The Skeleton Friend by R.C. Johansen
Persistence pays off in the end, though the courage it takes to get to the end is huge.
I received an ARC of this book book from the author/publisher. All opinions are my own.
Publisher’s Description: Meredith Carlyle is living an unhappy, lonely life as an EMT in the city of Seattle. During a campus shooting, she breaks the rules and helps save a life by going way outside of her scope of practice. Disgraced, she is left without a job or an identity to call her own.
That night, she literally stumbles over the body of a headless teenager left by the shore of the Montlake Shipping Canal. Meredith is plunged into the world of forensic investigation and police procedure, finding herself stuck between good cops and bad. She is faced with the decision to find this skeleton’s identity or to save her own life.
Nervous Nellie’s nervousness necessitates knowledge of the novel (or, in other words, SPOILERS).
Nervous Nellie says…
This was an amazing book. A little sex, a little violence, and a very persistent heroine.
This story was sort of along the lines of Kathy Reich’s character, Temperance Brennan, but yet entirely different. This character was Tempie when Tempie was really young . . . and less put together.
The story wasn’t exactly a whodunnit. I knew who did it, but it was the journey that was the main focus of the story. Carly was incredibly persistent in finding out who killed the boy she found. I know for a fact I wouldn’t have the courage she had. Also, if it weren’t for her, there would be more deaths on this killer’s belt in no time.
The ending wasn’t exactly a happily ever after, but this is a journey, and though the end was good, there is a whole lot left for Carly to do, and she’s got the gumption to do it.
I received an ARC of this book from the author/publisher. All opinions are my own.