Book Reviews of Grave Secrets (Temperance Brennan, Bk 5)

Grave Secrets (Temperance Brennan, Bk 5)
Grave Secrets - Temperance Brennan, Bk 5
Author: Kathy Reichs
ISBN-13: 9780684859736
ISBN-10: 0684859734
Publication Date: 7/9/2002
Pages: 336
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 118 ratings
Publisher: Scribner
Book Type: Hardcover
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Please read this - it is a terrific read - makes you wonder just exactly WHAT does go on when our "peacemakers" go somewhere to "help"
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Great read.
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I really enjoyed this book! You can read it without reading any of the others (I did) I would suggest it to anyone liking a suspense!
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6 cassettes, approx 9 hrs. Unabridged.
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skillful storytelling with roots in forensic anthropology.
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A good read for the summer. If you like the TV show "Bones", you will like this book. Just enough forensic-bable to make it interesting, but not too complicated. Good characters and it gives you an emotional tie the characters.Enjoy!!
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Great "Who done it" book!!!!
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If you like Patricia Cornwell, you will like this authour too. Great book.
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Perfect Reichs
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Temperance Brennan is helping her Guatemalan colleagues identify the remains of villagers who were "disappeared" 20 years ago when she's called in to consult on four more recent disappearances. Is there a serial killer loose in Guatemala City, or is the fate of the young women who've gone missing--including the daughter of the Canadian ambassador--connected to the murder of a human-rights investigator looking into the decades-old massacre?

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excellant story from a very good writer
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Another excellent book by Kathy Reichs. This one she takes us to South Amercia initially to help identify bodies from a mass grave in a villiage. These are 'Disappeared' people. While there she ends up getting pulled into a murder investigation to identify a young woman. And of course this leads her back to Canada. The mysteries abound in this one and all appear to tangle together at one point or another.
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A Good Read! The story takes you from Guatemala to Montreal and back. Temperance Brennan is working with an agency to find and identify the bodies of the people murdered by corrupt and depraved security forces during Guatemala's recent violent history. When the mass grave is found, it triggers a frightening chain of events. Two members of their group are attacked and left for dead on the road. Were they mistaken for someone else? In the midst of it all, Tempe is asked to come to Guatemala City to help the police identify a body they found. Several young girls have gone missing and they believe the body may be one of them. Is a serial killer responsible? One girl is the daughter of the Canadian ambassador. All of a sudden, the DA and his friends swoop in and take all the evidence. It's clear they don't want Tempe's help. Assassins even follow her back home to Montreal. Clearly, there is a secret to be unearthed. Can she do it in time? Very good book.
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/great book
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great book, I love all her books
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Dr. Temperance Brennan and a team from the Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation are digging at the ravaged village of Chupan Ya. Twenty-three victims are said to lie at the bottom of the well since 1982 when soldiers ravaged them. The team is packing up for the day when an urgent satellite call comes in. Two collegues are under attack. With this new violence Tempe is asked by the Guatemalan police for her expertise on another case. Teaming with Special Crimes Investigator Bartolome Galiano and Montreal detective Andrew Ryan, Tempe soon finds herself in a dangerous web that stretches far beyond Guatemala's borders.
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Abridged.
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OK, took a peek at the "details" for this on in the postings - so I won't get into the synopsis of the story - it's there for you to read if you want.

If you're into Reich's books, and want the plot to come up and smack you 'tween the eyes, this one doesn't. Not like "monday Mourning" did.
Anyway, in this book, she builds the suspense level by focusing on Brennen's investigation, and what her discoveries lead to.

Reich's weaves a web of conspiracy, with enough clues thrown it to keep you guessin throughout this listen. She has a reputation for being one of the smartest crime fiction writers around. This is an enjoyable book, if you're into this genre, but I won't betray your trust by saying something stupid like "this is one of her best"!
If you've read/listened to her other offerings, I think you'll agree that this one is passable, enjoyable and all that - but she has done better.

