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Bones Never Lie | [Kathy Reichs]

Bones Never Lie

Unexpectedly called in to the Charlotte PD's Cold Case Unit, Dr. Temperance Brennan wonders why she's been asked to meet with a homicide cop who's a long way from his own jurisdiction. The shocking answer: Two child murders, separated by thousands of miles, have one thing in common - the killer.
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Publisher's Summary

The evidence is irrefutable: In 16 New York Times best sellers over the course of as many years, Kathy Reichs has proven herself "a genius at building suspense" (New York Daily News). In forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan, Reichs has created a detective fiction heroine who's brilliant to the bone. "Every minute in the morgue with Tempe is golden," says The New York Times Book Review. In the acclaimed author's thrilling new novel, Brennan is at the top of her game in a battle of wits against the most monstrous adversary she has ever encountered.

Unexpectedly called in to the Charlotte PD's Cold Case Unit, Dr. Temperance Brennan wonders why she's been asked to meet with a homicide cop who's a long way from his own jurisdiction. The shocking answer: Two child murders, separated by thousands of miles, have one thing in common - the killer. Years ago, Anique Pomerleau kidnapped and murdered a string of girls in Canada, then narrowly eluded capture. It was a devastating defeat for her pursuers, Brennan and police detective Andrew Ryan. Now, as if summoned from their nightmares, Pomerleau has resurfaced in the United States, linked to victims in Vermont and North Carolina. When another child is snatched, the reign of terror promises to continue - unless Brennan can rise to the challenge and make good on her second chance to stop a psychopath.

But Brennan will have to draw her bitter ex-partner out of exile, keep the local police and feds from one another's throats, and face more than just her own demons as she stalks the deadliest of predators into the darkest depths of madness.

In Bones Never Lie, Kathy Reichs never fails to satisfy readers looking for psychological suspense that's more than skin-deep.

©2014 Kathy Reichs (P)2014 Random House Audio

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    Techpotato BC, Canada 01-23-15
    Techpotato BC, Canada 01-23-15 Member Since 2015
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    "This is book 17 in the Temperance Brennan Series"

    Another great book in the series. I like Katherine Borowitz performance of this book. The first-person-diary style of this book may not be for everyone but I like it.

    The only bad about this book is that it is not listed as part of the Temperance Brennan series. Maybe it is because Kathy Reichs changed publishers.

    Series like this must make a lot of money for Amazon and Audible, you would think they would make an easy way to subscribe to (or sign-up for alerts for) a series. I have spent over $200 on this series and over one thousand dollars on the other series I enjoy yet I need to log-in several times per month to manually check for new books.

    If you are a fan of the Temperance Brennan series, I hope I am glad you managed to find this because it is definitely worth the listen.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Gang of Four 11-28-14 Member Since 2015

    We've got him outnumbered; hope he can learn to like girly books.

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    "Never Reaches It's Potential"

    The raw material was here for a great book. The psychology of the criminals and the crimes worked; there was a nasty cop who derided the efforts of Tempe, Ryan, and Skinny Slidell who gets his due in the end. So why did I end up giving it only three stars? 1) Way too much superfluous detail which did nothing to move the story forward. 2) The lack of astute police work; Tempe seemingly has developed a penchant for stream of consciousness hypothetical questions to which she expects answers. For instance a key piece of information as to how a dead woman's DNA was transferred to a victim's was painfully obvious to anyone actually listening to the audiobook. Tempe had in fact; seen exactly where it came from; yet three hours of the audiobook went by before she managed to regain her memory in the form of a Eureka moment. Then there was the her constant need to have everyone telling her anything to reiterate painfully obvious points that a ten year old should have been able to grasp; never mind an experienced anthropologist and Medical Examiner.
    The Bones series has always been; in the words of Forrest Gump, a box of chocolates; you never know what you're gonna get. For me this one possessed the potential to be the best; too bad that it didn't.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    bcarter 10-22-14
    bcarter 10-22-14
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    "Another awesome book by Kathy Reichs."
    Where does Bones Never Lie rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book ranks among the best of my audiobook collection. There are several cliff hangers that I hope will be revealed in the next book in the series. I wonder if Kathy can write faster, it will be hard waiting for the next edition.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Gregory A. McDonald 10-06-14
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    "Very Well Done"
    If you could sum up Bones Never Lie in three words, what would they be?

    Another excellent book about Dr. Brenan. The story has the right amount of twist and turns to keep your interest but not make it so over the top to be unbelievable. You still really like the characters and the arc that she has built over the years with these books. I like how she reaches back into previous books and stories so well to build this story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like how well I like this Temperance Brenan over the TV version. This one is still brilliant, but not arrogant and unfeeling.


    What does Katherine Borowitz bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Excellent narrator who reading brings real emotion and feeling to the book.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Stephanie 05-17-15
    Stephanie 05-17-15 Member Since 2006
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    "Loved it!"

    Great story telling! Could not stop listening! One of my all time favourites. I would highly recommend it to everyone!

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    Candace Calgary, AB, Canada 04-27-15
    Candace Calgary, AB, Canada 04-27-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent mystery as always"

    Loved the reference to her own TV show. Story was great with the twist at the end as well. Loved it.

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    LEON E. SAVAGE 04-21-15 Member Since 2012
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    This was a good read. I don't feel the need to say more on this book and will not review again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Healthy Nut Outside Beantown, Ma 02-18-15
    Healthy Nut Outside Beantown, Ma 02-18-15 Member Since 2012

    Healthy Nut

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    "This was not a good book"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Get a better narrator, was way too dramatic, sounded totally hysterical most of the time. Was like every emotion was totally exaggerated, making the heroes sound totally unreal, the voices were awful. The plot was unrealistic in the extreme.


    What was most disappointing about Kathy Reichs’s story?

    The plot was meandering and ridiculous, I was hoping for so much more. Maybe I will try an earlier novel with a different narrator.


    Was Bones Never Lie worth the listening time?

    No, not for me. I listened to it all, hoping it would get better, like a bad B movie, but it never did. The last 5 minutes, I couldn't stand it and removed it from my Kindle.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Suzanne L Miller Willmar, Minnesota 01-06-15
    Suzanne L Miller Willmar, Minnesota 01-06-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great thriller"

    Excellent serial murder story with interesting forensics! A little muddy in the middle but overall a great read. Get it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Donna Millar Kansas, United States 12-26-14
    Donna Millar Kansas, United States 12-26-14 Member Since 2012

    OEF Veteran Wife and Desert Storm Veteran

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    "Not Quite as good as I was expecting"

    I struggled to finish this, not because the narration was bad or anything. This was my 1st Kathy Reich novel, I guess I was expecting the protagonist to be more as portrayed in the TV show since these are what it is based off of. I was just a bit disappointed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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