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Convocata inaspettatamente dalla Sezione casi irrisolti del Dipartimento di polizia di Charlotte-Mecklenburg, la dottoressa Temperance Brennan deve fare luce sulla morte di due ragazzine scomparse e trovate tempo dopo a migliaia di chilometri di distanza l’una dall’altra. Dietro gli efferati omicidi sembra esserci la mano della stessa assassina: Anique Pomerleau, una vecch Convocata inaspettatamente dalla Sezione casi irrisolti del Dipartimento di polizia di Charlotte-Mecklenburg, la dottoressa Temperance Brennan deve fare luce sulla morte di due ragazzine scomparse e trovate tempo dopo a migliaia di chilometri di distanza l’una dall’altra. Dietro gli efferati omicidi sembra esserci la mano della stessa assassina: Anique Pomerleau, una vecchia conoscenza dell’antropologa forense, che anni prima aveva rapito, torturato e ucciso alcune giovani riuscendo poi a fuggire e sparire nel nulla. Forse la sconfitta più bruciante nella carriera della dottoressa Brennan e del detective Ryan. E ora, come evocata dai loro peggiori incubi, la più letale delle psicopatiche potrebbe essere tornata. Quando un’altra ragazzina viene rapita, Tempe capisce di doverla fermare a ogni costo, e per arginare la scia di sangue non le rimane che un modo: convincere il suo ex partner Ryan a rientrare dall’esilio volontario in Costa Rica. Soltanto lavorando di nuovo insieme, accettando di inseguire il più pericoloso dei predatori negli oscuri abissi della sua follia, i due potranno stanarla e mettere fine all’inferno. Con Le ossa non mentono Kathy Reichs, ancora una volta, si mantiene all’altezza delle aspettative regalando un nuovo romanzo carico di tensione psicologica.


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Convocata inaspettatamente dalla Sezione casi irrisolti del Dipartimento di polizia di Charlotte-Mecklenburg, la dottoressa Temperance Brennan deve fare luce sulla morte di due ragazzine scomparse e trovate tempo dopo a migliaia di chilometri di distanza l’una dall’altra. Dietro gli efferati omicidi sembra esserci la mano della stessa assassina: Anique Pomerleau, una vecch Convocata inaspettatamente dalla Sezione casi irrisolti del Dipartimento di polizia di Charlotte-Mecklenburg, la dottoressa Temperance Brennan deve fare luce sulla morte di due ragazzine scomparse e trovate tempo dopo a migliaia di chilometri di distanza l’una dall’altra. Dietro gli efferati omicidi sembra esserci la mano della stessa assassina: Anique Pomerleau, una vecchia conoscenza dell’antropologa forense, che anni prima aveva rapito, torturato e ucciso alcune giovani riuscendo poi a fuggire e sparire nel nulla. Forse la sconfitta più bruciante nella carriera della dottoressa Brennan e del detective Ryan. E ora, come evocata dai loro peggiori incubi, la più letale delle psicopatiche potrebbe essere tornata. Quando un’altra ragazzina viene rapita, Tempe capisce di doverla fermare a ogni costo, e per arginare la scia di sangue non le rimane che un modo: convincere il suo ex partner Ryan a rientrare dall’esilio volontario in Costa Rica. Soltanto lavorando di nuovo insieme, accettando di inseguire il più pericoloso dei predatori negli oscuri abissi della sua follia, i due potranno stanarla e mettere fine all’inferno. Con Le ossa non mentono Kathy Reichs, ancora una volta, si mantiene all’altezza delle aspettative regalando un nuovo romanzo carico di tensione psicologica.

30 review for Le ossa non mentono

  1. 5 out of 5

    Phrynne

    I liked this one better than I did her last few books. Katy wasn't in it which helped. And Ryan featured a fair bit with a huge surprise right at the end. That alone made the whole book worthwhile! Tempe has also calmed down a bit and did not keep deliberately putting herself into danger or at least not without taking some precautions first. So it was all quite readable and in fact enjoyable. If you have enjoyed the series so far then don't give up before you have read this one.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Brenda

