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Bare Bones by Kathy Reichs October 27, 2007

Filed under: Book Reviews,Books,Crime Fiction,Fiction — Julie @ 9:18 am

bare-bones.jpgBare Bones by Kathy Reichs

Genre: Crime Fiction

Published in 2003

Recommended Age Group: Adult

Summary: “As I was packaging what remained of the dead baby the man I would kill was burning pavement north toward Charlotte. I didn’t know that at the time. I’d never heard the man’s name, knew nothing of the grisly game in which he was a player.” From this gripping beginning Reichs begins the sixth book in the collection involving Temperance Brennan. Temperance is supposed to start a vacation that day with Andrew Ryan and everything keeps going wrong. Dead bodies keep turning up and she has to stay and solve the case before she can move on to the beach. While working on the case her life and the lives of those she loves get threatened by some picture emails involved them in the sights of a rifle. They uncover a plane crash and two dead and burned bodies of the pilot and a passenger which they later learn were making a drug drop from the plane when the parachute the drugs were using opened in the plane and brought them down. When their main suspect, a local drug dealer and owner of several strip clubs Ricky Dorton, turns up dead at the morgue they have to go back to the drawing board to look for new angles. Meanwhile the mother of the baby in the beginning shows up and Tempe’s door seeking help and claiming the baby was dead before she put it in the wood stove that it was found and Ryan has to return to Canada to help a niece who tried to commit suicide. Tempe’s daughter Katy also goes missing around this time and Tempe suspects Katy’s new boyfriend Palmer Cousins. The suspicion gets worse when a man turns up dead after three years missing and has a note in his pocket that ends up reading, in part, cousins guilty. Tempe goes off to find some answers and ends up locked in a basement for her trouble with the man behind it all. Then the man she least expected to come to her aid rescues her just in time.

Personal Notes: A really gripping beginning. This book is full of mystery, suspense, and excitement. The best Reichs novel I’ve read to date. I loved the romantic, motherly, and crime angles. When she was in trouble my heart beat faster. Excellent writing and a great plot.

Other reviews available:

Deja Dead by Kathy Reichs

Death du Jour by Kathy Reichs

Deadly Decisions by Kathy Reichs

Fatal Voyage by Kathy Reichs

Grave Secrets by Kathy Reichs

Monday Mourning by Kathy Reichs

Cross Bones by Kathy Reichs

Break No Bones by Kathy Reichs

Bones to Ashes by Kathy Reichs


One Response to “Bare Bones by Kathy Reichs”

  1. Alana Says:

    That is what I love about Kathy she always makes the beginnin really gripping so you won’t put the book down for nothing and it stays that way through the entire books!!

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