The Silence of Bones

The Silence of Bones

I have a mouth, but I mustn't speak;
Ears, but I mustn't hear;
Eyes, but I mustn't see.


1800, Joseon (Korea). Homesick and orphaned sixteen-year-old Seol is living out the ancient curse: “May you live in interesting times.” Indentured to the police bureau, she’s been tasked with assisting a well-respected young inspector with the investigation into the politically charged murder of a noblewoman.

As they delve deeper into the dead woman's secrets, Seol forms an unlikely bond of friendship with the inspector. But her loyalty is tested when he becomes the prime suspect, and Seol may be the only one capable of discovering what truly happened on the night of the murder.

But in a land where silence and obedience are valued above all else, curiosity can be deadly.

June Hur's elegant and haunting debut The Silence of Bones is a bloody tale perfect for fans of Kerri Maniscalco and Renée Ahdieh.

Title:The Silence of Bones
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781250229557
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  • Regan

    really really enjoyed this! The atmosphere and the historical setting were truly top notch! ...

  • June Hur

    THE SILENCE OF BONES is, in part, my love letter to Korean history. I was born in South Korea, but I was raised in Canada, and spent all of my teenage years obsessing over British history, Jane Austen...

  • Melissa ? Dog/Wolf Lover ? Martin

    3.5 Stars This book was at a solid 4.5 but certain things brought it down for me. Although, 3 or 3.5 stars is not a bad rating. The cover of this book is what pulled me to it. I mean look how beautifu...

  • Melanie

    (Thank you Chels, I love you!)Youtube | Instagram | Twitter | Blog | Spotify | Twitch...

  • Amlie Zhao

    This book, you guys. My heart just filled with ten thousand rivers of emotions and tears. Set in Korea in the 1800s, TEN THOUSAND RIVERS follows the journey of Seol, a girl indentured to the police bu...

  • April (Aprilius Maximus)

    "The dead are gone, yet we live in their shadows." representation: Korean (own voices)[trigger warnings are listed at the bottom of this review and may contain spoilers]★★★★.5THIS WAS SO GO...

  • Ashley Nuckles

    I wasn’t expecting much but this was SO GOOD! So much political turmoil and intrigue, the murder mystery was really interesting with all the twists and turns I wasn’t expecting, and overall I real...

  • Noura Khalid (theperksofbeingnoura)

    Where do I even begin with this review? This book is like nothing I’ve ever read. June Hur has officially become one of my favorite authors. The writing style was so detailed and immersive. I felt l...

  • Diabolica

    I think I might start reading some more historical fiction because I really enjoyed this one. Or maybe I should just start reading fiction that isn't situated in America or Europe...?In either case, t...

  • may ?

    Book #4 for the Reading Rush for the prompt: a book that takes place on a different continent than where you livebuddy read with taasia 💕...