BOOK REVIEW: BONE THIEF
New York City is in the grip of terror as a madman begins abducting women, filets them and keeps their bones as souvenirs. There seems to be no connection between the victims. The killings are incredibly gruesome and the killer makes no effort to hide the bodies but instead leaves them out on display to be found. The detectives on this case are under extreme pressure to get it solved quickly while the killer leaves no clues.
Lieutenant John Driscoll catches the first murder and winds up leading a task force to try to catch this psychopath. John has his own demons that he is battling at the same time. Several years earlier, he lost his teenage daughter in a car accident and his wife has been in a coma since the wreck. He keeps her at home with him and a nurse although the doctors have told him she will never come out of the coma. Every day he comes home from his grisly job to an unresponsive wife and no real life besides work.
Now he is working closely with his partner, Margaret Aligante, and they have developed a mutual attraction that is also complicating matters. Another member of his elite team is Cedric Thomlinson, who has lost respect from most of his fellow officers and only has Driscoll to thank for saving him and trying to bring him back to a respectable position.
Although in many ways this book was your typical serial killer novel, it was still an enthralling read wondering what would happen next and who would survive. I truly enjoyed Mr. O'Callaghan's characters and look forward to reading more about them in his next book.
REVIEWED BY GINA METZ
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