scary enough to keep the lights on and the dog inside
These books are nothing like the TV series, although I now enjoy both. I like that there is a French connection - I get to read the French and know what it says before the translation - although there is not too much French. The mystery is great - sure there is murder and mayhem - but it is more about putting the pieces together than gore. You also get to learn about a lot science and procedure - very interesting stuff, especially when it is not in a textbook!
Although the story was very good for this one, it seems a little far fetched that she just happens to find bodies on vacation that just happen to be linked to crimes in Quebec. Still looking forward to reading the rest of the series though.
Dr. Brennan is engaged to retrieve the bones of a nun, who may soon be made a saint. While on that assignment she is asked to work on identiying the remains of the victims of a house fire. Two of the victims are children. How does this fire relate to a skeleton found on a private primate reserve located off the coast of North Carolina? Excellent read.
This is the first book I've read by Kathy Reichs, and I really liked it. I was kind of sickened by some of the morbid descriptions of the dead characters in the story, but all of that adds to the story's realistic vibe. I like Tempe's character, and I will probably read the rest of the series. The French was kind of annoying, but I don't think it hindered the story in any way. Great read.
The Temperence Brennen of this Kathy Reichs novel (in fact, the whole series) is a much more complex, deep, easier to relate to character than the one of the Bones TV series (which is VERY loosely based upon this series of books). If you like Bones, the TV series, you should love this story (and the rest of the series).