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Cold, Cold Bones By Kathy Reichs
About The Book
Winter has come to North Carolina and, with it, a drop in crime. Freed from a heavy work schedule, Tempe Brennan is content to dote on her daughter Katy, finally returned to civilian life from the army. But when mother and daughter meet at Tempe’s place one night, they find a box on the back porch. Inside: a very fresh human eyeball.
GPS coordinates etched into the eyeball lead to a Benedictine monastery where an equally macabre discovery awaits. Soon after, Tempe examines a mummified corpse in a state park, and her anxiety deepens.
There seems to be no pattern to the subsequent killings uncovered, except that each mimics in some way a homicide that a younger Tempe had been called in to analyze. Who or what is targeting her, and why?
Helping Tempe search for answers is detective Erskine “Skinny” Slidell, retired but still volunteering with the CMPD cold case unit—and still displaying his gallows humor. Also pulled into the mystery: Andrew Ryan, Tempe’s Montreal-based beau, now working as a private detective.
Could this elaborately staged skein of mayhem be the prelude to a twist that is even more shocking? Tempe is at a loss to establish the motive for what is going on…and then her daughter disappears.
Who doesn’t know the famous forensic anthropologist “Temperance Brennan”?
I think she is one of those characters that have haters and lovers at the same time, it’s impossible to be neutral with her, and let me say that I love her as a book character but I don’t like the tv series! And, of course, the books are much, much better!
This book is intriguing, hunting and dark; because this will not be an easy case, it will become too personal for Brennan, when she thinks that maybe her daughter’s life could be at risk.
The story starts with an eye sent in a box at Brennan’s house; she is a little bit worried about it, but her main interest is the health of her daughter that she has just returned from the military and is not 100% herself. I think this is one of the most personal books I’ve read from Brennan, we see how worried she is with the case but her concentration is biased with her daughter, without knowing where she is or if she is alive. Also, the cold weather and the different cases she is trying to investigate makes it more difficult to discover the truth.
This is a story that will freeze your bones from the beginning. But I have to say that there are a few characters to follow up; this is the 21st book of Temperance Brennan, so there’s a little bit of background, but you can read it as standalone.
As always, reading a Temperance Brennan book is addictive and keeps you awake all night till the end. But that’s what a good book does, am I right?
Are you ready for “Cold, Cold Bones”?
About The Author
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 professor of anthropology at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Dr. Reichs is a native of Chicago, where she received her Ph.D. at Northwestern. She now divides her time between Charlotte and Montreal and is a frequent expert witness in criminal trials.