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- Listening Length: 6 hours and 17 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Abridged
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
- Audible.com Release Date: August 18, 2008
- Language: English
- ASIN: B001EY6XMU
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If you haven't read any books in the series, don't start with this one. Start with Deja Dead, a much better book.
If you like mysteries that are hard to solve as a reader, you will like Devil Bones much better than most readers. That's also true if you are fascinated by pagan religions and cannot get enough information about dead bodies.
On the other hand, if you want an entertaining story that's an easy read, you will probably think this is a two-star book. The book also features an easy-to-hate politician who makes the story less appealing. If you like to see Dr. Tempe Brennan's love life get somewhere, this book is pretty close to a zero.
Let's face it. We all have bad days. Tempe seems to be having one throughout this book. That also makes the book more of a downer than it had to be.
Tempe is called out when an apparent root cellar turns out to contain a human skull, associated with what looks like some sort of pagan religious rite. Tracking down the rest of that body becomes the focus of much of the story in Devil Bones. Soon thereafter, a body is dumped that displays satanic signs. Are the two events connected? How?
The investigation has many unexpected twists and turns, most of which wouldn't have happened if Tempe had been a little sharper in assessing one of the clues. If you are quicker than Tempe, you'll unravel the mystery faster than she did. But you'll probably miss the real criminal until all is revealed unless you have ESP.
I learned way too much about pagan religions and medical details from this book, but I liked the mystery being difficult to solve. So I rounded up from two stars to three.
Tempe, who teams up with Erskine "Skinny" Slidell, an unkempt but hard-working and insightful homicide detective, is destined for much grief as she tries to make sense of these seemingly unrelated cases. Not only are they bashed by Lingo and disreputable reporters, but they are also frustrated by contradictory evidence, a lack of credible witnesses, and leads that go nowhere. In addition, Tempe's personal life is in turmoil, as she struggles to come to terms with her alcoholism, her ex's engagement, and her mixed feelings for Andrew Ryan, the Montreal detective who stole her heart and then proceeded to break it.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Tempe Brennan is a great character. Nothing like the one on TV (although she's good, too). I always learn something new when I read her books.Published 1 month ago by Patty
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 3 months ago by Amiee Gibson
Ugh! I'm so tired of these predicable story lines with this character! Why is she so involved in these cases? Why do the police keep letting her do this detective work? Read morePublished 4 months ago by Delta Stet
She is one of the best mystery/thriller writers out there. Lots of twists and turns in the plot plus some heated affairs. Yep, she has me hooked on all her books. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Glenda
This book has an engrossing plot and kept me going until the wee hours of the morning. The only drawbacks were the long descriptions and details of some of forensic anthropology.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer