Bone Music (Burning Girl #1) by Christopher Rice

Bone Music (Burning Girl #1)

There’s more than one way to stoke the flames of revenge… Charlotte Rowe spent the first seven years of her life in the hands of the only parents she knew—a pair of serial killers who murdered her mother and tried to shape Charlotte in their own twisted image. If only the nightmare had ended when she was rescued. Instead, her real father exploited her tabloid-ready story for fame and profit—until Charlotte finally broke free from her ghou...

Details Bone Music (Burning Girl #1)

TitleBone Music (Burning Girl #1)
Release DateMar 1st, 2018
PublisherThomas & Mercer
GenreThriller, Fiction, Mystery, Mystery Thriller

Reviews Bone Music (Burning Girl #1)

  • Janelle
    I’m so thankful to Little Bird Publicity, Thomas & Mercer, and Amazon Publishing for providing my free copy of BONE MUSIC by Christopher Rice - all opinions are my own.“All she feels is the bone music and the sense that she has become not darkness but a great fire, bringing a sudden, blazing end to it.” This book literally grabbed my attention from the very first sentence and just kept hold of me the entire time I was reading it! It’s one...
  • Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
    "They didn't plan to kill my mother."First line, first page. Instantly hooked. Serial killers who can't bring themselves to kill a baby and raise her as their own. Until they're caught seven years later and she's returned to her birth father... who exploits her story for fame and money. So she changes her name, finds a new place to live off the grid... trying desperately to put this all behind her. But someone just won't let her!I absolutely fell...
  • Gabby
    This is an intense, fast-paced thriller that I really enjoyed! It follows this girl named Charolette Rowe, who gets kidnapped as a baby. These serial killers murder her mother, and then they can't bring themselves to kill her too, so they raise her as one of their own. She is raised by these two serial killers until she is seven years old; when they are finally caught and she is sent home to her real father. Her Father decides to sell her story t...
  • Carolyn
    I suspected Christopher Rice was a successful author riding on his mother's (Anne Rice) coattails, but this turned out to be a first rate thriller, and I apologize to him for my unworthy expectations!
  • Cathy Ryan
    4.5*Trina Pierce was abducted as a baby and spent her first seven years with the killer couple who murdered her mother. They wanted to ‘train’ her to be just like them. After she was rescued from the clutches of the serial killers, Abigail and Daniel Banning, her nightmare should have ended, but her father saw fit to exploit her experience, through the tabloid press and the movie industry. That, together with a weird stalker who admired the B...
  • Russell Sanders
    It’s been ages since I’ve read a 450 page book in three days. And I would have read Christopher Rice’s Bone Music much quicker if eye fatigue and life hadn’t gotten in the way. Rice, one of my favorite authors, has created a compelling tale, that of Charlotte Rowe, a young woman coping with the fact that the first seven years of her life were spent with serial killers. Charlotte is trying desperately to put her life back together in her a...
  • Jessica
    Big thanks to Amazon Publishing for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review!This cover caught my attention and then after reading the first line, "They didn't plan to kill my mother", I was hooked. BONE MUSIC by Christopher Rice looks like an intimidating read with the over 400 pages to it, but I promise you, it's a fast read!Charlotte Rowe spent the first part of her life being raised by the only parents that she knew. Little did she ...
  • Darcia Helle
    The magic of a story, for me, begins and ends with characters. Whatever the plot is, however intricate and compelling it might be, I first have to believe the characters and I have to feel the emotions. I had that connection here, immediately. Charlotte is a riveting main character. No character feels minor. I got to know them all, to varying degrees, and they all came alive on the pages.The writing drops us right in the midst of Charlotte's life...
  • Jessi
    BONE MUSIC sounded interesting from the synopsis, but it wasn’t until I opened the cover and started reading that I was hooked. Seriously, within the first 20 pages I was so drawn in that I didn’t want to put this down! It has an intense and probable plot that had my heart racing more often than I care to admit. Its got characters that were not only relatable, but complex as well. I loved Charlotte!! She was courageous, strong, and independen...
  • Trudy Lynn Brockman
    Not what I expected.The storyline, premise, goal...all good! Characters OK. Seemed all over the place to me. Definitely not what I expected. Was not an easy times did not really want to finish. Will try another of his books anyway.
