Monday, June 22, 2015

Speaking in Bones - A Review


Kathy Reichs has another winner.  

Like her other books follows Temperance Brennan retells the events, in the first person, that led to the strange assortment of missing persons and deaths in Burke and Avery counties, VA.  Though not a Christian book, the disappearances all seem to revolve around a strange pastor serving a congregation in a rural county outside Washington, DC.  The case opens when a websleuth (one who solves crimes using clues found on the Internet) visits Brennan's office carrying a USB card with a MP3 file detailing the apparent torture and death (?) of a young girl. Nothing is certain - but Temperance is curious and keeps asking questions that will bring danger to herself and those around her.  

Though having a flavor more closely aligned with Criminal Minds than Bones (the TV show based on the Temperance Brennan character), the book regularly invites the reader back to its story.  It was the readability and compelling story that made it one that had to be finished ASAP.  I may have had to sleep, but I did not want to do - I wanted to see what clues the next chapter unveiled.

A bit grittier than most books I enjoy, Kathy Reichs fans will enjoy the newest entry into the Temperance Brennan canon.  It was a pleasure to be allowed to read this early edition of this book, my second - I am quickly becoming a devotee of Kathy Reichs' work.
This review is based on a free electronic copy provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review.  The opinions expressed are my own.

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