First in a gripping new mystery series about a retired MP and her bomb-sniffing dog who become embroiled in an investigation in the beautiful Vermont wildernessIt may be the Fourth of July weekend, but for retired soldiers Mercy Carr and Belgian Malinois Elvis, its just another walk in the remote Lye Brook Wildernessuntil the former bomb-sniffing dog alerts to explosives and they find a squalling baby abandoned near a shallow grave filled with what appear to be human bones. U.S. Game Warden Troy Warner and his search-and rescue Newfoundland Susie Bear respond to Mercys 911 call, and the four must work together to track down a missing mother, solve a cold-case murder, and keep the citizens of Vermont safe on potentially the most incendiary Independence Day since the American Revolution.A Borrowing of Bones is full of complex twists and real details about search-and-rescue dog training that Paula learned through the training of her own dog. With its canine sidekicks and rich, dramatic st...
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A Borrowing of Bones Reviews
The first book of the Mercy and Elton series and new author and I will read her again. The book was recommend by Margaret Mizushima in an article about seven search and rescue dogs books. I have a few others that just reached my TBR list. This book has an explosive sifting dog, Elton and a scent dog, Susie Bear and a recuse kitten, Muse. This book sets up many individuals that I feel we will meet I future adventures.
Mercy Carr and Elton have returned to Vermont to grieve for Mercy's finance and ...more
I've quickly become hooked on mysteries featuring working dogs-- especially military or police dogs. I think it's because the bond between human and dog is so strong and because the dog's capabilities are extraordinary. When I learned of this first Mercy and Elvis mystery, I knew I had to read it, and the only thing I can say now is that I can't wait to read the next book in the series.
A Borrowing of Bones is fast-paced and well-plotted, with a mystery that keeps readers guessing. Munier also ma ...more
I loved A Borrowing of the Bones. Mercy Carr was such an endearing character, and I think I might have had a crush on game warden Troy. But even more than these two, I loved their dogs. Elvis and Susie Bear were working dogs, and boy, did they prove their worth, from finding danger to search and rescue duties to protecting their people. The Vermont setting was charming and vividly drawn, chockablock with wonderful supporting characters, chief among them the swoonworthy Captain Thrasher and Mercy ...more
I think this has the potential to be a really good series. However, when comparing it to similar books/series of the same genre and theme, most notably the Alex Kava Creed series, I can honestly say it doesn't measure up. There was something missing. It didn't pull me in or keep me excited; I found myself able to put it down several times over the last few days. I didn't feel that urge of "I have to know what happens". I really just wanted to finish it to see how it ended. I will give the next i ...more
Thank you NetGalley for the opportunity to read for a fair review.
I often skimming long passages of details, literary references, and ramblings trying to stick with this book. I genuinely liked the characters (three humans, two dogs, and one cat) but the plot was muddy and very detailed. (Lengthy, wordy) In the end a murder was solved and I know what a folly is to the art world.
Still not exactly sure what went down...
My apologies I really tried to like this book.
"A Borrowing of Bones" is a mystery/suspense novel. The characters were interesting, complex, and acted in realistic ways. The mystery was also complex since several things were happening at the same time: an old murder, explosives residue in several unexpected places, a missing baby, new murders, and more.
Mercy and her bomb-sniffing dog, Elvis, kept tracking down clues and passing them on to U.S. Game Warden Troy Warner (owner of a search and rescue dog). She's motivated by an experience she ha ...more
This first book, in what I hope will be a very long running series, took hold of me from page one and I read it in less than a weekend. (I did take time to sleep a bit) I was drawn into the story so firmly that I lost track of time. The flow of the words, the story - that rare storyteller who crafts a seamless string of words - this was a book I didn't want to leave.
Mercy Carr is a wonderful character, an Army Corporal/MP back from Afghanistan, battered both mentally and physically. She has lost ...more
This is the first in a wonderful new series by the author and I hope the beginning of a long successful series to come with many more releases.. it is always enjoyable to find a new mystery author and rare to find one that is so gifted in writing mysteries is especially thrilling. This author has a talent for writing and creating a thrilling story.
I loved this book and highly recommend it for everyone that enjoys thrillers and mysteries.
Thank you for the ARC which does not influence my opinion ...more