Bones Are Forever (Temperance Brennan #15)
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.
A woman calling herself Amy Roberts checks into a Montreal hospital complaining of uncontrolled bleeding. Doctors see evidence of a recent birth, but before they can act, Roberts disappears. Dispatched...more
In “Bones are Forever,” Tempe Brennan is back in Montreal, where she serves as a forensic anthropologist when not doing the same in Charlotte, North Carolina. She is pulle ...more
The Temperance Brennan series is another long running series I lost touch with over time. Thankfully, this series still has it's edge and I have already queued up more of these to read later.
This story is difficult, more so than others, due to the discovery of dead infants. The investigation will put Tempe in the awkward position of working with two men she was romantically involved with in the past, Ryan being one of them.
For th ...more
This was an okay read with a bit too much of the non-fictional thrown in from how a CT scan operates to kimberlite pipes to DNAWitness to Cornelia de Lange Syndrome, plus, plus, plus, and a bit of history on Edmonton's growth. Lots of snark between Ollie and Ryan when Ollie ...more
Despite all that, I tried to read this book as its own thing separate from the TV show. And I didn't ...more
Reichs again strikes gold, or diamonds, with her latest Temerance Brennan novel. Back again in Montreal, the discovery of three dead babies hidden in secret alcoves of an apartment send Brennan and her partner, Lieutenant-dètective Andrew Ryan on the search for their missing mother. Seeking a prostitute is not as easy as one might think, and their search leads them from Montreal to Edmonton where they pair up with Brennan’s one time ex-lover, Sergeant Oli ...more
This one felt like the story didn't get fleshed out completely or something, because when it was over, I was still trying to figure out how Brennan connected all the dots. Maybe the author should worry less about the television show and concentrate more on her books, since her writing is what landed her a television deal to begin with.
Then there's the fact that I'm getting sick of Bren ...more
I got the book only a few days before my husband and I were to be leaving on a four-day vacation, and I put off starting to read ...more
This is from my review of her last book, Flash and Bones:
"My only issue is that Tempe always ends up in danger at the end of each book and has to be rescued. After awhile, you would think that the police would insert a tracking de ...more
My favorite thing about the Bones series is Tempe's character, and it shines in Bones are Forever. The banter between Tempe and Ryan was as entertaining as ever. Tempe's intelligence, diligence, and bravery (or is it stupidity?) is once again apparent.
This personality is why I like the books so much better than the Bones TV series. Tempe has a totally different personal ...more
Well, at least I can stop torturing myself with this series--I am all caught up. We have the usual completely dysfunctional,and uninteresting "romance" with stud muffin Ryan sputtering weakly in one corner, the added frisson of an old fling showing up to cause much testosterone-laced, childish posturing between the two "men" (over Tempe, who, I'm sorry, but I cannot separate her in my mind from the unfortunately femme-mulleted and awkward-looking Ms Reichs herself, so I have a lot of diffi ...more
First, know that there is a huge divergence between the characters in the novels and the ones on the television show Bones, which, in and of itself, did not bother me, but is important as it is made clear tha the book's protagonist, Temperance Bre ...more
I love archeology. The fact that when you discover bones, and then the mystery of why are they here, who were they, what species of animal is it. It is the myste ...more
Reichs often comes across as a bit too preachy and her asides can at times slow the progress of her novels and be a real distraction. Who on the planet does not know what a CAT scan is and how it works?
That said, her info on the Butterbox Babies, kimberlite pipes and DIMs (Diamond Indicator Minerals) was fascinating.
The case itself was entertaining and fairly complex. Yes, Tempe once again ...more
I continue to find Reich's books enjoyable in large part because of the many aspects of Canadian or U.S. law and life they ...more
Author: Kathy Reichs
Series: Temperance Brennan #15
Synopsis (from bn.com):
A woman calling herself Amy Roberts checks into a Montreal hospital complaining of uncontrolled bleeding. Doctors see evidence of a recent birth, but before they can act, Roberts disappears. Dispatched to the address she gave at the hospital, police discover bloody towels outside in a dumpster. Fearing the worst, they call Temperance Brennan to investigate.
In a run-down apartment Tempe makes a ghastl ...more
As for the writing: There is a formula in this book where the last sentence of a chapter has some ridiculously contrived sentence meant to ...more
This book started out with a grusome discovery in an apartment, the body of an infant is found and Tempe ...more
The fifteenth entry in the Temperance Brennan series is an enjoyable listen that focuses on a moderately complex mystery that takes an unexpected turn. Somewhat more action/motion-driven as opposed to a strong focus on further character development and lighter than normal on the depth of forensic medical detail, the story is still engaging, educational, and well-delivered by a narrator who, from her first line, immersed me back into the character of Tempe and t ...more