    Dr Temperance Brennan was suffering from a dreadful cold, so the unexpected call to a meeting first thing Monday was the last thing she felt like going to – but her arrival before 8am at the Law Enforcement Centre in Charlotte was to set a chain of events in progress that would horrify and disgust the most seasoned of them all. On learning that an old adversary, Anique Pomerleau, had resurfaced, Tempe was filled with a feeling of guilt and spine-chilling fear. Pomerleau had been so close to captu Dr Temperance Brennan was suffering from a dreadful cold, so the unexpected call to a meeting first thing Monday was the last thing she felt like going to – but her arrival before 8am at the Law Enforcement Centre in Charlotte was to set a chain of events in progress that would horrify and disgust the most seasoned of them all. On learning that an old adversary, Anique Pomerleau, had resurfaced, Tempe was filled with a feeling of guilt and spine-chilling fear. Pomerleau had been so close to capture years previously, but had slipped the net – Detective Andrew Ryan as well as Tempe had some scars to remember her by. Now she was thought to have made her way to the States where other young female victims were going missing – some whose bodies were found, others who were staying on the Missing Persons list – the Cold Case Unit had many unsolved files… As the investigation picked up the pace, they were frustrated by lack of evidence – there was friction between certain detectives; Tempe found Ryan’s attitude difficult to cope with at times; plus she felt she needed to spend more time with her mother. Then suddenly, finally there was a break in the case; but was it? What was happening? Were they headed for a bigger catastrophe than anyone had ever envisioned before? Would they ever catch this cold, calculating killer? I absolutely loved this latest instalment by Kathy Reichs! A brilliant psychological thriller, the twists and turns were intense, each one better than the last. I found it hard to put down, and really enjoyed the unexpectedness of the ending. I have no hesitation in highly recommending Bones Never Lie to all Reichs' fans, and lovers of the genre. With thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for my copy to read and review.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Carol

    Unique and in many ways I liked this one better than others of hers. I just thought there was more plot, more interest, stronger players, and much that held my interest. Good story. I often see reviews comparing Kathy Reichs’ books with Patricia Cornwell’s books, but with the exception of both being forensic thrillers, the two series are very different. One major difference is that Reichs creates her stories often based on her real life as a forensic anthropologist, whereas Cornwell’s stories are Unique and in many ways I liked this one better than others of hers. I just thought there was more plot, more interest, stronger players, and much that held my interest. Good story. I often see reviews comparing Kathy Reichs’ books with Patricia Cornwell’s books, but with the exception of both being forensic thrillers, the two series are very different. One major difference is that Reichs creates her stories often based on her real life as a forensic anthropologist, whereas Cornwell’s stories are purely fictional. Additionally, the main heroines, Reichs’ Temperance Brennan versus Cornwell’s Kay Scarpetta, have very different personalities. One major difference is that Scarpetta has a larger than life character; degrees in law and medicine, the best medical examiner in the country, and celebrity status as a CNN commentator. On the other hand, Brennan is more ‘human’ with many of the problems that many of us deal with such as; finding someone to take care of the pets when were away, having a boss that wants you to do those tedious task, and dealing with everyday family matters such as getting a hold of your daughter when she is away at college or dealing with your ex-husband’s girlfriend. Additionally, Brannon is more ‘flawed’, being a recovering alcoholic and even relapsing during one of the novels. Also adding to Tempe Brennan’s humanistic persona, her love life is chaotic with an ex-husband that she remains cordial with, to an on and off relationship with Detective Andrew Ryan. Brennan’s relationship with Ryan has been frustrating throughout the series and in the latest novels his brief appearances only acts as a teaser. Reichs’ needs to either completely end the relationship between Ryan and Brennan or get them together. A relationship for Brennan would add a new dimension to the character which is sorely needed as the Tempe Brennan in book one of the series is not much different than the Tempe Brennan in the sixteenth book of the series. Reichs’ follows a hardboiled noir style which may not be for everyone. Brennan’s character often becomes the victim as a result of emotional weaknesses or impulsive acts of heroism, such as entering a biker bar unattended over concerns of her nephew’s disappearance. This is counterintuitive considering her character is a highly trained forensic anthropologist. Some readers also have a problem with the more technical terminology that goes along Reich’s being a forensic anthropologist. Personally I like seeing the terminology but that is the scientist in me. Since the series goes back and forth between North Carolina and Montreal, Canada, there are few secondary characters that stay consistent with the series. Besides Andrew Ryan and Brennan’s ex-husband, Pete Petersen, other characters that make occasional appearances are her daughter, Katy; her sister Harriet more affectionately known as Harry; Detective Erskine “Skinny” Slidell; Detective Luc Claudel and of course, her beloved cat, Birdie. I thought that Luc Claudel was a great character as he was antagonistic to Brennan’s character but he faded out after the first few novels. Fortunately, however, is the addition of Skinny Slidell, whose opposing personality to Brennan’s character creates a seemingly mismatched but enjoyable duo. Kathy Reichs’ Temperance Brennan series is devoutly followed by her readers and if you are really into forensics and enjoy learning about skeletal anatomy then this is a must read series. Since the character development of Tempe Brennan is relatively nonexistent, reading books separately from the series is considerably more doable than other series. Kathy Reichs is a skilled physical anthropologist, so you can be sure that the science is accurate. Most of the forensics is in the area of human skeletal anatomy. The Temp Brennan Technical Word in Review: Osteon– Are cylindrical structures that make up the hard outer layer of compact bone. Each osteon contains a canal, also known as the Haversian Canal where blood vessels reside. In forensics, the osteons can help to determine sex, age, diet, and even health of a victim. When magnified and viewed under polarized light, osteons resemble tiny volcanoes, ovoid cones with central craters and flanks that spread out to flat lands of primary bone. The number of volcanoes increase with age, as does the count of abandoned calderas . By determining the density of these features one arrives at an age estimate.– Fatal Voyage m Books in the Series by Order: or your h favorite Forensic Thriller on the Forensic Fiction List on Goodreads Listopia. J Goodreads Forensic Fiction Best List lost Favorite in the series: Bones on Ice (novella) with a score of 4.10

