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Forgotten Bones ➼ [Download] ➹ Forgotten Bones By Vivian Barz ➹ – An unlikely pair teams up to investigate a brutal murder in a haunting thriller that walks the line between reality and impossibilityWhen small town police officers discover the grave of a young boy t An unlikely pair teams up to investigate a brutal murder in a haunting thriller that walks the line between reality and impossibilityWhen small town police officers discover the grave of a young boy they’re uick to pin the crime on a convicted felon who lives nearby But when it comes to murder Officer Susan Marlan never trusts a simple explanation so she’s just getting startedMeanwhile college professor Eric Evans hallucinates a young boy in overalls a symptom of his schizophrenia—or so he thinks But when bodies turn up Eric has visions and they mirror details of the murder case As the investigation continues the police stick with their original conclusion but Susan’s instincts tell her something is off The higher ups keep stonewalling her and the FBI’s closing inDesperate for answers Susan goes rogue and turns to Eric for help Together they take an unorthodox approach to the case as the evidence keeps getting stranger With Eric’s hallucinations intensifying and the body count rising can the pair separate truth from illusion long enough to catch a monster.

10 thoughts on “Forgotten Bones

  1. Dee Arr Dee Arr says:

    The thriller I was hoping to read never materialized which was unfortunate because I liked the main characters and this could have been a good storyThe author flip flopped back and forth between Eric and Susan offering two likable people with realistic problems The clues were consistently laid out for the reader to see and it was an inevitability that the two would eventually meet If Ms Barz felt she was concealing the truth of the murders and the murderer from us she was wrong I am usually the last person to realize the twists in stories but this tale was so obvious that I found myself continually losing interest Thus the ending was expected and boring Other basic plot elements were also run of the mill Only the heroine has the smarts to figure it the truth as she deftly runs through setbacks and interference from her boss and the FBI agents who have taken over the case Bottom line The author knows how to put together sentences and the dialogue is credible She also does a decent job with the characterizations of Eric and Susan However these are not powerful enough to save the book as the plot is tedious from overuse and the ending is too predictable and over the top to be entertaining Three stars

  2. Ceecee Ceecee says:

    The most positive thing that I can say about this is that I like that one of the main characters Eric is a schizophrenic who with the aid of appropriate medication is able to live very successfully with the condition and most people would be totally unaware I also like the other main character of Susan who is dogged determined and caring Unfortunately the book is so up and down in terms of pace I found it hard not to nod off at times For example the laborious detail about Eric’s geology class or the minutiae of Susan choosing her flavour of coffee Who gives a flying fig? Did it add to the story? Noooo 😴 There were one or two moments of humour which was light relief from the dark and weird storyline but then frivolous words are used on occasions that are serious and so sets the wrong tone and a jarring note Overall it’s a spooky story with an abundance of deaths At times it was uite eerie and at others a yawn

  3. Amanda Amanda says:

    I really need to start DNFing books so I don't have to write ranty reviews I prefer to write happy reviews for books I enjoyedLet's talk about the only aspect of this book I really enjoyed and that is the character Eric He's uniue with his schizophrenia His ex wife is a complete douche canoe but thankfully he doesn't pacify her at all He was a great likable character for the most part Story felt a bit boring at times 53% in and the unlikely duo that team up according to the books' synopsis had just met for the first time Then they only actually interview one person together that's it so I'm not sure how that's teaming up There seems to be a lot of fillers even with Eric yes your ex is horrible but I'm not sure how the constant internal discussion and trips down memory lane furthers the story news flash it doesn'tThough the story is spooky because it's jumps into the paranormal genre I didn't really find it thrilling In my opinion 25 % of the first half of the book could have been left out Second half of the book things actually happened but as soon as they did the book climaxed and everything was solved By the time the tense ending was taking place I just didn't care any I guess it was a decent ending but even that seems a bit abrupt like wham bam epilogue time Sadly I won't be reading in this series when they release

  4. Mindy (Naughty Book Snitch) Mindy (Naughty Book Snitch) says:

    Buy the book or borrow it from KU Oh man what a great debut The book starts with a bang but then tapers out a bit with boring facts However it than makes up for it at about half way through and doesnt stop until the book is over There is a mild creep factor with the ghosts of dead children For those of you with this kind of trigger dont worry this book tells you how the kids meet there end because its being investigated but it doesn't dwell on it or give you the killers perspective He groped for the uilt that had gotten bunched down at his feet and yanked it up roughly Shivering he covered his naked goose pimpled flesh— The uilt whooshed back down over him and off the bed completely I actually really loved that one of the main characters Eric has schizophrenia and he is able to lead a successful and normal life Although at times I wondered if he really had schizophrenia or if he was just clairvoyant Anyway I just appreciate that mental illness was portrayed in a positive light and on our hero When people asked about his schizophrenia Eric who didn’t exactly flaunt his illness but wasn’t ashamed of it either offered up the comparison of alcoholism Not every drunk is a single bourbon away from skid row just like every schizophrenic is not a tatty haired crazy eyed gunman who delights in murdering alien people from clock towers I look forward to reading from this author

  5. Siobhan Siobhan says:

    I love a good crime fiction mixed with the paranormal and was super curious to see how Vivian Barz’s Forgotten Bones would play out As it’s the first in a series I was eager for a new series that would have me hookedI’ll be honest and say I was unsure at first I wasn’t sucked in and I did consider putting this one aside It did not grip me in the way I’d expected giving us about the lives of the characters than about the crime Although I wasn’t sucked in as deep as I would have liked I was curious about thingsThe I read the sucked in I was The characters really grew on me and I enjoyed watching the way the story developed With the way the paranormal developed I found my attention was completely hooked later in the story Things were rather obvious from early on – the mystery wasn’t what I’d expected it to be – but I did enjoy seeing things play outForgotten Bones may not have been all I’d expected it to be but it did grow on me I came to enjoy it than I’d anticipated and I am curious what will come next in the series

