Julia Hamill makes a disturbing discovery in her home in rural Massachusetts, a skull. She finds out that it is a female and the owner of the skull was murdered. Tess takes us on a journey back to 1830 Boston to track who the skull belongs to. Here we meet Norris Marshall, a brilliant medical student at Boston Medical College, who takes up a job as a resurrectionists (People who take bodies from the grave and sell them) to pay for his tuition. The death of a distinguished doctor causes Norris to become a prime suspect. We follow him as he tries to prove his innocence by tracking down Rose Connolly, the only person who might have seen the killer.
I rate this book, on a scale of 1-10, a 7/10. Although its interesting and a genuinely good story, some parts are difficult to get through. I like this book, because Tess really paints a good picture of what Boston was like back in the 1800’s. We see how hard it was for poor people to get by and how easy it was for rich people to get away with almost anything.