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Publisher's Summary

A new-born baby is found wedged in a vanity cabinet in a rundown apartment near Montreal. Dr Temperance Brennan, forensic anthropologist to the province of Quebec, is brought in to investigate. While there, she discovers the mummified remains of two more babies within the same room. Shocked and distressed, Tempe must use all her skills and inner strength to focus on the facts. But when the autopsies reveal that the children died of unnatural causes, the hunt for the mother - a young woman with a seedy past and at least three aliases - is on. The trail leads Tempe to Yellowknife, a cold, desolate diamond-mining town on the edge of the Arctic Circle, where her quest for the truth only throws up more questions, more secrets, and more dead bodies. Taking risks and working alone, Tempe refuses to give up until she has discovered why the babies died. But in such a hostile environment, can she avoid being the next victim?
©2012 Temperance Brennan, LP (P)2012 Random House Audiobooks
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Critic Reviews

“Once again Reichs spins a genuinely gripping tale in an interesting and different environment that’s peppered with authentic forensic science and peopled with well-drawn, rounded characters.” (Myles McWeeney, Irish Independent)
“You’ll want to keep turning the pages long after lights out to find out what happens next…Reichs’ real-life expertise gives her novels an authenticity that most other crime novelists would kill for.” (Michelle Davies, Daily Express)
‘This book is ideal for fans of mystery and intrigue.’ ( No. 1 Magazine)
‘This is a fast moving, deftly plotted tale which has the reader on the edge of their seat. Not only is Reichs a top forensic anthropologist herself, but she’s also a top writer. One to savour.’ ***** ( Press Association )
"Another tautly plotted thriller." ( Readers Digest)
"An engrossing tale of family history set against the broad canvas of 20th-century US history and the civil rights movement." ( Financial Times – Summer Reads)
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3 out of 5 stars
By kiwi bookaholic on 09-17-12

Solid addition to long running series

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Bones was dumb enough to get kidnapped yet again. I would like Cathy to explore a different device for the dark moment prior to the finale.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

For me the most interesting aspect of this book was the medical condition of the dead childrens' mother. The least interesting was the degree of minutiae about diamond mining.

Which character – as performed by Linda Emond – was your favorite?

Bones. She makes the Bone's character warm and real, portraying the sadness of Bone's personal conflicts with warmth, understanding and sincerity.

Do you think Bones Are Forever needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Yes. There needs to be resolve in the relationship between Bones and Andrew Ryan. I will feel cheated without a happy resolve to their relationship.I wouldn't mind reading continuing entries in this storyline. Is Bones too old to be surprised by a late pregnancy?I love the forensic detail, but Cathy must remember that we don't need to know everything she has researched about such things as diamond mining and in her previous book, racing circuits.

Any additional comments?

It's almost as if someone else wrote the bits in this book about diamond mining and in the last book (racing cars/circuits) for Kathy.The factoids are dumped in, in indigestable chuncks and I wonder if Kathy even did most of the research herself. This would explain the unevenness of the last couple of books. I'd rather see one book every two years and have it recapture the sparkle of the earlier books in the Bones series.I picked up the first Bones novel I ever read in a slush pile. It was Fatal Voyage and it was not many months after 9/11. I was hooked. I found all the back copies and siphoned them up. I've followed Kathy ever since.Keep on writing "Bones" Kathy, but don't spread yourself too thin.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Tracey Quigley on 11-20-17

very interesting<br />

great story, and very educational,
story was well told love it👍
will recommend this author.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Patrick on 06-26-13

So Kathy Reichs!!

Would you try another book written by Kathy Reichs or narrated by Linda Emond?

I have read a number of Kathy Reichs books and there is a similar format to them all. This is my first audio by her and first narration by Linda Emond. Mmmm, not too sure I'd do an other audio of Reichs, from her books you get a picture of an annoying inidivdual anyway, and with Linda Emond's severly accented narrating the lead character grates on you early on. The storyline is tradtional Temp Brennan stuff, easy to digest, although a little more far fetched than usual.

What three words best describe Linda Emond’s voice?

American, grating, monotonous

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4 out of 5 stars
By Isobel on 04-17-13

Stealth, intrigue, intelligence.

I thoroughly enjoyed another book from Kathy Reichs. Her usual twists and turns had me guessing each chapter. I didn't see the final twist until very close to the end. Brennan demonstrated her usual brains .v. brawn with another character besides Ryan this time - making for a welcome change from the norm. Well worth a listen!

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