On Halloween night 1963, eleven-year-old Chuck Coolidge and his little brother Danny are lost in a blanket of toxic smog covering the steel town of Slippery Elm, Pennsylvania. When the smog lifts, half the town is sick, and twenty people are dead. And Danny is missing.
Now, over twenty years later, Chuck's teenage daughter Frank plots escape from this “busted and disgusted” town. When a child is found in the river, murdered, investigators link the crime to the disappearance of Danny in ’63, and Frank’s life is turned upside down. In the face of her worst fears, she must uncover her family’s dark past if she wants to keep her sister Boots from the hands of The State. Led to discover the unimaginable truth about Danny’s disappearance, LIES IN BONE is filled with twisty plot turns, culminating in a shocking eleventh-hour reveal and an emotionally charged finale.
Told by a tart-tongued young woman with a love of Bruce Springsteen, LIES IN BONE is at once a mystery and a coming-of-age tale fueled by dark secrets involving love, murder, and the truths worth lying for.
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