In my continuing goal to read through my to be read pile, I visited an old friend – Temperance Brennan!
I’ve been a fan of Kathy Reichs for many years – from her early works of Deja Dead and Death du Jour, I became engaged in the life of Temperance Brennan and I appreciated the realism that Reichs translated from her own career as a forensic anthropologist into her story lines. For a few years, however, I became disenchanted with Reichs’ novels. Some of her novels fell flat and I drifted away. After reading 206 Bones last year, I found that Reichs’ stories had the spark that I’d missed and I was hooked again. So, when I saw that Spider Bones on sale just before Christmas, I decided to get it as a gift to myself!
In Spider Bones, Temperance Brennan again finds herself in the middle of a bizarre mystery when she discovers that a victim of an accidental death (bizarre as the circumstances truly are!), forensically is identified as an individual who was said to have died in the Vietnam War! Further attempts to establish the truth in this man’s identity turns into a trip to the continental US and then over to Hawaii! Temperance quickly discovers that, as often is, things are much more complex than they first appear.
I’m so impressed – Kathy Reichs has returned to her roots and developed an interesting, complex and engaging story! I appreciate the fact that Temperance’s love life is also apparent in this novel, as is her relationship with her daughter! Having realized how much I have missed Temperance Brennan when reading Spider Bones, I’m going to go back and read a couple of books in the series that I have missed and wait with anticipation to see how Kathy Reichs will share her next Temperance story!
*I received no compensation of any type for this post. I just love reading!*