A Review of Bones Never Lie: A Novel by Kathy Reichs

Bones Never Lie: A Novel

by Kathy Reichs

I’ve read most of the Temperance Brennan series. Some of them have been quite good, others have been a bit confusing. I still keep coming back, because most of the time I really enjoy the story and the characters. I think that Bones Never Lie may be the best book that Kathy Reichs has ever written. She still writes in her own style. The story starts off slowly. Then the tension starts to build. You think that you have it figured out, but nope, Ms. Reichs isn’t going to make it that easy. She still has a few monkey wrenches to throw in the mix. You know that there is something funny. It still doesn’t feel right. You aren’t sure that the story is over until the very last page.

I have a lot of fun reading this series. I enjoy the way the characters in the books are so completely different from the roles played in the U.S. television show, “Bones”. The settings and stories are so completely different too. It’s amazing that Kathy Reichs is involved in both, and that both the T.V. show and the novels are based on her life. She must have a split personality, or something.

I really liked everything about this book. The mystery was realistic and believable. The mix of people from Vermont, North Carolina, and Quebec were authentic and convincing. There were sweet parts and frightening sections. The plot had reasonable plot twists. It didn’t feel forced or contrived. Everything worked very well.

I give Bones Never Lie 4 1/2 Stars out of 5 and a Big Thumbs Up. The only reason I held back 1/2 of a Star, was this book didn’t knock my socks off. It didn’t blow me away. I reserve 5 Stars for those real “my god, what a great book” times. That said, I recommend this book to anyone who has ever explored the Brennan series, especially if you were put off in the past. If you haven’t read any of the books in the series, you will still enjoy this story, you just won’t be quite as involved in the back stories.

I received this book for free from NetGalley and the publisher, Bantam, in return for an honest review.


Book Description

September 23, 2014

Bones Never Lie Kathy ReichsThe evidence is irrefutable: In sixteen New York Times bestsellers over the course of as many years, Kathy Reichs has proven herself “a genius at building suspense” (New York Daily News). In forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan, Reichs has created a detective fiction heroine who’s brilliant to the bone. “Every minute in the morgue with Tempe is golden,” says The New York Times Book Review. In the acclaimed author’s thrilling new novel, Brennan is at the top of her game in a battle of wits against the most monstrous adversary she has ever encountered.Unexpectedly called in to the Charlotte PD’s Cold Case Unit, Dr. Temperance Brennan wonders why she’s been asked to meet with a homicide cop who’s a long way from his own jurisdiction. The shocking answer: Two child murders, separated by thousands of miles, have one thing in common—the killer. Years ago, Anique Pomerleau kidnapped and murdered a string of girls in Canada, then narrowly eluded capture. It was a devastating defeat for her pursuers, Brennan and police detective Andrew Ryan. Now, as if summoned from their nightmares, Pomerleau has resurfaced in the United States, linked to victims in Vermont and North Carolina. When another child is snatched, the reign of terror promises to continue—unless Brennan can rise to the challenge and make good on her second chance to stop a psychopath.But Brennan will have to draw her bitter ex-partner out of exile, keep the local police and feds from one another’s throats, and face more than just her own demons as she stalks the deadliest of predators into the darkest depths of madness.In Bones Never Lie, Kathy Reichs never fails to satisfy readers looking for psychological suspense that’s more than skin-deep.

Book Details

Series: Temperance Brennan
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Bantam (September 23, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0345544013
ISBN-13: 978-0345544018
Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.1 x 1.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds


About the Author

Kathy Reichs, like her fictional creation, Temperance Brennan, is forensic anthropologist for the province of Quebec. She is Vice President of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, serves on the Canadian National Police Services Advisory Council, and is one of only fifty-six forensic anthropologists certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology. A professor of anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Dr. Reichs now divides her time between Charlotte and Montreal. Deja Dead, her debut novel, brought her fame when it became a New York Times bestseller and won the 1997 Ellis Award for Best First Novel. In 2007 Break No Bones was short-listed for the Ellis Award for Best Novel. Kathy Reichs is the inspiration for the television drama Bones; her latest novel featuring Temperance Brennan is Devil Bones. Her newest release, 206 Bones, is due out in the summer of 2009

Book Description and Details are from Amazon, Bones Never Lie: A Novel


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