The Bone Garden

by Tess Gerritsen | Audiobooks |
ISBN: 1101885297 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingbooklady331wing of Cape Coral, Florida USA on 12/23/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by wingbooklady331wing from Cape Coral, Florida USA on Saturday, December 23, 2017
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Journal Entry 2 by wingbooklady331wing at Cape Coral, Florida USA on Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Julia buys an old house and decides she wants to start a garden. As she is digging, she finds bones. A ninety-year-old woman, the previous owner, had died in the house and her body hadn’t been discovered for several weeks. Surely this was not her body. So who was buried here?

The body came complete with a ring that dated the body to around 1840. Chapter two takes us back to 1830 where the chapters alternate in time telling a story in the past and in the present. The story in the past presents us with a mystery to solve. Who is the West End Reaper? The story plays out in a medical environment that involves doctors struggling with new ideas, students struggling to be doctors, and grave robbers struggling to supply bodies for study by the medical community. I found the history that was intwinded with the story interesting.

Dr. Crouch is a mentor doctor in charge of four central character medical students, one a notable historical figure, Oliver Wendell Holmes. More important than Holmes is student Norris Marshall, a romantic interest for Rose. Rose, Aurnia, and Margaret are the center pieces of conflict in the novel.
Rose wants to care for her sister Aurnia’s newborn, saving the baby from a life in a government home.

In the present, the identity of the skeleton Julia found was not difficult. Hilda had died and left behind several boxes, close to a hundred, of documents, pictures, and news clippings. The stories in this novel will be related as the elements are discovered.

This novel explores the horrible poverty, filthy hygiene, resistance to new medical ideas (bleeding, really), and crime developed around a grave robbing industry of the 1800s.

This was really well written.

Journal Entry 3 by wingbooklady331wing at Cape Coral, Florida USA on Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (3/21/2018 UTC) at Cape Coral, Florida USA

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