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Bones Are Forever: A Novel (A Temperance Brennan Novel) Hardcover – August 28, 2012
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This is from my review of her last book, Flash and Bones:
"My only issue is that Tempe always ends up in danger at the end of each book and has to be rescued. After awhile, you would think that the police would insert a tracking device under her skin, because they know if she is working on a case, she will end up kidnapped."
Hey, guess what happens in this book? No, you'll never guess. Nope, I'm just going to tell you. It ends like every other Tempe Brennan novel: She gets kidnapped at the end and has to be rescued. And NO, I did not just ruin it for you because THAT HAPPENS AT THE END OF EVERY KATHY REICHS BOOK.
We're back in Canada for this one. It starts out promising, as Tempe has just found three dead babies in an apartment. I'm intrigued, I'm ready to go. Andrew Ryan is along for the ride. Yup, getting excited to solve this mystery with them. And then, it all falls apart. Characters are added, but you don't care about them. They're bad guys who you never actually talk to - they're spoken to off of the page. The new detective with whom Tempe has a past is a jerk and there are no redeeming qualities, even though Reichs tries to point them out.
We do learn a little about diamond mining and the native population of Canada. But all it made me feel was sad and cold. I don't feel like learning more about either subject, which is sad because I'm sure that they're both fascinating when they're not presented as the backdrop to a crappy story.Read more ›
Detective Andrew Ryan was involved in the investigation of the deaths of four infants, along with a Royal Canadian Mountie that Tempe had a brief affair with when they were both at the FBI training facility, Quantico. But, there was no real connection between Tempe and Dr. Ryan, and very few words of a personal nature between them. Additionally, Tempe barely acted in a civil manner toward Mountie Ollie Hasty.
I was waiting for Ms. Reichs' usual lush plot to lure me into the mystery, but it never happened for me. There was a Keystone Cops feel to Ryan and Brennan's behavior and too many supporting characters and convoluted theories crowding the story.
There was no advance of a personal relationship between Dr. Brennan and anyone, except for a few sentences spoken between Tempe and Detective Ryan, signifying nothing.
So, I was disappointed ...... and bored.
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Complex story line with enough twists and danger to keep you reading into the "wee hours". Heart-string tugging, too, so be prepared!Published 2 days ago by MrsWhatsit222
I enjoy following temperance through her life discovering clues to uncover criminalsPublished 10 days ago by Pamela Mitchell
I have read her entire Temperance Brennan series and love that they are a fairly quick read as I do not have a lot of spare time. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Amiee Gibson
I am literally only giving this book 2-stars because Brennan finally got told how big of a pain in the ass she is by Ryan and Chalker. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Delta Stet
I always like a Temmperance Brennan book. Lots of little twists and turns. There are always a couple of personal connections that you get into and care about.Published 1 month ago by Kathie B