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The Rattled Bones

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
"The feminist ghost story you've been waiting for." ~Bustle

Unearthing years of buried secrets, Rilla Brae is haunted by ghostly visions tied to the tainted history of a mysterious island in this haunting novel from the author of The Girl Who Fell.


Find Me. The words haunt eighteen-year-old Rilla Brae. They follow her wherever she goes. A message that started with a ghostly voice singing from the depths of the stormy seas surrounding Rilla's small Maine town. And then the visions started.

Of a girl around her age. In trouble. Reaching out to Rilla. Come here, come here, she sings.

Worried she might be losing her mind, Rilla tries to blink these visions away. Especially when Sam Taylor--a first-year archeology student--appears, exploring the mysterious island off Maine's coast. Not a lot of people know the history of the island. Or, rather, they don't talk about it. Don't discuss it.

Yet the more she and Sam unearth the island's many secrets, the stronger Rilla's visions grow. The more the girl appears. Rilla can feel the girl's pain, the sadness. Her fear. Soon it becomes clear that there might be more to these visions than simple hallucinations. And that the truth behind the mysterious island may be the key in helping the girl.

But how can Rilla help someone only she can see?

It's a riddle Rilla already knows the answer to. An answer that's been whispered to her in the middle of the night. Sung to her over the ocean's whistling waves. Carved into the wood of her bedroom window:
FIND ME.

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Praise for this book

"An electrifying, taut tale of the sea, grief, and memory that will take your breath away. You will not soon forget Rilla Brae, Malaga Island, or S.M. Parker's gorgeous, scary story. Keep the lights on." - Kathleen Glasgow

"Equal parts beautiful and chilling, Shannon M. Parker's sophomore novel will sweep you away to the icy waters and small coastal towns of Maine, where the past refuses to be ignored and family secrets are dredged to the surface with the day's catch. Unputdownable, and like the roar of the sea once you've heard it, unforgettable." - Sarah Glenn Marsh

"Gorgeous and lyrical, Parker's mesmerizing story is a siren's song that lures you into a beautiful fog of secrets and mystery." - Adriana Mather

"THE RATTLED BONES is like a ghost story told around a bonfire on a cold northern beach. This exquisite, stormy mystery and its seafaring heroine will keep you reading long into the night." - Rebecca Podos

"I am in love with this book. THE RATTLED BONES is cinematic and atmospheric and made me feel the grief and the grit and the salt air in my chest. The writing is gorgeous yet ghostly. And brave Rilla Brae is the ultimate heroine I wish I had the guts to be." - Marisa Reichardt

"In this chilling story of grief, ghosts, and secrets, Parker leads you on a journey that reveals a deep and unexpected connection between the past and the present. Full of twists and turns, darkness and light, THE RATTLED BONES will stay with you long after you ve turned the last page." - Amber Smith


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Hardback Editions

August 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Rattled Bones
Author(s): S M Parker
ISBN: 1-4814-8204-1 / 978-1-4814-8204-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon Pulse
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Paperback Editions

August 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Rattled Bones
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Publisher: Simon Pulse
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August 2017 : USA Audio edition
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August 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Rattled Bones
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August 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Rattled Bones
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ISBN: 1-5414-0754-7 / 978-1-5414-0754-1 (USA edition)
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August 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Rattled Bones
Author(s): S M Parker
ISBN: 1-5414-5754-4 / 978-1-5414-5754-6 (USA edition)
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Title: The Rattled Bones
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