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Kathy Reichs - Author

About the Author

Kathy Reichs is forensic anthropologist at the Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale for the province of Quebec. She is one of seventy-five anthropologists certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology. Dr Reichs serves as Vice President of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and is a member of the National Police Advisory Council (RCMP/GRC) in Canada. A professor of anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, she 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 at criminal trials.

 

Fellow novelist KERRY REICHS on KATHY REICHS

When speaking of writers that have most influenced me, it’s safe to begin at the beginning. My mother Kathy Reichs has written eleven London Times best selling books and fostered the television drama Bones.  I am incredibly proud of her talents, and her pride in mine has sweetened my success. My defection from Lawyer Camp (my father and brother are lawyers) to Writer Camp was heralded with joyous open arms by my mother, and the best part is enjoying it together.  We don’t agree on everything, and we write about vastly different subject materials.  But some day I may just cave in to her pestering that I “put a dead body” in one of my books so we can write something together!  If you haven’t already, try her latest book, Devil Bones.

 

Maxim Jakubowski's view on TEMPERANCE BRENNAN...

Created by Kathy Reichs, Tempe Brennan is a forensic anthropologist who shares her time between North Carolina and Montreal, and has now appeared in almost ten novels where her medical examinations of bones and other sinister discoveries always send her on a trail of murder, peril and grief. Her latest outing is in 206 BONES.

 

Temperance Brennan series:
1. Deja Dead
2. Death Du Jour
3. Deadly Decisions
4. Fatal Voyage
5. Grave Secrets
6. Bare Bones
7. Monday Mourning
8. Cross Bones
9. Break No Bones
10. Bones to Ashes
11. Devil Bones
12. 206 Bones

13. Mortal Remains

14. Flash and Bones

15. Bones are Forever

 

See below where Kathy Reichs, bestselling author and forensic anthropologist, discusses how forensics have influenced her career. This was filmed at London's Barts Pathology Museum.

 

Featured books by Kathy Reichs

Speaking in Bones

Speaking in Bones

Author: Kathy Reichs Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/07/2016

This is the compelling new Dr Temperance Brennan novel from the world-class forensic anthropologist and Number 1 bestselling author Kathy Reichs... As the words of a terrified young woman echo round her office from an audio recorder found near where the bones were discovered, something about the story won't let Tempe go.

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Bones Never Lie

Bones Never Lie

Author: Kathy Reichs Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/05/2015

This is the gripping new Temperance Brennan novel from the world-class forensic anthropologist and Number 1 bestselling author Kathy Reichs. Tempe is faced with the horrifying possibility that the killer who got away in Monday Mourning is back...For a decade, Temperance Brennan has been haunted by the one who got away. The killer of young women. The monster. And the one who has now come back. Feeding on fear, grief and rage. Killing again. Killing girls. Getting closer. Coming for Tempe.

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Bones Never Lie (Temperance Brennan 17)

Bones Never Lie (Temperance Brennan 17)

Author: Kathy Reichs Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/09/2014

This is the gripping new Temperance Brennan novel from the world-class forensic anthropologist and Number 1 bestselling author Kathy Reichs. Tempe is faced with the horrifying possibility that the killer who got away in Monday Mourning is back...For a decade, Temperance Brennan has been haunted by the one who got away. The killer of young women. The monster. And the one who has now come back. Feeding on fear, grief and rage. Killing again. Killing girls. Getting closer. Coming for Tempe.

Exposure

Exposure

Author: Kathy Reichs Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/09/2014

Tory Brennan - great niece of Dr Temperance Brennan - and the Virals return for their most terrifying adventure yet. Morris Island has barely had a chance to return to normality after the high profile trial of the Gamemaster, when two local students seem to vanish into thin air. Tory Brennan and the Virals pack move quickly in their attempts to discover what has happened to their twin classmates. But the pack's canine powers are growing wilder, and it is becoming ever harder to conceal the secret which protects them. When Tory and her friends find evidence of blood in the students' basement, they realise that the disappearance is no game. But in order to save the twins, the Virals must risk the exposure of their powers, and in doing so put even their own lives in terrible danger.

