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.
About the book
Tempe is about to leave for Montreal when a rather peculiar woman shows up at her office asking to investigate the disappearance of a girl just turned 18, who nobody wants to report as missing. Investigating this case will put Tempe in danger and what she believed to be just a disappearance case will soon be something else.
I must say that I liked the case and the book in general more than the last few I read. I still don’t understand how Tempe always manages to be in danger in every single book in which she is the protagonist, but I’m used to it by now…
Unexpectedly called in to the Charlotte PD’s Cold Case Unit, Dr. Temperance Brennan wonders why she’s been asked to meet with a homicide cop who’s a long way from his own jurisdiction. The shocking answer: Two child murders, separated by thousands of miles, have one thing in common - the killer. Years ago, Anique Pomerleau kidnapped and murdered a string of girls in Canada, then narrowly eluded capture. It was a devastating defeat for her pursuers, Brennan and police detective Andrew Ryan. Now, as if summoned from their nightmares, Pomerleau has resurfaced in the United States, linked to victims in Vermont and North Carolina. When another child is snatched, the reign of terror promises to continue - unless Brennan can rise to the challenge and make good on her second chance to stop a psychopath.
But Brennan will have to draw her bitter ex-partner out of exile, keep the local police and feds from one another’s throats, and face more than just her own demons as she stalks the deadliest of predators into the darkest depths of madness.
About the book
I bought this book long before I bought and read the five previous books (I think) because as soon as I bought my Kobo, it was discounted and I ended up paying 0.99€ from 9.99€.
This novel by Kathy Reichs, Bones Never Lie, is the 17th book in the book series starring Temperance Brennan and is the sequel, more or less, of “Monday Mourning” in which Anique Pomerleau appears for the first time.
This “episode” begins with a sick Brennan and despite the bad cold she’s called to a meeting with a Vermont detective (which for some reason I thought was in the west of America, near Montana, but apparently it’s under Québec) and the Chief of cold cases section.
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.)
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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
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.
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.
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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.
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