Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Bone White by Wendy Corsi Staub

The next book in the Mundy’s Landing series by Wendy Corsi Staub is out and Kerry Hammond is excited to tell us about it.

Bone White is book three in the Mundy’s Landing series by Wendy Corsi Staub. It releases on March 28 in paperback by William Morrow. I have read each book in this series, and you can read reviews on Mystery Playground for Blood Red and Blue Moon. This is a great group of books. Each story is its own murder mystery but the town is the same and many of the side characters repeat—even if they don’t have a starring role—giving it the series feel without a lot of spoilers for anyone who wants to read them out of order.

Mundy’s Landing is a small town that is steeped in history and located in New York State’s Hudson Valley. In Bone White, we learn a bit more about the original Mundy family, founders of the town who have a mysterious and sordid past, as well as the family’s still living ancestors. Our latest family member is Emerson Mundy. She is new to town and has traveled there to learn more about where her family came from and to try and forge a connection to relatives she might have.

At the same time, NYPD detective Sullivan Leary has moved to town after last year’s investigation into the Sleeping Beauty Murders, a copycat serial killer case that she helped solve. She has left NYC for small town living, hoping to simplify her life and start over away from the rat race. She learns that small towns sometimes have the biggest secrets and when a stranger to town is found murdered, more of the Mundy secrets are revealed and Sully is drawn into the case.

This is a great series and I just love reading about the fictional town of Mundy’s Landing. It a way to get a look into small town living without having to move there yourself. I like jumping back and forth from present day to the year 1666 when the first settlers landed. These 1666 flashbacks are done through letters and are a fascinating look at the backstory to the town’s founders. Everything was tied up in a bow at the end, but there was definitely another storyline that could be followed in another book. I guess I’ll just have to stay tuned.    

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