PRAISE FOR THE DARK BONES
“A masterfully written, gritty, suspenseful thriller with a tough, resourceful protagonist that hooked me and kept me guessing until the very end. Think C. J. Box and Craig Johnson. Loreth Anne White’s The Dark Bones is that good.” —Robert Dugoni, New York Times bestselling author of The Eighth Sister
“Secrets, lies, and betrayal converge in this heart-pounding thriller that features a love story as fascinating as the mystery itself.” —Iris Johansen, New York Times bestselling author of Smokescreen
“Loreth Anne White has a talent for setting and mood. The Dark Bones hooked me from the start. A chilling and emotional read.” —T.R. Ragan, author of Her Last Day
“A riveting, atmospheric suspense novel about the cost of betrayal and the power of redemption, The Dark Bones grips the reader from the first page to the pulse-pounding conclusion.” —Kylie Brant, Amazon Charts bestselling author of Pretty Girls Dancing
“Loreth Anne White has set the gold standard for the genre.” —Debra Webb, USA Today bestselling author of The Secrets We Bury
“From the first page of The Dark Bones I knew I was in the hands of a master storyteller. It starts with one of the most intense, knock your socks off openings I’ve ever read and just snowballs from there. The combination of gorgeous writing and endless twists and turns literally kept me up all night reading so I could get to the extremely satisfying conclusion.” —Ellison Cooper, author of Caged
“Inside the brooding mystery of The Dark Bones beats a bright and booming heart of a story, concerned as much with forgiveness, redemption, and love as with the long-buried evils that threaten snowbound Cariboo Country in remote British Columbia. Loreth Anne White writes with crystalline clarity about the landscape and culture that reclaim the soul of her stunning protagonist, Canadian federal cop Rebecca North, when Sergeant North returns home to right old wrongs, restore dignity, and reopen her heart to the old flame she could never forget.” —John Galligan, author of Bad Axe County
“The Dark Bones is a highly atmospheric, chilling suspense story wrapped in the arms of a young-love-gone-wrong, second-chance romance.” —Cross My Heart Writings & Reviews
THE DARK BONES
She’s come back to solve the mystery of her father’s death and confront her own dark past.
When Detective Rebecca North left her rural hometown, she vowed never to return. Her father’s apparent suicide has changed that. The official report is that retired cop Noah North shot himself, knocked over a lantern, and set his isolated cabin ablaze. But Rebecca cannot believe he killed himself.
To prove it, she needs the help of Ash Haugen, the man she left behind. But Rebecca and Ash share more than broken hearts. Something darker lies between them, and the investigation is stirring it back to life. Clues lead them to the home of Olivia West and her deeply troubled twelve-year-old daughter, Tori. The child knows more about the murder than anyone can imagine, but she’s too terrified to say a word.
And as a cold-blooded killer resurfaces from the past, Rebecca and Ash begin to fear that their own secrets may be even harder to survive.