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....
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.
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!
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.