Book Review: Grind His Bones by Richard Newell Smith

I came across this book thanks to Richard’s promotion via Twitter and his blog. The power of social media is a win for indie authors!

I have read a lot of crime thrillers but I enjoyed it. On with the review which is up on Amazon, too.

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Grind His Bones by Richard Newell Smith is an action packed crime thriller featuring lawyer Jack Scully. While defending a woman accused of attempting to murder her husband, Scully finds himself defending his penniless cousin who is accused of murdering several young women. Having serious doubts about his cousin’s ability to commit the murders, Jack begins to find holes in the evidence presented against him. With the help of his medical examiner girlfriend, he embarks on a frantic race to clear his client’s name and find the real murderer and his financier. But are they too late?

This was a very well constructed story with enough changes of pace in all the right places. There were some great characters whose morals really were toward the extreme low end of the spectrum and despite leading me to wonder on a few occasions, “why would they do that?”, they provided much twisted and morbid colour. Interesting characters include a psychopathic father and son, a sexy high class prostitute and a mother who couldn’t care less about her no-hoper of a son. An excellent mix.

Looking past the very few glaring editing flaws, this is well worth a read. If you enjoy crime fiction, if you enjoy fast paced thrillers and warped minds performing despicable acts, I think you will thoroughly enjoy Grind His Bones.


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