Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Review: 206 Bones by Kathy Reichs

Genre: Suspense/Thriller
Publisher: William Heinemann, 2009


A routine case turns sinister when Dr Temperance Brennan is accused of mishandling the autopsy of a missing heiress. Someone has made an incriminating accusation that she missed or concealed crucial evidence. Before Tempe can get to the one man with information, he turns up dead.
The heiress isn't the only elderly female to have appeared on Tempe's gurney recently. Back in Montreal, three more women have died, their bodies brutally discarded. Tempe is convinced there's a link between their deaths and that of the heiress. But what - or who - connects them.

This is the 12th in the series that stars forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan and it's a series I normally enjoy immensely with an interesting mixture of scientific procedure and exciting crime action. The story begins well with a very suspenseful first chapter but for me, after that, it failed to deliver. There were too many different threads so it lacked a strong focus for the criminal investigation and I thought the person who posed the personal threat to Tempe was obvious early on. Even the on again/off again romance with her colleague Ryan offered nothing new .


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