Medicine has no cure for evil…
Ben Oris, a pragmatic med student from Philadelphia, gets cut by an old bone while touring the Paris catacombs. His companion Laurette, a public health student from Haiti, senses danger and worries an evil curse now runs through him.
Ben scoffs at the idea—he simply has a wound that won’t heal—and back home he returns to his stressful clerkship at the hospital. But when people close to him succumb to a grisly illness and a dark priest pursues him, his skepticism wavers. Could a bone from an 18th century skeleton with a frightening history really cause modern-day disease?
With the help of Laurette, he scrambles to find a cure through Vodou before more of his loved ones die. But first, he must battle the mysterious priest who’s bent on vengeance and determined to have Ben’s blood as his own.
“A tense, perceptive tale of an investigation into a terrifying threat.”–Kirkus Reviews
"Realistic details of Ben's hospital clerkship as he and other med students diagnose patients help ground the story's paranormal elements. ... The novel's strength lies in the author's sensitive commentary on adult responsibilities and mental illness."--Publishers Weekly BookLife
"The Bone Curse is a strong medical thriller--inclusive, skillfully written, and inviting."–Foreword Reviews
“A teeth-grinding story of ancient curses and mystical remedies … The Bone Curse will keep even the most skeptical reader awake long past midnight.”—Andra Watkins, New York Times bestselling author of Not Without My Father and author of the Nowhere Series
“From the first page to the last, the tensions never let up … Bravo to Rubin for creating another fast-paced medical thriller that both keeps you turning pages and opens a window into a world most of us have never considered.”—Audrey Kalman, author of What Remains Unsaid and Dance of Souls
“A sizzling slice of Vodou served alongside methodical medical science. What's not to love? Unique characters, a plot that galloped along, and some damn fine writing, too.”—G. M. Barlean, author of The Rosewood Series
“A cursed medical student... a vengeful Vodou priest... a vast subterranean Parisian catacomb with more secrets than the bones that rest there... what could go wrong? Take note medical thriller fans, the genre has a new contender, and her name is Carrie Rubin.”—Larry Brooks, USA Today bestselling author
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Carrie Rubin - The Bone Curse Book Reviews
Great bookI read this almost in one sitting. What a wild ride..Score: 5/5
Medical mystery with voudou twistThe first 50 pages of this book were wonderful so I purchased the book. The remaining 700 pages were slow and boring. One reviewer said this book was robin Cook meets Preston child. This was not true and it is hard to believe the author is a physician. In short this was an awful book. I do not recommend it to anyone.Score: 1/5
Fast-Paced, Well-Written Medical ThrillerBen Oris is a pragmatic rising star in medical school who finds comfort in reason and science. His life changes following a trip to France with his best friend Laurette, however. Ignoring the sage advice of our parents to "look but don't touch," Ben slices the palm of his hand on an old bone in the Paris catacombs. His life is upended afterwards and those closest to him begin to suffer from a mysterious ailment for which medicine can't provide an answer. Is Ben's life falling apart because of an infection? Bad luck? Or something more supernatural? In this gripping, fast-paced medical thriller the reader is pulled along with Ben on his search for answers and quest to save those he cares for the most. Any reader will find this well-written novel hard to put down..Score: 5/5
Suspenseful ThrillerI was a bit of a skeptic at first, when the summary mentioned voodoo curses and ancient bones. Having been to the catacombs myself I thought the description was spot on! I was unsure about this book for the first couple of chapters but then quickly got pulled into wanted to know what would happen next! I found myself right there with Ben sharing in his split skepticism/belief battle right up until the end!.Score: 5/5
Bone CurseIt was awesome and I liked the characters very much. It was an easy read and fast the momentum of the story line made it very hard to put down! Thank you k..Score: 5/5
A real page turner!This is a quick read and once I started I couldn’t put the book down. So good. The medical part is realistic and it’s easy to see why it’s hard for Ben to believe he’s cursed. Really enjoyed the descriptions of vodou and the other characters too. Highly recommend..Score: 5/5
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Really,really goodI wasn't sure when I started it if I'd get into the vodou stuff, but was right from the start. Excellent story!!! Thanks.Score: 5/5
The Bone CurseI’ve been an R.N. for 15 years and this Book had my full attention right away and I would read it on my breaks on my night shifts and I cringed when I had to go back on shift and book mark my spot. I was excited and intrigued how medical science and spiritual aspects came together thank you for giving me great enjoyment reading The Bone Curse and I commend you on this wonderful creative pieces and sharing this with others Blessings Amanda M..Score: 5/5
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