Bones of the Lost by Kathy Reichs

Summary:

 The body of a young girl is found on the side of the road. Based on age, clothing, and suspected ethnicity, it is believed she was an illegal immigrant brought to the US via the sex trade. In addition to that case, Tempe is brought in as an expert for a military trial involving the potential murder of Afghan civilians. What Tempe doesn’t suspect at all is the two cases are related.

 Opinion:

 Decent book. Not one of my favorites, but I did learn about what a guest stay on a military base was like, and just how extensive the international sex trade is.

 © Cori Large December 2013

206 Bones by Kathy Reichs

Summary:

Tempe is accused of mishandling remains which begins an unseemingly connected chain to discredit her as an anthropologist. A new pathologist comes to fill in while LaManche recovers from heart surgery. The pathology seems to be everywhere and has no qualms about usurping her new coworkers. How far will she go? And how involved is she will Tempe’s sub-terrain tomb burial?

Opinion:

This one proves that people just can’t be trusted and loyalty doesn’t exist. Ryan is stll in the picture. Interesting one. Maybe Reichs has found her stride.

© Cori Endicott May 2012

Devil Bones by Kathy Reichs

Summary:

Satanists, Wiccans, and homosexuals, oh my! Bizarre bodies and religious paraphernalia keep showing up. And our favorite Canadian detective turns up as well. What could he possibly have to say for himself?

Opinion:

It was interesting to learn about Santeria, and how mob-minded religious fanatics will go after anything—such sheep! I did wonder how long the author would go before addressing the Andrew Ryan situation. Nice curveball with Charlie, though. Quite surprised at getting another interesting storyline so soon. For those of you who have read my reviews on previous Kathy Reichs novels, usually it is every other book or every two books for a good storyline (my opinion only) to appear.

© Cori Endicott May 2012

Bones to Ashes by Kathy Reichs

Summary:

Memories of a childhood friend that disappeared are reawakened when skeletal remains matching her last known description appear. Toss in flamboyant sister, Harry, cameo appearance by estranged husband, Pete, and some would-be thugs, Tempe’s in for more than the Nancy Drew detecting she used to do. Oh, cherry on top: Andrew Ryan’s latest bombshell!

Opinion:

This was one of the better ones. The storyline was interesting and held my attention. Tempe handled Ryan’s speech with dignity and grace; something I’m not sure if I could manage. It will be interesting to see how it is dealt with in the subsequent books.

© Cori Endicott May 2012

Break No Bones by Kathy Reichs

Summary:

Tempe is filling in for a colleague when fresh remains, instead of ancient remains, show up at an archaeology site. When estranged husband, Pete, comes to town on business, both end up sharing a friend’s beach house, much to Tempe’s annoyance. Andrew Ryan shows up and gets the wrong idea. How much more could go wrong for her?

Opinion:

This one didn’t have me hooked like some, but it wasn’t a bad story either. The tension between Peter and Andrew Ryan was very amusing. Decent story murder-wise. Needed more smut!

© Cori Endicott April 2012

Fatal Voyage by Kathy Reichs

Summary:

If anyone has been following the TV show Bones, then all I’ll say is Gormagon. Just set in the mountains ofNorth Carolina and there’s a plane crash.

Opinion:

I really enjoyed reading this book. I learned a lot about cannibalism and how the idea is so prevalent in human society. “Hansel and Gretel, the Gingerbread Man, and various versions of Snow White, Cinderella, and Red Riding Hood” (pg 356). The storyline didn’t bore me like the past two had.

© Cori Endicott November 2011