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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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    rick 11-28-14
    rick 11-28-14 Member Since 2011

    Audible has been a lifesaver as I continue to go through the process of physical recovery.

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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.

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    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.


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    Tia CHANDLER, AZ, United States 10-08-14
    Tia CHANDLER, AZ, United States 10-08-14 Member Since 2011
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    "ALL The Characters!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It's classic Temperence Brennan, only new!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    The ending will throw you for a loop! This book ties together some loose ends from a long time ago, and sees Slidell, Ryan, and Brennan working together. Good plot, good set up, great ending. Really.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    J. Sindik 10-07-14
    J. Sindik 10-07-14

    Dancing Caterpillar

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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Well, I am a big Kathy Reichs fan and especially of her Dr. Brennan books, but this one was not one that I couldn't wait to get back to. It had sooooooooo many names, I lost track and finally just glossed over when they started saying all these names, especially the French ones. It wasn't her best, but it was a Reichs book!


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Less names...don't bring back a particular character, it added nothing and it could have been wrapped up about an hour before it ended.


    Have you listened to any of Katherine Borowitz’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, because she has done most of the Kathy Reichs as written, if not all.


    Did Bones Never Lie inspire you to do anything?

    Let me put it this way...I fell asleep 5 different times when listening to this book, so it really didn't nor does it inspire to do anything except to hope for a better books next time.


    Any additional comments?

    If you are a Kathy Reichs fan, listen to this it's worthy, then you can draw your own conclusion. But, be warned there are a lot of names!!

    0 of 0 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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amy SANTA FE, NM, United States 10-05-14
    Amy SANTA FE, NM, United States 10-05-14 Member Since 2013

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    "Reichs's Best Ever"
    What made the experience of listening to Bones Never Lie the most enjoyable?

    The story and narration are perfect.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Reichs is a master of suspense and the plot is full of clever twists and turns.


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    Diana Perris, CA, United States 10-02-14
    Diana Perris, CA, United States 10-02-14 Member Since 2007
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    "Knew who did half way through"

    Literally at the half way mark I knew who had done it. I can't imagine any reader of mystery and thrillers wouldn't. What surprised me was that it didn't even dawn on Brennan or Ryan. I don't retain the exact contents of every book I read but I am pretty sure that in at least one of the Reichs' books there is Behavioral Analysis type psychology. So when heard the news (no spoiler) it should have switched a bunch of light bulbs off in both their heads.

    All that aside, the writing and the rest of story, the wording etc are worth finishing the book.

    I really liked the absence of Harry and Katy and the wonderful addition of Brennan's mother.

    OH and the narration was marvelous.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Traci 10-18-14
    Traci 10-18-14 Member Since 2014
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    "What's Wrong With Me? It is always the same!"
    What would have made Bones Never Lie better?

    I already know what will happen before reading her books. I was able to predict the outcome very early on. Except for the very ending, the book was nothing special. I requested a refund from Audible. Thank goodness for their return policy. But I guess if people keep buying these books, that is all that matters, right? I would like to ask Kathy Reichs to come up with a formula different from the one in which Tempe''s memory fails until the last chapter. That would be refreshing! I guess I was hoping for a better plot and I wanted to see what was happening in the secondary plot lines...oh well.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I just purchased one of the Myron Bolitar books by Harlan Coben.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Katherine Borowitz’s performances?

    Her voice sounds just like the other narrators of the other Kathy Reich's books. It was not a standout performance but I feel bad if I don't see if it wasn't just the material. I will try another one.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No. Tempe is clearly very well educated, but is one of the stupidest professional women. She acts like a teenage girl.


    Any additional comments?

    I could probably write the next Tempe Brennan novel- because you know there is going to be another one-except for the technical bits of course...no what am I thinking?............nothing has to be original........so I take that back......seriously, I know it is no small accomplishment to get a book published. I just wish that Ms. Reichs would take the character in a different direction.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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