Craig Robertson is
surprised but very pleased when he finally receives a call from Paul Maloney.
He and Paul had a one night stand but Craig is hoping for more. They agree to
meet at a local bar and hit it off immediately. Later they decide to go home
and spend a passionate night together. The next morning Craig is feeling
optimistic about a possible future with Paul until some unexpected news throws
Craig’s life into turmoil.
As Craig and Paul are
talking over breakfast a letter arrives. It is from an old friend of Craig’s
family. She is writing to let him know that his father has gone missing. He is
unsure of his feelings about the news. Craig’s father’s fanatical religious beliefs
put a constant strain on his family. After his mother left them he was forced
to deal with his father’s oppression all by himself. Finally, when Craig could
no longer stand his father’s ways he set out on his own and made a new life for
Craig knows he must return
home to discover what has happened to his father. He asks Paul to accompany
him. However, his return home uncovers painful memories that Craig would much
rather remain forgotten.
BONES OF SUMMER by Anne
Brooke is an exceptionally well written and thrilling mystery novel. This novel
grabbed a hold of me almost immediately and would not let go. I found myself
reading until the early morning hours. The plot is quite interesting but what
really intrigued me most about this book is Craig himself. He survived a
terrible childhood. I admired his resilience. His father’s fanaticism is
extremely disturbing and also very sad. The last few chapters are especially
chilling and will stay with me for a long time.