Book Reviews of Island of Bones (Louis Kincaid, Bk 5)

Island of Bones (Louis Kincaid, Bk 5)
Island of Bones - Louis Kincaid, Bk 5
Author: P. J. Parrish
ISBN-13: 9780786016051
ISBN-10: 0786016051
Publication Date: 1/1/2004
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 71 ratings
Publisher: Pinnacle Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Excellent book!
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As I began reading Island of Bones, I loved the description of the landscape, and I enjoyed the sense of history associated with all those small islands off the coast of Florida. However, I felt as though I'd gotten off on the wrong foot. Perhaps I should not have begun this particular series with book #5 because I felt there was a whole lot of backstory behind Louis Kincaid that I was unaware of-- to the point where his character never really captured my imagination or interest. His contact on the local police force, Mel Landeta, was different; I took to him almost immediately.

There was more bothering me about this book the longer I read. The motivations of the woman who hired Kincaid to follow her father never really set well with me. I had the feeling that she had some hidden agenda that she wasn't sharing. Although I did like the sense of history that permeates those small islands, I wasn't in the mood for the convoluted mess that masqueraded as family history on the Island of Bones.

All in all, even though the writing was good, the setting was excellent, and I did like a couple of the characters, Island of Bones just wasn't my cup of reading tea-- but that doesn't mean I won't be sampling P.J. Parrish's writing again. In fact, I think I'll look up the first book in the series....
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really enjoy this author who is actually 2 sisters writing, there was only 1 book i didn't care 4 in the series but the rest are superb
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She will hook you with her believable characters, dialogue, and page-turning suspense. And I promise, when you put down the book and look out the window, you won't believe where you are. G
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Excellent story and characters. Parrish really knows how to write.
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This is the fifth book in the Louis Kincaid series. He continues his sojourn and his adventures in the Florida Keys. Well written and compelling
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Fast paced, interesting story line and a book you want to pick up to read. Ex cop Louis Kincaid, now a PI, finds a small human skull after a hurricane. He is hired by a woman who wants her father followed and is involved in a police case of what is thought as serial killings. I liked this book very much as I did his others.
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Great characters, emotion & fast paced suspense.
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An excellent mystery without the romance. A really great read!
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Pretty good.. A little creepy.
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good Kincaid novel, takes place in Florida, of the coast of Ft. Myers
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After a hurricane, a tiny bleached skull washes up in front of Detective Louis Kincaid's cottage. Then days later, a bullet-ridden body of a woman washes up on the beach. Her only potential identification is a ring carved out of human bone that she wears. Terrific thriller with lots of suspense.
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In the wake of a hurricane, a tiny bleached skull washes up in front of Detective Louis Kincaid's cottage. Days later, the bullet-ridden body of a woman surfaces on a nearby beach. She has no identification...except for a unique ring carved out of bone on her finger.

I thought this was another excellent book from this series!
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Fast paced
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One of my favorite (so far) of the Louis Kincaid stories. His character evolves and the plotting was well done.
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I really love Louis Kincaid! His character is great! This is one of my favorites of the series.
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Good book, easy reading
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Another PJ Parrish novel