Book Review: ‘The Bone Cay: A Novel’ By Eliza Nellums

Magda Trudell is the caretaker for the historical house in Key West known as Whimbrel. This house has been around along time and it’s where the famous poet Isobel Reyeswas born in 1895 and died in 1918, by suicide in the ocean. Magda has worked here for 11 years and takes care of the place like it’s her own. She’s even trying to get it to Historical classification. A huge Hurricane is near Cuba and then it comes her way, she decides to stay with the house. It’s been around for so long and weathered many a hurricane, so she feels safe. But this is a Cat 5 storm and the house is taking a beating. She ends up with company, when her handman Hank and his 16 year-old pregnant daughter show up via boat. The three of them hunker down as best they can. Magda has also found an old rifle and a chest containing human bones. As the days go along things get worse and then Magda learns a shocking truth and now her life is in danger and not just from the storm. And saving the bones might just be what she needs to stay alive. A thrilling story set enhanced by the hurricane will keep you on the edge of your seat, in this terrific novel.

You can pick up The Bone Cay in stores on Tuesday, December 7th from Crooked Lane.

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