The Unquiet Bones by Loreth Anne White

March 25th, 2024 Kimberly Review 6 Comments

25th Mar

I love a good detective murder mystery and was drawn to The Unquiet Bones by Loreth Anne White. Narrated by Carly Robins, a discovery of bones opens up a fifty-year-old cold case and upturns the lives of everyone in this riveting thriller.

The Unquiet Bones by Loreth Anne White
The Unquiet Bones
by Loreth Anne White
Narrator: Carly Robins
Length: 11 hours and 24 minutes
Genres: Mystery
Source: Publisher
Purchase*: Amazon | Audible *affiliate
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A shocking discovery of human bones reopens an almost fifty-year-old cold case—and rips apart the lives of a group of friends—in a riveting novel by Loreth Anne White, the Amazon Charts and Washington Post bestselling author of The Maid’s Diary.

When human bones are found beneath an old chapel in the woods, evidence suggests the remains could be linked to the decades-old case of missing teen Annalise Jansen.

Homicide detective Jane Munro—pregnant and acutely attuned to the preciousness of life—hopes the grim discovery will finally bring closure to the girl’s family. But for a group of Annalise’s old friends, once dubbed the Shoreview Six by the media, it threatens to expose a terrible pledge made on an autumn night forty-seven years ago.

The friends are now highly respected, affluent members of their communities, and none of them ever expected the dark chapter in their past to resurface. But as Jane and forensic anthropologist Dr. Ella Quinn peel back the layers of secrets, the group begins to fracture. Will one cave? Will they turn on each other?

The investigation takes a sharp turn when Jane discovers a second body—that of the boy long blamed for Annalise’s disappearance. As the bones tell their story, the group learns just how far each will go to guard their own truth.


Homicide detective Jane Munro and forensic anthropologist Dr. Ella Quinn use their skills to solve a decades old cold case and bring closer to the family. This was an interesting case with a group of friends known as the Shoreview Six, that are unhappy that things are being stirred up again.

Homocide Detective Munro has a lot on her plate. Her fiancé is missing, and he doesn’t even know she carries their child. She is more than ready to lose herself in the case, and it proved to be an interesting one from the town’s reaction to the explosive conclusion.

The Six have kept the secret of what happened forty-seven years ago and moved on. They’ve built their careers, have families and want this to all go away. What unfolded was a fast-paced tale with twists. Some I didn’t even see coming. It was clever, and I cheered Jane on as she methodically pieced the clues together.

Carly Robins narrates and did a stellar job bringing voice to Jane and the others. If you are a member of KindleUnlimited, you can listen to the audio, and I highly recommend it.

If you’re drawn to well-developed characters and perfectly executed murder mysteries, you’ll want to grab The Unquiet Bones. I am looking forward to exploring more of this author’s work.

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About Loreth Anne White

Loreth Anne White

Loreth Anne White is an Amazon Charts, Washington Post, and Bild bestselling author of thrillers, mysteries, and suspense. With over 3 million books sold around the world, she is an ITW thriller award finalist, a three-time RITA finalist, an overall Daphne du Maurier Award winner, Arthur Ellis finalist, and winner of multiple industry awards. A recovering journalist who has worked in both South Africa and Canada, she now calls Canada home. She resides in the Pacific Northwest, dividing time between Victoria on Vancouver Island, a ski resort in the Coast Mountains, and a rustic lakeside cabin in the Cariboo. When she’s not writing or dreaming up plots, you will find her on the lakes, in the ocean, or on the trails with her dog where she tries—unsuccessfully—to avoid bears.

About Carly Robins

Carly Robins

Carly Robins is an actress and voice-over artist. She can be heard on commercials, video games, and promos. Carly comes to narration with a passion for performance along with the capability to span several genres, from romance to children's literature and thrillers.

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