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
I love Kathy Reichs so this book is right up there among my favorites. It is my first audiobook of her stories and I will be back for more.
Her plots are always intriguing and exciting. This one didn't grab me like some have but it was very good.
Yes I liked her performance. This was my first book read by her. So far my favorite is Davina Porter but not everyone must be a master or mistress of complex dialogs. Ms. Emond was very good.
No. It held my interest and I will be listening to it again.
There isn't a Tempe book I don't like, but some are better than others. This is one of them. Went by way too fast. I especially like the stories that stay in Quebec but this one venturing out to Western Canada was great. Bringing in the little mentioned First Nation's People and the rape of the world by billion dollar companies.
I am a huge fan of Kathy Reichs. I've read all of the Brennan books and find that while some are better than others, she has done a nice job of not letting the characters get too stale even after 15 books. This story wasn't bad but it felt a little contrived, the ending a little too pat. I didn't like Emond in the beginning but she grew on me. I'm not sure that I will be hunting for more of her books yet but she makes a good Brennan.
If you like history/geology/sociology, you will enjoy this. When the story sidetracked into this type stuff, I was bored and would lose the story line. I want to read/listen to the story, not the history of diamond mines or whatever. I know authors often do a lot of research and want to make use of it, but minimal setting for the story is preferable to me.
The basic story line is interesting and kept me listening, but I'd find myself tuning out at times. What I enjoyed from the book could have reduced the book by half.
I also don't think it's necessary to be quite so gruesome.
I've read 3 or 4 of the books by the author. I probably won't buy anymore. Just not my style.
Tell us about yourself! I am addicted to Audio Books I read them all the time in the car, doing dishes, ironing, What ever.
I am a big fan. I wasn't disappointed. Reiches always delivers. I will continue to buy every book she writes!
I've enjoyed all of the Brennan series by Kathy Reichs.
Brennan continues to be my favorite character, very real. After 28 years as a CSI I can relate to the language and situations.
I've only listened to Ms. Emond narrate the Brennan series of books. She made each character in the book real.
Yes. Not possible.
Continue the fine work. I look forward to the next book in the series.
Love Kathy Reichs, and this book doesn't disaapoint. Wish she should write falster!
She does a great job!
Sort of, Brennan always entertains but too much information
If they like Reichs then they should listen not read
Read more Temperance Brennan
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.
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