Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Tip of A Bone by Christine Finlayson

Tip of a Bone
Christine Finlayson

Tip of a Bone
Genre: Mystery
Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: Adventure Publications (September 3, 2013)
ISBN-13: 978-1591934394


Buried bones, a missing eco-activist, and a deadly fire? It’s not what Maya Rivers bargained for when she moved to the coastal city of Newport, Oregon to reunite with her brother, Harley. Yet when Harley is accused of an unthinkable crime, Maya insists on adding “amateur sleuth” to her career options. It isn’t long before she discovers an eerie clue . . . but the closer she gets to the truth, the closer a murderer follows.

About This Author

Christine Finlayson borrowed from her “past lives” as a waitress, barista, environmental educator, and water scientist when creating her debut mystery novel, Tip of a Bone—a tale that takes place on the stormy Oregon coast. In her spare time, Christine loves to run on forest trails, watch waves break, compete in triathlons, and photograph anything Northwest-weird or wild. She’s now working on her second book, a novel of suspense.

Christine’s an active member of Sisters in Crime, Friends of Mystery, Oregon Writers Colony, and Willamette Writers.

Author Links:

Webpage: http://www.christinefinlayson.com

Blog: http://www.windingwatermysteries.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChristineFinlaysonAuthor

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7129977.Christine_Finlayson

My Review: Tip of a Bone


Tip of a Bone was a good mystery. The characters were pretty good. I like Maya. She is trying to look positive not there but trying.
Lots of suspects. Of course no one but Maya is looking to solve anything. The cops believe that Maya's brother died because of what he was doing. Maya believes in her brother.

The plot is Maya has moved up to Newport, OR to be by her brother after her marriage fell apart. She is a waitress for now.
Her brother has joined a eco-activist group. She tries to talk him into quitting. She fails and he dies. She does not believe that he was not alone that night and did not start the fire. She is going to figure out what really happened to him.

The setting for the book is Newport, OR. It is pretty up their.

Their is plenty of drama, action, danger and some romance. Their is some violence and two sexual scenes.

To me the weakness of the story is there is no scenes to lighten or any that build a sense of community outside of the plot of the story. No hobbies or friends besides co-workers and Maya's brother Harley's girlfriend Alison.

I was given this ebook to read and in exchange agreed to give honest review and be part of it's blog tour.

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1 comment:

Jan Hougland said...

I appreciate this blog post and the honest review. I believe I've found a new suspense author to help feed my suspense reading addition. :-) jdh2690@gmail.com