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Professionally, Temperance Brennan knows exactly what to do - test, analyze, identify. Her personal life is another story. She's at a loss, wondering how to answer police detective Andrew Ryan's marriage proposal. But the matter of matrimony takes a backseat when murder rears its head.
Hazel "Lucky" Strike - a strident amateur detective who mines the Internet for cold cases - comes to Brennan with a tape recording of an unknown girl being held prisoner and terrorized. Strike is convinced the voice is that of 18-year-old Cora Teague, who went missing more than three years earlier. Strike is also certain that the teenager's remains are gathering dust in Temperance Brennan's lab.
Brennan has doubts about working with a self-styled websleuth. But when the evidence seems to add up, Brennan's next stop is the treacherous backwoods where the chilling recording (and maybe Cora Teague's bones) were discovered. Her forensic field trip turns up only more disturbing questions - along with gruesome proof of more untimely deaths.
While local legends of eerie nocturnal phenomena and sinister satanic cults abound, it's a zealous and secretive religious sect that has Brennan spooked and struggling to separate the saints from the sinners. But there's nothing, including fire and brimstone, that can distract her from digging up the truth and taking down a killer - even as Brennan finds herself in a place where angels fear to tread, devils demand their due, and she may be damned no matter what.
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By Julie on 07-25-15
Tempe is brilliant yet brainless at times.
What did you love best about Speaking in Bones?
Speaking in Bones kept my attention and I always enjoy the Temperance Brennan books. I look forward to a new book coming out but there will always be a portion in the story that I become so angry at Tempe and/or Kathy Reichs that I really want to stop listening. Why have this brilliant, smart, highly qualified character act so brainless at times!!!
What did you like best about this story?
Kathy Reichs kept tossing Red Herrings and all seemed plausible at the time. I wasn't sure what was happening until the very end when the author wanted the reader/listener to know. Excellent job!!
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
I did - kept my attention and kept me guessing.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful