Bone Music by Christopher Rice

Book Review

BOOK REVIEW: Bone Music by Christopher Rice (Burning Girl #1)

Release Date: March 1st, 2018
Genre: Mystery Thriller, Fiction
455 Pages (Kindle Edition)
Published by Thomas & Mercer
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ My rating on Goodreads


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 ghoulish past and fled. Just when she thinks she has buried her personal hell forever, Charlotte is swept into a frightening new ordeal. Secretly dosed with an experimental drug, she’s endowed with a shocking new power—but pursued by a treacherous corporation desperate to control her.

Except from now on, if anybody is going to control Charlotte, it’s going to be Charlotte herself. She’s determined to use the extraordinary ability she now possesses to fight the kind of evil that shattered her life—by drawing a serial killer out from the shadows to face the righteous fury of a victim turned avenger.



Just WOW.

I had no clue what I was getting into when I picked up this book. This was my first book by Christopher Rice, and I got hooked on the first page! I literally could not put it down. I was up until 3:30am one weekend to finish it and I don't regret one minute of it!  This is the magic potion that stirs my love of reading...

The idea of a baby spared and raised by serial killers, finally rescued at 7 yrs old, forced to live with the shadows and grief of that experience....yet, Charlotte seems destined to have no peace and perpetually attract psychotic people in her life, no matter what.  Add to that a pharmaceutical test drug used in her without her knowledge, that makes her "super-hero like strong" and I was jumping with joy when she finally started kicking ass!!!

The story concept is fantastic. It's believable. All of the characters have flaws, which made me like them even more. The result is a fast-paced, engaging story, that is a lot of fun to read.  Charlotte tries really hard to prove that she's not evil, despite of being raised by serial killers, but I'm not going to spoil it for you, so you'll have to read it to find out what happens in the end...

As for me, I can't wait for book 2, Blood Echo, which will come out in February 2019.

"And that’s when I realized, we don’t get to pick the other survivors of the shipwreck, and on our darkest days, they’re all we have..."


  1. You scared me and sucked me in at the same time - I wants it

  2. It sounds intense. Great review, I am a scaredy cat but may try the audio!

    1. Hmmm, it's not scary. More like a hold on to your seat, OMG, what's going to happen kind of feeling....

  3. Wow, this sounds great. Not heard of it until now. Great review.

  4. I had no idea Christopher Rice wrote stories like this,

    1. I can't even begin to imagine what it must have been like growing up with Anne Rice as a mom! ♥ He probably started writing when he was 4 years old :-)

  5. Whoa this sounds awesome! Not something I would've picked up by myself I think but after reading your review it makes me so curious!