Title: Forgotten Bones
Series: Dead Remaining #1
Author: Vivian Barz
Release Date: August 1st 2019
Genre: Thriller, Mystery
An unlikely pair teams up to investigate a brutal murder in a haunting thriller that walks the line between reality and impossibility.
When small-town police officers discover the grave of a young boy, they’re quick to pin the crime on a convicted criminal who lives nearby. But when it comes to murder, Officer Susan Marlan never trusts a simple explanation, so she’s just getting started.
Meanwhile, college professor Eric Evans hallucinates a young boy in overalls: a symptom of his schizophrenia—or so he thinks. But when more bodies turn up, Eric has more visions, and they mirror details of the murder case. As the investigation continues, the police stick with their original conclusion, but Susan’s instincts tell her something is off. The higher-ups keep stonewalling her, and the FBI’s closing in.
Desperate for answers, Susan goes rogue and turns to Eric for help. Together they take an unorthodox approach to the case as the evidence keeps getting stranger. With Eric’s hallucinations intensifying and the body count rising, can the pair separate truth from illusion long enough to catch a monster?
There are two main characters- an officer Susan and a college professor Eric. Susan discovers a grave of a young boy and this case is pinned on a convicted criminal, but when more bodies emerge, things get more intense. Eric has schizophrenia, so when he starts to hallucinate a young boy, he things it’s due to schizophrenia, but soon he realizes it’s actually something else. Susan and Eric are a great team that work together to solve this mysterious case.
I really liked the beginning of the book and the ending of the book, the middle part dragged a little in my opinion. Maybe because I haven’t read a lot of thrillers it seemed a unique plot with one of the main character having schizophrenia and helping to solve the case, but I thought it was really interesting and new. I thought the beginning and the ending were the most suspenseful, the ending took nice twists and turns. Overall I enjoyed it and would definitely read the next book.