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Publisher's Summary

Kathy Reichs, number-one New York Times best-selling author and producer of the Fox hit series Bones, is at her brilliant best in a riveting novel featuring forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan - a story of infanticide, murder, and corruption set in the high-stakes, high-danger world of diamond mining.

Temperance Brennan has been asked to examine the corpses of three dead babies in Montreal. It’s a difficult assignment, complicated further by the fact that her long-time flame Detective Ryan is investigating the infants’ mother, a former (and possibly current) prostitute. When the woman flees to Edmonton, the investigation is joined by Royal Canadian Mounted Police sergeant with whom Tempe had an ill-advised fling over a decade earlier. The dissonant team heads to remotest Yellowknife - mining country - to pursue an ever more sinister trail.

With the Fox series Bones in its seventh season and her popularity at its broadest ever, Kathy Reichs reaches new heights in storytelling and suspense-building. Bones Are Forever shimmers with sexual tension, crackling dialogue, and the thrilling twists Reichs delivers so well.

©2012 Temperance Brennan, L.P. (P)2012 Simon & Schuster Audio

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Intriguing story which holds interest to very end.

If you could sum up Bones Are Forever in three words, what would they be?

One of her best.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Bones Are Forever?

There were too many to pick out just one..

Which character – as performed by Linda Emond – was your favorite?

Temperance was only one I recognized---speech was clear and imparted emotions that one would expect in specific circumstances.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Diamonds in the Rough

Any additional comments?

I love Kathy's books for their attention to detail and the variety of her situations.

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Tired old story line

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Someone that has never read any books

What was most disappointing about Kathy Reichs’s story?

It was the same old tired story line....woman and guy are secretly in love but won't show it to the other one, woman is brilliant but does so many stupid things that it shows she really is stupid, woman gets into bad trouble and amazingly, along comes guy to rescue her...sigh

Which scene was your favorite?

When she found the baby in the window seat.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Bones Are Forever?

I would tell her to rewrite the book

Any additional comments?

I don't think all the profanity is needed, this book was filled with it, unlike her earlier and much more interesting books.
I love Miss Reichs book normally and look forward to each new release, I watch Bones the TV series and adore it, but I am so dissapointed in this book. It was almost like she's tired of writing about 'Tempy'.

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another great read from Kathy Reichs

What did you love best about Bones Are Forever?

Captivating story and again continuing the story of the relationship between Temperance and Detective Ryan.

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

Yes! and I almost did!!!

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  • Mickey
  • Lincoln, NE, United States
  • 10-09-12

One of my favorite series

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I love everything about the Temperance Brennan series - each story reveals a little more about Tempe's back story. And I love learning about different locales and cultures. Reich's gives us a great dose of mystery, intrigue and sexual tensions. However this was not my favorite story-line - the relationships between the characters was a little confusing.

What did you like best about this story?

I really liked the respectful way the the Canadian natives were portrayed. The description of the various locations - I could clearly "see" the streets and homes.

Which scene was your favorite?

In the cottage kitchen when Tempe noticed the crystals in the fish bowl. I love her observation skills.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I didn't cry but was very moved when it was discovered that the girl was mentally challenged and victimized by family members and others.

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  • OB
  • Houston, Texas USA
  • 10-08-12

Another thrillingTemperance Brennan novel

What made the experience of listening to Bones Are Forever the most enjoyable?

The familiar characters and an excellent story line.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Temperance Brennan is deeply intuitive and intelligent.

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  • kelly
  • los gatos, CA, United States
  • 10-04-12

Grabbed me by the throat!

What did you love best about Bones Are Forever?

Reich's Dr. Brennan is evolving into a more balanced character, with a stable, realistic personal life as well as an exceptional professional life. Over the years, Brennan has sacrificed a lot, and its nice that Reichs doesn't sully the grittiness of her character by giving her a fantasy-quality personal life. Emond does an excellent job, bringing shape to Brennan's colleagues without overshadowing the story. The forensic details bring the tragic aspects of this story to life, although I found it difficult to like any of the characters. Until the story expands to include other dimensions, it was difficult to listen to, yet I had to know what happened......

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

The story opens with dead babies - its a visceral blow that had me almost holding my breath as they hunt for the woman they believe is responsible. Horrible as that is, its just the tip of the iceberg

Any additional comments?

I could have done without all of the details of diamond mining. Way too much information, and it didn't add to the story.

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  • Kay
  • FRANKLINTON, LA, United States
  • 10-02-12

Too much detail?

If you could sum up Bones Are Forever in three words, what would they be?

Suspenseful, interesting, occasionally tedious

Any additional comments?

There was a little too much information about gold mining. It got a little tedious.

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  • BarbJ1947
  • Rock Hill, SC United States
  • 10-01-12

Tempe's at it again

Forget the tv show - this is the real Temperance Brennan, back in Canada and getting herself into sticky situations in the pursuit of truth. Can't wait for the next one.

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Gotta love Temerance!!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

yes - I love all of Kathy Reichs book about Temerance.

Any additional comments?

If you have enjoyed ANY of the Temperance books then this one is for you.

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  • Corinne
  • Springfield, TN, United States
  • 09-27-12

Good Story but Pay Attention

As usual, Reichs offers a good story with much description. What I like about her stories are the varied characters from all walks of life. The story brings many elements together - death, geography, geology, and the seamy side of life. Temperance puts the elements together and solves the mystery of course. Mothers (as I am) may have some difficulty with the subject but in the end all is solved. Is it Reich's top story? No, but it ranks high on the list.