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Bones of the Lost (Temperance Brennan 16)

Bones of the Lost (Temperance Brennan 16)

Author: Kathy Reichs Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/07/2014

This is the gripping new Temperance Brennan novel from the world-class forensic anthropologist and Number 1 bestselling author Kathy Reichs. The body of a teenage girl is discovered along a desolate highway on the outskirts of Charlotte. Inside her purse is the ID card of a local businessman who died in a fire months earlier. Who was the girl? And was she murdered? Dr Temperance Brennan, Forensic Anthropologist, must find the answers. She soon learns that a Gulf War veteran stands accused of smuggling artefacts into the country. Could there be a connection between the two cases? Convinced that the girl's death was no accident, Tempe soon finds herself at the centre of a conspiracy that extends from South America to Afghanistan. But to find justice for the dead, she must be more courageous - and take more extreme action - than ever before.

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Exposure

Exposure

Author: Kathy Reichs Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/04/2014

Tory Brennan - great niece of Dr Temperance Brennan - and the Virals return for their most terrifying adventure yet. Morris Island has barely had a chance to return to normality after the high profile trial of the Gamemaster, when two local students seem to vanish into thin air. Tory Brennan and the Virals pack move quickly in their attempts to discover what has happened to their twin classmates. But the pack's canine powers are growing wilder, and it is becoming ever harder to conceal the secret which protects them. When Tory and her friends find evidence of blood in the students' basement, they realise that the disappearance is no game. But in order to save the twins, the Virals must risk the exposure of their powers, and in doing so put even their own lives in terrible danger.

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Code

Code

Author: Kathy Reichs Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/10/2013

Tory Brennan - great niece of Dr Temperance Brennan - and the Virals return for their most terrifying adventure yet. Life appears peaceful on Loggerhead Island - rescued from financial disaster, the research institute is flourishing once more. But the tranquility is quickly shattered when Tory Brennan and her technophile gang discover a mysterious box buried in the ground. A seemingly innocent treasure hunt soon turns into a nightmarish game of puzzles, as it becomes clear that one false move will lead to terrible, explosive consequences. The clock is ticking. Can Tory and the Virals crack the code in time to save the city - and their own lives?

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Bones are Forever

Bones are Forever

Author: Kathy Reichs Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/08/2013

A newborn baby is found wedged in a vanity cabinet in a rundown apartment near Montreal. Dr Temperance Brennan, forensic anthropologist to the province of Quebec, is brought in to investigate. While there, she discovers the mummified remains of two more babies within the same room. Shocked and distressed, Tempe must use all her skills and inner strength to focus on the facts. But when the autopsies reveal that the children died of unnatural causes, the hunt for the mother - a young woman with a seedy past and at least three aliases - is on. The trail leads Tempe to Yellowknife, a cold, desolate diamond-mining town on the edge of the Arctic Circle, where her quest for the truth only throws up more questions, more secrets, and more dead bodies. Taking risks and working alone, Tempe refuses to give up until she has discovered why the babies died. But in such a hostile environment, can she avoid being the next victim?

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Virals

Virals

Author: Kathy Reichs Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/05/2011

With a fascination for dead bodies Tory Brennan, nephew to acclaimed forensic anthropologist, Tempe Brennan, she finds the remains of a girl who has been missing for over thirty years. With the cold-case murder suddenly hot and when they rescue a sick dog from a laboratory on the same island, it becomes evident that somehow the two events are linked. On the run from forces they don't understand, they have only each other to fall back on. Until they succumb to a mysterious infection that heightens their senses and hones their instincts to impossible levels. Their illness seems to have changed their very biology - and suddenly it's clear that the island is home to something well beyond their comprehension. It's a secret that has driven men to kill once. And will drive them to kill again...

