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Speaking in Bones: A Novel (Temperance Brennan) Hardcover – July 21, 2015
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“Temperance’s forensic sleuthing uncovers many secrets, along with a blockbuster psychological surprise.”—The Huffington Post
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Meanwhile, her on-again-off-again relationship with Montreal Police Detective Andrew Ryan is on again... or is it. In earlier books in the now-18 book series, Ryan went hermit after the death of his daughter, re-emerged to help Tempe solve a case, and finally proposed... only now Tempe is having second (and third) thoughts about the wisdom of such as move.
Meanwhile daughter Katy is still off in Afghanistan, Mama is still in her high-end asylum refusing chemo, and cat Birdie is still sharing Tempe's meals.
If you've never read the series, you could start here and, if you like it, go back to the beginning because there are major character arcs for everyone. But for the main part, I suspect this is a book for the fans and followers of Dr. Temperance Brennan.
Why have I read all 18? Top ten reasons:
10. Tempe has a sense of humor. No matter how dark the subject matter, she brings wit, whimsy and insight to any situation. I used to read all the Patricia Cornwall books, too, but at a certain point I had to stop because medical examiner Kay Scarpetta was always angry, humorless, and no fun to read. Tempe, even at her worst, is a burst of sunshine in the midst of forensics.
9. The Ryan-Tempe relationship.Read more ›
I really enjoyed that the TV show "Bones" got two or three mentions in this book. Cracks me up, just like the TV Tempe writing crime novels under the pen name of Kathy Reichs. That the real Dr Reichs does or has done pretty much all of the jobs the book and tv Tempe do just impresses me all the more. She has been one busy woman throughout her life, and raised a family to go along with it all.
Somewhere I read a mention of Deputy Zeb Ramsey, and it read as if he was going to be a new point on a love triangle, but other than asking Tempe to dinner, after their case was done, he didn't really seem like he was getting in the way of anything.Read more ›
It starts off very well, and moves along at a fair pace to its end, so it's a reasonable. A little too much backstory though. And why does Temperance Brennan persist in making obvious life threatening decisions, as she did in many of the previous novels, in this case twice in rapid succession?
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I like the TV show Bones and wanted read one of Kathy's books. I though it was well written.Published 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
Enjoyed this book as I always enjoy this series. The mystery kept me engaged and the ending was satisfying. Looking forward to the next book in this series.Published 5 days ago by Kindle Customer
As with all of Reich's novels it is action filled from one end to the other. Kathy is a master of the genra.Published 8 days ago by Steveprice
While I love the detail and story lines of all Kathy Reichstag books I must admit that I'm getting very tired of Brennan's constant "near death" abductions. Read morePublished 10 days ago by GG
This is yet another novel revolving around Dr. Temperance Brennan, a character we have come to admire and love. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Namrata Ganti