Tuesday, 17 November 2020

Bones Of The Redeemed by Kari Bovee + #Giveaway

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Book Details:

Book Title: Bones of the Redeemed (A Southwestern Mystery) by Kari Bovee
Category:  Adult Fiction (18 + yrs), 298 pages
Genre:  Historical Mystery (1952)
PublisherBosque Publishing
Release date:  November 2020
Content Rating:  R for abuse, does contain the f-word a few times,

Book Description:

A pit of corpses. An ancient cult. A quest for redemption that could leave her dead… New Mexico, 1952. Archaeology grad student Ruby Delgado is plagued by guilt after losing her son. So when her latest excavation drops her down a sinkhole filled with suspiciously mutilated bodies, she’s driven to bring the murderer to justice. But when digging deeper brings her dangerously close to a sinister religious sect, she could be their next sacrifice… Discovering some of the victims were crucified, Ruby pushes hard to give the evidence to the authorities. But when her trail crosses the path of a beaten man left for dead in the desert, she realizes she may be the only person who can save the community. Can Ruby stop the sacrifices and slay her inner demons, or will hers be the next body laid to rest? Bones of the Redeemed is a hair-raising standalone Southwestern mystery. If you like complex heroines, cult conflict, and hard-won redemption, then you’ll love Kari Bovee’s grisly tale.

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Bones Of The Redeemed is a fast-paced action thriller which begins when Ruby Delgado walks out of the desert onto the site of a New Mexico archaeological dig, her unreliable car having packed up some three miles earlier. Ruby is impetuous and has a dangerous habit of leaping into situations without properly checking them out first so it's not long before she has not only upset her prickly supervisor, but also landed in a pile of decomposing human corpses! Ruby's perpetual lack of care was quite irritating especially as she is meant to be a martial arts expert so I would have expected that discipline to have taught her an element of patience, however her recklessness means the narrative itself is propelled along at a breathtaking pace. 

I would have liked more depth to the characters in order to really understand why they chose certain paths and behaved as they did. I did feel this was sacrificed for the sake of excitement, but understand that other readers might prefer the action approach. The blossoming romance was a surprise as I hadn't noticed chemistry between the two people concerned!

I felt Bovee had a genuine love of the beautifully bleak New Mexico landscapes and I loved reading her scene setting paragraphs, especially the ones that captured dawn or dusk. She also manages to give the small Los Montanas town an authentic sense of having been left behind by the rest of America. The novel itself is set in 1952, but I could imagine this isolated community remaining pretty much unchanged for generations. Bovee gives the place a menacing atmosphere and as we learn about more what is really going on, I changed my mind about wanting to visit! There are some chillingly violent scenes so squeamish readers might want to be forewarned.

Meet the Author:

When she’s not on a horse, or walking along the beautiful cottonwood-laden acequias of Corrales, New Mexico; or basking on white sand beaches under the Big Island Hawaiian sun, Kari Bovee is escaping into the past—scheming murder and mayhem for her characters both real and imagined, and helping them to find order in the chaos of her action-packed novels. Empowered women in history, horses, unconventional characters, and real-life historical events fill the pages of Kari Bovée’s articles and historical mystery musings and manuscripts.

An award-winning author, Bovée was honored with the 2019 NM/AZ Book Awards Hillerman Award for Southwestern Fiction for her novel Girl with a Gun. The novel also received First Place in the 2019 NM/AZ Book Awards in the Mystery/Crime category, and is a Finalist in the 2019 International Chanticleer Murder & Mayhem Awards and the International Chanticleer Goethe Awards, as well as the Next Generation Indie Awards. Her novel Grace in the Wings is a Finalist for the 2019 International Chanticleer Chatelaine Awards and the International Chanticleer Goethe Awards. Her novel Peccadillo at the Palace is a Finalist in the 2019 International Chanticleer Murder & Mayhem Awards and the 2019 International Goethe Awards, as well as a Finalist in the 2019 Best Book Awards Historical Fiction category.

Bovée has worked as a technical writer for a Fortune 500 Company, has written non-fiction for magazines and newsletters, and has worked in the education field as a teacher and educational consultant. She and her husband, Kevin, spend their time between their horse property in the beautiful Land of Enchantment, New Mexico, and their condo on the sunny shores of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

Connect with the author:  Website ~ Goodreads ~ Facebook ~ Twitter ~ Instagram
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