The Bone Curse


Medicine has no cure for evil...

The Bone Curse is a strong medical thriller—inclusive, skillfully written, and inviting.”—Foreword Reviews

“The novel’s strength lies in the author’s sensitive commentary on adult responsibilities and mental illness.”—Publishers Weekly

Medicine has no cure for evil…

Western medicine clashes with Haitian Vodou when Ben, a skeptical med student, must use the occult to protect his loved ones from a centuries-old curse. But first, he must battle a mysterious priest who’s bent on vengeance and determined to have Ben’s blood as his own.

Publisher: ScienceThrillers Media

Cover artist: Lance Buckley

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2018 Foreword Indies Finalist in Thrillers & Suspense

2018 Foreword Indies Awards Finalist

2018 Best Book Awards Winner in the Thriller/Adventure and Cross Genre categories2018 Best Book Award Winner in Thriller/Adventure and Cross Genre Fiction categories


“Realistic details of Ben’s hospital clerkship as he and other med students diagnose patients help ground the story’s paranormal elements. … The novel’s strength lies in the author’s sensitive commentary on adult responsibilities and mental illness.”Publishers Weekly

“A tense, perceptive tale of an investigation into a terrifying threat.”Kirkus Reviews

The Bone Curse is a strong medical thrillerinclusive, skillfully written, and inviting.”Foreword Reviews

“A teeth-grinding story of ancient curses and mystical remedies … The Bone Curse will keep even the most skeptical reader awake long past midnight.”—Andra Watkins, New York Times bestselling author of Not Without My Father and author of the Nowhere Series

“From the first page to the last, the tensions never let up … Bravo to Rubin for creating another fast-paced medical thriller that both keeps you turning pages and opens a window into a world most of us have never considered.”—Audrey Kalman, author of What Remains Unsaid and Dance of Souls

“A sizzling slice of Vodou served alongside methodical medical science. What’s not to love? Unique characters, a plot that galloped along, and some damn fine writing, too.”—G. M. Barlean, author of The Rosewood Series

“A cursed medical student… a vengeful Vodou priest… a vast subterranean Parisian catacomb with more secrets than the bones that rest there… what could go wrong? Take note medical thriller fans, the genre has a new contender, and her name is Carrie Rubin.”—Larry Brooks, USA Today bestselling author