New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2008. First edition. Hardcover. 340 pp. Octavo. Red boards with monochromatic red pictoral dust jacket. NEW. Item #14941
Carol O'Connell's most recent Mallory novel, Find Me, was one of the most highly praised suspense novels of the year... In Bone by Bone, however, she may have written her most unforgettable novel yet.
In the northern California town of Coventry, two teenage brothers go into the woods one day, but only one comes back. No one knows what happened to the younger brother, Josh, until twenty years later, when the older brother, Oren, now an ex-investigator for the Army CID, returns to Coventry for the first time in many years. His first morning back, he hears a thump on the front porch. Lying in front of the door is a human jawbone, the teeth still intact. And it is not the first, his father tells him. Other remains have been left on the porch as well. Josh is coming home... bone by bone.