Moving seamlessly between contemporary and early nineteenth-century Boston, Tess Gerritsen's medical thriller opens with horrifying details of primitive obstetric care before introducing equally chilling scenes of graverobbing and then a series of gruesome murders.
Arrogant surgeons, thoughtless medical students, disregarded servants, extremes of wealth and poverty and the eternal miscommunication between men and women are all ingredients in this intriguing costume drama, with its coterminous present-day story-line.
Carefully peformed by the stylish Laurel Lefkow, The Bone Garden provides a rewarding and entertaining three and a half hours.
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