Release Date: 4th March 2021
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When socialite Nina Rai disappeared without a trace, everyone wrote it off as another trophy wife tired of her wealthy husband. But now her bones have turned up in the shadowed green of the forest that surrounds her elite neighborhood, a haven of privilege and secrets that's housed the same influential families for decades.
The rich live here, along with those whose job it is to make their lives easier. And somebody knows what happened to Nina one rainy night ten years ago. Her son Aarav heard a chilling scream that night, and he's determined to uncover the ugly truth that lives beneath the moneyed elegance...but no one is ready for the murderous secrets about to crawl out of the dark.
Even the dead aren't allowed to break the rules in this cul-de-sac.
I’ve been a fan of Nalini Singh for YEARS, ever since I first discovered the Psy-Changelings series when I was, like, sixteen or seventeen. So she’s an author I’ve been reading on and off for a decade now, and since finding out that she was having a go at the thriller genre I’ve been SO EXCITED to check out her newest work.
Unfortunately, now I kind of just want to go back to the Psy-Changelings series and pretend this never happened because I really didn’t enjoy Quiet in Her Bones.
I’m not sure what Singh’s first thriller, A Madness of Sunshine, is like and I might be tempted to check it out if someone can tell me it’s good. But Quiet in Her Bones turned out to be really quite dull.
The slow start is what really put me off of this book. It took forever to get going, even though the main character’s dead mother was found right at the start of the book. There was a lot of meandering, I felt, that revolved around flashbacks and a lot of backstory.
I did really enjoy the characters for the most part, and I love that Singh was able to incorporate Hindu culture. Aarav is an unreliable narrator, which I normally love, but I feel like due to the pacing issues this aspect was sort of lost on me. He was still enjoyable to read about though, and I did like reading about his relationship with his parents.
Needless to say, I’m disappointed with this one!