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 ghoul...

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...
  • 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 ...
  • Hayley ☾ (TheVillainousReader)
    Me this entire book:Hi, my name is Hayley and I’m obsessed with murder, especially serial killers. I listen to a murder podcast while I eat breakfast. It’s my thing. I also love super powers. SO yay for a book that combines the two!Except this book SUCKED! My god, it took me almost a month to finish this. I seriously dreaded listening to it every morning, it was so bad. One day my roommate walked in and asked why I was listening to a telephon...
  • 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...
  • 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 | She Reads with Cats
    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...
  • Francesca ❆
    Buddy read (well, sort of) with Tweedledee 〈 〉 If I could I would give this -5 stars but alas, let’s go for 1 star.*looks up string of angry GIFs*Also...the mood of the whole BR:Hayl: FUCK THIS. FUCK THIS BITCH. FUCK THAT PRICK TOO. Me: I want to buy a physical copy of this book so I can set it on fire. 〈 〉 First of all, shame on you book for making me waste 10 days trying to get through you. But let’s talk about what r...
  • Sarah
    There's more than one way to stoke the fires 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. After her rescue her father sold her story to make money with a horror movie franchise. As an adult Charlotte has gone to extensive lengths to keep herself safe.This book weaves a tale that turns the table on the female victim trope. The theme of control and manipulati...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Terri Wino
    Really enjoyed this one -- even more than I expected to. The description sounded interesting and, for once, the actual story delivered!Charley is a strong, likeable character that you quickly form an attachment to, and her circle of friends are just as interesting. While the actual premise of this book is a little out there, I enjoy that kind of book as long as it's well-written, and this one definitely is. I should say this is my first foray int...
  • Rissa
    Bone music 3.5Bone 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 turne...
  • Alaina
    Bone Music was a pretty interesting audio book. I feel like I zoomed through half of the book yesterday and then the rest of it today. Well, that's because I did. I actually started the audio kind of late then I went to sleep (yes I sleep people) and started it as soon as I got to work. It definitely made work more tolerable.Charlotte, also known as Charlie, was so freaking lovable. I instantly liked her character and thought she was a super bad ...
  • 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...
  • 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!
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Lynn (Smile24k)
    For me this book is firmly in the 3.5 star range. I struggled with whether to round up or down and decided to round up, because at the end of it all, I would actually read the next book in the series. Basic Plot: Charlotte was raised by the serial killers who killed her mother and now in adulthood she is trying to reclaim her life by living under a new name, with tight security, and trying to find some type of normalcy. There are people out there...
  • Pam Nelson
    This is a HUGE leap outside my comforts zone, but I LOVED it! I love how fast pasted it was, how invested I got in the character. Charlotte Rowe has NOT had an easy life and I enjoyed the heck out of reading about her story. How she was cooping or not cooping, what she wished was different but how it couldn’t be. I just liked her character and the narrator I loved, I enjoyed the almost two tones she did when she was on the medication and when s...
  • Mike
    Very readable,fast paced thriller with elements of science fiction.Sfnal elements aren't very convincing,there is to much Michael Chricton/Robin Cook/Dean Koontz feel to them for my taste.But the rest of the novel is very good indeed.Christopher Rice is excellent writer and even better storyteller.Pages fly by like a dream.Bottom line;somewhat flawed,but very good novel.Anne Rice can be proud.
  • Krissy
    3.5 stars
  • 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 read! I c...
  • Donna Backshall
    Bone Music was bomb #2 of my three-month Kindle Unlimited extravaganza. It was cheesy and boring, there was no depth to the story, and the writing was bland. Surprisingly the grammar was decent, which is so rare in these days of indie publications, so props for that, but good grammar doesn't make a book interesting, just palatable.I'm usually all about sci-fi thrillers, especially books about badass women, but this one never connected with me. It...
  • Annie
    A tense, super fast-paced sci-fi thriller that reads like a blockbuster. Loved the characters, especially Luke A tense, super fast-paced sci-fi thriller that reads like a blockbuster. Loved the characters, especially Luke ❤