Dry Bones in the Valley

A Novel

Bouman, Tom

Book - 2014
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Dry Bones in the Valley
"The lone policeman in a small township on the sparse northern border [of Pennsylvania], Henry Farrell expected to spend his mornings hunting and fishing, his evenings playing old-time music. Instead, he has watched the steady encroachment of gas drilling bring new wealth and erode neighborly trust. The drug trade is pushing heroin into the territory. There are outlaws cooking meth in the woods, guys Henry grew up with. When a stranger turns up dead, Henrys search for the killer will open old wounds, dredge up ancient crimes, and exact a deadly price"--Dust jacket flap.

Published: New York, NY :, W.W. Norton & Company,, [2014]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 0393243028
Branch Call Number: F BOU
Characteristics: 284 pages ;,22 cm.


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Feb 18, 2015
  • BlueHippo rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I really enjoyed this book-the pace of the story was actually realistic (unlike the Dan Brown or Steve Berry type adventures, which I enjoy but are totally unreasonable timeline-wise). I also enjoyed the setting in a working/poor community, rather than among people so rich I can't relate. The story itself is very well written- a couple of different mysteries to solve and no real clues for the reader, so the end is fun and unexpected.

Dec 15, 2014

I found Dry Bones in the Valley
very relaxing. It took me back to my childhood wandering through countless dear trails not sure what was around the corner.
Actually, I couldn't put it down.
In last month I've read maybe 15 books.
Everything stopped till I finished this one.
Simple story really, but I liked the common sense Sheriff. Heck of a gaggle of characters.


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