Some crimes are ordinary (e.g. robberies, assaults, embezzlement, and the like). And then there are crimes so horrific that they almost defy description. Innocent Bones relates two such crimes. Both involve perps who plan and execute with precision and patience. Both involve multiple victims who intrigued the killer for one specific reason, although the perp's motivations could not be more different in the two cases. Both involve an intelligent, moral, hardworking family man who serves his city as a rising and ultimately distinguished detective.
You may read Innocent Bones in one sitting. It's that hard to put down.