This is much written much better than her first book. It did not take me that long to be interested in it.
Though there are similarities between book 1 and 2...her best friend goes missing, and apartment is broken into, in the other, her sister goes missing, and again the apartment is broken into. I think she needs a better security system for her Canadian apartment.
This story starts in Canada with the death of 2 infants, and 4 adults. Then Brennan goes back to NC to finish teaching and takes a weekend off to spend with her daughter. She helps her daughter with an idea for a paper and has her friend help her by letting them visit an island that he has filled with monkeys. While on the island Brennan finds 2 bodies that were dumped there. Then there is a connection between the Canadian murders and NC.
Brennan meets Kathryn who is a member of a group that is not of the mainstream and she thinks there is a link between them and a professor that she knows back in Canada. A few more people die, Brennan starts to get involoved with Ryan (the Canandian detective with the blue eyes), a story unfolds how it all is intertwined with each other.
In the meantime, Brennan is trying to do some research on some bones that a church has asked her to verify that it was a nun that had done great work in helping during the small pox epidemic.
Overall, this book, like I stated above, kept my attention way better than the first book I had read. The characters in the book are way loosly fits of the tv show Bones. I have a feeling when I read the third book that I will like it even better if the writting continues to get better and better like it has.