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, Mystery, Fiction, Mystery Thriller

Reviews Bone Music (Burning Girl, #1)

  • Chelsea Humphrey
    "They didn't plan to kill my mother. She wasn't like the other women, the ones they stalked and captured. The ones who came to in a cold root cellar miles from where they'd been abducted, hog-tied and disoriented, their faces pressed to the dirt floor."What an opening, right? After a long and fruitless reading slump, I was beginning to think that maybe my love of thrillers had dissipated. The domestic, trendy, psychological thrillers just haven't...
  • Marialyce
    4.5 this book so surprised me starsWalking into my local library, I spotted this book on a shelf for new arrivals. Looks interesting I thought, but really another thriller? This one looked different because it was not only a thriller but also had a sci fi mention in its book cover blurb. So, I picked it up thinking I'll probably read a bit and set it down. I was totally wrong.This book provided many hours of the "I just could not put it down" min...
  • Julie
    Read this review on Julie's BookshelfWhen the serial killer team of Daniel and Abigail Banning stumble upon their next victim, a woman in need of car assistance on the side of the road, they did not expect to abduct and raise her child named Trina Pierce. Years later, the Banning are detained for their horrific acts and Trina is returned to her biological father who takes advantage of what he knew would be a story the media just could not get eno...
  • Dennis
    EPIC—Literally the first word that comes to mind after finishing up Christopher Rice's masterpiece, Bone Music . Charlotte doesn't have the cookie-cutter life that many would be able to relate to. When she was seven years old, her parents were arrested after they were discovered to be a pair of serial killers, who in fact murdered Charlotte's birth mother. Charlotte's "parents tried to mold her into their prodigy with little success. Once she ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Rissa
    Bone music 3.5⭐Bone music was dark and mysterious and i loved it. She had something horrible happen. Most times when people go through a tragedy they try to push that memory down so far thats it barely stingsthe surface. She wasnt that lucky. In fact she was entirely unlucky. And in my opinion, unloved. Her father wrote books about her disaster and put a twist on them to make them sell. The he made it even more dark and monsterous. The books tu...
  • Sassy Brit
    Visit all my reviews here. I love to chat books! Pop by, leave your review links to this book!Bone Music’s story by Christopher Rice is not a classical melody, but more like hard rock. The scenes are riveting and realistic enough that there is an element of believability, alternating between a thriller and the fringes of science fiction.This consuming read has the heroine trying to overcome her tragic past by rebuilding her life and overcoming ...
  • 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...
  • Bill Kupersmith
    DNF @ 26%. I like kick-ass chicks but not chemically enhanced.. As for the male lead - “But he’s a bigger fan of actually getting to know a woman, and relieving himself with porn until the time’s right to hop into bed with her” - I’m old-fashioned, but not my notion of a romantic hero. The flat present tense prose is terribly monotonous too.
  • 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!
  • Gare Billings
    Growing up, I was always a fan of reading. Always. A book or two here or there, sometimes more in the summer, sometimes more in the winter. But, I always read. Then came a moment in my freshman year of high school where I stumbled upon A DENSITY OF SOULS by Christopher Rice. Mind you, I do not remember how I found this novel, where I bought it, or how I had even heard of it. What I do remember vividly is every moment after I opened the novel. I r...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Katy (Katyslibrary)
    Thank you so much Amazon Publishing and LMS for sending me a copy of Christopher Rice's new novel in exchange for an honest review.  I really enjoyed Bone Music, it was completely unique and very refreshing.  I haven't read a story quite like this one and it made it that much more engrossing.  A badass female lead with a dark history, entertaining side characters, thrills mixed with science, all elements that added to make this a four star rea...
  • Emilie Hendryx
    Bone Music will take you on a fast-paced, thrilling ride through the world of 'what if' to land somewhere between reality and science fiction. I'm not going to lie - I have a thing for superhero stories. With that said, when I first read the summary for this book (I know, I's rare that I do this) I was intrigued. A thriller that also has the feeling of a superhero origin story? Um, sign me up! A strong female lead? Yep, that too! Then I...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Greg
    Looking for a thriller? This is a MUST READ and is one of the best thrillers I've read in years. I started it this morning and simply couldn't put it down. This is as good as the best of Stephen King or the best of Dean Koontz and the best thriller I've read since Thomas Harris' likewise one-day read, 'Red Dragon.' I suggest you not read book jacket blurbs and just dive right in. If you like thrillers, again, this is a MUST READ!
  • 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...
  • Ken Hulse
    The story starts out very very strong with a good premise and excellent dialogue for the first third of the book. the premise is not complex. A girl kidnapped but rescued young who lived with serial killers. She is given a pill that creates super strength and speed when she becomes afraid. Basically she goes back home and reconnects with someone from her youth.. together they track down a bad guy and discover the source of the pills. The problem ...
  • Agnes (BeaderBubbe)
    This book was interesting but clearly not my type of genre. A little fantasy (not a fan of) and therefore, not true to life. Or is it. Charlotte Rowe was the daughter of serial killers and so this book centers around her.When her father uses this for fame and money, she escapes and goes undercover until she is give the opportunity to use an experimental drug to gain strength enough to stop the bad guys. But is this what she wants? And who is behi...
  • Jason
    2.5 StarsBone Music by Christopher Rice is a young adult story that is relevant with today's movies and television shows. I wanted to like it and I did enjoy the writing but not much really happens for large portions of this book. I didn't like the premise behind the plot. I should have quit this one but I kept reading to see if something good would finally happen.Oh well.
  • Mindyleigh
    I was provided a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest and fair review.This book was just not a favorite of mine. I was intrigued throughout the prologue but it ended there. I definitely like thrillers and mysteries but when the introduction of chemically-enhanced abilities arose in the plot, I started struggling. Couple the sci-fi introduction with the lack of depth of some characters and a few grammatically weird sentence structures,...