Author: Kathy Reichs
Series: Temperance Brennan, #15
Narrator: Linda Emond
Published: August 2012, Simon & Schuster Audio
Length: 9 hours 30 minutes
#1 New York Times bestselling author Kathy Reichs, a producer of the Fox hit show Bones, is back with her fifteenth “pulse-pounding” (Publishers Weekly) novel featuring North America’s favorite forensic anthropologist, Tempe Brennan—a story of infanticide and murder set in the high stakes, high danger world of diamond mining.***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.
Beneath a diamond’s perfect surface lies a story of violence and greed. Just like bones...
In a run-down Montreal apartment, Tempe finds heartbreaking evidence of three innocent lives ended. The landlord says Alma Rogers lives there—is she the same woman who checked into a city hospital as Amy Roberts, then fled before doctors could treat her uncontrolled bleeding? Is she Alva Rodriguez, sought by a man who appeared at the crime scene? Heading up an investigation crackling with the sexual tension of past intimacies, Tempe leads homicide detective Andrew Ryan and police sergeant Ollie Hasty along the woman’s trail and into the farthest reaches of mining country—where the grim industry of unearthing diamonds exacts a price in blood. And where the truths the unlikely trio uncovers are more sinister than they could have imagined.
My thoughts: This was quite an interesting installment in the Temperance Brennan series...I never know just where the case is going to take us and boy oh boy this one was quite a compelling, yet tough ride. It was a little hard to get through at times, due to the sensitive nature of the babies that kept turning up dead, but then when the diamond connection turned up, it just became really interesting. I really do love the facts that Kathy Reichs is able to impart throughout her books - I always feel like I walk away from her books with little tidbits of knowledge about a wide array of topics.
There was an interesting dynamic going on for Tempe in this book - not only was Ryan involved in this case, but so was an old fling of Tempe's and that sure did make for some tense moments. It definitely put Tempe on guard, trying not to stir the pot by making either jealous as both happen to be exes as of this case. It was comical to watch, though I'm sure Tempe didn't think so!
Audio thoughts: Yay...another book narrated by Linda Emond! While I know it's only a matter of time before the narrator switches, I am enjoying this long spree of books with a consistent narrator while it lasts. I think Linda does a great job with the voices and pacing in this series.
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