‘Dr. Temperance Brennan’ series Book #10
Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages – Publisher: Pocket Star; Reprint edition (June 24, 2008 ) – Language: English – ISBN-10: 1416525653 – ISBN-13: 978-1416525653
Delivering forensic revelations guaranteed to “chill to the bone” (Entertainment Weekly), Kathy Reichs plunges Dr. Temperance Brennan into a shattering case from the past: her own past.
As a child, she was told to forget about the missing girl. But some memories don’t die…
The discovery of a skeleton in Acadia, Canada, reawakens a traumatic episode for forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan: Could the young girl’s remains be those of Evangeline Landry, Tempe’s friend who disappeared when Tempe was twelve? Exotic, free-spirited, and slightly older, Evangeline enlivened Tempe’s summer beach visits … then vanished amid whispers that she was “dangerous.” Now, faced with bones scarred with inexplicable lesions, Tempe is consumed with solving a decades-old mystery – while her lover, detective Andrew Ryan, urgently needs her attention on a wave of teenage abductions and murders. With both Ryan and her ex-husband making surprising future plans, Tempe may soon find that her world has painfully and irrevocably changed once again.
15-Jun-08 to 18-Jun-08
Review: A new mystery excellently solved!
Oh, do I ever adore Reichs’s novels. Her novels show proof that there are no limits to one’s imagination – especially when the author knows what she/he is talking about.
Reichs sucks you in with the first sentence and doesn’t let go until the very last word. The mystery and forensic descriptions keep you just as glued to the pages as the characters do. Again, Tempe lands herself in trouble when she does something someone asked her not to do. But she can’t let go of the possibility that the remains could be those of a friend that disappeared.
Twists and turns and a surprising ending make the entire book worth every single one of its 406 pages. A new twist with her ex-husband Pete could have come at a better time, and a twist with Ryan has you feeling heartbroken for Tempe – I cried right along with her, felt her heartache deeply. But her sister comes to somewhat of a rescue, even if she, yet again, manages to freak Tempe out with yet another disappearing act. Absolutely perfect – except for something unresolved between her and Ryan. I refuse to get into more detail than that – I don’t like writing reviews with spoilers. Suffice it to say that her MMP of her next novel, Devil Bones, can’t come fast enough!
If you’re a forensics/csi nut as much as I am, then this series is an absolute must read! I can’t get enough! LOL, but thanks to Reichs, I can fill in the time watching Bones!