Posted in 4 paws, Blog tour, mystery, Review on March 28, 2014


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Tip of a Bone

Tip of a Bone
Genre: Mystery
Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: Adventure Publications (September 3, 2013)
ISBN-13: 978-1591934394

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Buried bones, a missing eco-activist, and a deadly fire? It’s not what Maya Rivers bargained for when she moved to the coastal city of Newport, Oregon to reunite with her brother, Harley. Yet when Harley is accused of an unthinkable crime, Maya insists on adding “amateur sleuth” to her career options. It isn’t long before she discovers an eerie clue . . . but the closer she gets to the truth, the closer a murderer follows.


I really enjoyed this mystery. I had my suspicions about a character and turns out I was right. I didn’t have any clues to base this on other than gut instinct was telling me this person was up to something.

Interesting mix of characters, good balance between good and bad characters. Sometimes I wanted to shake Maya and tell her to not do what she was doing because it could get her in trouble or hurt/killed!  But that is what makes a mystery…the main character not “thinking” about safety and just wants to figure out who did what.  I can’t blame Maya because she was trying to figure out what happened to her brother and why he is being framed.

We give this book 4 paws



About This Author

Christine FinlaysonChristine Finlayson borrowed from her “past lives” as a waitress, barista, environmental educator, and water scientist when creating her debut mystery novel, Tip of a Bone—a tale that takes place on the stormy Oregon coast. In her spare time, Christine loves to run on forest trails, watch waves break, compete in triathlons, and photograph anything Northwest-weird or wild. She’s now working on her second book, a novel of suspense.

Christine’s an active member of Sisters in Crime, Friends of Mystery, Oregon Writers Colony, and Willamette Writers.

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March 29 – Deal Sharing Aunt – Review, Interview, Giveaway
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