Old Bones

The #1 NYT bestselling authors Preston & Child bring the true story of the ill-fated Donner Party to new life in this thrilling novel of archaeology, history, murder, and suspense.
Nora Kelly, a young curator at the Santa Fe Institute of Archaeology, is approached by historian Clive Benton with a once-in-a-lifetime proposal: to lead a team in search of the so-called "Lost Camp" of the tragic Donner Party. This was a group of pioneers who earned a terrible place in American history when they became snow-bound in the California mountains in 1847, their fate unknown until the first skeletonized survivors stumbled out of the wilderness, raving about starvation, murder-and cannibalism.

Benton tells Kelly he has stumbled upon an amazing find: the long-sought diary of one of the victims, which has an enigmatic description of the Lost Camp. Nora agrees to lead an expedition to locate and excavate it-to reveal its long-buried secrets.

Once in the mountains, however, they learn that discovering the camp is only the first step in a mounting journey of fear. For as they uncover old bones, they expose the real truth of what happened, one that is far more shocking and bizarre than mere cannibalism. And when those ancient horrors lead to present-day violence on a grand scale, rookie FBI agent Corrie Swanson is assigned the case...only to find that her first investigation might very well be her last.

Old Bones - Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child Summary

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Old Bones3 star

I expected more from this duo. The story is okay, but the big reveal at the end is not believable. Not worth wading through the gratuitous stomach churning details. 35


Great book5 star

Would recommend everyone to read this! 55


Old Bones5 star

Excellent. Gripping story and characters. 55

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Awesome4 star

This is a great mystery read. I am a very picky reader. It Gave just enough to leave you wanting more. The ending was amazing and not just a wrap up overall this is a 4 out of 5 star read I recommend to any mystery murder lover! 45

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