It's a summer of record-breaking heat in Charlotte, North Carolina and Dr Temperance Brennan is looking forward to her first vacation in years. She's almost out the door when the bones start appearing. First there's the newborn skeleton found in a wood stove. Who put the baby there? The mother,... show more
It's a summer of record-breaking heat in Charlotte, North Carolina and Dr Temperance Brennan is looking forward to her first vacation in years. She's almost out the door when the bones start appearing. First there's the newborn skeleton found in a wood stove. Who put the baby there? The mother, hardly more than a child herself, has disappeared. Next, a small plane flies into a rock face on a sunny afternoon. Both pilot and passenger are burned beyond recognition, their bodies covered with a strange black substance. What could it be? What sinister mission might the two have been on? Most puzzling is a cache of bones unearthed in a remote corner of the county. Some animal, some human, the bones are enough to keep Tempe busy for a long time. All the pieces of the mystery seem to lead back to an isolated farm. But what happened there and who will be the next victim? Tempe must find the answers by teasing secrets from the bones - if only she can decipher them in time...A superb new thriller from the number one bestselling author of Grave Secrets.
Publish date: July 3rd 2003
Publisher: William Heinemann
Pages no: 361
Edition language: English
Series: Temperance Brennan (#6)
Just...meh. Rambling, meandering and feels like it was twice as long as it should have been. It was good, but just barely good. Not bad, but not great. Just...okay.
Bones: some human, some animal and many of them from different bodies. An interesting story, inspired me to go back and read the stories, better review when I re-read and get more of the contextual stuff.
Temperance Brennan is back from Guatemala (Grave Secrets Novel) and planning her vacation which has to be put on hold because of a ‘bunch’ of bones turning up at different locations. First the remains of a new-born baby are discovered. Then bones are found in a wood and at a nearby farmhouse. Then w...
For those of you who may watch Bones, the Temperence Brennan series bears no resemblance to the show. That bothered me at first, but I eventually grew to love these characters and now I don’t associate the books with the show at all.Now for the real review. I love the style of the writing in these b...
Excellent story. Surprised I enjoyed it so much, and looking forward to picking up another Reichs book!