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Bones to Ashes | [Kathy Reichs]

Bones to Ashes

When the skeleton of a young girl, not yet a teenager, is discovered in Acadia, Canada, Tempe Brennan is reminded of Evangelina, her best friend in her preteen years, who was mysteriously taken away when she was 12. Evangelina was from strange and faraway Acadia. She was named after Evangeline in the Longfellow poem, and loved poetry. Tempe found her exotic and glamorous, and then suddenly she was gone, and Tempe was told not to try to find her, that she was "dangerous".
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Publisher's Summary

When the skeleton of a young girl, not yet a teenager, is discovered in Acadia, Canada, Tempe Brennan is reminded of Evangelina, her best friend in her preteen years, who was mysteriously taken away when she was 12. Evangelina was from strange and faraway Acadia. She was named after Evangeline in the Longfellow poem, and loved poetry. Tempe found her exotic and glamorous, and then, suddenly, she was gone, and Tempe was told not to try to find her, that she was "dangerous".

Though Tempe tries to be rational, she is flooded by memories of her best friend, and wonders whether this skeleton, clearly of a girl who's been dead for decades, could possibly be Evangelina's. At the same time, Tempe's love interest, Ryan, is investigating the deaths of two young girls and the disappearance of another three. Are the cases related? Tempe uses the most recent advances in forensic linguistics to identify the old skeleton, while Ryan investigates the possibility of some kind of serial predator at work now.

Flesh and bone: investigate more of Tempe Brennan's forensic cases.

©2007 Temperance Brennan, LP; (P)2007 Simon and Schuster, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"With her usual blend of cutting-edge forensic science, nail-biting suspense and characters that pop off the page, Reichs, who's vice president of the American Academy of Forensic Scientists and the producer of Fox's Bones, has produced another winner in one of the genre's most satisfying series." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Laurie Scarborough, ME, United States 03-20-08
    Laurie Scarborough, ME, United States 03-20-08 Member Since 2007
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    "Boring and then some"

    I've been downloading books for six years and this is the second worst I've listened to. French accents and indepth medical technical terms was a bit overwhelming. The story is weak and the characters even weaker. The author attempts to pull it all together at the end but fails miserably. Save your money!

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    Lila Aiken, SC, United States 03-07-08
    Lila Aiken, SC, United States 03-07-08
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    "Good book"

    This was my second book by this author and it was very enjoyable. The reader is excellent. Worth a listen!

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    Don Mayfield Heights, OH, United States 10-04-07
    Don Mayfield Heights, OH, United States 10-04-07 Member Since 2006
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    "Kathy all the way"

    If you like Kathy's books, then you will love this one. A little more emotional than most of her books, this one deals with a lost childhood friend. Very good story and the usual outstanding story development.

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    Raghu DubaiUnited Arab Emirates 09-30-07
    Raghu DubaiUnited Arab Emirates 09-30-07
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    "Too technical and boring.."

    I bought this book as it was one of the top 10 downloads. Was throughly disappointed. The story is too uninteresting and technical, it takes all your will not to switch off player.

    With difficulty I have reached midway and still does not have anything exciting to offer...

    The narration is very monotonous and boring.
    Bottomline:money wasted.

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    Mark United States 09-30-07
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    "Too much French"

    I listened for 3 hours before finally stopping. I really couldn't past all of the French. I loved the reader and will look for other books read by her, but I really couldn't get into this book at all. Do all Kathy Reichs books have so much French in them?

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    Cecilia meridian, MS, USA 04-28-08
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    "bones to ashes"

    never ending! some parts were quite boring

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