Bones are Forever
Bones are Forever by Kathy Reichs has just been released and is the latest in the forensic anthropologist Temperence Brennan series (the book character that the Bones TV series, Dr Temperence “Bones” Brennan, is based on).
Having an anthropology degree, I was really excited when this series started and loved reading them. However, I stopped anticipating the next in the series after reading Cross Bones, which I thought was really average. Since then my reading of the series has been sporadic, so when Bones are Forever landed on my desk I thought I’d give it a try – and I’m glad I did.
A newborn is found wedged in a bathroom vanity cupboard, and the hunt to find the mother, who could be the killer, sends our cast on a thrilling cross country chase. Brennan, Andrew Ryan and Mountie Oliver Hasty (who also has “history” with Brennan) follow leads that take them from Montreal to the edge of the Arctic Circle and the town of Yellowknife, only to find they are caught up in a case that is bigger and more life threatening than first thought.
There is a fairly complex web of connections between the characters, which if you’re not paying attention could mean you miss something as the story twists and turns, expanding well beyond the original case of finding a baby killer. Overall this is a fast paced and intriguing crime fiction read that anyone can enjoy.
If you’re new to the series, or not sure where you are up to, here’s the list of the Temperance Brennan titles:
|Deja Dead||Death Du Jour||Deadly Decisions||Fatal Voyage||Grave Secrets|
|Bare Bones||Monday Mourning||Cross Bones||Break No Bones||Devil Bones|
|206 Bones||Flash and Bones||Bones are Forever|
Also available is a young adult spin off series featuring Tempe’s 14 year old niece, Tory Brennan –