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206 Bones (Temperance Brennan, Bk 12)
206 Bones - Temperance Brennan, Bk 12
Author: Kathy Reichs
This book begins with Tempe regaining consciousness and discovering that she is in some kind of very small, very dark, very cold enclosed space. She is bound, hands to feet. Is she buried alive? In some kind of cell? Who wants Tempe dead, or at least out of the way, and why? Tempe begins slowly to reconstruct... — Tempe and Lieutenant Ryan had ac...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780743294393
ISBN-10: 0743294394
Publication Date: 8/25/2009
Pages: 308
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 131 ratings
Publisher: Scribner
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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redwingsgal avatar reviewed 206 Bones (Temperance Brennan, Bk 12) on
Helpful Score: 2
The latest book in the Temperance Brennan series, 206 Bones follows the action as Brennan returns to Montreal to explore a series of recovered remains. Even as she struggles to find evidence in the remains that will allow her to identify each of the individuals and provide information on their causes of death, however, Brennan herself is threatened.
The book is interesting and generally well-written, but I gave it only three stars because it was extraordinarily predictable in terms of who did what and why. It's worth reading for the character development, but not a particularly good mystery in my opinion.
Like all of the books by Reichs, 206 Bones has no real connection with the T.V. show Bones. Although the lead female characters in both the book and the show share a name and an occupation, the similarities end there.
reviewed 206 Bones (Temperance Brennan, Bk 12) on
Helpful Score: 2
I haven't enjoyed the Temperance Brennan books in awhile, but the minute I started reading this one I couldn't put it down. I loved how Reichs used the flashbacks to help Tempe (and the reader) figure out how she got there. This was my favorite of her books so far!
reviewed 206 Bones (Temperance Brennan, Bk 12) on
Helpful Score: 2
Since I became fascinated with the TV show Bones, I decided to pick up and ready all of Kathy Reichs novels. Although the show and the books are very different, I mildly enjoyed Temperance Brennan's stories. Until 206 Bones. This was the first of the series that I could not put down, and was thrilled throughout the ride. Brennan goes through some interesting dilemmas in this book, and I was eagerly anticipating the resolution. My only con about this book are the final pages, after the resolution of the mystery (no spoilers, don't worry), when Brennan and Ryan discuss something. Although relevant, it felt empty and too didactic. Did not fit the characters. And It was the most boring part of the book.
reviewed 206 Bones (Temperance Brennan, Bk 12) on + 6 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
What can I say Kathy Reichs is great as always!
reviewed 206 Bones (Temperance Brennan, Bk 12) on + 8 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I love the Bones books, even if they are formulaic and predictable. Great for airplane rides!
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reviewed 206 Bones (Temperance Brennan, Bk 12) on + 33 more book reviews
Another great Brennon tale.
Susha avatar reviewed 206 Bones (Temperance Brennan, Bk 12) on + 16 more book reviews
As with almost all Kathy Reichs' books, I enjoyed this page turner very much. Her plot lines weave in and out with subplots taking you on detours that do nothing but build the suspense. All the characters that we know and love are there...Ryan, Katie, Harry makes an appearance via telephone, Claudel... We meet new characters as well (Pete's family likes Tempe more than him).

In this book, Tempe's competence is called into question. She doggedly tries to find out who is instigating the slander. In Quebec, there is a series of murders of elderly women who seem to be linked and she and Ryan working together try to piece them together.

Highly recommend this book and am looking forward to the next one.
jwfrog76 avatar reviewed 206 Bones (Temperance Brennan, Bk 12) on + 6 more book reviews
Not bad, she's not my favorite author but I keep trying anyway! Honestly a decent book to pass the time but not one I'd list as a favorite

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