PUBLICATION DATE - MAY 19th, 2017
Grace Adams has spent three years trying to move on—mentally, physically, emotionally—from the traumatizing events of in her past. But it’s not easy when the world is morbidly curious about the crimes that shaped her childhood, when despite her changed name, people still track her down for the sensational details. Now in college in Bolton, Montana, the one person Grace has trusted with the truth about her past has betrayed her. The bestselling novelist Peter Granger, wants to use Grace’s story in his next book, regardless of how desperate Grace is to keep the details to herself. And then, on Halloween night, Peter Granger’s house burns to the ground and his and his wife’s bodies are found inside.
Montana state detective Macy Greeley is sent to Bolton to handle the investigation into the fire and deaths…which soon appear to be arson and murder. It doesn’t take Macy long to realize that Grace isn’t the only one who Peter Granger has betrayed, and there are no shortage of others in town who took issues with him and his wife. What at first looked like a straightforward investigation is poised to expose some of Bolton’s darkest secrets, and the fallout may put more than one life in danger.
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Riveting...[Salvalaggio] illuminates her dark story with deeply realized characters — Grace and Macy are particularly memorable—as well as richly descriptive prose...A stunning debut, Bone Dust White marks the beginning of what promises to be Salvalaggio’s stellar career. —Richmond Times-Dispatch
"This is a gripping tale from start to finish, and a first-rate debut that augurs well for Salvalaggio’s soon-to-be-huge fan base."—BookPage
Karin Salvalaggio is an exciting new voice in crime fiction...[and] she continues to receive critical praise for her heroine, Detective Macy Greeley.—Huffington Post
"Salvalaggio's characters and the landscape of their lives are astutely drawn." –Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
In Salvalaggio’s haunting debut...the author creates a hardscrabble community of characters that readers won’t soon forget. --Publishers Weekly