Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Bones Never Lie Book Review

Bones Never Lie by Kathy Reichs
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Synopsis:
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.


My Review:
I received a free copy of this novel in exchange for a honest review.

Temperance Brennan is back! Missing children are being found dead. The characteristics of the crimes are similar to Brennan's past nemesis, one that has eluded capture for years. Could it be that she has returned? Why here, why now? Will Brennan be able to track down the killer, before they kill again?

Bones Never Lie is an action packed suspense novel, with lots of twists and edge of your seat excitement to keep you engrossed to the very end. As always, Temperance is a strong female character. Even though she worried about her mother's well-being, she never veered off course from her case. I thought her mom made a pretty terrific cyber sidekick as well. I thought it was great that all of these agencies in two countries worked together to get the case solved. That had to be difficult considering the different personalities involved. If you've never read a Kathy Reichs novel, it's definitely something you ought to try. Even though some portions are from a forensic standpoint, it's not bogged down with technical terms which makes the book flow wonderfully. This is definitely a 5 star novel! 

About the Author:
Kathy Reichs is a forensic anthropologist for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, State of North Carolina, and for the Laboratoire des Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale for the province of Quebec. She is one of only fifty forensic anthropologists certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology and is on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. A professor of anthropology at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Dr. Reichs is a native of Chicago, where she received her Ph.D. at Northwestern. She now divides her time between Charlotte and Montreal and is a frequent expert witness in criminal trials.
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