Image of A Whisper of Bones: A Jane Lawless Mystery (Jane Lawless Mysteries)


Image of A Whisper of Bones: A Jane Lawless Mystery (Jane Lawless Mysteries)

In the 25th book in the Jane Lawless series, Jane is back in an engaging tale that opens with an intriguing storyline about forgotten memories and a missing boy. The story has several twists that will keep readers guessing until the final pages. Jane’s friend, Cordelia, and her love interest, Julia, are back as well, and the ending sees a turn in their relationship. The mystery moves along at a fast pace, and the secondary characters are interesting. Even after an impressive 25 books, this series has a lot to offer mystery readers. Given the ending here, readers will want to see what happens to Jane’s professional and personal life in the next one.

Britt Ickles hires Jane Lawless to help her with a mystery. Britt remembers playing with a cousin named Timmy when she was young, but her aunts tell her that he never existed. Britt believes that her aunts are hiding something from her, but what and why? Jane is on the case to find out if Timmy really existed, and what could have happened to him. As she starts to investigate, one of Britt’s aunts passes away suddenly. Jane now has to figure out if the aunt’s death is a case of foul play or not. What turned into one case for Jane is now two for the busy PI and restaurant owner. (MINOTAUR, Mar., 320 pp., $25.99)
Reviewed by: 
Susannah Balch