Bones Are Forever

Reichs, Kathy

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Bones Are Forever
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Kathy Reichs, #1 New York Times bestselling author and producer of the FOX televison hit Bones, is at her brilliant best in a riveting novel featuring forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan-a story of infanticide, murder, and corruption, set in the high-stakes, high-danger world of diamond mining. A woman calling herself Amy Roberts checks into a Montreal hospital complaining of uncontrolled bleeding. Doctors see evidence of a recent birth, but before they can act, Roberts disappears. Dispatched to the address she gave at the hospital, police discover bloody towels outside in a Dumpster. Fearing the worst, they call Temperance Brennan to investigate. In a run-down apartment Tempe makes a ghastly discovery: the decomposing bodies of three infants. According to the landlord, a woman named Alma Rogers lives there. Then a man shows up looking for Alva Rodriguez. Are Amy Roberts, Alma Rogers, and Alva Rodriguez the same person? Did she kill her own babies? And where is she now? Heading up the investigation is Tempe's old flame, homicide detective Andrew Ryan. His counterpart from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is sergeant Ollie Hasty, who happens to have a little history with Tempe himself, which she regrets. This unlikely trio follows the woman's trail, first to Edmonton and then to Yellowknife, a remote diamond-mining city deep in the Northwest Territories. What they find in Yellowknife is more sinister than they ever could have imagined. Crackling with sexual tension, whip-smart dialogue, and the startling plot twists Reichs delivers so well, Bones Are Forever is the fifteenth thrilling novel in Reichs's "cleverly plotted and expertly maintained series" ( The New York Times Book Review ). With the FOX series Bones in its eighth season and her popularity at its broadest ever, Kathy Reichs has reached new heights in suspenseful storytelling.
ISBN: 9781439102435
Characteristics: viii, 288 pages ;,25 cm.


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Fun story as expected from inspiration of "Bones" TV program.

Jan 03, 2014
  • dixiedog rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I have read 13 of 15 adult rated novels by Kathy Reichs so far and Bones Are Forever - Book 15 was not one of her best. It was only an average to good read in my opinion. I do agree with reviewer ‘milesthecat,’ her books "are always a little educational;" this time including more lessons in forensic medicine, Canadian Geography and some history on diamond mining in Canada. Senior Doctor-at-Bass! D. A.

Aug 30, 2013
  • mstngsal67 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

As usual - another AMAZING book from Kathy Reichs!! I cannot read any other authors anymore because their books are so boring in comparison to Reichs. Her fast paced yet detail oriented books are all must reads!

Apr 11, 2013
  • milesthecat rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Enjoy Reichs books - fun read and always a little educational. Liked the settings on this one. Good, easy entertainment.

Mar 20, 2013
  • daphray rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Entertaining read. The plot is not her strongest but she got me interested in reading more about the diamond mining history in the NWT.

I dont understand why someone reads a book and then complains about the author. Dont read their books!!! Simple as that. I find her books entertaining, if I didnt I wouldnt read them.

Jan 14, 2013
  • jdaigle3 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

While not my favorite of Reichs' books (it seemed like it would make a better Bones script than novel), it did hold my interest and I read it in less than a weekend. Not a fantastic mystery, but interesting and intelligent (a highly underrated quality in pulp mysteries these days). It seems as though Reichs is going the way of Cornwall and her ilk towards pulp, formulaic writing. I hope not because I really like how smartly written her mysteries are.

Dec 27, 2012
  • samdog123 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I love Kathy Reich's books and always look forward to them. This one had an interesting plot, like they all do, but the writing and plot seemed rather clumsy. Not her best effort.

Nov 15, 2012
  • 21221018293347 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed this book. I was excited that the book touched on Edmonton and the explosion of the Giant Mine in Yellowknife. Cleanup of the arsenic in the mine is in the process of starting to be cleaned up. It was an interesting side trip, but not necessary to the facts of the case. She could have been called to Yellowknife as a consultant, rather than chase after a suspect from Montreal to Edmonton to Yellowknife. How many forensic anthropologists would travel with police chasing after suspects????? It was a good quick read over the weekend. at lease it held my interest.

Oct 24, 2012
  • beckylunatic rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I live in Edmonton, and people do call it E-Town. Some of the other details are... sketchy. It makes sense that Reichs would have made all of the seedier settings mostly fictional to avoid casting aspersions on any specific place in real life, but to a lifelong resident, nothing is directly recognizable, so it seems very fake. Some of the research appears to have been done by viewing a Google map and assuming a route could be walked, when in reality there's a freeway with no accommodation for pedestrians. In more general criticism, as others have stated, there is little keeping this series fresh. Because they are books with little substance, I can read one in a day so I'll likely keep following along, but mostly out of habit.

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Jan 03, 2014
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