Waiting on Wednesday: January 18

I am participating in Waiting on Wednesday hosted by Breaking the Spine. This gives me a chance to show the books I’m looking forward to in the next few months.

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old-bones-by-trudy-nan-boyceOld Bones

by Trudy Nan Boyce

Series: Detective Sarah Alt #2

Genre: Mystery, Police Procedural

Publication date: February 21

Synopsis: A senseless act of violence.

During a vigil calling for police reform, students from Spelman College, a historically black women’s institution, are assaulted by rifle fire from a passing vehicle. On her way to interview witnesses, Detective Sarah “Salt” Alt confronts the fleeing vehicle of the suspects, but they get away.

A city in turmoil.`

While other detectives take the lead on the Spelman murders, Salt is tasked to investigate the case of a recently discovered decomposed body. When she combs through the missing-persons reports, it becomes clear the victim is a girl Salt took into custody two years before, and Salt feels a grave responsibility to learn the truth about how the girl died. But before she can pursue any leads, Salt is called onto emergency riot detail—in the wake of the assault on the Spelman students, Atlanta has reached the boiling point.

In a city burdened by history and a community erupting in pain and anger, Salt must delve into the past for answers. A gripping and astute story about what it means to serve and protect, Old Bones solidifies Trudy Nan Boyce as an evocative, authoritative voice in crime fiction.

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The reasons this book appeals to me:
  • I read the first book in this series last year and really enjoyed it.
  • This sounds like a timely book. It will be interesting to read Trudy Nan Boyce’s take on these situation since she is a former police officer.
  • I do like police procedurals!
  • Nice cover.

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