Bones Never Lie by Kathy Reichs

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

In the acclaimed author’s thrilling new novel, Brennan is at the top of her game in a battle of wits against the most monstrous adversary she has ever encountered.

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.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Kathy Reichs, master of forensic anthropology and the incomplete sentence that actually makes sense, is back with her latest Tempe Brennan novel.

Although this book is still quite procedural, I thought it was a lot better than the last few. Tempe seems to have grown into her own a lot more, showing emotion for the state of her mother and her possible rekindled romance with Ryan.

Without spoilers, this book is a wilder ride than we have seen from this author for a good long while. The mystery is interesting, appeals to the heart and keeps you guessing for the duration of the story. The ending was not the tidy fix that we see in a lot of these novels and I thought it was a nice change.

Tempe has the same brash attitude that she had in past novels, but it seemed as though this time, her actions were planned a lot more cautiously and carefully. There was plenty of time for Birdie the cat to make an appearance or ten (love him) and some unique and unexpected twists to this story capped it off.

Overall I thought this was a good book to get this series back on track and I am looking forward to the next one.

This review is based on a complimentary copy from the publisher and provided through Netgalley. All opinions are my own.

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