Bones Never Lie (Temperance Brennan #17) by Kathy Reichs

Book Description:

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.

Review –

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.

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Christmas Eve Can Kill You by William Marantz

Book Description

Publication Date: October 20, 2010
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When country-singer-turned-talkjock Val Virgo (aka Izzy Miller)  receives a phone-in death threat from a self-styled aboriginal militant, he laughs it off as a sick joke. When he wakes up in a hospital bed, having narrowly survived the bombing of his apartment, he is no longer amused. Why would any self-respecting “terrorist” go after a glorified disk jockey? In search of the answer to this vital question Virgo takes a trip down memory lane, to the mean streets of his misspent youth, one step ahead of the mad bomber, finding love along the way. The race against time comes to an explosive conclusion when our hero discovers a long-lost enemy virtually on his doorstep – one hour too late.
 Review –
This book was just okay.  It did not hold my attention but I got through it but I would never read it again.

Bones To Ashes(Temperance Brennan Novel #10)by Kathy Reichs

From Booklist

With crisp prose, well-drawn characters, unflagging attention to detail, and a resonant emotional angle, Reichs’ tenth Temperance Brennan mystery (after Break No Bones, 2006) featuring the forensic anthropologist finds the forensic anthropologist in top form. This time it’s personal, when the skeleton of a young girl evokes memories of a deep, decades-old friendship with10-year-old Evangeline Landry, who sustained 8-year-old Tempe at a time of great personal loss only to disappear several years later. As Tempe works to identify the skeletal remains and cause of death, Detective Andrew Ryan seeks her help with several cases involving missing girls and unidentified bodies, raising the possibility of a serial killer. With her workload overwhelming, Tempe’s life starts falling apart: her visiting sister’s impulsiveness puts both of them at risk; her long-estranged husband, Pete, announces unsettling plans; and Ryan—the man in her life—makes a difficult personal decision. Reichs deftly provides enough background to make this a successful stand-alone, at the same time advancing relationships between characters for her increasing legion of fans, who won’t want to miss this one. Leber, Michele
Review –
Although I have not read this series from the beginning, I wish I had.  I bought my first audiobook by Kathy Reichs at Hastings because it was on sale and it had me from the first chapter, so much so, that I find myself going back and hoping to find more.  Sometimes I find them and other times I don’t, so I find them on Amazon for my Kindle or from AudioBookStand.com because I love listening to books in the car.
This book was especially touching because it dealt with memories and friends from childhood and takes Tempe from the Low Country of South Carolina to the extremes in Canada and all the while Ryan is being a butt, but I’m beginning to think that it might be his true nature.  Anyway, if you have never read to listened to any of the Bones series by Kathy Reichs I highly suggest that you pick this one as your first.  It’s a real winner.