August 2, 2017

Can't Wait Wednesday: The Rattled Bones

Can't Wait Wednesday is a weekly blog hop of anticipated book releases hosted by Tessa @ Wishful Endings!

Title: The Rattled Bones
Author: S.M. Parker
Release Date: August 22, 2017
Find it Here: Amazon // Goodreads

Unearthing years of buried secrets, Rilla Brae is haunted by ghostly visions tied to the tainted history of a mysterious island in this haunting novel from the author of The Girl Who Fell.

Maine-bred, independent Rilla Brae is no stranger to the deep. She knows the rhythms of hard work and harder seas. But when she experiences the sudden death of her father, the veil between the living and the dead blurs and she begins to be haunted by a girl on a nearby, uninhabited island. The girl floats a song over the waves, and it is as beautiful as it is terrifying. Familiar and distant.

Then Rilla meets Sam, a University of Southern Maine archeology student tasked with excavating the very island where the ghostly girl has appeared. Sam sifts the earth looking for the cultural remains of an island people who were forcibly evicted by the state nearly a hundred years ago. Sam tells Rilla the island has a history no locals talk about—if they know about it at all—due to the shame the events brought to the working waterfront community. All Rilla knows for sure is that the island has always been there—an eerie presence anchored in the stormy sea. Now Sam’s work and the ghostly girl’s song lure Rilla to the island’s shores.

As Rilla helps Sam to unearth the island’s many secrets, Rilla’s visions grow—until the two discover a tragedy kept silent for years. And it’s a tragedy that has everything to do with Rilla’s past.
Why I want this:

I love books that are seeped in history and uncover the culture of the native people. I've never read anything by S.M. Parker so I'm excited to read The Rattled Bones! 


  1. I like the ties to the past in this one. Hope you enjoy it!

  2. Wow, this sounds sooo good. I need to make sure this on my wishlist and keep an eye out for it. Great choice!

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  3. This one sounds really good. I'll have to keep an eye out for it at my library once it's released.

  4. I had this for my pick a while back, I'm definitely wanting it too! Great pick!
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  5. This sounds interesting and creepy in just the right amounts. Thanks for bringing it to my attention! My WoW

  6. This sounds creepy good! I think I've seen it mentioned once or twice on booktube, but this is the first time I've seen it on blogs! I don't know if I'll pick this up, but I hope you love it! Here is my WoW!

  7. Ooh this looks kind of freaky. :)

  8. I've very excited for this one, too! Ghostly girls and island culture--sounds amazing!