Wishlist Wednesday: The Silence of Bones

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Welcome to this week’s edition of Wishlist Wednesday! Today I am featuring The Silence of Bones by June Hur. This historical fiction set in Korea sounds like it is going to be epic.

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about and have yet to read. It is a spin-off of the original meme, Waiting on Wednesday that was formerly hosted by Breaking the Spine.

Wishlist Wednesday: The Silence of BonesTitle: The Silence of Bones
Author: June Hur
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publication Date: April 1, 2020

Summary (from Goodreads):

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.

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The setting and the mystery have me really excited to learn more about this book. I am intrigued by the fact that the main character becomes a suspect as well. Seol sounds like a character that I would really enjoy.

About June Hur

June Hur

JUNE HUR was born in South Korea and raised in Canada, except for the time when she moved back to Korea and attended high school there. She studied History and Literature at the University of Toronto, and currently works as a Public Service Assistant for the Toronto Public Library.

Her debut novel THE SILENCE OF BONES (Feiwel & Friends, April 2020) is a murder mystery set in Joseon Dynasty Korea, and also a coming-of-age tale about a girl searching for home.

She is represented by Amy Bishop of Dystel, Goderich & Bourret LLC.

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