Bones Never Lie by Kathy Reichs
(Bantam Books, 2014, 326 pages)
I’m fairly new to Kathy Reichs’ popular crime solving series. This latest release caught my eye. The lead character is Tempe Brennan, a forensic anthropologist. She works part time for two police departments, one in Charlotte, North Carolina and one in Montreal, Canada. Tempe Brennan gets entangled in a cold case involving several bodies of young girls. The bodies were found in Montreal, Vermont and North Carolina. As the story unfolds, we learn that the crimes were all connected to an unsolved case that Tempe Brennan had worked on years ago.
Since I only read one book from this Tempe Brennan series, I had a bit of a hard time remembering the characters at the beginning. It didn’t affect the story at all. And I liked their well-developed and sophisticated (or quirky) personalities. There are lots of twists and turns that kept me engaged. I also enjoyed the detailed analyses of the forensic evidence thanks to the expertise of the author. Kathy Reichs works as a forensic anthropologist in the academic field and consults on cases involving the identification of human remains that are unidentifiable by medical examiners. If you like a fast-paced, suspenseful crime novel, give this a try.