- Paperback: 560 pages
- Publisher: Random House Large Print Publishing; Lrg edition (18 Sept. 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0739327135
- ISBN-13: 978-0739327135
- Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 4.1 x 23.4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (128 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,834,850 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Bone Garden (Random House Large Print) Paperback – Large Print, 18 Sep 2007
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"Fascinating... spectacularly gory... fast-paced." (Mail on Sunday) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top Customer Reviews
The story had me gripped early on and through to the end, with a lovely twist. Well done Tess, another triumph.
This book was a revelation and certainly made me change my mind yet again about the author. This is Tess Gerritsen back to what she does best. Scare the pants off the reader.
In the present: Julia Hamill is the proud owner of a new property in Massachusetts, but while exploring her new purchase she horrified to find a skull buried in the rocky soil. She is even more stunned when the Boston medical examiner confirms that the skull is a human one, from a female and carries the marks of a murder weapon.
The story travels back over a hundred years when it was not unknown for medical students down on their luck to become Resurrectionist, a term conjured for those who are prepared to plunder the graves of the recently deceased. Dead bodies will always fetch good money to help with student fees. Norris Marshall is one such student. However, because of his illicit dealings, he finds himself a prime suspect when the murdered and subsequently mutilated body of a distinguished doctor is found in the university grounds.
Writing suspense novels is what Tess Gerittsen is good at and this novel is certainly back on the right track as far as I am concerned.
I wouldn't go as far as to call it a thriller however. Suspense levels were low but the overall style and flavour was different to anything from the Rizzoli series, and I found the atmospheric creations compelling, the characters and language authentic and above all I found the description of the early days of anatomical research and surgical techniques very interesting, if rather saddening. It made me realise how lucky we are today to have the luxuriously high standards of medical treatment and hospital safety that we do. This tale always held my attention, then, but mainly for the impression it gave that much of it was based on fact. It was almost like a fictionalised documentary, and I found the facts more compelling than the fiction. You could regard it as a testament not so much to the pioneering doctors and surgeons of that relatively primitive time, but to the countless victims of their research. If you like Tess Gerritsen's story-telling skills, this latest offering will not disappoint.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love all of Tess Gerritsen work. And this is a worthy addition to the collection.Published 7 months ago by Popeye
Thrilling, Tess writes so well you'll want to finish a book a day.Published 8 months ago by patriciamacg
I have read all her books and this is the second time reading this one. This was my very first text book brought for me.Published 9 months ago by Emmayoungman
Excellent storyline with great detail and accurate historical reference. Two eras superbly entwined in mystery and suspense!Published 11 months ago by Nick5912
fantastic read could not put it down this is the second time I've read it wonderful book.Published 12 months ago by kimberley manson
I absolutely loved this book. In fact every book I read from this author seems to excel. Her plots are so complex she must have to do so much research; I loved this book. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Amazon Customer