Summary

The Bones of Amoret depicts the past as told by a character who has the benefit of hindsight and the passage of time. It is a well-written story packed with action. I look forward to reading more from Mr. Herbert.

5-STAR REVIEW: THE BONES OF AMORET by Arthur Herbert

The Description

Publication Date: April 11, 2022
Narrated By: Victor Warren

In this enigmatic follow up to his critically acclaimed debut novel The Cuts that Cure, Arthur Herbert returns to the Texas-Mexico border with this saga of a small town’s bloody loss of innocence.

Amoret, Texas, 1982. Life along the border is harsh, but in a world where cultures work together to carve a living from the desert landscape, Blaine Beckett lives a life of isolation. A transplanted Boston intellectual, for twenty years locals have viewed him as a snob, a misanthrope, an outsider. He seems content to stand apart until one night when he vanishes into thin air amid signs of foul play.

Noah Grady, the town doctor, is a charming and popular good ol’ boy. He’s also a keeper of secrets, both the town’s and his own. He watches from afar as the mystery of Blaine’s disappearance unravels and rumors fly. Were the incipient cartels responsible? Was it a local with a grudge? Or did Blaine himself orchestrate his own disappearance? Then the unthinkable happens, and Noah begins to realize he’s considered a suspect.

Paced like a lit fuse and full of dizzying plot twists, The Bones of Amoret is a riveting whodunit that will keep you guessing all the way to its shocking conclusion.

The Review

It’s present-day in Amoret, Texas, when Dr. Noah Grady sits down with a reporter to tell the story of what happened in 1982 when Blaine Beckett disappeared. Arthur Herbert delivers an action-packed thriller in The Bones of Amoret.

The audiobook version, narrated by Victor Warren, provides an immersive cultural experience bringing alive the residents of this town on the Texas-Mexico border. The narrator’s versatility in developing speech patterns for each character adds to the story’s appeal.

Amoret is a small town where rumors and speculation are common. When Beckett disappears, everyone has a different theory. As the investigation gets underway, it looks like someone is trying to frame Dr. Grady. He happens to be the unofficial keeper of secrets for the community, including his own activities with undocumented immigrants. 

What follows is a roller coaster ride of events that ultimately shakes the entire town. Rich with descriptive language, the story features colorful characters who are well developed and interesting.

The Bones of Amoret depicts the past as told by a character who has the benefit of hindsight and the passage of time. It is a well-written story packed with action. I look forward to reading more from Mr. Herbert.Buy Links

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About The AuthorArthur Herbert was born and raised in small town Texas. He worked on offshore oil rigs, as a bartender, a landscaper at a trailer park, and as a social worker before going to medical school. He chose to do a residency in general surgery, followed by a fellowship in critical care and trauma surgery. For the last eighteen years, he’s worked as a trauma and burn surgeon, operating on all ages of injured patients. He continues to run a thriving practice.

He’s won multiple awards for his scientific writing, and his first novel, The Cuts that Cure, spent ten days as an Amazon #1 Best Seller. His second novel, The Bones of Amoret, will be released on April 1, 2022 through Stitched Smile Publishers. Arthur currently lives in New Orleans, with his wife Amy and their dogs.

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Amy Wilson
Amy Wilson
My name is Amy W., and I am a book addict. I will never forget the day I came home from junior high school to find my mom waiting for me with one of the Harlequin novels from my stash. As she was gearing up for the "you shouldn't be reading this" lecture, I told her the characters get married in the end. I'm just glad she didn't find the Bertrice Small book hidden in my closet. I have diverse reading tastes, evident by the wide array of genres on my Kindle. As I made the transition to an e-reader, I found myself worrying that something could happen to it. As a result, I am now the proud owner of four Kindles -- all different kinds, but plenty of back-ups! "Fifty Shades of Grey" gets high marks on my favorites list -- not for character development or dialogue (definitely not!), but because it blazed new ground for those of us who believe provocative fiction is more than just an explicit cover. Sylvia Day, Lexie Blake, and Kristin Hannah are some of my favorite authors. Speaking of diverse tastes, I also enjoy Dean Koontz, Iris Johansen, and J.A. Konrath. I’m always ready to discover new-to-me authors, especially when I toss in a palate cleanser that is much different than what I would normally read. Give me something with a well-defined storyline, add some suspense (or spice), and I am a happy reader. Give me a happily ever after, and I am downright giddy.

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5-STAR REVIEW: THE BONES OF AMORET by Arthur HerbertThe Bones of Amoret depicts the past as told by a character who has the benefit of hindsight and the passage of time. It is a well-written story packed with action. I look forward to reading more from Mr. Herbert.