Devil Bones : Temperance Brennan

  • by Kathy Reichs
  • Narrated by Linda Emond
  • Series: Temperance Brennan
  • 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In a house under renovation, a plumber uncovers a cellar no one knew about, and makes a rather grisly discovery - a decapitated chicken, animal bones, and cauldrons containing beads, feathers, and other relics of religious ceremonies. In the center of the shrine is the skull of a teenage girl. Meanwhile, on a nearby lakeshore, the headless body of a teenage boy is found by a man walking his dog.Led by a preacher turned politician, citizen vigilantes blame devil worshippers and Wiccans and begin a witch hunt, intent on seeking revenge. Forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan - "five-five, feisty, and 40-plus" - is called in to investigate, and a complex and gripping tale unfolds in this deadly mix of voodoo, Santeria, and devil worship.With a popular series on Fox - now in its third season and in full syndication - Kathy Reichs has established herself as the dominant talent in forensic mystery writing. Devil Bones, her 11th taut, always surprising, scientifically fascinating mystery features Reichs' signature blend of forensic descriptions that "chill to the bone" (Entertainment Weekly) and the surprising plot twists that have made her a number one bestselling author in the United States and around the world.

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Too Technical

Kathy Reich seems to have forgotten that she's not writing a textbook on forensic anthropology. I have enjoyed her books in the past and in this one enjoyed following Tempe's personal story and learning about Charlotte. However, there was just too much time spent on detailed explanations of the process of identifying a victim's age, gender, etc. Kathy, A little explanation goes a long way. The reader does do a good job.
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- Nilda

Devil Bones

This book kept me fully engrossed from beginning to end. It is subtle and has unexpected humor. The characters make the book with their depth and fullness. As a recovering alcoholic, I recognize the disease in the heroine and find her brief but disastrous return to the bottle to be right on. The storyline winds around voodoo, witchcraft and overzealous religion. Add to that detectives, both homicide and forensic, that have appeared in the series before and some new ones, a new love interest and 2 old ones and it just gets better & better. I read a review of another book in this series that stated that the old characters were wearing thin but I totally disagree. The old characters develop and deal with new circumstances in interesting and in-character ways. I like them all and am beginning to really like Skinney Slidell, the detective. I thought of him as a stereotypical asshole cop but in this book I realized he is a good detective full of contradictions and humor. Great mystery!
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-26-2008
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio