Bones to Ashes (Temperance Brennan, Bk 10)
Bones to Ashes - Temperance Brennan, Bk 10 Author:Kathy Reichs Temperance Brennan, like her creator Kathy Reichs, is a brilliant, sexy forensic anthropologist called on to solve the toughest cases. But for Tempe, the discovery of a young girl's skeleton in Acadia, Canada, is more than just another assignment. Evangeline, Tempe's childhood best friend, was also from Acadia. Named for the character in the Lon... more »gfellow poem, Evangeline was the most exotic person in Tempe's eight-year-old world. When Evangeline disappeared, Tempe was warned not to search for her, that the girl was "dangerous."
Thirty years later, flooded with memories, Tempe cannot help wondering if this skeleton could be the friend she lost so many years ago. And what is the meaning of the strange skeletal lesions found on the bones of the young girl?
Meanwhile, Tempe's beau, Ryan, investigates a series of cold cases. Three girls dead. Four missing. Could the New Brunswick skeleton be part of the pattern? As Tempe draws on the latest advances in forensic anthropology to penetrate the past, Ryan hunts down a serial predator.« less
I've read all of her books and I have to say I find the French part of the book very hard to get past. I had a lot of trouble figuring out who she was talking about, places she was going, what division of the government was involved, etc., etc. The story is intriguing, as they always are, but there are lots of other authors out there who don't inundate the reader with French, which really interferes with my enjoyment of this series. Having said all that negativity, I still enjoyed the book and would recommend it.
I really enjoy the plot twists and turns. The main character is a forensic ME and is interesting and realistic. I haven't read all of the Temperance Brennan books, but the ones I have are not disappointing. All are good reads and are not predictable.
Another "Bones" story set in Canada, but tied to Tempe's fond childhood memories of summers with grandma at Pawley's Island in the Carolinas. Less forensics and more good ole' detective work without too much of the relationship garbage that ruins some of Reichs' other books for me. Tempe's sister Harry plays a major role in this who-done-it and she's an interesting character. Poetry analysis adds a new twist. But I could do with less French (or MORE translation)!
Really am enjoying Kathy Reichs books more and more. This one takes you back into her childhood and helps you see how she relates to her sister Harry and brings you forward into the present to see her sense of justice.
I really like Kathy Reichs and this book is no exception. Tempe is involved in two investigations simultaneously--and one touchs her childhood experience of losing a friend. I enjoy the on-going problems inherent in Tempe's relationship with her cop friend. Reich's books are well written and engaging, and the reader usually learns something along the way.
This was an engaging story, filled with a lot of very technical forensic explanations. Some of it is interesting, but some you have to just breeze over. Also, the french names and repetitive text gets confusing at times. I wish the author would spend more time on the relationship between the characters, and less on the history and science.
This was an action packed thriller that twists and turns until you have no idea whether you are upside down or sideways. Great mystery, great science, great personality interplay. I've followed Kathy Reichs from the beginning, but even if you've never read a Temperance Brennan book, you will love this one. One warning for those of you just coming to the series because of the TV show, the books are very different. The TV show is based *very* loosely on the books.