Thursday, July 30, 2015

Book Review: Speaking in Bones by Kathy Reichs @KathyReichs

Speaking in Bones by Kathy Reichs book cover and review
Temperance Brennan has quite the dilemma trying to figure out what's going on in Speaking in Bones.

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
320 pages

Rating: 4/5

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  1. Hmm. Sounds like an author I should get to know. I see you are doing a little adult reading this summer. Good for you!

  2. This is one of my very favorite mystery series. I love me some Tempe!


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