This is the perfect chance to start reading a new mystery series. Since this is a prequel, it takes place before any of the other books in the “Body Farm” series by Jefferson Bass. Once you have read Cut to the Bone, I’m sure you will want to read the other books in the series. I am going to have to leave some time open, so that I can go back and read more about this interesting “Farm” on the campus of The University of Tennessee.
This was a very exciting mystery. Dr. Bass (half of the writing team of Jefferson Bass) was the real life founder of the University of Tennessee’s Anthropology Research Facility, so much of this novel is based on actual places and events.
I give this book 4 Stars out of 5 and a Thumbs Up. I enjoyed going back in time to the beginning of The Body Farm. I recommend this book to anyone who likes police procedurals.
I received this Digital Review Copy for free from edelweiss.com.
Release date: September 24, 2013 | Series: Body Farm
Jefferson Bass’s Cut to the Bone, the long-awaited prequel to his New York Times bestselling mystery series, turns the clock back to reveal the Body Farm’s creation—and Dr. Bill Brockton’s deadly duel with a serial killer.
In the summer of 1992, Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton and Tennessee Senator Albert Gore begin their long-shot campaign to win the White House. In the sweltering hills of Knoxville at the University of Tennessee, Dr. Bill Brockton, the bright, ambitious young head of the Anthropology Department, launches an unusual—some would call it macabre—research facility, unlike any other in existence.
Brockton is determined to revolutionize the study of forensics to help law enforcement better solve crime. But his plans are derailed by a chilling murder that leaves the scientist reeling from a sense of déjà vu. Followed by another. And then another: bodies that bear eerie resemblances to cases from Brockton’s past.
But as the body count rises, the victims’ fatal injuries grow more and more distinctive—a spiral of death that holds dark implications for Brockton…and everyone he holds dear.
Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: William Morrow (September 24, 2013)
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
About the Author
Jefferson Bass is the writing team of Jon Jefferson and Dr. Bill Bass. Dr. Bass, a world-renowned forensic anthropologist, is the creator of the University of Tennessee’s Anthropology Research Facility, widely known as the Body Farm. He is the author or coauthor of more than two hundred scientific publications, as well as a critically acclaimed memoir about his career at the Body Farm, Death’s Acre. Dr. Bass is also a dedicated teacher, honored as U.S. Professor of the Year by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. Jon Jefferson is a veteran journalist, writer, and documentary filmmaker. His writings have been published in the New York Times, Newsweek, USA Today, and Popular Science and broadcast on National Public Radio. The coauthor of Death’s Acre, he is also the writer and producer of two highly rated National Geographic documentaries about the Body Farm.
The book description is from Amazon Cut to the Bone: A Body Farm Novel