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Other books by Kathy Reichs

Trace Evidence A Virals Short Story Collection

Trace Evidence A Virals Short Story Collection

Author: Kathy Reichs Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/07/2019

Kathy Reichs' Virals series has been an enormous hit with Young adult and adult readers alike. In this collection of short stories, Kathy ties up all the loose ends in Tory's world Fans of the Virals series will be thrilled with this companion volume that includes three short stories originally published as digital short stories as well as an all-new, never-before-seen Virals adventure! Shift, Swipe, Shock and the new story Spike give further glimpses of the Virals' world as they work with Tory's famous great aunt, Temperance Brennan, to solve more mysteries, take a look at where it all started before they became Virals, and get to the bottom of an attempted sabatoge at Kit and Whitney's wedding.

Faking a Murderer

Faking a Murderer

Author: Kathy Reichs, Lee Child Format: eBook Release Date: 06/07/2018

An original short story from iconic thriller collection Match Up, featuring international bestsellers Lee Child and Kathy Reichs and their popular series characters Jack Reacher and Temperance Brannan.When speaking at a conference in Washington D. C., the last thing forensic expert Dr Temperance Brannan expects is to become a suspect in a murder investigation. When ex-military nomad Jack Reacher hears of Brannan's predicament he comes to her aid. This unstoppable pair team up for the time ever to clear Brannan's name and find the real killer.For more exciting short story pairings, don't miss all eleven short stories in Match Up!

Two Nights

Two Nights

Author: Kathy Reichs Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/01/2018

Meet Sunday Night, a woman with physical and psychological scars, and a killer instinct ... Sunnie has spent years running from her past, burying secrets and building a life in which she needs no one and feels nothing. But a girl has gone missing, lost in the chaos of a bomb explosion, and the family needs Sunnie's help. Is the girl dead? Did someone take her? If she is out there, why doesn't she want to be found? It's time for Sunnie to face her own demons - because they might just lead her to the truth about what really happened all those years ago. With Kathy Reichs, the reader knows that they are in the hands of an expert. As a forensic anthropologist, 1 of only 82 forensic anthropologists ever certified by the American Board, Reichs' real-life expertise has given her novels an authenticity that most other crime novelists would kill for. From teaching FBI agents how to detect and recover human remains, to separating and identifying commingled body parts in her lab, no one is better qualified to write about what it's really like to catch the killer and solve the crime.

Two Nights

Two Nights

Author: Kathy Reichs Format: eBook Release Date: 11/07/2017

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER *; A standalone thriller featuring a ';tough-talking, scarred heroine'* from the author of the Temperance Brennan series, the basis for the hit TV show Bones. Meet Sunday Night, a woman with physical and psychological scars, and a killer instinct. . . .Sunnie has spent years running from her past, burying secrets and building a life in which she needs no one and feels nothing.But a girl has gone missing, lost in the chaos of a bomb explosion, and the family needs Sunnie's help.Is the girl dead?Did someone take her?If she is out there, why doesn't she want to be found?It's time for Sunnie to face her own demonsbecause they just might lead her to the truth about what really happened all those years ago.*Publishers WeeklyPraise forTwo Nights';Reichs' newest heroine, the polar opposite of cerebral Temperance Brennan, is fueled by a well-nigh uncontrollable rage in her thrilling, violent search for a missing girl so much like herself.'Kirkus Reviews';Brennan fans should appreciate Sunday [Night] . . . the star of this fast-paced series launch from bestseller Reichs. [The finale] seems designed for the big screen.'Publishers Weekly';The writing is crisp and vivid. . . . The story is cleverly plotted. . . . Reichs' legion of fans should be encouraged to check out this one.'Booklist Praise for Kathy Reichs ';I love Kathy Reichsalways scary, always suspenseful, and I always learn something.'Lee Child ';Kathy Reichs continues to be one of the most distinctive and talented writers in the genre. Her legion of readers worldwide will agree with me when I declare that the more books she writes, the more enthusiastic fans she'll garner.'Sandra Brown ';Nobody does forensics thrillers like Kathy Reichs. She's the real deal.'David Baldacci ';Kathy Reichs writes smartno, make that brilliantmysteries.'James Patterson ';Reichs, a forensic anthropologist, makes her crime novels intriguingly realistic.'Entertainment Weekly

