I surrender! I admit I was wrong!
Speaking in Bones
Temperance Brennan #18
Random House UK, Cornerstone
The compelling new Dr Temperance Brennan novel from the world-class forensic anthropologist and Number 1 bestselling author Kathy Reichs.
When forensic anthropologist Dr Tempe Brennan is approached by amateur detective Hazel ‘Lucky’ Strike, at first she is inclined to dismiss the woman’s claims that she’s matched a previously unidentified set of remains with a name.
But as the words of a terrified young woman echo round her office from an audio recorder found near where the bones were discovered, something about the story won’t let Tempe go.
As Tempe investigates further she finds herself involved in a case more complicated and horrifying than she could ever have imagined.
The last book I read by Kathy Reichs – Bones Never Lie falsely cocooned me in comfortable blanket where I thought this wonderful series had all but wrapped up; plenty of loose ends tied off, happy resolutions on the horizon. I thought number seventeen in the series was just about the final- how wrong could I be! Kathy Reichs you must have read my review of Bones Never Lie with a great big smile on your face. Well done! You had me fooled.
This book, the eighteenth in the series is compelling, intense and full of surprises. The main story line is combustive reading – the discovery of body parts distributed over several locations, the whiff of exorcism and the hint of the involvement of a hard core religious cult like community, missing persons…so much mystery enticing Tempe to make impulsive decisions makes for great drama and captivating reading.
Then we have the back stories regarding Tempe’s family and personal relationships; there is just so much happening here I think this series will be continuing for a long time. Dare I put up my hand and again declare this is the best book in the Temperance Brennan series? Maybe I’ll just add the caveat – best in this series to date. 🙂