Friday, September 19, 2014

{Book Review} Bones Never Lie (Temperance Brennan #17) by Kathy Reichs

Bones Never Lie (Temperance Brennan #17)
by Kathy Reichs
Publisher: Bantam
Released: September 23rd 2014
Genre: Fiction- Adult: Mystery, Suspense
How I got it: NetGalley

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.

Review: I think I've mentioned before that I am a huge fan of the TV show Bones, so it was kind of a no-brainer to request a Kathy Reichs novels. It might surprise you to find out this is actually the first book in the Temperance Brennan series I've read and it number 17. This wasn't a problem though as the book worked well as a stand alone.
Brennan must help stop a serial killer, who slipped custody some years before in Canada. Although as the book progresses not everything is quite as it seems. In order to capture this criminal, Brennan requires the help of her partner which she has to seek out and convince to come back. The plot pulled me right in and kept me glued to my chair. The clues were well dropped and kept me guessing. I did figure out what was going on before the end of the book, but then I tend to do that.
I have to admit I couldn't help comparing the book and the TV show, and have to say that I enjoyed the book much more. I found the book version of Brennan to be much better and more personable than the TV characters.

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