A Review of Bones of the Lost by Kathy Reichs

Bones of the LostBones of the Lost: A Temperance Brennan Novel

by Kathy Reichs

I enjoyed this 16th novel in the Temperance Brennan series. I was able to concentrate on the main story and not get lead astray by the background events going on in Tempe’s life. The plot was interesting and involved some very important current international concerns. I wasn’t really sure of who was the good guy until the end.

I give this book 4 Stars out of 5 and a Thumbs Up. I recommend this book to any Brennan fans and anyone who likes a mystery with a strong female lead. If you are a fan of the Bones TV series, and haven’t read any of the previous books in this series, this would be a good one to try out, since you won’t be overwhelmed with the events going on in Tempe’s life. This is a totally different Brennan than is in the TV series.

I received this Digital Review Copy for free from edelweiss.com.

Book Description

Release date: August 24, 2013 | Series: Temperance Brennan

#1 New York Times bestselling author and producer of the Fox hit series Bones, Kathy Reichs returns with an unforgettable new novel featuring forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan, whose examination of a mysterious hit-and-run victim triggers an investigation into human trafficking.

When Charlotte police discover the body of a teenage girl along a desolate stretch of two-lane highway, Temperance Brennan fears the worst. The girl’s body shows signs of foul play. Inside her purse, police find an airline club card bearing the name of prominent local businessman John-Henry Story, who died in a horrific fire months earlier. How did Story and the girl know each other? Was she an illegal immigrant turning tricks? Was she murdered? Was he?

Tempe must also examine a bundle of Peruvian dog mummies confiscated by U.S. Customs. A Desert Storm veteran named Dominick Rockett stands accused of smuggling the objects into the country. Could there be some connection between the trafficking of antiquities and the trafficking of humans?

As the complications pile on, Tempe must also grapple with personal turmoil. Her daughter, Katy, grieving the death of her boyfriend in Afghanistan, impulsively enlists in the army. Meanwhile, Katy’s father, Pete, is growing frustrated by Tempe’s reluctance to finalize their divorce. As pressure mounts from all corners, Tempe soon finds herself at the center of a conspiracy that extends all the way from South America to Afghanistan and right to the center of Charlotte.

A tour de force of imagination, Bones of the Lost is a roller coaster of plot twists, punctuated by Tempe’s fierce wit and forensic know-how. “A genius at building suspense” (New York Daily News), Kathy Reichs is at her brilliant best in this sixteenth installment of the Temperance Brennan series. With the Fox series Bones in its ninth season, Kathy Reichs has reached new heights in suspenseful storytelling.

Product Details

Hardcover: 336 pages

Publisher: Scribner (August 27, 2013)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1439102457

ISBN-13: 978-1439102459

Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.1 x 1.1 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds

About the Author

Kathy Reichs’s first novel Déjà Dead catapulted her to fame when it became a New York Times bestseller and won the 1997 Ellis Award for Best First Novel. Her other Temperance Brennan novels include Death du Jour, Deadly Décisions, Fatal Voyage, Grave Secrets, Bare Bones, Monday Mourning, Cross Bones, Break No Bones, Bones to Ashes, Devil Bones, 206 Bones, Spider Bones, Flash and Bones, and Bones Are Forever, in addition to Virals and Seizure, two young adult fiction novels following the adventures of Temperance Brennan’s niece.  Dr. Reichs is also a producer of the hit Fox TV series, Bones, which is based on her work and her novels.

From teaching FBI agents how to detect and recover human remains, to separating and identifying commingled body parts in her Montreal lab, as a forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs has brought her own dramatic work experience to her mesmerizing forensic thrillers. For years she consulted to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in North Carolina, and continues to do so for the Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale for the province of Québec. Dr. Reichs has travelled to Rwanda to testify at the UN Tribunal on Genocide, and helped exhume a mass grave in Guatemala. As part of her work at JPAC (Formerly CILHI) she aided in the identification of war dead from World War II, Korea, and Southeast Asia. Dr. Reichs also assisted with identifying remains found at ground zero of the World Trade Center following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Dr. Reichs is one of only eighty-two forensic anthropologists ever certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology. She served on the Board of Directors and as Vice President of both the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and the American Board of Forensic Anthropology, and is currently a member of the National Police Services Advisory Council in Canada. She is a Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte.

Dr. Reichs is a native of Chicago, where she received her Ph.D. at Northwestern. She now divides her time between Charlotte, NC and Montreal, Québec.

The book description is from Amazon. Bones of the Lost: A Temperance Brennan Novel

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3 thoughts on “A Review of Bones of the Lost by Kathy Reichs”

  1. Great review 🙂 I like the tv show but I’ve never pushed myself to start reading the books – you’re review has definitely inspired me!

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