Sunday, December 5, 2021

BLOG TOUR - The Memory Bones


Looking down at the familiar, pale and lifeless face floating in the salty waters of the marsh, her blood freezes. It’s a face she hasn’t seen for years, but used to know so well…

When Detective Casey White is called to a murder scene in the Outer Banks saltmarshes, she’s devastated to find the strangled body of her ex-husband—father of her missing daughter Hannah. And nearby, an older, unidentifiable body is buried too… but how are these bones linked to her ex?

Painful memories flood back as Casey desperately searches his apartment, surrounded by photos of them happy with their little girl. Finding a notepad with the name of the hospital where Hannah was last seen scrawled on it, Casey realizes her ex recently discovered something about their child’s disappearance. But who was trying to silence him?

Then forensics show the bones belong to a sweet young nurse who worked at the same hospital. Delving into hospital records, Casey is shocked to learn she once held Hannah as a little baby…

Her boss insists she can’t work such a personal investigation, but Casey is in too deep. Interviewing all the staff at the hospital, she’s sure one of the doctors is acting suspiciously… and that night, Casey wakes up barely able to breathe as flames devour her home.

Now she’s in the killer’s sights. To finally catch this twisted monster and learn what happened to her stolen girl, Casey will have to risk everything…

An absolutely unputdownable thriller that will have you gasping at the twists and turns. Fans of Karin Slaughter, Lisa Gardner and Robert Dugoni will be completely addicted.


Title:   The Memory Bones
Author:  B. R. Spangler
Series:  Detective Casey White #5
Publisher:  Bookouture
Genre:   Mystery & Thrillers
Format:  Kindle ARC
No. of Pages:   327
Date of Publication:   December 2, 2021
My Rating:   5 Stars

Finding the body of her ex-husband is not the only shocking thing that Detective Casey White discovers. Finding pictures of their long ago kidnapped daughter Hannah pasted all over his walls  was almost too much to bear. When additional bones are discovered near his body, Casey is absolutely sure they are tied to the disappearance of their daughter. But how?

Casey strives to dig deeply into the connection of the discoveries, even though such a personal connection is no doubt a conflict of interest. However, the pain of loss regarding Hannah never leaves her and she plows ahead. With her lover Jericho by her side, Casey is determined to find answers, despite the danger that is certain to find its way to her. Indeed, things become quite hairy as Casey and Jericho soon find their lives literally almost snuffed away by a consuming fire, thus proving that Casey is getting too close to discovering what happened to Hannah - and as it turns out, possibly other babies.

What a thrilling story and an excellent addition to a compelling series! The previous book, The Crying House, left me wondering if Casey was getting closer to finding out what happened to Hannah. This book, The Memory Bones, carries that idea even further, and proves that Casey's doggedness never ever lets go, no matter how close to losing everything could happen. This story was captivating from the very start and kept me tapping my Kindle to see if this chapter in Casey's life would come to a close. I truly love this series and cannot wait to see what other exciting cases that she has in store to solve.

Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.


B.R. Spangler is a USA TODAY Bestselling Author of Mysteries and Crime Thrillers. 

A resident of Virginia with a wonderful family, including five cats, two birds and a lizard. During the day, the hours are filled with engineering work. Off hours, time is spent writing, editing, and thinking up the next great story.

With too many stories to write, books are split across pen names, writing crime thrillers, science fiction, horrors, paranormal and contemporary fiction.

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