  4. 4 out of 5

    So, I Read This Book Today

    It has been a long time since I read a Kathy Reichs book. I used to wait breathlessly for each one to come out, but at some point, I backed off, and I don't even remember why. The last I actually tried to read was 206 Bones and I don't know why, but I stopped listening (it is an Audible edition) less than half way through the book and the marker is still sitting there, so I never picked it up again. Apparently, a lot has happened since my last reading. Relationships have changed, and I missed wha It has been a long time since I read a Kathy Reichs book. I used to wait breathlessly for each one to come out, but at some point, I backed off, and I don't even remember why. The last I actually tried to read was 206 Bones and I don't know why, but I stopped listening (it is an Audible edition) less than half way through the book and the marker is still sitting there, so I never picked it up again. Apparently, a lot has happened since my last reading. Relationships have changed, and I missed what sounds like some serious action where Temperance was apparently kidnapped and nearly burned to death, and Ryan's drug addicted daughter died, sending Ryan off the edge. This information is lightly covered so that you know what happened earlier, but you aren't hit over the head with it. This storyline itself shows the police procedural and lab knowledge Reichs is known for. However, there were things that totally turned me off about the book. The language is stiff, awkward and completely without flow. Honestly, it feels like the work of a freshman author, not the well known author with over 20 books to her name I know her to be. I seriously wondered, and still do, whether the book was written, as apparently is the case with other "names" by a new author, hired on the cheap. I don't remember her books being this awkwardly written, in a "See Jane, See Jane Run, Run Jane Run" style. Needless to say, where I would normally read the book cover to cover in at most two days, I found that it took me two weeks. Pick it up, read a few pages, get bored and put it down, then pick it up again later on. I became terribly disenchanted with the TV show Bones based on the novel series, over a year ago, when Tempe gets pregnant. At that time, for some totally weird reason, the TV writers seemed to think that dumbing Tempe down was the thing to do if she was actually going to be living with that idiot Booth, Mr." I Am Dumb As A Post But The Hot, Brilliant Doctor Still Let Me Knock Her Up." I stuck with it for a short time after the dumbing down, but couldn't stomach it any longer. I did watch the "Christmas Baby" scenario and was so disgusted that it took me a week to get over being pissed at how incredibly CRAPTASTIC it was! Haven't watched it since. I was pleased to be offered the book by the publisher. I had really hoped that Reich's writing had not fallen into the "Dumb Tempe Down" trope. Sad to say, I can't say that I was impressed - not by a long-shot. It's a shame, but maybe Reichs is simply burned out? Whatever the case, I can't give this any more than three stars, and that is based strictly on the storyline itself, not on the writing. This book was received by Bantam Publishing in return for a realistic review. All thought are my own. Tentative on-sale date s September 23, 2014. If you are a loyal reader, I am sure you will add it to your shelf. If not, I wouldn't recommend it. Instead, read her earlier works, which were quite good.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Alex is The Romance Fox

