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
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
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.
Can’t wait for the next. Here’s some of what’s to love:
Characters—Mercy and Elvis tug at your heart for boldly soldiering on after losing Martinez. I loved how they grew closer, not perfectly figuring it out but definitely making progress. Of course Troy and his dog are heartthrobs, too. Love that they are not the normal type of detectives, see more below.
Setting—Vermont. Hello Vermont! Love this fresh rural setting. Thank you for setting the book in a place I’ve never been and now fervently wa ...more
Detectives with dogs on the hunt for answers is a favorite story line for me. Retired military MP Mercy and her dog Elvis search for answers when they discover a abandoned baby in the woods. But.. when the baby disappears from the hospital these two do not rest until she is found. With the help of the U.S. Game Warden Troy Warner it is danger behind every corner. "A copy of this book was provided by St. Martin's Press via Netgally with no requirements for a review. Comments here are my honest op ...more
A plot-twisting mystery peopled by interesting characters in a vividly described setting. What else could a reader want? Well, dogs for one. It has dogs. Rich literary references? Straight to the top: Shakespeare. Cultural undertones? Art, as in sculptures and paintings. Romance? A subtle touch of that too. Somewhere in the world I've never been? Yep, Vermont described with such clarity that I could see myself in those scenes. Believable villains and victims? A plethora, varying in ages and back ...more
Retired MP and Afghanistan vet Mercy Carr brought home the Belgian Malinois, Elvis, and they are living a quiet life after she is granted the ex-bomb-sniffing dog. Mercy is exercising the high energy canine early when the dog suddenly darts into the dense underbrush and alerts to a baby.
It is the July 4th holiday in the Lye Brook Wilderness of the Vermont mountains and the closest law enforcement officer is U.S. Game Warden Troy Warner. Troy has a search-and-rescue Newfoundland mix he calls Susi ...more
Paula Munier's debut mystery, A Borrowing of Bones, has everything. It's fast-paced and intense, engrossing with an atmospheric setting in the Vermont woods. For those of us who read for character, though, it's outstanding. Mercy Carr, a veteran of two tours in Afghanistan, and State Game Warden Troy Warner, make an interesting pair of investigators. But, they're not on their own. They each have a rescue dog that is also a K9 working dog. Dog lovers will fall for Elvis, a bomb-sniffing Belgian M ...more
This first novel can almost be slotted into a new subgenre – “dog lit.” It joins excellent books by Margaret Mizushima and Robert Crais in featuring working dogs (this one ex-military) who have a damaged human partner. (There’s another one in the works from well known dog lover Owen Laukkanen.) Like Mizushima’s novels, this one has a wonderful feel for setting, in this case, the Vermont woods.
The main character, Mercy Carr, is back from Afghanistan with her partner’s dog, Elvis. Both are mournin ...more