Bone Music

Bone Music

by Christopher Rice


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ISBN-13: 9781542047784
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 08/28/2018
Series: Burning Girl Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 153,897
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Christopher Rice is the recipient of the Lambda Literary Award and is the New York Times bestselling author of A Density of Souls and the Bram Stoker Award finalists The Heavens Rise and The Vines. He is the head writer and an executive producer of The Vampire Chronicles, a television show based on the bestselling novels by his mother, Anne Rice. Together they penned Ramses the Damned: The Passion of Cleopatra. With his best friend, New York Times bestselling novelist Eric Shaw Quinn, Christopher hosts the YouTube channel The Dinner Party Show with Christopher Rice and Eric Shaw Quinn (#TDPS). He lives in West Hollywood, California. Visit him at

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Bone Music 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
mweinreich More than 1 year ago
4.5 this book so surprised me stars Walking 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" minutes. It was fascinating how the author wove a story about a young girl who was kidnapped by a serial killer couple who murdered her mother and then went onto raise her to eventually follow in their footsteps. She lives with them for seven years, but is rescued when the secluded farm they lived on was raided and Charlotte is set free and goes to home to her remaining family. Her young life is in turmoil as she is given the nickname "Burning Girl" as her psycho parents encouraged her to burn the remains of the victim's they murdered when she is older. As she grows she is more and more a pariah. Her father exploits her notoriety in a series of books and movies and their relationship ends when Charlotte realizes that she is a pawn in her father's hands. She enlists the aid of a psychiatrist who seems to help her as he learns everything about her. However, he has an agenda, and gives her new medication which is supposedly to help her anxiety. It does a lot more than that! Not to spoil the story but things do happen to Charlotte and as she teams up with an old high school adversary and her grandmother's boyfriend, the story takes off in in exciting manner. Sounds bizarre right? However, Mr Rice, son of the author Anne Rice, makes it work so well. The story flowed and the author made the premise very believable causing this reader to be unable to put this novel aside. So, in essence, I recommend this book very highly for those who are looking for something a bit different in their thrillers. I believe Mr Rice intends to make this into a series and I am anxious to see where he takes Charlotte next. Very clever story line, Mr Rice!
Julie Davide More than 1 year ago
When 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 could not get enough of. Trina, feed up with her father using the psychological tragedy of her childhood for financial gain, bails to start a new life as Charlotte Rowe and relocates to a segregated dwelling in Arizona. In an attempt to deal with the anxiety brought on by the demons of her past, she frequently meets with a psychologist named Dylan. Dylan convinces Charlotte to take a pill in its experimental stages to aid the sleeplessness due to her anxiety. Quickly she finds this magical pill is more than what Dylan has led it to be and that he too had truths of own he was hiding. Oh hi, Christopher Rice! Why don’t you just pull me in, close the door, and don’t let me out until I reach the end of your newest literary genius. After reading the blurb for book one in the Burning Girl series I was all in. Serial killers, medical experimentation, a strong female lead? Yes, yes, and YES. After being in a bit of a reading slump this, THIS was exactly what I needed. My only hesitation when picking up this novel was the supernatural aspect, which to my delight was minimal and believably… natural. My only other gripe was my desire to have learned more about the innerworkings of the Mask Maker, the sadistic serial killer Charlotte seeks to use her powers to hinder him from harming any further women. Though, a part of me feels Rice used book one of this series to introduce the reader to our lead character and her posse of good fellas, which makes me okay with this fact but hopeful to see this inclusion in the future. Charlotte Rowe, Trina Price, whichever name you want to use to address her, is one bad ass lady! I loved every part of this strong character's mannerisms. But, Charlotte wasn’t the only one that I enjoyed, I loved the characters that made up her entire squad too. The manner in which Rice connects the story and its characters took me completely by surprise. The fact that this happened, however, did not come as a surprise given Mr. Rice is an incredible, incredible writer. There was not a single moment while reading where I found my attention deterring, which has been something I have been struggling with with other recent titles. I was completely enthralled in this story, it’s plot, and all its characters. Don’t fear this novel for being 400+ pages, because once you start you will find it difficult to put down. This was an extremely quick read made up of short chapters that kept the pace going smoothly. Rice also offers just the right amount of complexity to its plot keeping his reader turning the pages. I devoured this book! I'm officially hooked on this series! I'm impatiently waiting for book two! I highly recommend this fun and fast-paced thriller. Everyone needs to meet Charlotte Rowe, so go get this book, you will not regret it! Many thanks to Christopher Rice, Amazon Publishing, and Thomas & Mercer for an advanced reader's copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.
