THE BONE BOX A Birdy Waterman Thriller by Gregg Olsen
The Back Cover
They call it the Bone Box. A collection of old cases, solved and unsolved, that continue to haunt forensic pathologist Birdy Waterman. None is more disturbing than the first. After two decades, Birdy still remembers the screaming. The blood on the boy’s hands. The body of a girl, butchered in the woods. Birdy’s testimony helped put her cousin behind bars. Now, twenty years later, she wants to reopen the box. Reexamine the evidence. And rekindle her fears that a killer walked free–and is closer than ever.
I love Gregg Olson’s writing and was so excited when I pre-ordered this novella. And even more excited when I read that Doctor Birdy Waterman was getting her own time to shine! I enjoy her role in some of Gregg’s other novels so it was nice to get to see her outside of her role in the the morgue.
At 14, Birdy was called to testify in the murder trail of her cousin Tommy, after seeing him come out of the woods covered in blood. Twenty years later, Tommy is still sitting in prison, refusing to admit to something he didn’t do, even it it means getting paroled. When a letter comes in the mail, signed by Tommy, Birdy makes the trip to visit him. All Tommy wants is for Birdy to help clear his name. What Birdy finds is that people’s feelings to her haven’t changed, even after 20 years. Birdy also uncovers a long kept secret that unveils more secrets.
An excellently written who-dunnit mystery, Gregg Olsen has once again amazed me with his writing. I hope in future novels Birdy gets a little more “air time” *hint hint* ;)
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