Bone Box showcases Rina
Decker, wife of police Detective Peter Decker, finding some
human remains while hiking in the woods near five colleges.
Soon after, more remains are found. Decker and his partner
Tyler McAdams begin the search of a possible serial killer
hitting too close to home. Peter eventually has to ask his
wife to use her job connections (she works at the colleges)
to help get closer to a killer. Will Decker and McAdams find
out whodunit before another person is killed?
Bone Box contains a lot of filler conversations
between husband and wife and between partners that do not
add to the mystery or the solving of the murders. The murder
case itself had plenty of suspects and twists and turns to
make it a pretty interesting case. I liked the fact that the
victims were from slightly different times and had the same
connection; just shows that some people never change over
the years. The setting of where the remains were found were
standard, but the fact that it was near five separate colleges
Overall, if you are a fan of Kellerman’s books, you
will enjoy Bone Box. For new readers, just to get
a history of Rina and Peter Decker, I would start at the beginning
of the series and read in order. You could read it and not
be missing much on previous cases that Peter worked, but it
will help in understanding the dynamic of Rina and Peter.