Reviewed by Jenna Arthur

When Dr. Bill Brockton went to the Body Farm one fateful day, he had no idea that a series of events would shake up not only his life, but the entire town.

Dr. Brockton, a forensic anthropologist, works at what is known to many as The Body Farm. Filled with rotting corpses donated to science, The Body Farm serves one purpose: to unravel the crimes of pathological serial killers. That day, like any other day, he was setting up an experiment for his class. One phone call changed everything.

One of Dr. Brockton’s students, forensic analyst Angie St. Claire, learns that her sister has committed suicide. Days later Dr. Brockton is called into what becomes a tangled web of murder and lies. Charged with helping Angie prove her sister’s death was murder, he also gets pulled into a case involving a young boy’s bones. These bones lead him and Angie on a road to a long since forgotten boy’s reformatory and the story of the terrifying ‘Bone Yard’, a place where boys went if they did not mind their elders.

Riddled with hatred, death, and murder, there is never a dull moment in The Bone Yard. With electrifying twists, mesmerizing facts and deep forensic analysis, this work of fiction not only stimulates our lust for thrill but our thirst for knowledge. Four stars for Jefferson Bass and his sixth Body Farm novel.

Rating: 4/5

Jenna lives in the bustling city of Pittsburgh, PA with her fiance and her two beautiful cats. Along with her passion for reading and the literary world, she is also an artist, writer, environmental activist, creative coordinator and aspiring culinary genius. She believes there is nothing better to her then a good book, and lives one cover to the next.

Review copy was provided free of any obligation by William Morrow. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.