Brooklyn Bones : Erica Donato

  • by Triss Stein
  • Narrated by Xe Sands
  • Series: Erica Donato
  • 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Unburying history can have unintended consequences.
In Brooklyn Bones, a crime of the past comes much too close to home when Erica Donato’s teenage daughter, Chris, finds a skeleton behind a wall in their crumbling Park Slope home. Erica - a young widow, overage history PhD candidate, and product of blue-collar Brooklyn - is drawn into the mystery when she learns that the skeleton is of an unknown teenage girl and that it was hidden there within living memory. Erica and Chris are both touched and disturbed by the mysterious tragedy in their own home.
With her daughter’s dangerous curiosity and her own work at a local history museum, Erica follows leads about the mysterious skeleton right back to her own neighborhood in its edgy, pregentrification days, the period when the age of Aquarius was turning dark. Now she finds that a cranky retired reporter wants to share old files, the charming widow of a slumlord has some surprises for her, and the crazy old lady who hangs around her street keeps trying to tell her something. Finally, there are some people - including ones she is close to - who know the whole story and will stop at nothing to make sure it stays buried forever.


What the Critics Say

"As much fun as a day at Brighton Beach and as many twists and turns as a high-speed chase on the BQE." (Rosemary Harris, Anthony finalist and author of Pushing Up Daisies)
"An engaging mystery with a spirited heroine. Erica Donato is a welcome addition to the amateur sleuth club." (Laura Joh Rowland, author of the Sano Ichiro Mysteries)
"This richly-developed portrait of life in the melting pot of New York is better than a Grayline bus tour. Hail a cab to the nearest bookstore." (Nancy Martin, author of the Blackbird Sisters and Roxy Abruzzo series)


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Customer Reviews

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Difficult to get through

What did you like about this audiobook?

Interesting story line but a bit thin in my view and quite predictable. Took too long to move the clues along

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What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

didnt like the reading

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could have been done in half the pages in my view

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- Ms. Kj Sanderson

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-02-2013
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.