The Lost Bones (Detective Mackenzie Price series Book 5) – ARC Book Review

Title:- The Lost Bones

Author:- Ruhi Choudhary

No. of pages:- 332 pages

Date published:- will be published on May 9th 2022

Publisher:- Bookouture

Genre:- Thriller


The woman’s skin was almost transparent. Her light hair darkened at the tips. Her lips were blue and slightly parted. But all Mackenzie could focus on were the eyes. Those arctic eyes that looked glassy like glistening marbles. She could see her own reflection in them staring back at her. The woman looked almost like a carefully crafted doll.

Detective Mackenzie Price knows what makes a killer tick. But when she finds the body of a young woman dumped in the trunk of her car, she knows this case is going to be the most personal and twisted yet.

Looking down at the victim, Mack recognises her instantly: Sophie Fields, the fiancée of Mack’s co-worker who vanished months before. Reeling in shock, Mack keeps one crucial piece of evidence to herself, too horrified to share it: a crumpled piece of paper bearing the words “You’re welcome, Mackenzie.”

As Mack pieces together Sophie’s last known movements, another body is found with a note. This time the victim is Courtney Montenegro, Mack’s childhood bully. As Mack looks at the note it becomes clear that the killer has an unusual MO: they want to protect her at all costs. But why?

The only evidence connecting the victims are identical pieces of material left at both crime scenes. With no other leads, Mack unearths a cold case which may lead her to the killer. Sophie had a sister who disappeared years before. Did she get too close to the truth and pay the ultimate price?

With an obsessive killer still on the loose, Mack knows that she needs to get deep inside their mind to work out who is next on the hit list. Can she get to the killer in time before someone close to her loses their life?

Detective Mackenzie Price is back with another adventure!!

Detective Mackenzie Price gets a shock when a body of a woman was found left at the back of Mackenzie’s car. The body belongs to Sophie who was the fiance of Austin, a colleague of Mackenzie and who went missing almost two years ago. The body was addressed to Mackenzie. Then another woman goes missing and Mackenzie must find who is responsible behind the disappearances.

It was a fast twisty thriller–I was literally hooked into the story from the first chapter till the end. The author has added some supernatural vibe into the story that I almost got goosebumps as I was reading that part. Detective Mackenzie Price seemed to be the target and the book was fast paced, keeping the reader at the edge of the story. Overall, I felt like I was going on a roller coaster ride as I read this one and I actually enjoyed reading the book. Can’t wait for the book 6 to come soon!

Overall, this is a twisted fast paced thriller and unputdownable that will keep you at the edge of the seat–worth five stars!

Many thanks to Netgalley and Bookouture for the ARC. The review is based on my honest opinion only.

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