Bone Saw Serenade

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Pub Date 27 Oct 2022 | Archive Date 29 Nov 2022

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Everyone loves running into and reconnecting with an old friend. Someone you have lost touch with for any number of reasons over the years. It can stir up a cocktail of euphoric emotions through feelings of nostalgia, amusement, hope and love. That is exactly how Emma Goodwin felt when she ran into her high school best friend Charlie Claymore after they found one another randomly after a decade of not seeing or speaking in a small coffee shop in Seattle.

Soon after their reunion, Emma's husband Eddie goes missing without a trace of evidence linking anyone to the disappearance. Anguished, she spirals into her old ways with Charlie. When Detective Angus Pratt is assigned to the case, Charlie is determined to stay by Emma's side, casting a dark veil over her he calls protection.

As they close in on the truth, a sinister plan is revealed that is darker and more terrifying than the vast, uninhabited woods that lay on the outskirts of town. Angus will stop at nothing to find the truth, and Emma may learn the hardest truth of them all. That the flames you hold the closest always burn the worst.

Everyone loves running into and reconnecting with an old friend. Someone you have lost touch with for any number of reasons over the years. It can stir up a cocktail of euphoric emotions through...


A Note From the Publisher

Cody James Thompson is a writer from San Diego, California. He has been writing for many years and is finally diving into the world of novels and story telling. Previously, he wrote as a columnist with his work featured in San Diego CityBeat, San Diego Weekly Reader, The Westcoaster Magazine, San Diego Downtown News and he was the staff columnist for San Diego Uptown News writing about the beverage industry. With storytelling, he focuses mainly on thriller inspired work. When he is not writing or reading, he spends time with his wife and their two pit bulls, cheers on his Golden State Warriors and San Diego Padres and can be found writing, producing and hosting the first and longest running beer podcast in San Diego, Beer Night in San Diego.

Cody James Thompson is a writer from San Diego, California. He has been writing for many years and is finally diving into the world of novels and story telling. Previously, he wrote as a columnist...


Advance Praise

"Channeling his inner Raymond Carver, Thompson sets in motion a complex flashback narrative structure that involves past jealousies, betrayal, and the worst in humankind." -Rex Pickett, Academy Award Winner and author of Sideways and The Archivist

"A captivating thriller. Thompson has a colorful, vivid imagination, which kept me engaged the entire time. From the moment I began flipping through the pages, I had a hard time putting the book down. Highly recommended!" -Chris DeMakes, Less Than Jake, ChrisDemakes a Podcast, author of Blast from the Past

"An entertaining thriller that flutters between anxiety-ridden lunacy and ice cold darkness. Will keep you looking over your shoulder and questioning what you think you know." -Miguel Chen, Teenage Bottlerocket, author of I Wanna Be Well and The Death of Me

"Deceit, violence, and passion create a combustible cocktail that makes it a delight to tear through the pages-sometimes kicking and screaming-until the end." -Ryan Woldt, author of Eli and Jane and Future Eli & Future Jane

"Channeling his inner Raymond Carver, Thompson sets in motion a complex flashback narrative structure that involves past jealousies, betrayal, and the worst in humankind." -Rex Pickett, Academy Award...


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Madness, obsession, and edge if your seat suspense. Normal people sucked into a crazed plan, no spoilers, but you will be clenching your jaw until the very end ... to the last 'oh no'.

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Bone Saw Serenade by Cody J. Thompson.
Everyone loves running into and reconnecting with an old friend. Someone you have lost touch with for any number of reasons over the years. It can stir up a cocktail of euphoric emotions through feelings of nostalgia, amusement, hope and love. That is exactly how Emma Goodwin felt when she ran into her high school best friend Charlie Claymore after they found one another randomly after a decade of not seeing or speaking in a small coffee shop in Seattle. Soon after their reunion, Emma's husband Eddie goes missing without a trace of evidence linking anyone to the disappearance. Anguished, she spirals into her old ways with Charlie. When Detective Angus Pratt is assigned to the case, Charlie is determined to stay by Emma's side, casting a dark veil over her he calls protection. As they close in on the truth, a sinister plan is revealed that is darker and more terrifying than the vast, uninhabited woods that lay on the outskirts of town. Angus will stop at nothing to find the truth, and Emma may learn the hardest truth of them all. That the flames you hold the closest always burn the worst.
Really good read. Twisty and dark. 5*.

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⭐⭐⭐ -- The cover on this is so cool!

I really wanted to give this one 4 stars. For a debut novel it was impressive. I also found it highly entertaining. However, I had some issues that brought my rating down.

One of them was the character Angus. His character was weirdly all over the place with no explanation. The case was "getting to him", but WHY?! He acted like a complete lunatic at times and it gave me whiplash. Not to mention, you can't arrest people with no evidence! Bring them in for questioning, sure, but he literally arrests the wife for driving her husband's car the morning he disappears in the evening. Knowing the husband was seen later that night with friends and the wife was in another state. Then he does it again to someone else with the flimsiest of excuses. 🤦🏻‍♀️ Emma as well gave me whiplash with her mixed signals and back and forth. Lastly, it was obvious from the start who was behind everything. I wish the author had given us a few more "suspects" to chew on.

I know it sounds like I disliked this one a lot, but honestly, the above were just small annoyances that were peppered throughout the book. As i said, for a debut, this was a solid read. The potential is there for a 5 star read. I look forward to seeing more from this author in the future.

**ARC Via NetGalley**

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