Captivating story and again continuing the story of the relationship between Temperance and Detective Ryan.
Yes! and I almost did!!!
I love everything about the Temperance Brennan series - each story reveals a little more about Tempe's back story. And I love learning about different locales and cultures. Reich's gives us a great dose of mystery, intrigue and sexual tensions. However this was not my favorite story-line - the relationships between the characters was a little confusing.
I really liked the respectful way the the Canadian natives were portrayed. The description of the various locations - I could clearly "see" the streets and homes.
In the cottage kitchen when Tempe noticed the crystals in the fish bowl. I love her observation skills.
I didn't cry but was very moved when it was discovered that the girl was mentally challenged and victimized by family members and others.
The familiar characters and an excellent story line.
Temperance Brennan is deeply intuitive and intelligent.
Reich's Dr. Brennan is evolving into a more balanced character, with a stable, realistic personal life as well as an exceptional professional life. Over the years, Brennan has sacrificed a lot, and its nice that Reichs doesn't sully the grittiness of her character by giving her a fantasy-quality personal life. Emond does an excellent job, bringing shape to Brennan's colleagues without overshadowing the story. The forensic details bring the tragic aspects of this story to life, although I found it difficult to like any of the characters. Until the story expands to include other dimensions, it was difficult to listen to, yet I had to know what happened......
The story opens with dead babies - its a visceral blow that had me almost holding my breath as they hunt for the woman they believe is responsible. Horrible as that is, its just the tip of the iceberg
I could have done without all of the details of diamond mining. Way too much information, and it didn't add to the story.
Suspenseful, interesting, occasionally tedious
There was a little too much information about gold mining. It got a little tedious.
Forget the tv show - this is the real Temperance Brennan, back in Canada and getting herself into sticky situations in the pursuit of truth. Can't wait for the next one.
yes - I love all of Kathy Reichs book about Temerance.
If you have enjoyed ANY of the Temperance books then this one is for you.
As usual, Reichs offers a good story with much description. What I like about her stories are the varied characters from all walks of life. The story brings many elements together - death, geography, geology, and the seamy side of life. Temperance puts the elements together and solves the mystery of course. Mothers (as I am) may have some difficulty with the subject but in the end all is solved. Is it Reich's top story? No, but it ranks high on the list.
Loved the narrator. Her voice is very pleasant and she flows effortlessly between characters.
I like when the author gives you information and history on the subject, like the information on the geography of the area and about diamond mining.
I can't pronounce any of the french words or names used in this series. She makes it sound beautiful and authentic. I used to read these books but now I only listen to the Temperance Brennan novels.
The main character Temperance always make me laugh. I love her sarcasm.
An avid audible book listener!
With the ability to be technical without being dry, Kathy Reichs tells a fascinating story!
This particular rendering of the Tempe Brennan story is emotionallly provocative! I felt the emotions the characters experienced as if I too was part of the story!
I love the narrator's take on Summer and Tempe.,
This installment is definitely emotional as it deals with babies. If you can't handle newborn deaths, beware.