I liked it, because I don't compare my current audio with any preceeding ones - maybe you do.
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Of all the Kathy Reichs books this has been my favorite. It was full of intrique, laughter, foreign affairs, love triangle wondering and just had a great storyline. I highly recommend it!
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Interesting but sometimes a little slow.
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They are "The disappeared," twenty-three massacre victims buried in a well in the Guatemalan village of Chupan Ya two decades ago. Leading a team of experts on meticulous heartbreaking dig, Tempe Brennan pieces together the violence of the past. but a fresh wave of terror begins when the horrific sounds of a fatal attack on tow colleagues come in the blood-chilling satellite call. Teaming up with Special Crimes Investigator Andrew Ryan, Tempe quickly becomes enmeshed in the cases of four privileged young women who have vanished from Guatemala City-and finds herself caught in deadly territory where power, money,greed, and science converge.
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This book is a fast and great read. I never imagined myself reading this type of book but I heard a lot of good reviews and now I know why. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves those CSI shows or loves murder mystery books.
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Another good book that shows Tempe's dedication to telling every victim's story.
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#1 best selling author Kathy Reichs takes her acclaimed heroine, forensic anthropologist Dr. Tempe Brennan, on a harrowing excavation where she unearths a chilling history---and puts her own future on the line in a desperate investigation.
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Excellent mystery!
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I really enjoyed this one, as I have her others so far.
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Kathy Reich has another suspeneful pain turning novel with an international setting and educational description of forsenic anthropology. I enjoyed it very much!
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While excavating and examining the victims of a decades old massacre, two of Tempe Brennan's colleagues are attacked, sending the team on a search for comtemporary murderers.
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In this installment Tempe is in Guatemala as part of a volunteer group working to locate and recover "the disappeared", the remains of those who vanished during the civil war from 1962 to 1999. While there she becomes enmeshed in the cases of four privileged young women who have vanished from Guatemala City.
This was a facinating read that more than met my expectations for a Kathy Reichs novel.
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If you enjoy forensic pathology, you will like this book. Similar to Patricia Cornwell.
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Great book.
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like CSI, but a novel
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a very well written whodunnit that scans the globe from montreal to guatamala and back again. tempe brennan, a forensic anthropologist is caught up in murder & intrigue. good book.
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Kathy Reichs is a #1 bestselling author, whose real-life career as a forensic anthropologist spawned the hit tv show "Bones."
Dr. Temperance Brennan, her acclaimed heroine, goes to Guatemala to aid in a harrowing excavation where she unearths a chilling history. She also unwittingly puts herself in danger during her investigation.
The violence of the past is linked to present events as Tempe travels between Canada and Guatemala to follow leads in the disappearances of 4 privileged young women.
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See the TV show "Bones" and read all Reichs books in order.
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I really liked this book. It has a lot of medical jargon in it so I skipped through that. It's really suspenseful and keeps you guessing.
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Good Read
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This is the earliest Bones book I've read in the series, book 5. Tempe's character was much more flat in this one than the later episodes I've read. There were some jumps in the narrative where Tempe eventually brings a tangent back to show the reader the relevance, whereas a more coherent thought process is detailed in the later books. Overall, I wasn't thrilled, but it wasn't a bad book.
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They are the disappeared, twenty-three massacre victims buried in a well in the Guatemalan village of Chupan Ya two decades ago. Leading a team of experts on a meticulous, heartbreaking dig, Tempe Brennan pieces together the violence of the past.
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Ryan speaks Spanish!

What the author does with this series: Kathy Reichs started off slow but gets better and better. This is part of the series called the Tempe Brenner â Forensic Anthropologist. This paragraph applies to all books in this series. Tempe is a anthropologist who works for medical examiners in Montreal, Quebec and Charlotte North Caroline

Even though the books are often very detailed in both location and the examination of the remains, the story often moves faster than you expect.

Do you need to read this series in order: YES or you miss out on too much of the back stories.

Triggers: This is a book about medical examiners at its core, so lots of references to dead bodies, some are described in strong detail (in a forensic way).Our anthropologist ends up in some life threatening situations and on a couple of occasions in the series, animals are killed, sometimes gratuitously. Relatives of Tempe often in up wounded as the bad persons try to get to her through her family.

This book had a very different setting, which made it great.

.A harrowing excavation unearths a chilling tragedy never laid to rest. They are "the disappeared," twenty-three massacre victims buried in a well in the Guatemalan village of Chupan Ya two decades ago. Leading a team of experts on a meticulous, heartbreaking dig, Tempe Brennan pieces together the violence of the past. But a fresh wave of terror begins when the horrific sounds of a fatal attack on two colleagues come in on a blood-chilling satellite call. Teaming up with Special Crimes Investigator Bartolomé Galiano and Montreal detective Andrew Ryan, Tempe quickly becomes enmeshed in the cases of four privileged young women who have vanished from Guatemala City -- and finds herself caught in deadly territory where power, money, greed, and science converge.
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I have to admit, this isn't my most favorite Tempe Brennan book; however, it was nice with her going to Guatemala. I do get a little tired of all the "French." Makes me wonder how much Kathy Reichs knows French and just wants to show it off. If this were my first Kathy Reichs/Tempe Brennan book, I wouldn't read another one. Good thing I've liked her other books. Wonder what went wrong with this one? Perhaps it's just me?
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Another murder mystery with Tempe. Good read.
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They are "the dissappeared", twenty-three massacre victims buried in a well in the Guatemalan village of Chupan Ya two decades age. Leading a team of experts on a meticulous, heartbreaking dig. Tempe Brennan pieces together the violence of the past. But a fresh wave of terror begins when the horrific sounds of a fatal attack on two colleagues come in a blood-chilling satellite call.
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This is a BOMC edition. It is merely smaller in size than the original. New, never read.
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Back of book: They are "the disappeared" twenty-three massacre victims buried in a well in the Guatemalan village of Chupan Ya two decades ago. Leading a term of experts on a meticulous, heartbreaking dig. Tempe Brennan pieces together the violence of the past. But a fresh wave of terror begins when the horrific sounds of fatal attack on two colleagues come in on a blood-chilling satelite call. Teaming up with Special Crimes investigator Bartolome Galiano and Montreal detective Andrew Ryan, Tempe quickly becomes enmeshed in the cases of four privileged young women who have vanished from Guatemala City- and finds herself caught in deadly territory where power, money, and greed, and science converge.
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From back cover:

They are "the disappeared," twenty-three massacre victims buried in a well in the Guatemalan village of Chupan Y two decades ago. Leading a team of experts on a meticlous, heartbreaking dig. Tempe Brennan pieces together the violence of the past. But a fresh wave of terror begins when the horrific sounds of a fatal attack on two colleagues come in on a blood-chilling satelite call. Teaming up with Special Crimes Investigator Bartolome' Galiano and Montreal detective Andrew Ryan Tempe quickly becomes enmeshed in the cases of four privileged young women who have vanished from Guatemala City -- and finds herself caught in deadly territory where power, money, greed, and science converge.