The Skeleton Box by Bryan Gruley

The Skeleton Box by Bryan Gruley

Apparently there is a series of ‘Starvation Lake Mysteries’, who’d a thunk it? Starvation Lake, Michigan that is. Even though it’s a dying newspaper investigation story, it’s OK.   Gus Carpenter is a local boy back home after not doing so good in the big city. Running the Pilot, the local paper. It’s being closed sooner rather than later, but Gus and his reporter are still going to investigate the ‘Bingo Night Burglaries’ during which nothing seems to be missing. Soon Gus’s mother’s best friend is killed during a break in.  Investigation and self introspection ensues. A bit too much for me sometimes, but the story kept moving pretty well and the plot is trickier than it seems. Well worth the trouble.   3 Stars.

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