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Readers of Kathy Reichs's cool and clever first forensic thriller Déjà Dead will recognize the ironic voice of Tempe (short for Temperance) Brennan, the North Carolina-born scientist who winds up working at the Laboratoire de Médicine Légale in Montreal. Here she bristles at the conservative attitudes of some of her Canadian colleagues.
Despite the cold weather, Tempe's workload quickly becomes heavy: the bones of a long-dead nun now up for sainthood have been moved and tampered with; a deadly house fire turns out to be arson; and a university teaching assistant disappears after joining a cult. Tempe must figure out where (and why) all the bodies are buried in the hard Canadian ground. Her investigations take her home to North Carolina, and to a strange colony living on an offshore island.
Unlike certain other writers who specialize in forensic pathology, Reichs doesn't revel in the horror of death or rub our noses in gore: she uses the science of death to reveal rather than to shock or startle. It definitely makes for easier reading--especially at mealtimes. --Dick Adler --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The series gets better with every book I have read.
I have read several of Kathy Reichs' books and pretty much loved them all, but this one had just too many coincidences to make this one the least bit believable.
A cast of great characters, some great writing, a great atmopshere, great forensic detail, and a brilliant plot make this book well worth a read.
Excellent read. I didn't want to put it down. I had to make myself quit reading at night.Published 4 days ago by Faye Fielder
Even though the character admits the coincidences are over the top, it doesn't change the fact that it's a bit off putting. Read morePublished 6 days ago by dfbsjf
I like how these books are very different from the TV show. I don't mind reading TV to book stories but the fact that they are different makes them all the better and more... Read morePublished 16 days ago by KnightBlue
I did enjoy the book but I agree with some of the other reviews. Far to many coincidences and the author does get a bit carried away her technical explanations, some lasting over 4... Read morePublished 17 days ago by Amazon Customer
I LOVE THE BOOK, I LOVE ALL HER BOOKS, I AM READING THEM FOR THE SECOND TIME AFTER MANY YEARS. STILL JUST AS INTERESTING AS THE FIRST TIME. Read morePublished 1 month ago by SHIRLEY BLEVINS
Great read, one of her best with lots of twists and turns throughout the story.Published 1 month ago by KIA