Speaking in Bones : Temperance Brennan

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

Publisher's Summary

No one speaks the language of suspense more brilliantly than Kathy Reichs, number-one New York Times best-selling author of the acclaimed Temperance Brennan series. In Speaking in Bones, the forensic anthropologist finds herself drawn into a world of dark secrets and dangerous beliefs, where good and evil blur.
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.


What the Critics Say

"Fans who follow the series will be delighted with this strong entry, with its gripping first chapter. Listener newcomers will be easily drawn in by Borowitz's involving style." (AudioFile)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Awful book, the "scary" parts made me LOL

Tempe has to be the stupidest intelligent woman I have ever encountered. She does one moronic thing after another. By the end I was hoping that she would finally be killed after she needlessly rushed into another dangerous situation. The "scary" parts toward the end literally made me burst out laughing. This book was an insult to the reader's intelligence. The only positive thing I can say is that the narrator was good. Too bad her efforts were wasted on such a bad book.
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- Kathleen

Kathy Reichs is Back!

I stopped reading Kathy Reichs because her books got so maudlin but this one was great!!
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- kalindra

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-21-2015
  • Publisher: Random House Audio