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Bones of the Lost (Temperance Brennan, Bk 16)
Bones of the Lost - Temperance Brennan, Bk 16
Author: Kathy Reichs
#1 New York Times bestselling author Kathy Reichs returns with her sixteenth riveting novel featuring forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan, whose examination of a young girl killed in a hit and run in North Carolina triggers an investigation into international human trafficking. — When Charlotte police discove...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780434021161
ISBN-10: 0434021164
Publication Date: 8/15/2013
Pages: 336
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd (UK Ed)
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 1
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IlliniAlum83 avatar reviewed Bones of the Lost (Temperance Brennan, Bk 16) on + 180 more book reviews
A good story with a focus on one of Reichs' social justice issues.
Includes a trip to Afghanistan with hazardous duty for Tempe so she can evaluate whether the shooting deaths of 2 Afghan civilians was justified or not.......a Jr officer's career hangs in the balance.
Plus Tempe and Pete's daughter has enlisted and is one of the first female combatants approved by the US military. So we get a small peek at what the mother of a soldier in combat goes through when her child is deployed.
Tempe continues her battle with Slidell of the homicide squad at Charlotte PD....one of the characterizations I'm not happy with in the Bones series of novels. But they do solve the case so it is a sucessful partnership.
The love triangle continues with Pete and Ryan, but takes an interesting turn.....'nuff said.
kopsahl48 avatar reviewed Bones of the Lost (Temperance Brennan, Bk 16) on + 181 more book reviews
Temperance Brennan is tasked with discovering the identity of a female body that was found on a stretch of highway and might very well have a connection to John-Henry Story, who died in a fire months before. Most of the police have written this body off as an illegal immigrant and dont want to waste their resources on her. Tempe must also look into a bundle of Peruvian dog mummies that were confiscated. And to top it all off she is also asked to head to Afghanistan to exhume some bodies and figure out how they were shot. With this much going on in her life, Tempe has her plate full.

Her personal life is extremely complicated also. Her daughter has decided to join the military and has been sent to Afghanistan (which is why when Brennan gets the chance to go, she does) and her soon to be ex-husband, Pete, is pushing for her to finalize the divorce because he is ready to remarry. Her on-again off-again lover, Ryan, isnt returning her calls.

With all the different plot lines running it was a lot to keep straight considering it has been awhile since I have gotten to enjoy a Brennan novel. I felt that Reichs was using this novel to bring to light the horrors of human trafficking. Though a very good topic to bring up, at times it felt too heavy with all the explanations and I was noticing that I would skim though some of it. Even with that being said, it was still an enjoyable mystery to read. There was non-stop action and the typical bluntness that I love in Brennan.

The audio format that I listen to featured Linda Emond who did an amazing job considering how much medical jargon is infused into Reichs novels. She is known for her roles as Dr. Emily Sopher on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and currently as Dr. Candace Reed from Elementary. I wouldnt be opposed to listening to another audio by her.
nrlymrtl avatar reviewed Bones of the Lost (Temperance Brennan, Bk 16) on + 297 more book reviews
Temperance Brennan is my kind of mystery solver. She is brutally logical and I loved watching her try to get those around her to be logical too. Her give and take with the slobbish Slidell was quite amusing. Still, with all her logic, she is very human. She forgets her phone, locks her keys in the car, and wears ridiculous shoes from time to time.

The dual mysteries take Temperance to the seedier side of her local stomping ground as she tries to find the identity of the hit and run victim, and also who might be the perpetrator. As her investigation turns up nothing, she flies off to Afghanistan to be the expert for a few days, finally giving testimony back in the States. I really liked that she spends so much time worrying over her daughter serving in the military, and yet when she suffers a minor injury while in Afghanistan, she keeps it to herself so her daughter wont worry about her.

Her continued investigation brings trouble knocking on her door from a questionable lot (i. e. suspects in the case). As one investigation came to a halt, another clue surfaced on the other, and so the suspense stayed high through out the story. There were enough small twists to keep the reader interested. While i expected Temperance to solve all the mysteries by the end of the book, I did not expect them to turn out as they did until the final hints were laid out.

My one mild negative comment concerns the ending, or rather not-ending, to a side character and his perceived interest in Temperance. Perhaps were meant to find out more in the next book? Although, it did not sound like that was the case. Everything else was wrapped up, even if it was only Temperance wondering to herself where she stood exactly with another character. So this particular thing stood out as needing at least a line or two for reader satisfaction.


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