History Literature / BagOfBones

5th Dec '17 10:24:08 AM AnoneMouseJr
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* DrivenToSuicide: The fate of most of Jared Devore's accomplices, though not Jared himself.
** [[spoiler: Although, this applies to his descendant Max.]]

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* DrivenToSuicide: The fate of most of Jared Devore's accomplices, though not Jared himself.
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himself. [[spoiler: Although, this applies to Instead, it's his descendant Max.]]Max who commits suicide.]] Mike's narration also off-handedly mentions that one of his fellow authors, [[Literature/TheDarkHalf Thad Beaumont]], has since killed himself, though he doesn't know what led to it.



* DueToTheDead: Defied,and then tentatively attempted with [[spoiler: Sara Tidwell's remains.]] Mike finally has to [[spoiler: pour lye all over Sara Tillman's bones to destroy her ghost.]]

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* DueToTheDead: Defied,and Defied, and then tentatively attempted with [[spoiler: Sara Tidwell's remains.remains - burying them properly doesn't do a thing to ease her fury.]] Mike finally has to [[spoiler: pour lye all over Sara Tillman's her bones to destroy her ghost.]]



* HappilyMarried: Mike and Johanna.
** Mattie and Lance.

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* HappilyMarried: Mike and Johanna.
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Johanna; Mattie and Lance.



* OffingTheOffspring: How [[spoiler: Sara]] punishes the men who murdered her and her son.

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* OffingTheOffspring: How [[spoiler: Sara]] punishes the men who murdered her and her son.son - [[spoiler:her spirit makes them kill their own children in turn]].


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* PersonalEffectsReveal: Much of what prompts Michael Noonan to suspect that his late wife was keeping secrets from him came from various personal effects of hers (a home pregnancy testing kit, plastic owls, desk calendar entries) he finds after her death. [[spoiler:It turns out that not only was she pregnant with her and Mike's first child, she had discovered that Dark Score Lake, where she and Mike had a vacation home, was the site of a brutal rape and murder nearly a hundred years before, but never had the chance to tell her husband either of these things before she unexpectedly died of a brain aneurysm.]]


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* RelativeError: Mike learns that before his wife Jo's death she had been seen hanging around TR-90 with a man and being openly affectionate with him. He naturally assumes that his wife had been having an affair, until he eventually confesses his fears to Jo's brother Frank, who reveals ''he'' was the man Jo had been seen with.
6th Oct '17 7:06:52 PM intastiel
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* MurderIntoMalevolence: Sara Tidwell was a (black) blues musician who watched her son be viciously murdered due to racism, and then was raped and murdered herself. Her lingering spirit decides that it's not enough for the men responsible to pay for this crime: their descendants, including young children, all have to die as well. There's a vague line that outside forces ''might'' have caused Sara's ghost to become so nasty, but this is never confirmed in any way.
10th Aug '17 8:35:19 PM PaulA
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* MostWritersAreWriters: Michael Noonan is a novelist.
5th Jun '17 1:06:52 PM Theatre_Maven_3695
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* DueToTheDead: Defied,and then tentatively attempted with [[spoiler: Sara Tillman's remains.]] Mike finally has to [[spoiler: pour lye all over Sara Tillman's bones to destroy her ghost.]]

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* DueToTheDead: Defied,and then tentatively attempted with [[spoiler: Sara Tillman's Tidwell's remains.]] Mike finally has to [[spoiler: pour lye all over Sara Tillman's bones to destroy her ghost.]]
5th Jun '17 1:05:32 PM Theatre_Maven_3695
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* BlackAndWhiteInsanity: How [[spoiler: Sara Tillman]] acts. It's not enough that she revenges herself on [[spoiler: the men that killed her and her son]]; she wants to make sure none of their descendants can make it past adulthood.

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* BlackAndWhiteInsanity: How [[spoiler: Sara Tillman]] Tidwell]] acts. It's not enough that she revenges herself on [[spoiler: the men that killed her and her son]]; she wants to make sure none of their descendants can make it past adulthood.
22nd Feb '17 11:44:22 PM BoukenDutch
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* OnOneCondition: In an attempt to keep Mattie, and thus Kyra, on the TR after his death, Devore leaves Mattie 80 million dollars on the condition that she remains on the TR for one year after Devore's passing. She is allowed to go on daytrips, but has to make sure she spends every single night on the TR. John Storrow assures Mike however that such a condition can never legally be enforced.

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* OnOneCondition: In an attempt to keep Mattie, and thus Kyra, on the TR after his After Devore's death, Devore leaves Mattie Whitemore claims that he left mattie 80 million dollars on the condition that she remains on the TR for one year after Devore's passing.year. She is allowed to go on daytrips, but has to make sure she spends every single night on the TR. John Storrow assures Mike however that such a condition can never legally be enforced. [[spoiler: In the end however, it turns out to be a lie. Devore left all his money to an organisation that promotes worldwide computer literacy]].
21st Feb '17 12:06:14 AM BoukenDutch
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* EveryCarIsAPinto: The car from which George Footman and his fellow shooter attack Mattie's trailer catches fire and explodes after George Kennedy shoots a bullet in the fuel tank.


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* OneSteveLimit: Averted, there are 2 characters named George in the story; George Footman, the dirty cop who works for Devore, and George Kennedy, the private investigator hired by Mike Noonan's lawyer to find out information on Devore.
19th Feb '17 10:22:40 AM BoukenDutch
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* OnOneCondition: In an attempt to keep Mattie, and thus Kyra, on the TR after his death, Devore leaves Mattie 80 million dollars on the condition that she remains on the TR for one year after Devore's passing. She is allowed to go on daytrips, but has to make sure she spends every single night on the TR. John Storrow assures Mike however that such a condition can never legally be enforced.
1st Feb '17 8:47:31 PM Jayalaw
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* PayEvilUntoEvil: [[spoiler:Sara]] and her son were murdered. [[spoiler:She makes the murderer and his cronies kill their own children in turn.]]
18th Apr '16 3:21:36 PM Berrenta
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* ItGotBetter: Mattie's husband dies, leaving her a poor, single mother with few prospects. [[FromBadToWorse Enter husband's father]], who intends to take away her daughter--mostly out of spite--and has more than enough money to make sure it will happen. Then, when things seem completely hopeless, a fortuitous encounter with Mike Noonan changes everything.
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