Author: Kathy Reichs
Series: Temperance Brennan, #12
Narrator: Linda Emond
Published: August 2009, Simon & Schuster Audio
Length: 10 hours
Cold and alone, bound hands to feet, Tempe Brennan regains consciousness locked in a dark cell—or is she buried alive in a tomb?—and begins to reconstruct the twisted chain of events that led her to this terrifying place. Tempe and Lieutenant Ryan had recently accompanied the remains of a missing heiress from Montreal to the Chicago morgue, and suddenly Tempe is accused of mishandling the autopsy. After an incriminating phone call and another shocking death, Tempe’s unseen enemy closes in—even as the corpse of a second, and then a third, elderly woman turns up in the woods of Montreal. Who wants Tempe dead, or at least out of the way, and why? Who would resort to sabotage to destroy the secrets hidden in the bones? Only Tempe can uncover the truth—if she can escape the deadly fate someone has designed for her.
*** Short & Sweet Reviews are short, quick reviews. These will mainly be used for series books where I have already done full reviews on some of the earlier books or for books that I feel will suffice with a quick review. These will not be used for review requests or blog tours.
My thoughts: This was an interesting book that you really had to pay attention to because it goes back and forth from the present to the past. In the present story lines, Tempe has been kidnapped and is trying to figure out how she ended up there. There's the sense of urgency to this plot line and you feel Tempe's sense of hopeless really come through at times. This is linked to the past story line that tells us about a case Tempe just finished working on, involving the deaths of some elderly women. Are these related?
Then there's the trouble that Tempe is encountering at work. Something is happening to cause her to doubt herself. Is she really not doing her job effectively anymore and missing things or is someone sabotaging her?
This book definitely had a different feel to it and I liked it. In a long series, it's hard to not feel stale after a while, but this one is anything but that.
Audio thoughts: I really enjoy Linda Emonds narration of this series and I was happy to see that she was narrating this story. She does a great job with the voices and really seems to bring Tempe to life.
Books in this series:
- Deja Dead 14. Flash & Bones
- Death du Jour 15. Bones are Forever
- Deadly Decisions 15.5 Bones in Her Pocket
- Fatal Voyage 16. Bones of the Lost
- Grave Secrets 17. Bones Never Lie
- Bare Bones 17.5 Bones on Ice
- Monday Mourning 18. Speaking in Bones
- Cross Bones
- Break No Bones
- Bones to Ashes
- Devil Bones
- 206 Bones
- Spider Bones