Book Review: Skeleton Friend by R.C. Johansen

28925465Title: Skeleton Friend

Author: R.C. Johansen

Genre: Mystery, suspense

Publication Date: February 2, 2016


About the Book

Meredith Carlyle is living an unhappy, lonely life as an EMT in the city of Seattle. Durning a campus shooting, she breaks the rules and helps save a life by going way outside of her scope of practice. Disgraced, she is left without a job or an identity to call her own.

That night, she literally stumbles over the body of a headless teenager left by the shore of the Montlake Shipping Canal. Meredith is plunged into the world of forensic investigation and police procedure, finding herself stuck between good cops and bad. She is faced with the decision to find this skeleton’s identity or to save her own life.

Available on Amazon.


My Review

I received a free ecopy of this book from Booklover Catlady for an honest review. I’m a big fan of mysteries, which is one reason I chose this book to review.

The first chapter of Skeleton Friend was confusing so I was a little concerned but once I finished the second chapter, I knew what was going on. R.C. Johansen’s writing style is different and takes a little getting used to, but it didn’t take long for me to get used to it. There were quite a few grammatical errors, though, that did distract me.

Carly, the main character, isn’t sure what she wants to do with her life. She just lost her job as an EMT and finds herself embroiled in a murder mystery. I like her stubbornness and admire her self taught knowledge, but I felt like I got bogged down sometimes in her thoughts. I found myself skipping paragraphs at times.

There was a lot of detailed information about forensic pathology so I think anyone who is interested in that as part of a murder mystery, they’ll definitely like Skeleton Friend


About the Author

14876430R. C. Johansen was an EMT for several years. Now she works her day-job as a surgical technologist.

The Skeleton Friend is R. C.’s first novel.

She lives in Seattle, WA with her dog named Zoscha.




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