Temperance Brennan, Book # 18
July 2nd 2015)
August 14, 2019 August 16, 2019
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…
I know she’s the protagonist, but why does she always investigate by herself? Can’t she be joined more by a policeman? Instead of just thinking about how to solve a case, can’t she talk with a detective and then together they discuss the case and solve it? I don’t know, I don’t understand how she is the only one who finds out what happened or where to investigate and who is a professional isn’t able to do that. I repeat, I know that she’s the protagonist but come on… I don’t believe that in reality forensic anthropologists leave their office that much except to go and dig up bones.
However the case is well structured with a predictable end, but I think this is only because I have practically read all the previous books and now I know how the author thinks. However I like the cases of homicide in which there is a religious character, above all if we talk about fanatics even if they are of my religion as I said before, on the contrary, maybe, I like them more if we talk about Catholicism and bigoted people who have the mentality of the Middle Ages (because yes we also have these people, but at least they are a few and not the majority of the population).
4 stars deserved for the story, 1 less than the maximum because Tempe and his love for danger is boring now and so the story with Ryan but, perhaps, this seems to be resolved.