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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Bones to Ashes by Kathy Reichs

Delivering forensic revelations guaranteed to "chill to the bone"(Entertainment Weekly ), Kathy Reichs plunges Dr. Temperance Brennan into a shattering case from the past: her own past. As a child, she was told to forget about the missing girl. But some memories don't die....
The discovery of a skeleton in Acadia, Canada, reawakens a traumatic episode for forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan: Could the young girl's remains be those of Évangéline Landry, Tempe's friend who disappeared when Tempe was twelve? Exotic, free-spirited, and slightly older, Évangéline enlivened Tempe''s summer beach visits...then vanished amid whispers that she was "dangerous." Now, faced with bones scarred with inexplicable lesions, Tempe is consumed with solving a decades-old mystery -- while her lover, detective Andrew Ryan, urgently needs her attention on a wave of teenage abductions and murders. With both Ryan and her ex-husband making surprising future plans, Tempe may soon find that her world has painfully and irrevocably changed once again.
                                                                                                                      -Chapters Canada

Let me start out by saying that it was hard to give a rating to this book. Pretty much all of the other Kathy Reichs books that I have reviewed fall under the 4 rating category. This book was different though. I was really really good, and contained siginificantly interesting character development for Tempe, which leans me towards a 4½, but then, as dynamic as the development was, it also was something that I wasn't too happy with, warranting a 3½, ergo, the rating remains at at solid 4.

So having said that, you already get an idea about the book, obviously there was an amazing case to be solved, and, as always, Tempe gets personally involved in one way or another, always putting her safety (and the safety of someone she cares about) in jeopardy. Which quite frankly I never get sick of! The books obviously share similarities and always take on the same themes, but Reichs does so in a way that is refreshing, and has kept me hooked into book 10!

I mentioned that there is a lot of new character development, which really intensified emotions for me. I mean, these books never cease to tickle one's emotions, with such heavy themes of violent murders and often depressing content. But in this case, we really saw Tempe show immense sadness and loss, and I really felt it with her and for her. And, as always, I am ripping and ready to get into the next book.

Too bad I'm taking a hiatus from Tempe-for now--Cheers and Enjoy♥

1 comment:

  1. I would love to read the book but were I live there is no shop seling it.


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