    The latest novel from Kathy Reichs, Bones Never Lie, is the 17th book in the Temperance Brennan Series and so much better than the last one, Bones of the Lost https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1... , which I did not like at all… Temperance Brennan , forensic anthropologist and member of Charlotte’s Cold Case Unit is working on a disappearance and death of young girls that have the same characteristics of the murders by the evil and wicked Anique Pomerleau that evaded being caught by Tempe and D The latest novel from Kathy Reichs, Bones Never Lie, is the 17th book in the Temperance Brennan Series and so much better than the last one, Bones of the Lost https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1... , which I did not like at all… Temperance Brennan , forensic anthropologist and member of Charlotte’s Cold Case Unit is working on a disappearance and death of young girls that have the same characteristics of the murders by the evil and wicked Anique Pomerleau that evaded being caught by Tempe and Detective Andrew Ryan and now seems to resurface in Charlotte, continuing a murder spree. We first met this serial killer in Monday Mourning. Despite a bit of a slow start, it soon speeds up and we are taken on a fast paced and tension filled trip as we try to guess who the villain is…..i did have a feeling of the identity, which just by the way, I was right about…but there are still some surprises left in the end. I adored Tempe’s mother…..and her computer saviness….in fact she was my favorite character in this book and I just hope we get more of her in the next books. Not sure about Det. Siddell….he’s a pretty weird character and some of his comments are so just out there!!!! I loved seeing Andrew Ryan back in Tempe’s life. He’s going through a really tough time after the death of his daughter and I would really like to see these two together again. I wonder how their relationship will develop. Naturally, with the “cliffhanger” at the end….I will just have to read book #18!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Shihab Azhar

    Somewhere out there is a thriller writer's handbook with only one instruction: end every chapter with a perceived cliffhanger. I think it was written by Dan Brown. Also in there: use incomplete sentences whenever possible. Clearly, Kathy Reichs read the handbook and took its instructions to heart. About a third of the way into the book, I figured out the whodunit. And then I spent the rest of it trying to see how long it takes to get there. And it was quite long. Is it just me, or is the main chara Somewhere out there is a thriller writer's handbook with only one instruction: end every chapter with a perceived cliffhanger. I think it was written by Dan Brown. Also in there: use incomplete sentences whenever possible. Clearly, Kathy Reichs read the handbook and took its instructions to heart. About a third of the way into the book, I figured out the whodunit. And then I spent the rest of it trying to see how long it takes to get there. And it was quite long. Is it just me, or is the main character just a bundle of emotions? She has emotions about everything: the victims, the cat, the parents, her parents, the love interest, the neighborhood tomboy, even the barrel in which a victim is found. Yet none of the emotions seems to provide much depth to the character - I understand there are 16 other books in the series, but nothing I read gives me any reason to read the rest of them. The second last chapter tries to explain motives. But it raises way more questions then it answers. Because nothing is true, or it might be, but then what if? Maybe the book tries too hard to tie up loose ends, and if so, it shouldn't have. And the last chapter - really? Was there no other way to end this book? I'm glad I completed my 2014 reading challenge before this book - if this was the last one, it would have left a really bitter taste after some really good fiction all year. In summary: give this a miss unless you love the character or the author. You are better off watching the TV show.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Skip

    An excellent installment in the Tempe Brennan series. Head of the Cold Case Unit asks Tempe to attend a meeting with a Vermont Detective Rodas, hometown homicide cop Skinny Slidell and an agent from that State Bureau of Investigation. Rodas has found a link between a Vermont unsolved and a local unsolved case: matching DNA to an old adversary, Anique Pomerleau (from the one book in the series I have not read.) And then another local girl goes missing. Tempe decides she needs assistance from her An excellent installment in the Tempe Brennan series. Head of the Cold Case Unit asks Tempe to attend a meeting with a Vermont Detective Rodas, hometown homicide cop Skinny Slidell and an agent from that State Bureau of Investigation. Rodas has found a link between a Vermont unsolved and a local unsolved case: matching DNA to an old adversary, Anique Pomerleau (from the one book in the series I have not read.) And then another local girl goes missing. Tempe decides she needs assistance from her Canadian ex-boyfriend, Detective Andrew Ryan, and has to go to Costa Rica, where he is recovering from the death of his daughter Lily from a heroin overdose. More help comes from Tempe's mother, who we finally meet, who has issues of her own, but is a great Internet researcher. Quality twists and turns, with a surprise. Fans of the series should not miss this one. It is always difficult for me to review thrillers without employing spoilers, so I hope it will suffice to say that the forensic science in this book is spot-on, the characters and situations interesting, and that Kathy Reichs is back in fine form with this latest book!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Marianne

