Peggy Walker's Reviews > Devil Bones

Devil Bones by Kathy Reichs
Rate this book
Clear rating

F 50x66
's review
Feb 18, 2009

liked it
bookshelves: mystery, forensic, science
Recommended for: Fans of Kathy Reichs, CSI, forensic science .

I actually learned a lot that I either didn't know or had forgotten. This is Reich's 11th Temperance Brennan book, and she spends some time telling the reader who she is, what she does, where she works, a lot about Charlotte, NC as a setting, and where she is in her life. It was helpful, actually, since I have not read the whole series, and have read in random order.[return][return]Another reviewer pointed out that she tended to end every chapter with some version of "...what happened next was going to change everything". Very cliffhanger style. I don't remember that from previous books, and wonder if this comes from working on the TV show "Bones".[return][return]At any rate, this story touches on elements of santeria, voodoo, Wicca & satanism, although she doesn't really successfully involve the story in these elements, in my judgement. I found all of the forensic details interesting, but as usual, many of her characters remain sort of hazy.[return][return]I would recommend the book to other fans and people that enjoy reading forensic details. It's a faster read than many of her earlier books which are denser & darker.

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Devil Bones.
Sign In »

Reading Progress

February 18, 2009 – Shelved
February 18, 2009 –
page 401
February 18, 2009 –
0.0% "I'm reading it on my eReader. Page numbers don't count."
Started Reading
February 22, 2009 – Finished Reading
February 4, 2013 – Shelved as: mystery
February 4, 2013 – Shelved as: science
February 4, 2013 – Shelved as: forensic

No comments have been added yet.