You know the saying, "a picture is worth a thousand words?" I wish someone had taken a picture of my husband and me the other night. We were both reading Greg Iles' books. My husband is still working on Natchez Burning, which he is finding difficult to put down (and he is staying up waaaaaaaay to late reading every night). I'm working on The Bone Trees, the second in the series.
I'm reading these books so close together that picking up the second one shouldn't be hard to do. And it isn't. But, for anyone who has let a little time lapse between these two novels, Iles does a great job of picking up right where Natchez Burning leaves off and recapping what happened in the first novel.
I'm also finding The Bone Tree hard to put down. There is more about some of the other minor characters than in the first book, and I'm enjoying getting to know them.
The one minor flaw is one that I think happens in many trilogies: the second novel drags a bit. I didn't dislike this book, but I firmly believe that Natchez Burning was a better book. However, I'm still excited to read the third book which will come out in March 2017.
There are plenty of twists in this story, just as in Natchez Burning. There are some major plot details I'm finding it hard to resist divulging, and people who are interested in Bone Trees, should definitely read Natchez Burning first.
Thanks to TLC Book Tours for providing a copy of this book. All opinions expressed are, as always, my own.
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Middle books in a trilogy can be challenging but it sounds like this one does move the story along quite well. I'm about ready to start Natchez Burning - I'm looking forward to working my way through the whole series!
Thanks for being a part of the tour.
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