her home, to a small Canadian town, where they say her Dad,a cop for years, killed himself!
The location setting is a familiar one along with Olivia, Cole and Tori returning from the first book. But that is where the similarities to the first book end. New characters, Canadian detective Rebecca North and rancher Ash Haugen and their traumatic childhood pasts are the main characters in this second book in the series.
Rebecca returns home after the alleged suicide of her father. She feels gu ...more
Even though it is book two in a series, it worked very well as a self-contained read. Captivating from the start, I loved the character development from Loreth Anne White, which made them very convincing. The short chapters helped to make this an easy read.
I will be reading the first b ...more
Well worth the read while waiting for the next ‘Angie Pallorino’ to come out.
This book sucked me in from page one. I was excited that Olivia & Tori were brought into the story, plus some new characters that I want more of. The Dark Bones was suspenseful, compelling, and totally un-put- ...more
A recovering journalist who has worked in both South Africa and Canada, she now calls Cana ...more