Friday, September 13, 2013

Hollow Bones by CJ Lyons

Caitlyn Tierney finds herself on a missing person case. A young woman, who is the daughter of an influential person, has gone missing from a cruise. They young girl has been lured away and into the jungles of Guatemala with the idea of working on an archeological dig at Mayan ruins. Caitlyn’s friend and fellow FBI agent, Jake Carver, joins her in Guatemala in the search for this young woman. They encounter unsavory characters and lots of action in the search for this missing woman.

This is the first CJ Lyons book I have read. I feel that I would have understood the characters more if I had read previous books by this author. That left me a little frustrated at time but I was able to work through it. I felt that the author developed a great character in Jack but I felt like I was missing something that a previous book may have explained to me. So I’m not sure this is a good series to start in the middle and that I need to go back and read previous books to get more out of this one.

I struggled with some of the transitions in the book and the story line got a little too complicated at times but overall it had a good plot. The story opened up with an intense action scene and there were many more throughout the book. The descriptions were accurate and realistic, even down to acknowledging that the character would be sweaty and smelly after time in the jungle. I really enjoyed the resolution chapters at the end of the book. The author provides a little humor at times and really opens the reader’s eyes to things like tissue donations. It was a moving story and I’m sure it will introduce many people to the dangers of traveling alone in foreign countries and the possible dangers of these tissue donation farms.

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