Published: September 23, 2014
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.
This book follows Swamp Bones, which I read in April of this year, even though in respect to time, it is ten plus years between the two.
Again there are multiple murders of young girls which follow the MO of the killer in Swamp Bones and Tempe gets called in because of her earlier involvement. Since Swamp Bones, Andrew Ryan, a homicide detective for the Montreal police has been MIA, because of the death of his daughter. Tempe has to track him down with the help of her computer savvy mother, and convince him to help in this investigation. He finally agrees and they, along with other police personnel from various regions, hunt for the killer. There is a big twist and a surprise that you really don’t see coming, BUT, to me, the best part of the whole book was when Andrew Ryan, who had been treating Tempe very badly, asks her to marry him at the very end. I was,WHAT? The book ends here? No way. Get cracking Ms. Reichs and hurry with the next installment of the Temperance Brennan Series.