THE BONE CURSE by Carrie Rubin is a medical thriller intermixed with the paranormal. The protagonist, Benjamin Oris, a third-year medical student in Philadelphia gets the opportunity to go to Paris with his Haitian friend Laurette, a public health student after Laurette’s brother backs out of going with her at the last minute. While visiting … Continue reading Book Review: THE BONE CURSE
Carrie Rubin, with a background in medicine and public health, and is the award-winning author of Eating Bull and The Seneca Scourge. Carrie’s third medical thriller, The Bone Curse, Book I of her Benjamin Oris series is available today.
Early reviews are raving about Carrie’s brilliant writing, as well as her unique ability to deliver a supernatural masterpiece that is intermixed with suspense and humor while keeping the reader yearning for what’s coming next. The following are bits and parcels from a few of the reviews that are available in their entirety on Carrie’s blog.
Mya Alexice from Foreword Reviews writes, “The Bone Curse is a strong medical thriller––inclusive, skillfully written, and inviting.”
Kirkus Reviews writes, “Rubin’s novel is a solid medical thriller with a touch of the supernatural. Her sharp prose is rife with medical jargon, but it’s always comprehensible; it’s perfectly clear, for example, that a high eosinophil (white blood cell) count is a bad thing and indicative of sickness. Ben is an appealing protagonist, but the myriad secondary characters shine too, including Laurette; Willy, Ben’s dad; and hard-edged attending physician Taka Smith, who becomes more sympathetic as the story goes on. The explanation of the curse reveals a fairly simple origin, but it’s one that allows a potent final act and a ceremony that could entail a good deal of bloodletting. The story also treats the Vodou religion respectfully; as Laurette says, it’s “not the Hollywood version of voodoo dolls and zombies.”
BWitzenhausen of Boho & Bookish writes, “The book weaves a tale through medical anomalies, Haitian Vodou and the bonds of family and friendship which culminates in a heart-stopping conclusion. The characters are interesting, quirky and believable which when combined with an intriguing plot will keep you turning the pages until the wee hours of the morning.”
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Do you believe in the paranormal?
I wish I did. Life would be more fun. But in reality, a ghost could hit me upside the head with a copy of War and Peace and I’d still find a way to explain it. Thanks to my left-brain skepticism and years of science education, a believer in the unseen I am not.
That doesn’t mean I don’t find it fascinating, and it doesn’t mean I don’t want to write about it.
The Bone Curse, available today, takes a rational-minded man of science and tosses him into an otherworldly situation, one with curses, dark priests, and Haitian Vodou.
Ben, the main character, is not a perfect guy. He’s a med student…
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