The gripping new Temperance Brennan novel from the world-class forensic anthropologist and number-one best-selling author Kathy Reichs. Tempe is faced with the horrifying possibility that the killer who got away in Monday Mourning is back....
For a decade, Temperance Brennan has been haunted by the one who got away.The killer of young women. The monster.
And the one who has now come back.
Feeding on fear, grief, and rage.
Killing again. Killing girls.
Coming for Tempe.
©2014 Temperance Brennan (P)2014 Random House Audiobooks
imho - ymmv
Hmmm. 5 stars for a rollicking thriller, but knocking off 2 because Tempe & Ryan must be getting slow in their old age.
Frustrating to read of the protagonists edging towards obvious insights .. only to steer off on a tangent for another chapter.
Grievous logical oversights can't really be forgiven. Like: when circumstances point to one suspect, and the suspect is subsequently cleared, it does not invalidate the circumstances themselves (which also point to another party, who is in fact the unsub). But no-one seems to twig to this .. alamak!
A killer from Tempes past is back. Tempe is called to help on a cold case. 2 child murders and Anne Pomerleau is determined to be the killer based on DNA evidence. Tempe tracks down her sometime beau Andrew Ryan to help, who is living a self imposed exile, after the death of his daughter. What they uncover is even more horrifying then anyone could imagine. The Temperance Brennan series by Kathy Reichs is an amazing series. Katherine Borowitz delivers a brilliant performance of Bones Never Lie.
"Have I read too much Tempe?"
The answer is always No! I love this series, however I was onto the plot outcome by half way through wondering why Tempe was taking so long to catch up. The start of the book is however a tear jerker and absolutely one of the best. I read Monday Mourning again before staring this and maybe that was a mistake as it was fresher to me than the characters so in that sense it was a realistic proposition. Great writing.
"Not among my favourite Kathy Reichs books"
I found it difficult to stick with this book. I have enjoyed the previous books by Kathy Reichs but this seemed too complicated and too contrived. I was bored by the end. I think the narrator did a reasonable job with a difficult book but it wasn't an easy listen.
"Fairly unbelievable story as usual from Reichs."
Kathy Reichs stories are unbelievable but she does have a way of writing that is succinct in its description of environment and characters. The narration is very good. Above average books but only by a whisker.
great book and well read as always on audible. audio books are fan. as ever Kathy Reich's book is great.
"Another well presented Kathy Reich's book"
Well researched, plotted, written and read.
Katherine's reading of the novel showed her understanding of the characters and plot
No but I got plenty of ironing done !!:-)
will keep it for revisiting and I don't think there is high praise.
"Excellent as ever..."
An excellent book with a surprising ending. Well narrated. Looking forward to the next chapter of Brennan and Ryan's lives.
Just what you would expect from Kathy Reichs, fast moving, lots of twists and turns. Didn't want to stop listening. Very good narrator.
loved it! I have read all the books in the series and this one doesn't disappoint.
"A lot of detail"
Again Tempe is woven in a sinister world of intrigue. If this is your thing, you'll love it 😉 looking forward to the next!
"A Suitable Sequel"
This book turned out to be a worthy sequel to the storyline first started in the book 'Monday Mourning.'
Monday Mourning was the first Kathy Reichs book I ever read, and I often wonder if there could be more to the story.
There was. And it's been done very well.
Without giving the story away, what I will say is if you like Kathy Reichs, or if you enjoyed Monday Mourning then you should not be disappointed with this tale.
Added in the good job the narrator does and you have a story that quite happily whittles away several hours. If you want to know how it ends be prepared to set aside enough time to listen to the whole thing at once. I had a day off, and it filled the time nicely.
The only disappointment I have with the later Temperance Brennan books is the Chow dog seems to have vanished. We hear other animals mentioned, but not the Chow, and as a lover of Chows it would be nice to find out his fate. For better or worse.
But hey, that's a personal thing and no way demerits the story, so top marks all round from me.
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