Dance of the Bones
By: JA Jance
Every time I pick up a JA Jance book, I’m amazed at how detailed, how complex her plot is, how developed her characters are; it’s as though her work rivals the master weavers greatest tapestry having intricately woven together the colorful threads of her stories. Her new book, Dance of the Bones, released September eighth, is a perfect example. Jance transports you to Arizona, to the tribal lands of an inspiring Native American tribe. She loops together an elaborate series of criminal acts, tribal stories and customs, and the elements of family, tradition, greed and deceit. The result is one great read that I highly recommend – I know, big surprise, me recommending a Jance book. She makes it so easy for a reviewer to gush over her books because she is just that good.
Each of JA Jance’s books stands on it’s own and blends together within the larger series. Dance of the Bones picks back up on the life and work of familiar characters, J.P. Beaumont and Brandon Walker – the first time both appear in the same book. One man stands to go on trial for a mysterious murder for the third time, when other murders start to surface, it takes a group of law enforcement, federal agents and tribal members to put an end to the string of murders and save the lives of two young victims. Each chapter begins with narrative from the tribe’s traditional beliefs which I have to admit is pretty cool. You end up learning while being entertained. When I can find that in a book – I’m all in. When I find it in a great book like Dance of the Bones, well, I just can’t contain myself. Whether you’re sitting poolside, escaping the heat, or traveling this September, make sure to pick up a copy of JA Jance’s Dance of the Bones – you don’t want to miss this one.