Thursday, May 27, 2010

Bones to Ashes by Kathy Reichs

First sentence:

"Babies die."


"Temperance Brennan, like her creator Kathy Reichs, is a brilliant, sexy forensic anthropologist called on to solve the toughest cases. But for Tempe, the discovery of a young girl's skeleton in Acadia, Canada, is more than just another assignment. Evangeline, Tempe's childhood best friend, was also from Acadia. Named for the character in the Longfellow poem, Evangeline was the most exotic person in Tempe's eight-year-old world. When Evangeline disappeared, Tempe was warned not to search for her, that the girl was 'dangerous.'

Thirty years later, flooded with memories, Tempe cannot help wondering if this skelton could be the friend she lost so many years ago. And what is the meaning of the strange skeletal lesions found on the bones of the young girl?

Meanwhile, Tempe's beau, Ryan, investigates a series of cold cases. Three girls dead. Four missing. Could the New Brunswick skeleton be part of the pattern? As Tempe draws on the latest advances of forensic anthropology to penetrate the past, Ryan hunts down a serial predator." -- from the inside flap

My thoughts:

This was both a good mystery and a good insight into Tempe's childhood. I liked how she persisted in finding her lost friend and solving the mysteries of the cold cases. I look forward to reading the next book, Devil Bones.

Date read: 5/26/2010
Book #: 35
Series: Tempe Brennan, #10
Rating: 3*/5 = good
Genre: Mystery

ISBN-10: 0743294378
ISBN-13: 9780743294379
Publisher: Scribner
Year: 2007
# of pages: 310
Binding: Hardcover
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