A Hero Is Born in Christopher Rice’s ‘Bone Music’ [REVIEW]


Serial killers mentored her as a youth. Now she’s ready to play a different game in Christopher Rice’s Bone Music. (Photo courtesy Pexels)

As a baby, she became the prize of two notorious killers after they murdered her mother. She grew up in their a dark world where it wasn’t always easy to distinguish good from evil. Now the woman she has become has a new tool in her arsenal, and she’s determined to use it change the world in Christopher Rice’s new thriller, Bone Music.  

Christopher Rice's BONE MUSIC

Thomas and Mercer

In this first installment of Rice’s new Burning Girl series, Charlotte Rowe doesn’t intend to let her tortured past mar her future. Sure she was raised by two of the worst serial killers in American history, Abigail and Daniel Banning, and during their time together they inducted her into their grisly world until a SWAT team swept in and captured them seven years later. But that doesn’t have to define a girl forever, does it?

Her life changes for good though, when Charlotte is secretly dosed with a dangerous experimental drug called Zypraxon, which gives her the ability to bend metal, walk through fire, and vanquish anyone who gets in her way. Equipped with these new powers, she relies on her gut instincts to evade the powerful pharmaceutical companies who seek to use her as a test subject and uses her training to catch bad guys in a world bent on violence.

With Bone Music, Christopher Rice has once again evolved as a writer. Although he obviously learned well from his talented parents, Stan and Anne Rice, this book is a far cry from his mother’s vampire stories and his father’s poetry. With a deft pen, a lyrical voice, and more than his own fare share of talent, Chris has built on his own previous successes and now works to transform the superhero/vigilante genre by introducing readers to a dark heroine who makes Lisbeth Salander look tame.

He fearlessly examines the psychology and mental stability of a character who lives for years in fierce darkness, with little to no access to a world of good. Despite this tough subject matter, however, Rice writes so authoritatively, with such grace and insight, that readers are going to find themselves helplessly following Charlotte down the rabbit hole in search of justice. Fans of shows like Arrow and films like Salt will devour this new foray into a world of Rice’s imagination, one where a woman can definitely not just break through the glass ceiling, but one where she can also ignite the fire of justice.


Christopher Rice

Christopher Rice

Christopher Rice is the recipient of the Lambda Literary Award and is the New York Times bestselling author of A Density of Souls and the Bram Stoker Award finalists The Heavens Rise and The Vines.

He is the head writer and an executive producer of The Vampire Chronicles, a television show based on the bestselling novels by his mother, Anne Rice. Together they penned Ramses the Damned: The Passion of Cleopatra

With his best friend, New York Times bestselling novelist Eric Shaw Quinn, Christopher hosts the YouTube channel The Dinner Party Show with Christopher Rice and Eric Shaw Quinn (#TDPS).

Christopher lives in West Hollywood, California. Visit him online at ChristopherRiceBooks.com, like him on Facebook, and follow him on Twitter.

By Christopher Rice
464 pgs. Thomas & Mercer. $24.95

About Heather Fink
Heather Fink is a writer, bibliophile and award-winning librarian who loves to introduce the next generation of readers to the wonderful world of books. She currently resides in Texas.

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