Stepping into the world of forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan, star of Kathy Reichs' electrifyingly authentic best sellers.
When innocent blood is spilled, she deciphers the shattering truth it holds.
Nine-year-old Emily Anne Toussaint is fatally shot on a Montreal street. A North Carolina teenager disappears from her home, and parts of her skeleton are found hundreds of miles away. The shocking deaths propel Tempe Brennan from north to south, and deep into a shattering investigation inside the bizarre culture of outlaw motorcycle gangs - where one misstep could bring disaster for herself or someone she loves.
©2000 Kathy Reichs (P)2013 Simon & Schuster
I presently live in Central TX after spending 35 years in S FL. I was born and grew up in NW LA. I have been a reader my entire life.
I love the intricacies of Kathy Reichs stories,and this one was certainly intricate, with names I couldn't keep straight and a Geordian Knot of events and place names that kept me confused. I speak French so that was not the problem; keeping the improperly pronounced medical terms and French words straight was.
Despite my occasional irritation as described, I REALLY enjoyed this book!
I am a fan of all Kathy Reichs Temperance Brennan books. I especially appreciate audiobooks because I can listen in the car - and I am in the car A LOT.
NO - this is an AWFUL listen. I actually considered stopping, because of how poorly it was read. Making your voice louder or softer is not all that is needed to hear the tone, inflection, pacing and pattern of a good book. Spoken pieces should not sound exactly the same as description pieces. This was absolutely an awful listen.
I highly recommend any of Reich's books read by Linda Emmond or Katherine Borowitz.
YES. IF THE FRIEND WAS A FAN OF KATHY REICHS OR PATRICIA CORNWELL. BOTH AUTHORS GO INTO LABORIOUS DETAIL ABOUT THEIR WORK IN THE LAB.
THE BOOK IS VERY MUCH LIKE KATHY REICHS OTHER STORIES OR ANY OF PATRICIA CORNWELL'S BOOKS.
"TEMPE" THE MAIN CHARACTER. SHE'S DEDICATED AND DETERMINED
No. I listened in small doses.
Not at the top of my list--and I LOVE this series
Interesting how the saga of the characters continues.
I found her attempts at accents to be distracting.
Maybe in 2 sittings!
Lots of detail and explanation given to Dr Brennan that I would expect she would already know. May have been done for reader's benefit, but most were read by narrator very quick and flat and lowered quality of the "read".
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