BOOK: Sin & Bone
AUTHOR(s): Bette Golden Lamb and J.J. Lamb
Nurses are going missing. Each without rhyme or reason – all seemingly without logic. Most stunningly of all, no one seems to notice. That is – until Gina Mazzio starts getting frantic phone calls from the killer himself. These calls are increasingly disturbing: admitting to the fact that “she’s all cut up” and begging Mazzio to stop the murders. Suddenly, Mazzio finds herself as the only person who can help these women. If only someone would believe her…
Mazzio’s first contact with this mystery killer comes on the eve of her wedding – a wedding she’s postponed three twice already. Because of her history, she can’t find anyone to take her seriously when she sounds the alarm. A classic story of the boy who cried wolf. Mazzio’s world starts to crumble around her. Three more women go missing. Coworkers attack her. Her fiancé leaves her. Flashbacks to a past sexual assault start flooding her. She’s not sleeping or eating. And worst of all, the terrifying calls keep coming.
Meanwhile, on the other side of town, Eddie St. George is struggling to escape his own hell. A pharmaceutical rep at the same hospital Mazzio works at, Eddie is at the mercy of his psychotic father. Desperate to find his mother, who disappeared almost ten years ago, Eddie is forced to do his father’s dirty business. This means Eddie is responsible for drugging and kidnapping women to bring to good old dad. Then he’s forced to watch as dad slices the women into pieces to sell their limbs and organs on the black market. After being abused by his dad his whole life, Eddie is incapable of disobeying. Plus, dad keeps promising to tell him where he can find his mother with the next body he delivers.
Will Eddie St. George find out the truth about what happened to his mom? Will he escape the wrath of his father and stop kidnapping women? Will Mazzio get the help she needs to figure this puzzle out? Will she ever actually tie the knot? And what will happen to the elder St. George?
With these questions in the back of your mind, it’s hard not to compulsively turn the pages. My only critique would be the grammar. There are some typos that mar an otherwise solid piece of work. If you can get past that, Sin and Bone gets my recommendation.