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I’ve been following Kathy Reichs’ gripping forensic anthropologist novels featuring Temperance (Tempe) Brennan for many years now and always found her stories to be intelligent, clever and highly entertaining.
I’ve been following Kathy Reichs’ gripping forensic anthropologist novels featuring Temperance (Tempe) Brennan for many years now and always found her stories to be intelligent, clever and highly entertaining. A Conspiracy of Bones is the nineteenth in the series and sees Tempe returning with some physical and mental changes in her life, that has left her with some emotional and paranoia issues. This doesn’t stop her still being at the top of her game and is determined to find out who the faceless corpse is, that has been brought into the morgue and photos of him forwarded to her anonymously.
Although the subject matter of missing and murdered children is at times distressing, I did find the story very addictive and as is normal with Kathy’s books the attention to detail is second to none. I do have to admit to a lot of the technological detail going over my head but that’s just me, the author always ensures readers have the full details to her plots and premises and thus makes for very informative and interesting thrillers. I was particularly interested in all the conspiracy theories mentioned on the dark web, a lot of which I can say for myself, that I’ve considered to be questionable.
Personally, I would say you do need to have followed Tempe in some of the earlier novels to connect properly with this wonderful character, though you probably could easily read this book as a stand-alone too. Tempe Brennan is an outstanding character, sharp, witty, intelligent and a pleasure to read about and I hope she’s still helping to catch criminals for many more years to come.
Enjoyed this book - a new author for me, will now be hunting out more :-)
I had not come across Temperance Brennan novels by Kathy Reichs and I feel I have been missing out. It was gripping from start to finish. A torso turns up and Temperance fights against the odds to identify it. I would imagine that there is a theme about Temperance Brennan's life that must run through the books, so now I intend to go back and read the earlier ones. Thank you for introducing me to a new author.