  • Kathy Davie
    First in The Burning Girl sci-fi thriller series and revolving around Charlotte Rowe, as she’s known now.My TakeA story narrative that uses in medias res with that confusing interview to pull you in and then goes backwards and forwards, using lots of flashbacks and incorporating the angel-devil inner conflict, mostly with Charlotte and somewhat with Luke.It’s a common enough sub-theme, that family is what you make it, not just blood. You can...
  • Stephanie Ward
    4.5 Stars'Bone Music' is an exhilarating first book in a new genre-defying series that will appeal to readers of all kinds. I'm a big fan of the author and have read several of his other books. The description had me intrigued from the beginning and I was excited to see what the story would be like. I definitely wasn't disappointed - the author delivered another fantastic book for readers to lose themselves in. There were a couple small things th...
  • Denny
    During the first few dozen pages of Bone Music, the writing was so bad in places that I laughed aloud. The plot throughout the novel is so transparent I imagined I could see the bones of its outline showing. The book almost reads like the written version of a paint-by-numbers portrait. By the time that protagonist Charlotte "Charley" Rowe/Trina Pierce a.k.a. Burning Girl's initial antagonist was explicitly revealed to be a puppet of someone she t...
  • Guerre Thomas
    Good but not great.Let me start by saying I'm a fan of all things Rice. Even their average works are as good as most others best efforts. The subject matter, serial killers, will be a turnoff for a lot of readers. Which makes the character development extremely important to effectively pull this off. The results are mixed, here. Showing sociopathic and psychopathc personality traits is a very tricky endevour. The author ambitiously introduces us ...
  • Natalie
    (4/5) Thank you to LMS and Amazon Publishing for sending me a free ARC of Bone Music! I just finished it and really enjoyed this read. It’s a thriller, but I also want to say its a dystopian as well. Charlotte Rowe has a dark childhood she wants to escape, but it seems as if everywhere she goes, it’s haunting her. An opportunity arises, not by choice, to make things right for herself. She’s given a pill, this magical, powerful pill that has...
  • Julier
    I chose this book from Amazon Prime's Kindle-First release choices and am glad I did! With several days of a lot of discretionary time, I read it in 3 days. I enjoyed getting to feel the changing relationships and emotions between some of the main characters, caring about the people, and the outcome. I visited an anatomy exhibit that came to town a year or two ago with plasticized body systems, so that added to the depth of the story. Knowing tha...
  • Deb
    When I first started reading this book I thought here we go again another serial killer book, turn on a scary movie. Once I saw that a child had been rescued that they were trying to train to be like them my interest was peaked. Flash forward....she builds herself an impenetrable place of refuge and the drama begins and then it becomes a lot of action and the thriller is on. If my eyes hadn't gotten tired this book would have been read in a day. ...
  • Trina
    Awesome Read!Definitely one I couldn't put down. You can tell a lot of research went into topic and procedural detail. The depth of the characters is great. Made me think, made me laugh out loud, made me teary eyed at times. Fed my murder mystery, suspense, thriller and logic/common sense receptors very nicely.
  • Jordan (pagetravels)
    3.5/5WOW this book was so intense and had such a complex plot. My heart was constantly racing (especially in the last few scenes), and I'm so excited to see this story's continuation in the next books!
  • Deserthomemaker
    So much better than I was expecting it to be. The blend of thriller and sci-fi really worked for me, and the world building was good without bogging down the story. I will be continuing with the series.
  • Nicole (FearYourEx)
    Review to come
  • Susan Bleyle
    Good readIt is a well written and interesting story, but a bit too supernatural to me. I like reality-based themes, and this story steps out of that a bit.
  • Margaret Wichorek
    Rather gruesome thriller, bat fast-paced and an intriguing heroine.
  • Beebie May Hutley
    DNF. February's Kindle First choice. Gave up at 26%.
  • Marina
    I abandoned this at 37%. It was starting to depress me. Every person, every location, was repulsive. There were three story strands, two of which didn't seem to develop and the third which was pretty boring after the initial surprise. The dialogue was rambling. The characters were characterless. At least I got it as part of my Amazon subscription rather than paying extra.
  • Sayra
    I spent most of this novel not overly much liking it but at the same time not disliking it enough not to read bit more. I still feel that way.