Bones To Ashes By Kathy Reichs

Originally posted 2016-08-10 17:00:32.

Title: Bones To Ashes ( Temperence Brennan #10 )

Author: Kathy Reichs

Published: June 4th, 2008

Pages: 388

Genre: Mystery / Fiction / Crime / Thriller

Synopsis: Temperance Brennan, like her creator Kathy Reichs, is a brilliant, sexy forensic anthropologist called on to solve the toughest cases. But for Tempe, the discovery of a young girl’s skeleton in Acadia, Canada, is more than just another assignment. Évangéline, Tempe’s childhood best friend, was also from Acadia. Named for the character in the Longfellow poem, Évangéline was the most exotic person in Tempe’s eight-year-old world. When Évangéline disappeared, Tempe was warned not to search for her, that the girl was “dangerous.”

Thirty years later, flooded with memories, Tempe cannot help wondering if this skeleton could be the friend she lost so many years ago. And what is the meaning of the strange skeletal lesions found on the bones of the young girl?

Meanwhile, Tempe’s beau, Ryan, investigates a series of cold cases. Three girls dead. Four missing. Could the New Brunswick skeleton be part of the pattern? As Tempe draws on the latest advances in forensic anthropology to penetrate the past, Ryan hunts down a serial predator.


Final Thoughts:

I started this series of books about three years ago, since my favourite tv show is Bones.  So why not pick up the series that my favourite show is based on, right?.  That being said, I adore her novels. They are a fun crime novel, that I can breeze through in no time. I love how this series mixes forensic anthropology and crime together.

This novel, like the rest of the series has a couple of twists and turns, that I wasn’t expecting. Without spoiling anything there are a couple of twists with Ryan and Tempe’s ex husband Pete, that are both good and a bit heartbreaking. This one though left me feeling like there is something left unresolved with Tempe and Ryan’s existence with each other. The ending, I wasn’t exactly expecting, which kept me on my toes throughout.

The one complaint about this book is that ( going from the tv show to this, Tempe in Bones seems smarter.) The Tempe in this book does things that always seem to get her into trouble, like she doesn’t think it through fully.

Bones To Ashes is a good read, especially if you enjoy forensics/CSI type books.

Definitely worth reading once.

Happy Reading everyone!

{Azeroth Mommy}