Boundlessbookreviews More than 1 year ago
Bone Music is the newest from Christopher and it’s an interesting mix of Serial Killer and SciFi.  Charlotte is going through a lot and trying to deal with the aftermath of who her parents were. Then dealing with what she believes is a stalker. She is then thrown into something else, that can be understandable difficult to deal with. This story had some great character development and I can tell that the author really took his time with it. But for me it was very difficult to get into the story at his fullest.  I just have a hard time reading in the third person, I feel with third person I can’t really connect with the characters on a personal and emotional level. Which as a reviewer is very important to me. I feel like I’m the outside looking in. Not to say that no one will enjoy and love this book.  Overall, I have to give this Two Boundless Stars. It was ok, but I feel it could have been better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have truly enjoyed the many different modes of suspense that Christopher Rice was written in as an author. Bone Music was a combination of a captivating story of the inside and outside of humans and what is in and around us that consumes us. Amazing.
tpolen More than 1 year ago
I've read two other books by Christopher Rice, The Heavens Rise and The Vines, and was enthralled by the dark, supernatural elements in both. Bone Music takes a different, but captivating path. Charlotte's backstory is tragic, and yet fascinating. Being raised by serial killers, it's a miracle she's a functioning adult, let alone sane. I enjoyed watching her regain some control over her life, and renew her relationship with Marty. Something that intrigued me was the lack of distinct definition between 'good guys' and 'bad guys'. Nearly every character was a murky gray, believing they were doing the right thing, or trying to atone for a past behavior. The cohesion of the story troubled me. I felt like there were three separate stories within the novel - Charlotte trying to maintain her privacy and escape a twisted stalker, a serial killer kidnapping and killing women, and a drug company illegally administering experimental drugs. It all comes together in the end, but Charlie's reasoning behind her decision to go after the serial killer is somewhat of a surprise. Obviously, from the book description, the reader knows it's coming, but how she gets from point A to point B doesn't seem logical. Don't get me wrong - when she catches up with him, it's a thing of beauty and highly satisfying. Bone Music contains a fascinating and unique origin story, and I'll be interested to see where the author takes this series. Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the digital ARC.
JBronder More than 1 year ago
When Charlotte Rowe was younger, her name was Trina Pierce. Serial killers Abigail and Daniel Banning killed her mother and kidnapped her. Both raised Charlotte to be a killer along with them. When she was seven, the FBI stopped the Banning’s and rescued Charlotte. She was returned to her father that marketed her and made profit from her abduction. He was more concerned with the profits than actually taking care of his kid. Now, ten years after she got away from her father, Charlotte is trying to get her life on track. She is eaten up with guilt over her childhood. She hides in her house and is working on being good. But then she is the unwilling test subject for a drug that gives her abilities. And now she is fed up with people telling her what to do. She is going to use these abilities to take back her life. This is an interesting story. It is dark and brutal, what book about serial killers is not brutal. But there is so much more considering the psychology of these killers. My heart breaks for Charlotte and everything she goes through but I was so happy to see that she has some normalcy after her seven years of hell. And her father, what a jerk. Why couldn’t he have been one of the Banning’s victims? But when she decides to start using her abilities, I cheered. She could have followed in the Banning’s footsteps, in a sense she did, but she went another route. I really liked this book. There is the darkness from the serial killers, the scifi from the experimental drugs, and the revenge on those that deserve it. I can see how some people wouldn’t like the story so I do warn you, it’s really good but it might not be everyone’s cup of tea. I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.