Monday, 26 August 2013

CRIME THRILLER REVIEW: Temperance Brennan 16: Bones of the Lost - Kathy Reichs

Release Date: 15/08/13
Publisher:  William Heinemann


This is the gripping new Temperance Brennan novel from the world-class forensic anthropologist and Number 1 bestselling author Kathy Reichs. 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.


As a fan of Kathy’s for quite some time I always look forward to her books landing. I love the mystery that she brings to the fore, the twists and turns alongside bringing real life experience to the fore to help give it a realistic flavour that will more than grab the reader. Its for these reasons that she’s always been so popular with readers and whilst osme of the books have felt a little bit flat, they still entertain in oh so many ways.

What this latest book brings is a story that has a lot of emotional context within, some great character interaction which when added to the various cases within really gives you something to sit back and savour. My only real gripe is that I do feel, at times, that having so many seemingly unrelated cases come together can take it a little too far however in this book it does work wonderfully well. All round I had a lot of reading pleasure with this, whether it’s sitting there and letting the story take me away or even sitting back, looking at the clues and trying to figure it out on my own, it’s there for the taking. Great stuff.

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