George V. Reilly

Review: Skeletons

Skeletons
Title: Skeletons
Author: Kate Wilhelm
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ½
Publisher: Mira
Copyright: 2002
Pages: 378
Keywords: thriller
Reading period: 8 December, 2007

Lee Donne agrees to housesit for her absent-minded grand­fa­ther. Soon, someone is trying to scare her out of the house in Eugene, Oregon. Buried deep in the house, she discovers why: old photos of young men lynching a black man. One of those men is now running for President as a third-party candidate.

Lee goes on the run and takes her story to a newspaper. She decides to hide in plain sight, à la The Purloined Letter, and heads to New Orleans, posing as a newspaper pho­tog­ra­ph­er.

Fairly en­ter­tain­ing and in­tel­li­gent thriller.

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