It's June in Montreal, and Dr. Temperance Brennan, who has left a shaky marriage back home in North Carolina to take on the challenging assignment of Director of Forensic Anthropology for the province of Quebec, looks forward to a relaxing weekend in beautiful Quebec City. First, though, she must stop at a newly uncovered burial site in the heart of the city. The remains are probably old and only of archeological interest, but Tempe must make sure they're not a case for the police.
One look at the decomposed and decapitated corpse, stored neatly in plastic bags, tells her she'll spend the weekend in the crime lab. Something about the crime scene is familiar to Tempe: the stashing of the body parts; the meticulous dismemberment. As a pattern continues to emerge, Tempe calls upon all her forensic skills, including bone, tooth/dental, and bitemark analysis and x-ray microflourescence to convince the police that the cases are related and to try to stop the killer before he strikes again.
Told with lacerating authenticity and passion, Déjà Dead is both poignant and terrifying as it hurtles toward its breathtaking conclusion and instantly catapults Kathy Reich into the top ranks of crime authors.
©1997 Kathy Reichs (P)2011 Simon & Schuster
"Accomplished and chilling." (People)
"Kathy Reichs knows how to put all [of her] exotic experience into a novel....Quebec's own Southern gal give[s] Cornwell a run for the money." (Margaret Cannon, Globe and Mail)
"What makes Déjà Dead so compelling, in addition to the authoritative descriptions of how a forensic scientist 'reads' the story the bones tell, is the character of Brennan - smart, persistent, gutsy, ironic yet vulnerable." (Judy Stoffman, Toronto Star)
I've read others in the series before. Decided to start at the beginning and can't wait to read the next one. I'll be following through the entire series.
I couldn't keep listening. I really wanted to but it was so tedious to listen to the in depth medical data... I get it- lets move on. Note I didn't make it more than 2 hours in.... Maybe it gets better after that.
Yes. Though I am a huge mystery novel addict, and not everyone feels the same. If you like a good mystery, I would absolutely download this book.
Her pronunciation of French words is spot on. Also her cadence really flows similarly to how I read. Made the whole expedience feel less like an audiobook and more like I was reading the novel myself.
the story was good but the technical descriptions were long and drawn out. brings to mind the hur tv shows that should've benn a half hour
After listening to several books in the series, I decided to go back to the beginning and listen to the first novel. I really enjoyed the story and I thought it was well written. I thought the mystery was good and kept me interested the whole time. I especially love the narrator and thought her inflection and voices were perfect for the story. I have listened to other stories narrated Barbara Rosenblatt and I've enjoyed them also. In my head I feel like that's what Dr. Brennan sounds like. I thoroughly enjoyed it and will be listening to the second in the series as my next book.
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