Bones are Forever – Kathy Reichs

It’s been awhile since I last read one of the Temperance Brennan novels by Kathy Reichs. While on holidays this summer, I found myself milling in an airport bookstore and what caught my eye? Bones are Forever — one of Kathy Reichs’ newest novels.
The next thing I knew I had the book in my hand and I found myself starting on an incredibly bizarre adventure!

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As the novel opens, Tempe Brennan arrives at a home that is full of squalor. On a tip by a Montreal doctor, the search is on for a newborn baby and that baby’s mother. What Tempe finds, instead of a baby and its mother are three baby corpses and a mother who is nowhere to be found. As Brennan seeks to unravel the mystery and try to discover what has happened, she finds herself with Ryan — a police officer and Brennan’s former lover — on a whirlwind journey that takes them from Montreal to Edmonton and Yellowknife!

This story brought together a lot of things that I found really engaging. I learned about a type of DNA profiling that was new to me (since mystery and suspense novels and shows are my favourite, I thought I’d heard about them all!). I also learned a LOT about mining in Canada. My favourite aspect of the novel was that it was obvious that Reichs did her research because she referenced and explained Canadian events — such as the murder spree by Robert Picton and diamond mining in the Canadian North — with clarity and made it easy to understand.

Overall, I loved this novel! With a dual plot, that includes a lot of twists, Bones are Forever is definitely worth reading! You won’t be disappointed!

And, personally, I can’t wait to read the newest Tempe Brennan book, Bones of the Lost which just came out at the end of August!

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5 Responses to Bones are Forever – Kathy Reichs

  1. Elva Roberts says:

    September 5-Thank you for telling us about this new mystery book by Kathy Reichs. I love a good mystery novel and this one seems to fit the bill. I will be looking forward to reading it and othe books by Kathy Reichs, as this is a new author to me.-el03ro
    e.m.roberts@hotmail.com

  2. Anne Taylor says:

    This book sounds really interesting. I share your love for crime/drama/mystery shows and movies so this would be right up my alley! Thanks

  3. I can’t wait to read this! She’s my favourite author and I can’t wait to see what Temperance gets herself into this time!!

  4. Judy C (Cowan) says:

    Love her books but haven’t got around to ready this one yet

  5. It sounds like something i would love to read! Definitely keeping it in mind the next time i’m at the bookstore

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