Fractured Truth (A Bone Gap Travellers Novel)
By Susan Furlong
Rating: 4/5 Stairs
Meet Brynn. An ex-Marine whose partner is her human-remains-detection dog Wilco. They both are survivors of war and have the scars to prove it. Now they work for the McCreary County Sheriff’s Office. In their first official case, they find the remains of a young girl that Brynn knows – a fellow Traveller. As Brynn digs deeper, she hopes to find proof it was an outsider, but begins to worry the culprit is much closer to home.
The mystery in this book was good, but what kept me reading was Brynn. Brynn is a complex character. She is driven to find justice, but her dependency on pills and alcohol to manage her PTSD create roadblocks in her effectiveness on the job. Not only is Brynn having issues fitting in at work, she’s found herself as an outsider in her own community. Being a member of the Sheriff’s office has unwillingly pitted her against the Travellers that she wants to protect.
Brynn is far from a perfect character, making her all the more interesting and compelling. She makes mistakes, she doesn’t always play by the rules. But her motivations are always in the right place.
Fractured Truth is the second in the series, but I didn’t feel like I was missing out by not having read the first book. This mystery was so good I’ll be going back to catch up.