There isn't even a case. There's no missing person or murder. Tempe is visited by an amateur detective that uses the internet to solve cold cases. She's convinced that Cora Teague has been missing for three years, even though her family hasn't reported her disappearance because they believe she ran off with a boy.
A tape recording device was found by this amateur near the same place some unidentified body parts were previously found. Tempe is the one that examined those parts. On the recording, a woman is obviously in distress and in fear for her life. Is it Cora?
The sleuthing in Speaking in Bones is interesting and convoluted. I really couldn't figure out what was going on -- neither could Brennan. As she deciphers the clues, goes digging for new ones, and ends up in the clutches of a crazy person, we also get to follow the personal aspects of her life. She's contemplating a marriage proposal from Andrew Ryan and visiting her quirky mother who has her own secrets.
If you are a fan of the series, you will certainly enjoy Speaking in Bones. If you are unfamiliar with it and a fan of forensic mysteries, you won't want to miss the Temperance Brennan series.
Published by Bantam, July 21, 2015
eARC obtained from NetGalley
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