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Tajne grobnica (Temperance Brennan #5)

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Temperance Brennan, montrealska forenzička an-tropologinja, doći će u Gvatemalu slijedeći tragove ljudi bačenih u masovnu grobnicu. Ali dok kopa po jami smrti, Temperance shvaća da taj zločin na neki način još traje i da zakapanjem te grobnice on nije završen. Forenzičarka će shvatiti da sadašnjost priprema nastavak užasa. A onda će biti napadnuti i njezini kolege dok će č ...more
Paperback, 317 pages
Published 2008 by Mozaik knjiga, Zagreb (first published July 9th 2002)
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Apr 24, 2008 Gina rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, thriller
Um...what the hell happened? This is most definitely not one of Reichs' better books. I found this one lacking, almost to the extreme. By the end of the book it was like "And I read this because?". It lacked the suspense, action and mystery that I got used to in the four previous novels. Even though the little sub-plots were tied in at the end, there were too many of them and the book became confusing, turning to almost obnoxious. The only thing that had me jumping for the next novel in the seri ...more
Dec 04, 2008 Catten rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kathy Reichs's novel Grave Secrets opens with this dedication:

For the innocents:


New York, New York
Arlington, Virginia
Shanksville, Pennsylvania
September 11, 2001

I have touched their bones. I mourn for them.

For those not yet familiar with this ambitious author, Reichs, like the character in her books, Tempe Brennan, is a forensic anthropologist for the North Carolina medical examiner. She also works for the Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légals in Quebec, and
Mar 01, 2016 Donna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime-mystery
This book is only the 2nd novel I've read by this author. She seems to hover around the 2 - 3 star range for me.

I liked the beginning of this book. It sounded interesting. But then it went up in flames. That was so disappointing because I thought this had some great potential. The story line became so unreal without anything to back it up.

I did like the MC though and I liked that this book didn't delve too much into the ugly details about her job. I loved the way the author linked all the clues
Aug 01, 2016 Tanja rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review, read-2016
Das ursprüngliche Zuhause dieser Rezension ist der WortWelten-Blog:


Als Dr. Tempe Brennan, ihres Zeichens forensische Anthropologin in dem Brunnenschacht in einem kleinen abgelegenen Dort in Guatemala die ersten Knochenfragmente zu Tage fördert, ahnt sie noch nicht, welch Schrecken alsbald auf sie und ihr Team zukommen werden. Denn vier junge Frauen sind aus Guatemalas Hauptstadt verschwunden und ein alter Freund von Andrew Ryan bittet Tempe in dem
Rachel Lightwood

- Ryan. Ryan will always be the highlight of this series for me. He's funny and honest. He cares from Brennan but isn't pushy. His just a good friend and a bloody good detective.
- How the ending tied up everything so neatly but not too coincidently - if that makes sense. It was a plausible ending and I just loved that it made all the little clues finally make sense.
- Galiano. I resented him because of the love triangle angle but I actually really enjoyed his character. It was refreshing t
Jul 23, 2010 Jerry rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting, but not as solid as first four Tempe stories...

We eagerly dived into this fifth book about forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan, having thoroughly enjoyed the earlier four stories about her crime solving from a rather different perspective. From the study of bones, sometimes long buried skeletons, Tempe, as in real life does author Dr. Kathy Reichs, is usually able to determine age, race, and gender of the victim; often the means and manner of death; and sometimes even enough
Matt Schiariti
I found this one to be a little confusing at times. There's many characters involved for one thing and there are several plots running at the same time. Continent skipping really didn't help.

I have noticed that theme in some of the previous Tempe Brennan novels. No matter where mystery or work takes here, somehow it always ties back to Canada. Fatal Voyage bucked that trend, but this one goes right back to it. It's not that I mind her being based primarily in Canada even though she's a Carolina
Barbara ★
I didn't like this one as much as her other books. I just found it too be too technical and rather confusing with too many characters with similar sounding names (I listened to the audiobook). There were also too many subplots (red herrings I guess) but it just made it all the more difficult to follow. I also found all the Canadian tie-ins to be way too coincidental. Come on Ryan's best college bud now lives in Guatemala and just happens to be the lead on a case that Tempe Brennan is working. I ...more
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Audio book narrated by Katherine Borowitz

Forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan is in Guatemala working to excavate a decades-old mass grave and identify the bodies buried there, when she is asked to help local police with their investigation into the disappearance of four young women. Is there a serial killer on the loose? Why is the DA hampering the investigation? What is the Canadian ambassador’s wife hiding? Is the local detective truly interested in her – in a personal way – or is she imagin
Red Heaven
Apr 20, 2013 Red Heaven rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Five books into this series, my pet peeve is the astounding coincidences that crop up so implausibly in virtually every book. I suppose the same could be said here where, even though Tempe is in Guatemala, the case just happens to bring in the Canadian ambassador, and therefore Ryan. I am getting a little tired of Ryan and his constant smoking and forced insertion into stories where, if anything, he should be in the background. Also for my money, five books in and still Tempe's acting "will she, ...more
Apr 27, 2013 Sebrina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Corrine Foulger
Nov 14, 2012 Corrine Foulger rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My Comments

I have always loved the books that have been produced by Kathy Reichs I think she is a very talented writer and her contributions to the television series 'Bones' are quite substantial. This book in particular I found really gripping, it didn't take me long to read at all. The true involvement of Brennan in the Guatemala government through her expertise is highly gripping. The idea that it isn't something that is generally done and all the red tape that she faces to get the evidence s
Jul 25, 2012 Katherine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another good mystery about Forensic Anthropologist, Temperance Brennen. The plot moves from a Guatemalan genocide grave to Montreal, Canada, and back again, with many side tracks and twists. I thoroughly enjoyed it, though I have to admit having a bit of difficulty in keeping characters straight some of the time. Generally I don't care for books that are in a series, and will never read series books back to back. However, this is one series I enjoy enough to read with little time between. The ch ...more
Feb 11, 2008 Lori rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
I had trouble with her novels before this one. I think mainly because I was comparing her to Patricia Cornwell, and she just wasn't measuring up (in my mind). Then, I was desperate for a book to read on the bus, and this one was on the bookshelf, so I grabbed it and am happy to report, enjoyed it immensely. I have read all the books following this one and have enjoyed them all as well. (It might have something to do with the TV series BONES, which isn't anything like the books (except for the ma ...more
Tam (Mystereity Reviews)
Having read the first 4 books in this series, I've already consigned myself of two things; 1 - Brennen will become involved in a case that outside of her purview and 2 - she will have a TSTL moment at the end and that a handsome guy will trot in to save the day.

So, putting those 2 things aside, this plot was interesting but somewhat convoluted. I admit that I had no idea how all the plot lines were going to come together, but they did mesh well. The pacing was good, fast enough to keep you turni
Edwina Hall Callan
Not an edge of your seat thriller, more a slow unfolding of many layers.
Mar 11, 2014 LookPla rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ซือเรืองนีมาเพราะชอบดูซีรียสเรือง Bone
ทีมีนางเอก คือ ดร.เทมเพอรแรนส เบรนแนน
นักมนุษยวิทยา ทีมารวมสืบคดีจากโครงกระดูก
แถมมีคูหูทีกลายเปนสามีในภายหลัง บูท
แตพอเปิดอานกลับรูสึกเหมือนเปนคนละเรือง นางเอกคนละคนเลยแฮะ
แตนิสัยใจคอ และการทำงานจริงๆ กตางกันนะ
ในเวอรชันนิยายเบรนแนนดูเปนคนปกติ มีหัวใจ มีความรูสึก
แตถามวาสนุกมัย กยังสนุกนะ ในสวนของเนือเรือง
สองเหตุการณ สองคดี โครงกระดูจากหมูบานชูปังยา กับในบอเกระ
Hali Sowle
In a change of venue we see Tempe down in Guatemala helping out for a month to decipher the bones from a mass killing of woman and children by a group of soldiers during 1982. She finds older bones, younger bones and most heartbreakingly bones of infants, all murdered by the soldiers and dumped into a well. Her work will help bring closure to the people of these villages and maybe some peace. But there is trouble - two of her collegues is brutally gunned down on their way to the dig site as Bren ...more
Welcome back readers to another episode of Forensic Science, I mean C.S.I., no, I mean Cold Case Files... Finding myself becoming confused, disoriented, and possibly schitzophrenic, I begin to chant "Oh, it's this kind of book."

