Can’t Wait Wednesday #9: The Rattled Bones by S.M. Parker

Posted March 22, 2017 by Lisa Mandina in / 23 Comments

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings to spotlight
and talk about the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read.
Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on
Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.  My pick this week is a book that just sounds interesting.  Partly for the archaeology aspect, partly for the ghostly aspect.  Here is the blurb from Goodreads:


Unearthing years of buried secrets, Rilla Brae is haunted by ghostly visions tied to the tainted history of a mysterious island in this haunting novel from the author of The Girl Who Fell.

Maine-bred, independent Rilla Brae is no stranger to the deep. She knows the rhythms of hard work and harder seas. But when she experiences the sudden death of her father, the veil between the living and the dead blurs and she begins to be haunted by a girl on a nearby, uninhabited island. The girl floats a song over the waves, and it is as beautiful as it is terrifying. Familiar and distant.

Then Rilla meets Sam, a University of Southern Maine archeology student tasked with excavating the very island where the ghostly girl has appeared. Sam sifts the earth looking for the cultural remains of an island people who were forcibly evicted by the state nearly a hundred years ago. Sam tells Rilla the island has a history no locals talk about—if they know about it at all—due to the shame the events brought to the working waterfront community. All Rilla knows for sure is that the island has always been there—an eerie presence anchored in the stormy sea. Now Sam’s work and the ghostly girl’s song lure Rilla to the island’s shores.

As Rilla helps Sam to unearth the island’s many secrets, Rilla’s visions grow—until the two discover a tragedy kept silent for years. And it’s a tragedy that has everything to do with Rilla’s past.   

Sounds like it could be good, right?  What book are you waiting on this week?

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23 responses to “Can’t Wait Wednesday #9: The Rattled Bones by S.M. Parker

  1. I agree, this one sounds awesome and I just added it to my wishlist. I've not seen it before but I think it has a lot of potential. Thanks for sharing it!

  2. That cover is cool (AND SO SPOOKY!). This is an author I'm not familiar with, but it's always fun to discover new names/books. 🙂 Thanks for visiting Finding Wonderland, Lisa.

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