The Bone Factory: Yolanda Sfetsos
Reviewed By Steve Stred
Over the last few years, I’ve become a massive Sfetsos fan. Between her Demain release and the short stories I’ve read in anthologies, Yolanda has delivered time and time again.
When her latest was announced, ‘The Bone Factory,’ through Demain no less, I was beyond excited. The cover that Adrian Baldwin has created is one of the best ones to grace a Demain release, which should draw in even more fans.
What I liked: ‘The Bone Factory‘ follows Max Patella as they investigate some untimely deaths for a corrupt police force. We get a little background on both Patella and the force as well as Patella’s relationship with Gab, the coroner.
The mystery that occurs right off the bat is intriguing, as is the city setting. Corruption everywhere, as well as the factories that seem to be the main way of life. Sfetsos writes with ease, making reading a joy, not a chore and as the story unfolds, we really get to see the level of depravity surrounding the corrupt people involved.
What I didn’t like: It might be more on me for missing this, but I was believing I was reading a straight forward mystery/investigative book, until some paranormal items became involved and suddenly I found myself knee-deep in an Urban Fantasy book. While the story still worked well, it made me have to stop and rethink a few things and just what may have been behind the events.
Why you should buy this: I really enjoy Yolanda’s work and this is another fine entry into her growing world of releases. The intrigue here of just what has happened hooks into you early and will drag you along all the way to the end.
The Bone Factory
Max Patella just wants to do her job, which includes dealing with cases the corrupt police don’t want to dirty their hands with.
When she stumbles on a bunch of skeletons found in different warehouses, all wearing mysterious rings, Max finds herself in a dangerous and deadly situation that leads back to her…
Steve Stred is the author of a number of novels, novellas and collections. He has appeared in anthologies with some of Horror’s heaviest hitters.
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