Bones to Ashes

Bones to Ashes

Book - 2007
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"The skeleton is that of a young girl, no more than fourteen years old - and forensic anthropologist Dr Temperance Brennan is struggling to keep her emotions in check. Coroner Yves Bradette is being evasive, insisting the bones are ancient and of no interest. But it doesn't quite add up, and a frustrated Tempe is convinced that Bradette is hiding something... Detective Andrew Ryan is working a series of parallel cases, and requires Tempe's forensic expertise. Three missing persons, three unidentifed bodies - all female, all early-to-mid teens. Could there be a serial killer at work? Is Bradette's skeleton another in this tragic line of young victims?... Working on instinct, Tempe takes matters into her own hands. But she couldn't have predicted where this case would lead, or the horrors it would eventually uncover." --Book Jacket.
Publisher: Scribner,� c2007
ISBN: 9780099492368
9780743294379
0743294378
Branch Call Number: AF REIC

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miaone
May 05, 2016

Too long, too many silly red herrings. Reichs writes in such a way that if the reader hasn't figured out the most important of the mysteries (in this case, whatever happened to her childhood friend, Evangeline) long before the end of the book, then the reader has probably fallen asleep. All that's left for the usual Ryan-&-Brennan duo to do is find some of the bad guys. There is always a faux-tense scene near the end when we're supposed to believe the main characters might get killed, but they never do. In this one I found myself wishing Brennan would at least get hurt enough to knock some sense into her about how shallow and pretentious her books are.
For example, in this book, there is a completely needless character, Tempe's sister who, about half-way through the book, surfaces from a shallow and materialistic existence in Texas to rush to Quebec to "help" Tempe figure out the mystery. But, apparently because there's no real reason for her to be in the last quarter of the book, she suddenly drops out of sight. I don't recommend the books about Brennan. Borrow the TV series from the library and watch it instead. It's much better.

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lpreston214
Oct 22, 2013

I liked this one. I liked how it brought in some interesting things from Tempe's childhood. The only thing that was puzzling was why Tempe could not figure out what caused bone deterioration on an old skeleton. Actually, I guessed it before she did. Things are not going so well in Tempe's love life also grrrr.

theorbys Aug 23, 2013

Decided to try the books because I like the TV shows so much, so much that I even find their faults endearing. I don't much care for the books, Tempe novel is professionally competent, not in Tempe tv's league. This Tempe is also kind of dumb and, if not sordid, completely banale in her private life. I'll try one more one of these days.

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dixiedog
Jun 10, 2012

I enjoy Ms. Reich’s books. Senior Doctor-at-Bass! D. A.

BookGurl36 Feb 09, 2010

I picked up this novel because I enjoy the tv show Bones that is based on Kathy Reich's novels.

While the characters are not entirely the same, I still enjoyed the forensic aspect of this book, especially since it takes place in Canada, specifically the East Coast and Quebec. It was nice to read references to Canadian landmarks, businesses (Petro Canada) and other familiar Canadian terms.

I am looking forward to reading another.

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seaspirit
Jan 06, 2008

Lots of good information on diatoms, poetry analysis and the Acadian culture in New Brunswick. Enjoyable, but too many coincidences.

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Brooke24
Jan 11, 2012

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