Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Speaking in Bones (Temperance Brennan #18) by Kathy Reichs

Speaking in Bones (Temperance Brennan #18) by Kathy Reichs

The latest blockbuster suspense novel in the pulse-pounding Temperance Brennan series, from #1 New York Times bestselling author and forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs.

For every case Temperence Brennan has solved, there remain innumerable unidentified bodies in her lab. Information on some of these is available online, where amateur sleuths sometimes take a stab at solving cases. One day, Tempe gets a call from Hazel “Lucky” Strike, a web sleuth who believes she’s successfully connected a body in Tempe’s lab to a missing persons report on an eighteen-year-old named Cora Teague. Since the bones in her lab do seem to match Cora’s medical records, Tempe looks into the case, returning to the spot where the bones were originally found. What seems at first to be an isolated tragedy takes on a more sinister cast as Tempe uncovers two more sets of bones nearby. When she then learns that the area is known as a viewing point for a famous unexplained light phenomenon with significance for a local cult, Tempe’s suspicious turn to murder by ritual sacrifice—a theory thrown into question when Hazel herself turns up dead. Still reeling from her mother’s diagnosis and the shock of Andrew Ryan’s potentially life-change proposal, Tempe races to solve the murders before the body count climbs further.

My review:
I love this series and was thrilled to receive a copy for an honest review.
This is a super tough case. Tempe has little to go on and searching for more can be dangerous.  The suspects are numerous but with little evidence proving who dunnit is going to be tough even for Tempe.  Plus she has outside pressures; Katy is on her 2nd tour in Afghanistan, Her mom has cancer and Andrew Ryan wants to define their relationship. 
Nothing gets Temperence Brennan down for long.  In this 18th book of the series we are still rooting just as hard for Tempe as we were in the first book.  I cannot read a “Bones” book without learning something new.  This is a well written, intelligent, fun mystery that will keep you up reading past your bedtime.

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1 comment:

Marianne said...

I love this series too!