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Bones to Ashes by Kathy Reichs
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Oct 26, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: crime-mystery, 2011
Read in October, 2011

I do like the series as a whole and Tempe as a character, but this book was a disappointment.

It seems that when Reichs chooses an issue she wants to write about, she will write about even if there isn't enough plot for a whole novel. I think this might have been better as a short story: the main plot would've been tighter and the unrelevant side "plots" would've been absent.

Or maybe a stricter editor would've helped. For one, maybe Tempe's never-ending questions would've been cut out. Readers can actually think, the author doesn't have to tell us what we should be asking. Also, when every chapter ends in a dramatic cliffhanger, it loses it's effectiveness in about three chapters.

Still, this was entertaining enough a read and I know I'll read the next Tempe book, too. I wasn't too bored and at no point did I want to throw the book against a wall.

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