The Bones of Amoret - A Novel by Arthur Herbert

The Cuts That Cure Review HERE!

Synopsis - 

In this enigmatic follow up to his critically acclaimed debut novel The Cuts that Cure, Arthur Herbert returns to the Texas-Mexico border with this saga of a small town’s bloody loss of innocence.

Amoret, Texas, 1982. Life along the border is harsh, but in a world where cultures work together to carve a living from the desert landscape, Blaine Beckett lives a life of isolation. A transplanted Boston intellectual, for twenty years locals have viewed him as a snob, a misanthrope, an outsider. He seems content to stand apart until one night when he vanishes into thin air amid signs of foul play.

Noah Grady, the town doctor, is a charming and popular good ol’ boy. He’s also a keeper of secrets, both the town’s and his own. He watches from afar as the mystery of Blaine’s disappearance unravels and rumors fly. Were the incipient cartels responsible? Was it a local with a grudge? Or did Blaine himself orchestrate his own disappearance? Then the unthinkable happens, and Noah begins to realize he’s considered a suspect.

Paced like a lit fuse and full of dizzying plot twists, The Bones of Amoret is a riveting whodunit that will keep you guessing all the way to its shocking conclusion.

Review - 

The Bones of Amoret is the second book by author Arthur Herbert.  It again is a darker story, but it is told with a lighter touch than the first book. We find ourselves again in the fictional town of Amoret, but the story follows a totally different character - Noah Grady, the town doctor.  We learn he is a good soul, a generous spirit who helps not only the town through his practice, but works secretly helping illegal immigrants enter the country and provides them with free medical care. He's' one of the good guys. 

Being one of the good guys does not guarantee Noah a life without troubles.  When someone from the town disappears, Noah ends up a suspect. Why? A previous affair with the man's wife that recently came to light, offering an easy motive even though it ended long ago. Not only that, but Noah, his wife and her son seem to be in danger and no one is sure from who?  This go from bad to worse quickly with no clear answers to be found. 

Like the first book, this one also explores the idea of evil versus doing evil. Can a good man do evil for the right reason?  Is doing evil ever justified.  After reading this story, you'll have to answer that question for yourself. 

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Meet the Author -
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Arthur Herbert was born and raised in small town Texas. He worked on offshore oil rigs, as a bartender, a landscaper at a trailer park, and as a social worker before going to medical school. He chose to do a residency in general surgery, followed by a fellowship in critical care and trauma surgery. For the last eighteen years, he’s worked as a trauma and burn surgeon, operating on all ages of injured patients. He continues to run a thriving practice.

He's won multiple awards for his scientific writing, and his first novel, The Cuts that Cure, spent ten days as an Amazon #1 Best Seller. His second novel, The Bones of Amoret, will be released on April 1, 2022 through Stitched Smile Publishers. Arthur currently lives in New Orleans, with his wife Amy and their dogs.

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