  6. Dennis Dennis says:

    Review to come

  7. Tammy Tammy says:

    45 ★ Forgotten Bones is an eerie entertaining fast paced murder mysteryEric Evans a newly divorced community college professor finds and works on restoring an old foul smelling steamer trunk he bought from a used shop He soon begins seeing ghostly visions although he thinks he’s hallucinating due to his schizophrenia Officer Susan Marlon first on the scene of a car accident is startled by what’s found buried nearby She begins investigating the discovered remains of a small child found in a field that coincidentally is owned by Gerald Nichol a felon who’s just been paroled for child pornography Eric meets Susan while performing with a local band both feel an instant spark Eric meets Susan a second time when he files a report at the police station he tells her about his visions of a small blue eyed boy wearing blue overalls After Susan hears this unreleased detail she believes he’s telling the truth Susan also believes Eric’s ghost is Nichol’s missing neighbor from the 1960’s—6 year old Lenny Lincoln nicknamed “Overalls Boy” at the coroners office who’s remains are still unidentifiedWhen Susan advises her police chief of her findings related to the case he removes her from it saying Eric’s record shows he’s mentally unstable She doesn’t listen and wEric’s help they push forward by digging deeper as bodies are found on the farm of Gerald Nichol—the FBI and police are resolute that Nichol is their perpetrator because Nichol has disappeared Susan is not so sure Susan and Eric get too close to the truth ensnaring them in a death trap where they’re the prey and the one person Susan thought had her back didn’t Forgotten Bones is a well written character driven chilling roller coaster ride I loved Susan and Eric’s magical charisma together which now of course has me anticipating Vivian Barz’s next book in this new seriesThanks to the publisher Thomas Mercer and NetGalley for the opportunity to read this ebook in exchange for my honest opinion

  8. Darcia Helle Darcia Helle says:

    I'm not reviewing this book because I couldn't bring myself to read than 30 pages What follows is just me telling you why I so thoroughly rejected this one Be aware that what I'm saying might be considered spoilers though all of this happens within the first pagesWe start off with a couple driving The male is giving a sober monologue of complaints while the female is drunk and for reasons unknown totally turned on His ranting is sexy to her? They're driving on unfamiliar roads in the middle of nowhere Suddenly their conversation turns cruelly immature as they make fun of the appearance of their friends' child This apparently turns on the woman even because now she is pawing at her partner He complains she's hurting him as she tries to tear his male parts out from his zipper She replies with and this is a uote It's mine Mine Umm ?This scene goes on for pages with her saying things like Gimme and Release the hound while trying to provide oral sex At one point she even brayed All I could think of was a donkey in heat Meanwhile the male is still trying to drive instead of doing the rational thing and pulling over on the side of the deserted road I read this scene to my husband He gave me a WTF look and asked if a horny teen male had written itI skimmed ahead Things didn't get better I gave upThis was one of my First Read choices for July

  9. Jose Jose says:

    I was offered an advance copy in exchange for a review“Forgotten Bones” was a genuinely good read The story centers around Eric and Susan a college professor and Police Officer respectively and an ongoing child murderer case in the small town of Perrick CA The book has great pacing making it an easy and enjoyable read I loved how it went back and forth between the two main characters giving you just the right amount of information about them during their parts and not making you feel overwhelmed Overall both Susan and Eric are very likable and Vivian does a great job at making the reader be invested in her characters both good and bad I admit I was a little worried at first when I found out that Eric suffered from schizophrenia due to most characters with this mental illness being usually portrayed as crazy and violent However I was relieved to find out that that was not the case in this book I think the only problem I had with the book was the ending sort of It wasn’t completely predictable but I definitely had a hunch At least for one part of it I’ve read Vivian’s shorter horror work before and was glad to see that side of her in this book She’s really good at painting those horrifying hallucinations in the reader’s head She has yet to disappoint and am looking forward to what she comes out with next I saw on the back of the book that it said “Dead Remaining Book 1” I’m dead excited for the next one

  10. Caotico09 Caotico09 says:

    What you should know before reading1 Forgotten Bones is not your typical crime novel There is not a ton of crime solving leads or potential suspects instead it focuses on the daily lives of two MC's who somewhat haphazardly stumble onto clues 2 The book does include paranormal activity ghosts 3 I found the book to be rather slow for example Eric's introduction chapter spends pages and pages to say two things he has schizophrenia and his wife cheated on him4 The Police detective is not your typical do no wrong copper She is actually pretty inept For example after finding a child's body and learning important clues about the crime she goes on a 4 day vacation without reporting the informationWhy You May Like Forgotten Bones1 The book is fairly well written better then the majority I've tried on First Reads 2 The two MCs are interesting and the characterization is on point3 The paranormal aspects add an interesting layer to a standard crime novelWhy You May Not Like Forgotten Bones1 As stated above the book is slow The main part of this is due to the focus on the characters life's instead of the crime2 Unlike alot of crime books there is minimal actual leadscrime solving There are also many points in the book where police characters make decisions that hurt the crime solving If this would make you frustrated you may avoid the book2 The plot felt rather contrived at times

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