The Bone Collection Four Novellas

The Bone Collection Four Novellas

Author: Kathy Reichs Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/03/2017

A collection of chilling tales featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan - including the untold story of her first case. No matter where she goes, Tempe's cases make for the most gripping reading. Dr Temperance Brennan thought she'd seen it all until she came across Bones in Her Pocket in the foothills of North Carolina. Down in the Everglades Tempe investigates Swamp Bones- - a grisly discovery in the stomach of an eighteen-foot Burmese python. In the heights of Mount Everest a frozen corpse means Bones On Ice. And First Bones gets under Tempe's skin with the untold story of her first case and her decision to become a forensic anthropologist.

The Bone Collection Four Novellas

The Bone Collection Four Novellas

Author: Kathy Reichs Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/11/2016

A collection of chilling tales featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan - including the untold story of her first case. The No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author Kathy Reichs is renowned for suspense and fascinating forensic detail. Now she brings that same artistry to her first volume of collected short stories. In First Bones, a prequel to Reichs's very first novel, Deja Dead, she at last reveals how Tempe became a forensic anthropologist. In this never-before-published story, Tempe recalls the case that lured her from a promising career in academia into the grim but addictive world of criminal investigation. Three more stories take Tempe from the low country of the Florida Everglades, where she makes a grisly discovery in the stomach of an eighteen-foot Burmese python, to the heights of Mount Everest, where a frozen corpse is unearthed. No matter where she goes, Tempe's cases make for the most gripping reading. .

Speaking in Bones

Speaking in Bones

Author: Kathy Reichs Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/07/2016

This is the compelling new Dr Temperance Brennan novel from the world-class forensic anthropologist and Number 1 bestselling author Kathy Reichs... As the words of a terrified young woman echo round her office from an audio recorder found near where the bones were discovered, something about the story won't let Tempe go.

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Swamp Bones: A Temperance Brennan Short Story

Swamp Bones: A Temperance Brennan Short Story

Author: Kathy Reichs Format: eBook Release Date: 24/03/2016

A new, exclusive straight-to-digital Temperance Brennan short story from Kathy Reichs, world leading forensic anthropologist and No.1 bestselling author of Deja Dead, Bones Are Forever and Bones of the Lost.Forensic anthropologist Dr Temperance Brennan has just arrived in Florida's Everglades for a much-needed break when she is unwittingly thrown into the middle of a deadly case with its roots in the darkest depths of the swamp. Swamp Bones also gives readers the first chance to read the opening chapters of Kathy's highly anticipated new Temperance Brennan novel, Bones Never Lie, out in September.

Spike

Spike

Author: Kathy Reichs, Brendan Reichs Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2016

The pack is back on the prowl in thisVirals adventure set after the events ofTerminal. Tory and the Virals have untangled the most twisted mysteries and proven no crime is too complex for them to solvenow they just need to make it through Kit and Whitney's wedding day. As the daughter of the groom and maid-of-honor it's up to Tory to make sure everything goes off without a hitch. She expected to resolve last-minute wardrobe emergencies or venue issues but wherever the Virals go nefarious adversaries follow. Tory and her friends will need to stop a clever saboteur dead set on ruining the big day, whatever the cost. Featuring Tory's famous great-aunt Temperance Brennan, this exciting story shows the lengths the pack will go to when their loved ones' lives are on the line.

Terminal (Virals 5)

Terminal (Virals 5)

Author: Kathy Reichs Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/10/2015

A terrifying new adventure for Tory Brennan - great niece of Dr Temperance Brennan - and the Virals as they come face to face with their greatest enemy. Tory Brennan and the Virals pack are forced to confront the existence of a rival pack - The Trinity - who want them off the scene - declaring war by engraving `One Territory. One Pack' on a local landmark. What's more this pack's powers seem stronger and their eyes glow red rather than golden when they flare. Chance Claybourne, who now owns his father's pharmaceutical company, shares The Trinity's powers - he accidentally infected himself and his ex-lab tech Will Speckman. Chance claims he's on the Virals' side but can they trust him? And if Speckman is one of The Trinity, who are the other two? As the tension mounts between the two packs an even greater threat looms. Covert government agents are closing in on them, determined to find out exactly how their powers work, to experiment on them. Have The Trinity pack given them Virals to save themselves? Or are both packs at risk?

