Thanks to NetGalley and Gallery/Saga Press for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review.
Release Date: December 1st, 2020
Synopsis: In true The Da Vinci Code fashion, a taut thriller filled with rival factions vying for control of the truth in a giant global conspiracy.
There were giants on the earth in those days—at least that’s what the Bible says. But where are they? Did they ever really exist?
When out-of-work math teacher Ethan McCleod is sent a mysterious box, he and his ex-girlfriend begin to unravel a mystery 10,000 years in the making—and he is the last hope to discover the world’s greatest conspiracy. Chased by both the Six-Fingered Man and the Council of David, Ethan must survive the chase—and find the truth.
I have to admit that Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code was a guilty pleasure of mine when it first came out, and when I read the premise of The Bone Chase, it gave me similar vibes. Unfortunately, I ran into many issues with this. Ethan is an affable protagonist, but some of his decision making left me scratching my head. I never really understood the difference between the two groups who are after Ethan, nor was I able to fully grasp their motivations. And, what could have been an enjoyable plot was further complicated by the numerous technical details and ancient archeological log entries. These slowed the pace considerably and ultimately prevented me from fully connecting with the story or its characters. In the end despite its exciting premise, The Bone Chase just wasn’t for me. As usual though, if your interest has been piqued, I recommend you check out other reviews because there are some readers who liked it.