Bones are Forever : (Temperance Brennan 15), Hardback

Bones are Forever : (Temperance Brennan 15) Hardback

Part of the Temperance Brennan series

4.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


The gripping new Temperance Brennan novel from the world class forensic anthropologist and Number 1 bestselling author.

A newborn 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?


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780434021130



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A return to form for the series as Tempe, back in Montreal, is drawn into the search to find the mother of three babies whose bodies have been found hidden in her apartment. The quest takes Tempe, Ryan and Ollie, a member of the Canadian Mounted Police with whom Tempe once dallied, on a tense journey north to Yellowknife, in the North of Canada. After his absence from the last book, I'm pleased that Ryan is back, although Bird is absent, which is a shame. Tempe's also got daughter problems, which are still to be resolved at the conclusion of the book.What I like about the series is that the solution to the crimes isn't too obvious, also Reichs' criminals aren't completely evil, but then as Reichs' books reflect her own experiences, this is to be expected. A fast, sometimes slightly gruesome, but always informative and interesting read.

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one of her better books for a while ,not so much "french explanantion of departments" and not so much "love , romantic" involvement , more of the old style kathy reichs and it's usual forensic qualities, lots of dead babies was different and interesting.

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