Some monsters live in your head. Not this one.
Brutalized as a young girl by a vile sexual predator, Skye Cree is a survivor. Guided by the visions of her mystical spirit guide to the whereabouts of abducted girls, she uses her unique abilities to turn her horrifying past into a positive force for justice. Fighting the demons that have haunted her for years, she trusts only in herself—until she falls hard for a man for the first time in her life. Now, discovering her abductor is back with a vengeance, she becomes locked in a deadly race against time to stop the horrors of an evil human-trafficking ring that threatens to tear her world—and her newfound love apart.
The Bones of Others takes a look at a different kind of bad guy. Rather than going after demons, vampires, or werewolves, Skye Cree, the heroine of the story attacks human trafficking. It’s an intriguing approach and one that immediately had me rooting for Skye and her cause, especially since Skye was a victim with a powerful back story.
This story started out with an edge, introducing Skye as mysterious, slowly unraveling her past through a potential love interest named Josh Ander. Josh helps her search for her the person who brutalized her years before, becoming much more way too fast. For someone with a sexually tormented past like Skye’s, I would have liked to see romance move slower. It would seem more realistic.
Skye’s spirit guide gave the story an interesting supernatural element that worked plausibly throughout the story, but at times seemed too convenient. The scene I’m thinking of is when Skye and Josh set out alone after the person who tortured Skye years earlier. I would have liked to see a number of things happen in that scene that did not. For example, I would have liked to see Skye fight this man she’d come to hate for the past thirteen years. The book built a mountain of potential for that scene and when it didn’t meet my expectations; I was let down. The rest of the story followed sure predictable outcomes where the bad guys got their deserving desert of justice without much of a fight.
The Bones of Others is a heroic one addressing the topic of human trafficking and the pedophilias behind it walking less obvious professions in life including that of a cop, a guy meant to protect and serve. This story is set in Seattle, Washington, a place where human trafficking has become problematic enough to warrant an organization to fight the issue called the SAS, Seattle Against Slavery.
Vickie Mckeehan, is brave in tackling this saddening issue and The Bones of Others is certainly worth reading. It has a kick butt protagonist to root for, and some dangerously hot love scenes for those who like romance.
The Bones of Others can be found at Amazon.com