Bones to Ashes
Under the microscope, the outer bone surface is a moonscape of craters...'Preliminary diagnosis?'. 'Deformity of the bone. Maybe. Cortical destruction on a metacarpal. Maybe. Localised infection? Systemic disease process? Postmortem destruction, either purposeful or natural? A combination of the... show more
Under the microscope, the outer bone surface is a moonscape of craters...'Preliminary diagnosis?'. 'Deformity of the bone. Maybe. Cortical destruction on a metacarpal. Maybe. Localised infection? Systemic disease process? Postmortem destruction, either purposeful or natural? A combination of the above? I don't have a diagnosis...'. The skeleton is that of a young girl, no more than fourteen years old - and forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan is struggling to keep her emotions in check. Coroner Yves Bradette is being evasive, insisting the bones are ancient and of no interest. But it doesn't quite add up, and a frustrated Tempe is convinced that Bradette is hiding something...It's not Tempe's case; she's overwhelmed with more urgent work in the lab...But the nagging in her subconscious won't let up. A memory triggered, deep in her hindbrain - the disappearance of a childhood friend; no warning, no explanation...Working on instinct, Tempe takes matters into her own hands. But she couldn't have predicted where this case would lead, or the horrors it would eventually uncover...Can Tempe maintain a professional distance as the past catches up with her in this, her most deeply personal case yet?
Publish date: August 28th 2007
Pages no: 310
Edition language: English
, Adult Fiction
, Mystery Thriller
, Murder Mystery
Series: Temperance Brennan (#10)
Another in a lengthy string of worth reading forensic anthropology novels by the author who is the force behind the TV show, Bones. I tried watching the TV show when it first came out. Trust me, the books are better.This installment of the Tempe Brennan novels is a pretty darn good read. Ms Reich...
This was a pleasant read, but not the best mystery. There was no urgency. Nothing to keep me reading. I continued because I'd started it. It was the first Temperance Brennan book I'd read -- after watching the show "Bones" for years. I enjoyed this Brennan, very different from the tv show, but I nee...
This book was fairly disappointing. I find that even though I love to read book series, eventually they all start to fall apart. In this latest novel about Temperance Brennan, I found that the developments in her romantic relationships were thrown in for shock factor more than anything else. It was...
An interesting book by Reichs..not my favorite of hers, but up there. After the last one in the series, though, this seemed like a nice break from really heavy reading.
This was a really well-written mystery that kept me entertained on the 10 hour drive home this weekend. Listened to the audio version - the actress who reads this novel does a fantastic job. Lots of exposure here to Acadian culture, somethign I knew little about, and the works of Longfellow.