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This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.The Blessed Bones by Kathryn Casey
Series: Detective Clara Jefferies #3
Published by Bookouture on 29th March 2021
Genres: Crime, Suspense, Thriller
Source: from Netgalley
When Detective Clara Jefferies returned home to Alber, Utah, she knew it would take a long time to convince the closed community to trust her. So she is surprised to be called to private land up in the mountains, until she hears that the bones of a young girl have been found. And hidden in the dark depths of the grave are the remains of a baby too…
Digging into the town’s missing persons files, Clara is shocked to discover that pregnant girls have been going missing for years. And when she spots Ash Crawford, the first cop on the scene, praying over the bodies, she begins to suspect that he knows more about the victim than he’s letting on.
With Crawford staying silent, and the identity of the girl still unknown, Clara’s only choice is to visit every family living on the mountaintop, desperate to find what they might be hiding. But doing so means facing the man she was once bound to, and the tall iron gates of the ranch she ran away from all those years ago.
Then another pregnant girl is reported missing, and Clara ramps up her search, racing to find her alive. But can she uncover the town’s dark secrets in time to save both the girl and her unborn child?
Thank you to Bookouture for my copy of this book via Netgalley and for letting me take part in this tour. I haven’t read the first two books in this series but this wasn’t an issue.
Clara recently returned to her home town and is still struggling with her past. She thinks she has come to terms with it but it is still holding her back in a way. I felt like this book was a real turning point for Clara. I really liked Clara. She has been through a lot but is now so much stronger. She is ready to take on the world and won’t stop until she’s caught the SOB who’s been killing these poor girls.
I really liked Max I think he is great for Clara and they work really well together. He knows just how to calm her and balance her out. I look forward to seeing what happens next with these two.
The case was a horrific one. It showed the worst of humanity. The worst of our greed, our selfishness and our callousness. It also showed how some people are trapped in a world they don’t want to be in.
It took me a little while to get going, I’m not sure if this was because it was the third book or the pace was just a little slow to start but I was soon turning page after page desperate to find out what happened to those poor girls.
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