Book Reviews of Bones (Irene Kelly, Bk 7)

Bones (Irene Kelly, Bk 7)
Bones - Irene Kelly, Bk 7
Author: Jan Burke
ISBN-13: 9780451202475
ISBN-10: 0451202473
Publication Date: 2/1/2001
Pages: 448
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 104 ratings
Publisher: Signet
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
I LOVE this book, I gave it to a friend to read and now I wish I still had my copy of it :) I'm a big fan of the entire Irene Kelly mystery series, they're always fast-paced with great characterizations. "Bones", in particular, is very gripping and actually quite scary. If you enjoy exciting mystery novels with characters you can care about, don't hesitate to pick this one up.
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Helpful Score: 3
This is the first book of this series I've read and I'm hooked. The blurb on the back of the book is right on the money: it's the same intensity as Sandford, Cornwell, Parker and Deaver! GREAT read.
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Nobody writes better than Jan Burke about the real world of print journalism, and that aspect of her latest Irene Kelly mystery is as strong as ever. The tensions of being the wife of a cop and continuing to work as a crime reporter in the Southern California desert city of Las Piernas have increased with each big story Irene covers: it's almost as though her associates are waiting for her to make some mistake, to fumble a story. When an edgy, rebellious teenage girl asks her to look for her missing mother, Irene crosses the path of a very dangerous serial killer--Nicholas Parrish. He is one of those totally anonymous but enormously gifted and resourceful villains found only in fiction. Parrish kills women who happen to look like Irene (and his abusive mother), and attracts devoted disciples to his grisly cause. Because of Irene's involvement, several more lives are damaged or endangered, and the strain takes its toll on the reporter's mental stability.
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Helpful Score: 1
Get A Little Scared with Jan Burke's Novels...

"Bones," by Jan Burke -- scares the heck outta ya. A serial killer, a reporter who sees friends die, and a constant stalking from the shadows builds this book with every scary glance over your shoulder if you read this by yourself.

My first Jan Burke book -- it so will not be my last!
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This one had me literally on the edge of my seat most of the time. A heart-stopping series of chases and hunts in the southern Sierra mountains and a southern California city definitely keep one's attention riveted!
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An Edgar Award winner!!!!
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Definitely not a cozy! You have to read this while it's daylight. Great, great read. Edgar Award Winner 2000. Only one person knows where Julia Sayre is: her killer. Four years ago, the young mother of two disappeared, a story that soon became a personal mission for Irene Kelly. But the search for Julia proved fruitless. Now, on death row for unimaginable acts of torture and murder, inmate Nick Parrish is plea bargaining for a life sentence, promising to lead investigators -- and Irene -- into the dark isolation of the Sierra Nevadas, where they will discover what really happened to Julia Sayre. But Parrish has other terrifying secrets and plans, and now his deadly focus is on a new potential victim -- Irene Kelly.
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You won't put this book down! A true page-turner. Part of the Irene Kelly series. Will appeal to men and women, though sometimes a bit graphic. A lot of action, suspense and justice.
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Very good book, it held my interest thruout
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This is a little longer than the average Irene Kelly book. I enjoyed it very much. I was looking for books about her that I had not read. Unfortunately, I did read this one a couple of years ago.
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A serial killer with a penchant for torture has his eyes set on Irene Kelly. It gradually becomes clear that he has meticulously planned a trap that ultimately fails. Lots of body parts and bones along the way. I wish there had been more information on the serial killer. The author provides a brief background sketch, but it's really not enough to help us understand him more than superficially. There is a "damsel in distress" aspect to the book that I also did not like - the lone-female-surrounded-by-protective-males was a bit overdone for my tastes. That being said, I did enjoy the book, and would recommend it as a light vacation read.
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Great read -- this is the first of Jan Burke's books I've read, and I am now eager to read all of her Irene Kelly series. Well written, and a real page-turner.
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Jan Burke is a great author. This book will keep you on the edge of your chair.
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My first book by Jan Burke. It was packed with suspense. Once I got into the book, I couldn't put it down.
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This book was great! Suspenseful and scary... I couldn't put it down-- read it in one sitting!
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First of her books I've read...I will definitely look for the others!
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Jan Burke's novel " Bones" will keep you turning the pages with a lethal game of the hunter and the hunted . . .Chilling and Unforgettable ! A journey into the heart of darkness . . . Vivid and Gripping !
GB
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One of the best dooks Jan Burke has written! You won't want to put it down.
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ANOTHER GREAT STORY BY BURKE.
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Great series. I love this author.
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From back of book:

WHAT REALLY HAPPENED TO JULIA SAYRE?

She disappeared four years ago. A young mother of two, Sayre was more than a news story to reporter Irene Kelly. When Sayre's family sought Irene's help, the search became a personal mission - and a fruitless one. Only one person knew where to find Sayre, her killer. Now, years later, one of the most notorious criminals on death row is willing to talk. Condemned for unimaginable acts of torture and murder, Nick Parrish is plea bargaining for a life sentence - by leading Irene and a select group of officials to the secluded mountain grave of his victim. Soon, they will discover what really happened. But Parrish's most terrifying secret is yet to come, and he's saving it just for Irene....
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What really happened to Julia Sayre? She disappeared four years ago. A young mother of two, Sayre was more than a news story to reporter Irene Kelly. When Sayre's family sought Irene's help, the search became a personal mission - and a fruitless one. Only one person knew where to find Sayre, her killer. Now, years later, one of the most notorious criminals on death row is willing to talk. Condemned for unimaginable acts of torture and murder, Nick Parrish is plea bargaining for a life sentence - by leading Irene and a select group of officials to the secluded mountain grave of his victim. Soon, they will discover what really happened. But Parrish's most terrifying secret is yet to come, and he's saving it just for Irene....
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She disappeared 4 years ago. A young mother of 2, Sayre was more tahn a news story to reporter Irene, When Sayre's family sought her help, the search became a personal mission....
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from the back cover:
What really happened to Julia Sayre?
She disappeared four years ago. A young mother of two, Sayre was more that a news story to reporter Irene Kelly. When Sayre's family sought Irene's help, the search became a personal mission - and a fruitless one. Despite Irene's best efforts, only one person know where to find Sayre: her killer. Now, years later, one othe the most notorious criminals on death row is willing to talk. Condemned for unimaginable acts of torture and murder, Nick Parrish is plea bargaining for a life sentence - by leading Irene and a select group of officials to the secluded mountain grave of his victim. soon, in the dark isolation of the Sierra Nevadas, they will discover what really happened. But Parrish's most terrifying secret is yet to come. And he's saving it just for Irene......