Bones Are Forever
Temperance Brennan, Book 15
Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Simon and Schuster
August 28, 2012
Kathy Reichs, #1 New York Times bestselling author and producer of the FOX televison hit Bones, is at her brilliant best in a riveting novel featuring forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan—a story of infanticide, murder, and corruption, set in the high-stakes, high-danger world of diamond mining. A woman calling herself Amy Roberts checks into a Montreal hospital complaining of uncontrolled bleeding. Doctors see evidence of a recent birth, but before they can act, Roberts disappears. Dispatched to the address she gave at the hospital, police discover bloody towels outside in a Dumpster. Fearing the worst, they call Temperance Brennan to investigate. In a run-down apartment Tempe makes a ghastly discovery: the decomposing bodies of three infants. According to the landlord, a woman named Alma Rogers lives there. Then a man shows up looking for Alva Rodriguez. Are Amy Roberts, Alma Rogers, and Alva Rodriguez the same person? Did she kill her own babies? And where is she now? Heading up the investigation is Tempe’s old flame, homicide detective Andrew Ryan. His counterpart from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is sergeant Ollie Hasty, who happens to have a little history with Tempe himself, which she regrets. This unlikely trio follows the woman’s trail, first to Edmonton and then to Yellowknife, a remote diamond-mining city deep in the Northwest Territories. What they find in Yellowknife is more sinister than they ever could have imagined. Crackling with sexual tension, whip-smart dialogue, and the startling plot twists Reichs delivers so well, Bones Are Forever is the fifteenth thrilling novel in Reichs’s “cleverly plotted and expertly maintained series” (The New York Times Book Review). With the FOX series Bones in its eighth season and her popularity at its broadest ever, Kathy Reichs has reached new heights in suspenseful storytelling.
About the Book
This is my 15th book of this series. I started this series because of the TV show Bones, I was curious but I found it so different from the TV version that I don’t consider them together. Yes, TV Tempe is based on book Tempe but they are so distant that I don’t “immagine” TV Brennan when I read these books.
In this Tempe’s adventure, she finds four infant bodies in Montreal, which takes her in a small town in the Northwest Territories with her ex Ryan and Ollie Hasty who also has a bit of a history with her.
In general I liked the case and the twist at the end, but I hated the triangle. I wish Brennan would stop pining for Ryan or better I wish the author would stop writing this romantic feelings if they don’t lead to anything. Maybe I’m biased because I watch too much TV but I’m tired with romance in thriller books. I repeat maybe it’s because I watch too much TV so I’m exhausted with this repeating pattern of this kind of story line but seriously, Tempe and Ryan broke up how many books ago? Just stop! Don’t get me wrong, I’d love for Brennan and Ryan to get back together but if this won’t happen soon I’ll be pissed and tired of reading the same old story.
Another thing I disliked is that Brennan gets always in danger and Ryan or some other unfortunate soul needs to save her. Every single book. She’s a magnet for danger.
Why I keep reading you will ask, well I like the series, those two dislikes are minimal in confront of the story, I like details Kathy uses and her styles, I just wish a little more differentiation with certain topics.
Curiosity: Tempe is reading an Ian Rankin Inspector Rebus‘ book which I’ve already read, for once.