23rd March 2020
Number One New York Times bestselling author Kathy Reichs returns with her nineteenth riveting novel featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan, who must use all her tradecraft to discover the identity of a faceless corpse, its connection to a decade-old missing child case, and the reason the dead man had her phone number.
It’s sweltering in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Temperance Brennan, still recovering from neurosurgery following an aneurysm, is battling nightmares, migraines, and what she thinks might be hallucinations when she receives a series of mysterious text messages, each containing a new picture of a corpse that is missing its face and hands. Immediately, she’s anxious to know who the dead man is, and why the images were sent to her.
An identified corpse soon turns up, only partly answering her questions.
To win answers to the others, including the man’s identity, she must go rogue. With help from a number of law enforcement associates including her Montreal beau Andrew Ryan and the always-ready-with-a-smart-quip, ex-homicide investigator Skinny Slidell, and utilizing new cutting-edge forensic methods, Tempe draws closer to the astonishing truth.
But the more she uncovers, the darker and more twisted the picture becomes …
Publishing Date/By: 17th March 2020 by Simon & Schuster, 352 Pages
This is the 19th book in the series, it can be read as a standalone as I have not read some of the preceding books as I was to upset by the T.V series (Bones) ending! But the Temperance Brennan hole in my life was just too great and so I decided to dive back in and I am so glad I did.
Overall, the plot was absorbing and exciting. I thought it was well written and love the characters direct nature which means interactions with others are amusing and also helped the plot to move quicker.
This novel felt a lot more like a private detective working the case alongside the police that the way the books used to read but I don’t feel that this takes away anything it just maybe felt a little slower paced in the first few chapters.
It was also fascinating to read the authors note at the end where we find out that the author has gone through similar experiences recently, a fact that really shines through in the detail writing.
Thanks to @annecater at Random Things Tours and @simonschusterUK for my copy in exchange for review.
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Kathy Reichs’s first novel Déjà Dead was a number one bestseller and won the 1997 Ellis Award for Best First Novel. A Conspiracy of Bones is Kathy’s nineteenth entry in her series featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan. Kathy was also a producer of the hit Fox TV series, Bones, which is based on her work and her novels.
Dr. Reichs is one of very few forensic anthropologists certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology. She served on the Board of Directors and as Vice President of both the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and the American Board of Forensic Anthropology, and as a member of the National Police Services Advisory Council in Canada. She divides her time between Charlotte, North Carolina, and Montreal, Québec.
3 responses to “#AConspiracyofBones”
I haven’t picked up a Reichs book in a WHILE but it’s fantastic to see that even at book #19 they are still super easy and engaging to zip through. Thanks for the review!
Its been a few years since I read any books in this series but I might have to read this one. Thanks for the review!
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Temperance Brennan is back! Fans of Bones will not be disappointed with Kathy Reichs latest novel in the series entitled #AConspiracyofBones I am excited!!
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