Bones on Ice: A Novella

Bones on Ice: A Novella

Author: Kathy Reichs Format: eBook Release Date: 04/08/2015

Featuring a preview of the highly anticipated new thriller Speaking in Bones, this eBook original novella showcases #1 New York Times bestselling author Kathy Reichs at the peak of her powers. In Bones on Ice, forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan gets wrapped up in the ultimate cold case: a death on Mount Everest. It is called the ';death zone': the point on Everest, nearly five miles high, above which a climber cannot be rescued. More than 250 souls have lost their lives there. Most of the bodies remain, abandoned, frozen in place. When an earthquake leads to a miraculous recovery, Dr. Temperance Brennan is hired to identify the frozen mummified human corpse. The victim is the daughter of a wealthy Charlotte couple who never got the chance to say goodbye. But far from offering solace and closure, Tempe's findings only provoke more questions. What happened on Mount Everest? Was the young woman's death an accident? Why aren't the other climbers talking? And how far will those hiding the truth go to make sure the past stays buried? Praise for Kathy Reichs and the Temperance Brennan series ';A genius at building suspense.'New York Daily News ';Kathy Reichs writes smartno, make that brilliantmysteries that are as realistic as nonfiction and as fast-paced as the best thrillers about Jack Reacher, or Alex Cross.'James Patterson ';Reichs, a forensic anthropologist, makes her crime novels intriguingly realistic.'Entertainment Weekly ';One of the most distinctive and talented writers in the genre.'Sandra Brown ';Every minute in the morgue with Tempe is golden.'The New York Times Book Review ';Each book in Kathy Reichs's fantastic Temperance Brennan series is better than the last.'Lisa Scottoline ';Reichs always delivers a pulse-pounding story.'Publishers Weekly ';I love Kathy Reichsalways scary, always suspenseful, and I always learn something.'Lee ChildFrom the eBook edition.

Speaking in Bones

Speaking in Bones

Author: Kathy Reichs Format: eBook Release Date: 30/07/2015

The compelling new Dr Temperance Brennan novel from the world-class forensic anthropologist and Number 1 bestselling author Kathy Reichs.When forensic anthropologist Dr Tempe Brennan is approached by amateur detective Hazel 'Lucky' Strike, at first she is inclined to dismiss the woman's claims that she's matched a previously unidentified set of remains with a name. But as the words of a terrified young woman echo round her office from an audio recorder found near where the bones were discovered, something about the story won't let Tempe go. As Tempe investigates further she finds herself involved in a case more complicated and horrifying than she could ever have imagined.

Speaking in Bones

Speaking in Bones

Author: Kathy Reichs Format: eBook Release Date: 21/07/2015

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERNo one speaks the language of suspense more brilliantly than Kathy Reichs, author of the acclaimed Temperance Brennan series. In Speaking in Bones, the forensic anthropologist finds herself drawn into a world of dark secrets and dangerous beliefs, where good and evil blur. Professionally, Temperance Brennan knows exactly what to dotest, analyze, identify. Her personal life is another story. She's at a loss, wondering how to answer police detective Andrew Ryan's marriage proposal. But the matter of matrimony takes a backseat when murder rears its head. Hazel ';Lucky' Strikea strident amateur detective who mines the Internet for cold casescomes to Brennan with a tape recording of an unknown girl being held prisoner and terrorized. Strike is convinced the voice is that of eighteen-year-old Cora Teague, who went missing more than three years earlier. Strike is also certain that the teenager's remains are gathering dust in Temperance Brennan's lab. Brennan has doubts about working with a self-styled websleuth. But when the evidence seems to add up, Brennan's next stop is the treacherous backwoods where the chilling recording (and maybe Cora Teague's bones) were discovered. Her forensic field trip only turns up more disturbing questionsalong with gruesome proof of more untimely deaths. While local legends of eerie nocturnal phenomena and sinister satanic cults abound, it's a zealous and secretive religious sect that has Brennan spooked and struggling to separate the saints from the sinners. But there's nothing, including fire and brimstone, that can distract her from digging up the truth and taking down a killereven as Brennan finds herself in a place where angels fear to tread, devils demand their due, and she may be damned no matter what.Praise for Speaking in Bones ';Speaking in Bones keeps the suspense high.'Associated Press ';Temperance's forensic sleuthing uncovers many secrets, along with a blockbuster psychological surprise.'The Huffington PostFrom the Hardcover edition.