The plot is intriguing and intelligently thought out. Oh, if it could have only stopped there, we would of had a grand ole' time. The subplots were so abrupt and interwoven so carelessly, you have to keep checking back to make sure your reading the right book. The subplo
May 17, 2011 Annette rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, audible
This review applies to the audible version.

A harrowing excavation unearths a chilling tragedy never laid to rest.

They are “the disappeared,” twenty-three massacre victims buried in a well in the Guatemalan village of Chupan Ya two decades ago. Leading a team of experts on a meticulous, heartbreaking dig, Tempe Brennan pieces together the violence of the past. But a fresh wave of terror begins when the horrific sounds of a fatal attack on two colleagues come in on a blood-chilling satellite call.
Kristiana Alex
V pořadí již pátý román od Kathy Reichs s antropoložkou Temperance Brennan. Tentokrát převážně na půdě Guatemaly, kde se účastní vykopávek zmasakrovaných vesničanů a částečně v Kanadě. A nebyla by to Temperance, kdyby někomu pořádně nešlápla na kuří oko.

Tempe je s přáteli v Guatemale, kde se snaží identifikovat a vykopat ostatky vesničanů, kteří byli zmasakrováni během roku 1982. Převážně se jedná o ženy a děti, což je pro Tempe opravdu těžké, protože si dokáže představit tu hrůzu, kterou prožív
Jan 06, 2010 Chana rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Chana by: bookcrossing
Pretty good fast-reading mystery/thriller as long as you don't expect too much in the way of it really making sense. Kathy Reichs writes good scenes, it is the motives of the characters, all the "or maybe's" in the extensive explanations at the end of the book that made a good book into one that bordered on mediocrity. She tries to link the story to the massacres that occurred in Guatemala between 1962 and 1996 but what happens is that the murder mystery and the true history run concurrently in ...more
Stacey Gray
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Eleni Konstantine
I realized why I wasn't enjoying this installment of the series as much as i usually do - I had the abridged cd. I have read books with 5 CDs before so didn't think about it. Sigh. Now to track down the unabridged version.

Update (7 April) - listened to the unabridged version and it was definitely was better. It didn't feel as choppy. I did find the dry sense of humour really dry in this book. There's a love triangle in this one but Galeano is so much like Ryan that it really isn't.

The Guatemala
Sheila Myers
Apr 17, 2016 Sheila Myers rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
Although some of the plot twists had me slightly confused, I enjoyed the story.
Sep 21, 2016 Mila rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was my third Temperance Brennan book. I jumped 2 in order to see if there was any movement on the Ryan front. There wasn't much if at all, as the book ends with a cliffhanger there. But let's take things in order.

The positives:
- I really wanted to know what the mystery was, as it was jumbled and muddled and convoluted. Not necessarily in a bad way, because it kept me entertained throughout the night.
- Tempe doesn't really go very much into her TSTL mode - too stupid to live. She does some
George Miller
Apr 17, 2016 George Miller rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A True Thriller

Unlike other mysteries in this series the primary location this time is Guatemala. Previously, Brennan's work in Central America has been alluded to without giving details. This time, we join Brennan in the excavation of a burial site of murder victims from Guatemala's Civil War.

As usual, complications developed and Brennan is drawn into the investigation of a number of disappearances, possibly the work of a serial killer.

Officials in this corrupt country block her efforts at ide
Mar 19, 2016 Paul rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, crime
Tempe finds herself in Guatemala investigating a mass grave, and while she's there, the local police decide to avail themselves of her forensics expertise to investigate four missing girls and one dead body in a sewer.
The cast of characters is large and there's some historical elements included related to Guatemalan history.
Tempe bounces around Guatemala too much, helping the only honest detective in a sea of corruption, and figures out missing g
Jan 19, 2016 Olivermagnus rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In Kathy Reichs' fifth novel, the story takes us to a Guatemalan village, the site of a political massacre during that country's civil war. Although the bloody struggles that took the lives of thousands occurred from 1962 to 1996, an international team of forensic experts that includes Dr. Temperance Brennan has been asked to excavate a mass grave site, identify victims and determine how they died. Even though it's only a short-term assignment, Tempe is finding it to be one of the most depressin ...more
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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 ...more
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