Kathy Reichs, number-one New York Times best-selling author and producer of the Fox hit series Bones, is at her brilliant best in a riveting novel featuring forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan - a story of infanticide, murder, and corruption set in the high-stakes, high-danger world of diamond mining.
Temperance Brennan has been asked to examine the corpses of three dead babies in Montreal. It’s a difficult assignment, complicated further by the fact that her long-time flame Detective Ryan is investigating the infants’ mother, a former (and possibly current) prostitute. When the woman flees to Edmonton, the investigation is joined by Royal Canadian Mounted Police sergeant with whom Tempe had an ill-advised fling over a decade earlier. The dissonant team heads to remotest Yellowknife - mining country - to pursue an ever more sinister trail.
With the Fox series Bones in its seventh season and her popularity at its broadest ever, Kathy Reichs reaches new heights in storytelling and suspense-building. Bones Are Forever shimmers with sexual tension, crackling dialogue, and the thrilling twists Reichs delivers so well.
©2012 Temperance Brennan, L.P. (P)2012 Simon & Schuster Audio
It kept me guessing as to whodunit; who'd they do it to; who's the bones gonna be? Of course the why'd they do it was an unexpected delight.
Tempe clobberin' the guy with a shovel.
When they shot that poor kid who didn't even understand what was happening.
Hey Kathy, thank you for making my world more enjoyable. Also loved Linda Emond's narration; I can now read a few words in French and speak them with proper pronunciation, like Alberta and Yellowknife. Ha. Just kidding, Linda.
I am generally a fan of this series, but in this book Brennan was portrayed as having some type of legal authority, the plot was slow, the characters unbelievable. Brennan was arrogant and lacked just plain common sense. This will most likely be my last read of the series.
Dr. Brennan's role as psuedo lone ranger detective.
Nothing gets me to work and back like a good military spy novel.
The book was well performed. Good pace of the reading
It was long and technical. Over descriptive in places.
I love the Bones series, but I think it may be time to retire. This book was okay, but not as engaging as most of the others.
The very beginning of the book,sent goose bumps up my spine!
The finding of the baby in the attic, really gave me chills especially the way it was spoken.
This is the first book I've listened to of Kathy Reichs, and I would recommend listening
to the Book "Bones Are Forever." Very good listen,with a lot of emotion.
I typically LOVE Kathy Reichs books from the Brennan series.
I would have like to feel more of the 'jointedness' I'm used to in these books. I didn't feel the sort of continuity I'm used to and, it seemed to me that the minutinae got in the way of the story.
I can't think of a specific narrator that I would choose.... but NOT Emond. The vocal characterisations werent consistent and seemed, at times, to be really flat.
I hope that this isn't a trend for the series!
Yes, love her books, just not thrilled with this one.
Always Brennen. She has it all and helps others too.
Nothing, she is a great narrator. Clear and easy to understand.
Of all the Reich's books about Brennen, This one has just too much detail. Some detail is good, but too much is boring. I find myself drifting off to think about other things. I want to be on the edge of my seat, as with the other books. The story line has merit, just too much on and on boring detail.
In my top 10 personal favorites
The forensic detail and jargon, right to the point stuff.
Great, kept me wanting to get back to the story.
Yes, not enough free time to do it, but the interest was there.
I suggest you give this one a look.
Thorough, interesting and educational!
Yes, Reichs always has Tempe into things that she shouldn't be doing!
I think it's interesting that Tempe's daughter is going to join the army, she skirted over that part, but I will be interested to see where that leads.
LOVE All books by Lee Child, and Vince Flynn and J.A.Jance
One of her best.
There were too many to pick out just one..
Temperance was only one I recognized---speech was clear and imparted emotions that one would expect in specific circumstances.
Diamonds in the Rough
I love Kathy's books for their attention to detail and the variety of her situations.
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