A few weeks ago I posted a review of Bells on her Toes where I stated that my only disappointment was that I hadn’t read The Skeletons of Birkbury first. And Voila! Due to the wonders of the internet and kind authors, I have a new review for you…
This is one of those times where I’m just going to say we really shouldn’t judge the book by it’s cover. I mean look at the skeleton hand tree- that’s creepy and weird right? I didn’t even notice it at first glance. I just thought it was a really weird tree, but no, it’s a creepy weird tree. But I have great news for those of us who spend the Halloween season looking at our toes to avoid having to look at creepy weird decorations.
This book is neither creepy or weird.
In fact because it was so non-creepy, and quite the opposite of weird, I would say that you really should read it.
Once again Febry has written a story with enough suspense and drama that it will cause you to hold up your hand to your husband saying “Shhh- just hold on a second” while you finish a section. And, once again, she has done it with fascinating characters and investigations rather than insane murderers and gory scenes.
Would I recommend it? Yes, the book is completely lacking in skeleton hand trees and instead packed with a web of fantastic people and what makes them tick. Once again- my kind of mystery!
(If we are going to be all technical about things this book comes before Bells on her Toes so my “Once again…”‘s should have said something like, “Before she wrote that other really great book that I read first, she wrote this one which I should have read first and…” But that was too wordy – even for me. )
This honest review was given in return for a free copy of the book from its author.