Bones on Ice: A Novella

Bones on Ice: A Novella

Author: Kathy Reichs Format: eBook Release Date: 30/06/2015

Featuring a preview of the highly anticipated new thriller Speaking in Bones, this eBook original novella showcases #1 New York Times bestselling author Kathy Reichs at the peak of her powers. In Bones on Ice, forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan gets wrapped up in the ultimate cold case: a death on Mount Everest. It is called the ';death zone': the point on Everest, nearly five miles high, above which a climber cannot be rescued. More than 250 souls have lost their lives there. Most of the bodies remain, abandoned, frozen in place. When an earthquake leads to a miraculous recovery, Dr. Temperance Brennan is hired to identify the frozen mummified human corpse. The victim is the daughter of a wealthy Charlotte couple who never got the chance to say goodbye. But far from offering solace and closure, Tempe's findings only provoke more questions. What happened on Mount Everest? Was the young woman's death an accident? Why aren't the other climbers talking? And how far will those hiding the truth go to make sure the past stays buried? Praise for Kathy Reichs and the Temperance Brennan series ';A genius at building suspense.'New York Daily News ';Kathy Reichs writes smartno, make that brilliantmysteries that are as realistic as nonfiction and as fast-paced as the best thrillers about Jack Reacher, or Alex Cross.'James Patterson ';Reichs, a forensic anthropologist, makes her crime novels intriguingly realistic.'Entertainment Weekly ';One of the most distinctive and talented writers in the genre.'Sandra Brown ';Every minute in the morgue with Tempe is golden.'The New York Times Book Review ';Each book in Kathy Reichs's fantastic Temperance Brennan series is better than the last.'Lisa Scottoline ';Reichs always delivers a pulse-pounding story.'Publishers Weekly ';I love Kathy Reichsalways scary, always suspenseful, and I always learn something.'Lee Child

Bones on Ice

Bones on Ice

Author: Kathy Reichs Format: eBook Release Date: 30/06/2015

A new, exclusive straight-to-digital Temperance Brennan short story from Kathy Reichs, world leading forensic anthropologist and No.1 bestselling author of D j Dead, Bones of the Lost and Bones Never Lie. The daughter of a wealthy and influential Charleston family has been missing on Mt Everest for three years. Presumed dead, her remains had been irretrievable until an earthquake caused her body to move down the mountain. The family want only one person to identify her remains: Tempe Brennan.Though reluctant to take the case, Tempe soon realises that the girl did not die of natural causes. It seems the victim was murdered and all her fellow climbers fall under suspicion. But which one is the killer? And if Tempe gets too close to the truth, will they kill again?Also gives readers the first chance to read the opening chapters of Kathy s highly anticipated new Temperance Brennan novel, Speaking in Bones, out in July.

Bones Never Lie

Bones Never Lie

Author: Kathy Reichs Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/05/2015

This is the gripping new Temperance Brennan novel from the world-class forensic anthropologist and Number 1 bestselling author Kathy Reichs. Tempe is faced with the horrifying possibility that the killer who got away in Monday Mourning is back...For a decade, Temperance Brennan has been haunted by the one who got away. The killer of young women. The monster. And the one who has now come back. Feeding on fear, grief and rage. Killing again. Killing girls. Getting closer. Coming for Tempe.

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