Temperance Brennan, Book # 17.5
July 13, 2017
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It is called the “death zone”: the point on Everest, nearly five miles high, above which a climber cannot be rescued. More than 250 souls have lost their lives there. Most of the bodies remain, abandoned, frozen in place. When an earthquake leads to a miraculous recovery, Dr. Temperance Brennan is hired to identify the frozen mummified human corpse. The victim is the daughter of a wealthy Charlotte couple who never got the chance to say goodbye. But far from offering solace and closure, Tempe’s findings only provoke more questions. What happened on Mount Everest? Was the young woman’s death an accident? Why aren’t the other climbers talking? And how far will those hiding the truth go to make sure the past stays buried?
First of all, this was a bad deal, I thought it was one of the books in the series but it’s just a short story. € 3.49 for not even 100 pages is a rip off and unfortunately because I was in a hurry, I did not check very well which book was (why it was on my wishlist on the Kobo website, I do not know… well yeah I can guess I saw “#19” in the series on the book page when it’s not.)
About the book
I gave two stars because the story is nice, it doesn’t deserve a star because of the plot but the length of the story isn’t worth that much…
ATTENTION SINCE THE SHORT LENGTH OF THE BOOK, I HAVE TO SAY SOMETHING ABOUT THE PLOT BY SPOILING SOME THINGS IN ADVANCE. IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO KNOW, DO NOT READ
84 pages to understand the identity of the dead makes me laugh. If it were not so short I could accept it but since it’s 100 pages in total, this is unacceptable, especially for a renowned anthropologist like Brennan… Besides that, the fact that she goes to the appointment with Damon alone after she finds out everything is preposterous. Moreover, because as usual she’s in danger like always for nothing. Sooner or later I will be there to cheer because she dies, I know it’s bad to say but she’s careless in every book! (But I know she will always be fine because, you know, it’s fiction.)
That there had been an identity exchange was obvious since the friends introduced the lonely mountain climber, I was just waiting for Brennan to wake up to understand it (but no, it took her 84 pages to find out!). And this fact was easily confirmed as soon as Snidell talks about a scam.
Perhaps if the story had been a much more developed book, I would have liked it more. The only good thing was that there was no Ryan !! I know, I like him as a character, but I cannot stand the push and pull between him and Brennan.
Anyway, Kobo, you ripped me off because on your site it says that this is the 19th book in the series when it is actually the 17.5.