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Old Bones Paperback – 3 September 2019
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Preston & Child bring the true story of the ill-fated Donner Party to new life in a thrilling blend of archaeology, history, murder, and suspense.
The latest pulse-pounding thriller from New York Times bestsellers Preston & Child.
Nora Kelly, a young curator at the Santa Fe Institute of Archaeology, is approached by historian Clive Benton with a once-in-a-lifetime proposal: to lead a team in search of the so-called 'Lost Camp' of the tragic Donner Party. This was a group of pioneers who earned a terrible place in American history when they became snow-bound in the California mountains in 1847, their fate unknown until the first skeletonized survivors stumbled out of the wilderness, raving about starvation, murder-and cannibalism.
Benton tells Kelly he has stumbled upon an amazing find: the long-sought diary of one of the victims, which has an enigmatic description of the Lost Camp. Nora agrees to lead an expedition to locate and excavate it – to reveal its long-buried secrets.
Once in the mountains, however, they learn that discovering the camp is only the first step in a mounting journey of fear. For as they uncover old bones, they expose the real truth of what happened, one that is far more shocking and bizarre than mere cannibalism. And when those ancient horrors lead to present-day violence on a grand scale, rookie FBI agent Corrie Swanson is assigned the case... only to find that her first investigation might very well be her last.
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- Publisher : Head of Zeus GB; UK Airports ed edition (3 September 2019)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 384 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1838931066
- ISBN-13 : 978-1838931063
- Dimensions : 22.8 x 2.5 x 14.8 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 351,062 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Old Bones takes a fine premise...The Donner Party and a buried treasure...and makes it overly long, repetitive, procedural, and the two main characters are just so flat as to be off-putting. After finishing, each plot turn seems too contrived rather than "plotted" to be engaging. Sadly, I couldn't wait for it to end.
Top reviews from other countries
An intriguing story, originating from an actual historical event, with decent characters and great plotting, which keeps you guessing until the end. In my opinion, well worth reading.
I still wholeheartedly recommend Preston & Child though to anyone who will listen!