by Kathy Reichs
‘Temperance Brennan’ series Book #5
They are “the disappeared,” twenty-three massacre victims buried in a well in the Guatemalan village of Chupan Ya two decades ago. Leading a team of experts on a meticulous, heartbreaking dig, Tempe Brennan pieces together the violence of the past. But a fresh wave of terror befins when the horrific sounds of a fatal attack on two colleagues come in on a blood-chilling satellite call. Teaming up with Special Crimes Investigator Bartolome Galiano and Montreal detective Andrew Ryan, Tempe quickly becomes enmeshed in the cases of four prifileged young women who have vanished from Guatemala City – and finds herself caught in deadly territory where power, money, greed and science converge.
Review: Finished August 9th, 2006. Um… What the hell happened? This is most definitely not one of the Reichs’s better books. I found this one lacking, almost to the extreme. By the end of the book it was like “And I read this because?” It lacked the suspense, action and mystery that I got used to in the four previous novels. Even though the little sub-plots were tied in at the end, there were too many of them and the book became confusing, turning to almost obnoxious. The only thing that had me jumping for the next novel in the series is what happens in the last chatper, and I won’t divulge that info so as not to spoil it. I do hope Bare Bones is better than this one. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t a bad book (hell, I’ve read worse, trust me) but because I found it severely lacking, it’s not the greatest read.