Bones of The Last

Bones of the Lost Book Cover Bones of the Lost
Temperance Brennan, Book 16
Kathy Reichs
Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Scribner
August 27th 2013
ebook
338

The body of a teenage girl is discovered along a desolate highway on the outskirts of Charlotte. Inside her purse is the ID card of a local businessman who died in a fire months earlier.

Who was the girl? And was she murdered?

Dr Temperance Brennan, Forensic Anthropologist, must find the answers. She soon learns that a Gulf War veteran stands accused of smuggling artefacts into the country. Could there be a connection between the two cases?

Convinced that the girl's death was no accident, Tempe soon finds herself at the centre of a conspiracy that extends from South America to Afghanistan. But to find justice for the dead, she must be more courageous - and take more extreme action - than ever before.

About the Book

I find this book in the series a little better than the previous one (at least Brennan is not kidnapped) but not a 5-star-book because once again Tempe looks like a teenager with her first crush with Ryan.

Tempe is in North Carolina and is called for the case of a young unknown woman found on the side of the road, in her purse, a document that belonged to an important local businessman who died some time earlier. Furthermore, she is involved in a case involving the bones of Peruvian dogs. She is also asked by her ex-husband, Pete, to clarify a case involving the son of another former marine, accused of shooting two Afghan citizens in the back so Tempe travels to Afghanistan to examine the bones.

I like how the cases are connected, as I said for once Brennan is not kidnapped but she does behave like a heroin like in every book. Because obviously being the protagonist she has to solve everything right? And as I said above I don’t even want to talk about the relationship between Tempe and Ryan, I have no hope left to see these two characters as adults.

I know that I hate the “French” that Reichs puts in her books (because she never translate it and I don’t know what it’s written – or the translator doesn’t? I don’t know), but please let’s go back to Montreal! The Canadian staff is definitely better. Slidell is illegible, I can not take it any more of his ways even if in the past he had a development, here he regressed. I sincerely hope that the next book is set in Canada.

As I said, I liked the case, how the Afghan case connects to the “main” one, but this book has not reached its potential because of the characters, I understand that they are human and therefore have human feelings and sensations, but it seems a little excessive to me.

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