Bones Never Lie

Bones Never Lie

A Novel

Book - 2014
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The evidence is irrefutable: In sixteen New York Times bestsellers over the course of as many years, Kathy Reichs has proven herself “a genius at building suspense” (New YorkDaily News). In forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan, Reichs has created a detective fiction heroine who’s brilliant to the bone. “Every minute in the morgue with Tempe is golden,” saysThe New York Times Book Review. In the acclaimed author’s thrilling new novel, Brennan is at the top of her game in a battle of wits against the most monstrous adversary she has ever encountered.

Unexpectedly called in to the Charlotte PD’s Cold Case Unit, Dr. Temperance Brennan wonders why she’s been asked to meet with a homicide cop who’s a long way from his own jurisdiction. The shocking answer: Two child murders, separated by thousands of miles, have one thing in common—the killer. Years ago, Anique Pomerleau kidnapped and murdered a string of girls in Canada, then narrowly eluded capture. It was a devastating defeat for her pursuers, Brennan and police detective Andrew Ryan. Now, as if summoned from their nightmares, Pomerleau has resurfaced in the United States, linked to victims in Vermont and North Carolina. When another child is snatched, the reign of terror promises to continue—unless Brennan can rise to the challenge and make good on her second chance to stop a psychopath.

But Brennan will have to draw her bitter ex-partner out of exile, keep the local police and feds from one another’s throats, and face more than just her own demons as she stalks the deadliest of predators into the darkest depths of madness.

In Bones Never Lie, Kathy Reichs never fails to satisfy readers looking for psychological suspense that’s more than skin-deep.

Praise for the novels of Kathy Reichs

“Kathy Reichs writes smart—no, make that brilliant—mysteries that are as realistic as nonfiction and as fast-paced as the best thrillers about Jack Reacher, or Alex Cross.”—James Patterson

“Nobody does forensics thrillers like Kathy Reichs. She’s the real deal.”—David Baldacci

“Kathy Reichs continues to be one of the most distinctive and talented writers in the genre. Her legion of readers worldwide will agree with me when I declare that the more books she writes, the more enthusiastic fans she’ll garner.”—Sandra Brown

“Each book in Kathy Reichs’s fantastic Temperance Brennan series is better than the last. They’re filled with riveting twists and turns—and no matter how many books she writes, I just can’t get enough!”—Lisa Scottoline

“I love Kathy Reichs?—always scary, always suspenseful, and I always learn something.”—Lee Child

“Reichs, a forensic anthropologist, makes her crime novels intriguingly realistic.”—Entertainment Weekly

“Tempe Brennan is the lab lady most likely to dethrone Patricia Cornwell’s Kay Scarpetta.”—USA Today

“Reichs always delivers a pulse-pounding story.”—Publishers Weekly

Baker & Taylor
When a serial killer previously responsible for a string of kidnappings and murders in Canada resurfaces in the United States, Tempe Brennan is called in to pursue a deadly predator who narrowly evaded capture by Brennan once before.

& Taylor

Forensic investigator Temperance Brennan employs her classic style while embarking into new territory that leads her to reunite with her mother and track down an elusive adversary. 200,000 first printing. TV tie-in.

Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, [2014]
New York : Bantam Books, [2014]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780345544018
Branch Call Number: M REICHS 2014
Characteristics: 326 pages ; 25 cm


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Sep 24, 2016

Fans of Tempe will not be disappointed with this instalment of the series. The relationship between herself and her mother is shifting in the face of illness and as her mother plays a small but significant part in solving the mystery.

Jun 06, 2016

A satisfying read, better written than most in the genre. I'll read more in this series.

Feb 26, 2016

Have read a couple of her books and was very disappointed in both. She seems to have a very high opinion of herself.

samdog123 Mar 08, 2015

Always enjoy Reich's books. In this one, Temperance faces a demon from one of her past cases--never resolved, it appears that the killer has resurfaced, not in Quebec, but in Vermont. Ryan and Temperance re-connect on this case but it's not the way it used to be. The writing is not as strong in this book, but Reichs is so good, her books still ring true.

Oct 06, 2014

One thing about Kathy Reichs - you can never be sure if the plots in the Tempe Brennan series are figments of her imagination, or stories based on real-life cases she has worked on as a forensic anthropologist. This book is one of Reichs' best, weaving an investigation that has elements in the two jurisdictions where she works in real life - Québec and North Carolina. As usual, she avoids the "CSI effect" and takes pains to stress DNA and other forensics tests often take weeks, not hours - something that is no one's friend when a serial killer is on the loose. She also keeps the story going as one suspect is dropped and another is added. Charming ending to this installment.

Sep 19, 2014

I enjoyed this one as I haven't done with several of her recent novels. This one is shorter with a broader scope; fascinating from the forensic point of view as all the links with unsolved previous cases are established.As a result, I will never be able to view maple syrup in the same light again!

Sep 16, 2014

Excellent read, as always.

Another satisfying read from Kathy Reichs, a real life forensic anthropologist.


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