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.
A macabre surprise awaits Georg Stadler, head of the Homicides in Düsseldorf, as he opens the mail on his desk: from a strange padded envelope, without sender, a nylon envelope comes out containing two severed human fingers. And if they belonged to another victim of the ferocious serial killer on which Stadler has been investigating for months?
The inspector still has in his eyes the chilling images of the bodies of two boys and a girl in their early twenties, horribly mutilated. In each one of their throat the killer stuck a newspaper cutout with proverbs with disturbing allusions "An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth". Stadler understands that the killer is challenging him, and there is only one person able to help him, a person who, like no other, succeeds in penetrating criminal minds: Elisabeth Montario, the brilliant psychologist who had made a decisive turning point in the "Ripper" investigations a year before. And whose troubled charm had put strain on Stadler's professional ethics ... Liz, who now lives and works in Liverpool, is hardly the type to hold back and while the killer's thirst for blood is growing by the hour, she and Stadler will meet again side by side in a ruthless manhunt.
About the Book
Unfortunately there’s no English translation for this German book. The Italian title is Ascolta o Muori. The author is Sabine Klewe but wrote this series as Karen Sander.
This is the second book in the Stadler and Montario Series so if you want to read this book, please read the first one before. There are some reference to the first book (for example who the killer is) so I suggest to read them in order.
The first think I want to say is that this book has short chapters. I find that I read more pages when there are small chapters, I don’t know why, maybe because when I finish a chapter I say “one more, they’s only a few pages” and I go on saying this to myself for a few more chapters.
In a masterly new thriller by the New York Times bestselling author of the Rizzoli & Isles series, a beautiful violinist is haunted by a very old piece of music she finds in a strange antique shop in Rome. The first time Julia Ansdell picks up “The Incendio Waltz,” she knows it's a strikingly unusual composition. But while playing the piece, Julia blacks out and awakens to find her young daughter implicated in acts of surprising violence. And when she travels to Venice to find the previous owner of the music, she uncovers a dark secret that involves dangerously powerful people—a family who would stop at nothing to keep Julia from bringing the truth to light.
About the Book
This is my 250th read book registered on Goodread website, obviously it isn’t my 250th read overall in my life since I’m sure I forgot to add a lot of books to the website but I would like to start this category with this book.
I’m used to Tess Gerritsen’s books, or rather I read her Rizzoli & Isles series thanks to the TV show which introduced me to Rizzoli’s character, so when I saw this book in the “suggested” column of my Kobo account, I said why not? As usual I read the word “violent” in the summary and think it’s a mystery/thriller genre. Oh I was so wrong! At first, coming from a mystery/fantasy book in which supernatural was the key to the book (which I didn’t like) I thought “oh gosh, no! Not another book like the previous one!” but when I started the second part (the first Lorenzo’s section) I was blown away. I couldn’t rest until I finished the book.
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