    Bones Never Lie is the seventeenth book in the popular Temperance Brennan series by American forensic anthropologist and author, Kathy Reichs. Tempe is summoned to the Cold Case Unit in Charlotte when victim characteristics (pre-pubescent teenaged girls), posed corpses, undetermined cause of death and DNA evidence point to coldblooded serial killer, Anique Pomerleau, a woman suspected of murders that Tempe and Detective Andrew Ryan investigated ten years earlier in Montreal. Ryan’s input is need Bones Never Lie is the seventeenth book in the popular Temperance Brennan series by American forensic anthropologist and author, Kathy Reichs. Tempe is summoned to the Cold Case Unit in Charlotte when victim characteristics (pre-pubescent teenaged girls), posed corpses, undetermined cause of death and DNA evidence point to coldblooded serial killer, Anique Pomerleau, a woman suspected of murders that Tempe and Detective Andrew Ryan investigated ten years earlier in Montreal. Ryan’s input is needed, but he has disappeared in reaction to his daughter’s untimely death. The condition of Tempe’s mother, Daisy is another distraction from the case, which itself becomes more urgent with the disappearance of another young teen. Added to this is the friction between Slidell of the CMPD and Agent Tinker of the SBI, involved for political reasons. With assistance from a surprising quarter, Tempe tracks down Ryan and somehow induces him to assist. The investigation sees Tempe travelling to Montreal, Vermont and back to Charlotte as more previously missing teens are found to fit the description and a pattern emerges. While there is less about bones in this instalment, there are still several interesting items explored: the use of lip prints; preservation of bodies in syrup; carbon monoxide poisoning; and a rare genetic disorder that acts as a red herring in the investigation. Suspects keep turning up dead, leading to more than one anti-climax, and there is an unexpected shooting. There are plenty of twists and turns in the plot before the breath-taking climax is reached. Readers will welcome the return of Detective Ryan with his clever quips: the snappy banter between Ryan and Tempe has always been an enjoyable feature of these novels. The introduction of the smart and sassy Daisy Brennan is a (hopefully not-too-short-lived) delight. Reichs will also please many fans with a surprise in the final pages and once again proves she is at the top of her game with this excellent page-turner.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Kate

    If it's by Kathy Reichs I will read it! I love all her books but most especially the ones about Temperance Brennan. I think this may be my new favorite book by her. The story line was fascinating and gave a great resolution to one of the most interesting and previously unresolved storylines she has ever written. Plus the ending I LOVED the ending. I don't want to spoil anything but it made me so so happy. I cannot say enough good things about this series and this author.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Maria

    I was fortunate to receive an ARC of this book at BEA. I've been a Tempe fan since the very beginning and love that this series isn't losing any steam.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Book Him Danno

    I have read every book in this series and I really liked this one more than I have the last few – the mystery was from an earlier book and yet it was new. I liked that the end was not a race to the death like many of this books have been – the ending made more sense in real life this time – but I have the say the very end had me saying “What the heck?” - That came out of nowhere – but I am not saying I am unhappy about it – just a bit surprised and now wondering why I read these as they come ou I have read every book in this series and I really liked this one more than I have the last few – the mystery was from an earlier book and yet it was new. I liked that the end was not a race to the death like many of this books have been – the ending made more sense in real life this time – but I have the say the very end had me saying “What the heck?” - That came out of nowhere – but I am not saying I am unhappy about it – just a bit surprised and now wondering why I read these as they come out because I have a long year to wait for the next and to see what happens with the big surprise at the end. This is a good series that is getting better and better – this is one of the best in the series – so far – in my opinion. These books are nothing like the TV series – Bones – but they stand alone and are just as interesting. I really enjoy the characters in this series but I missed her ex-husband and daughter this time around. We did get more background on her mother and family life growing up. If you enjoy a good mystery pick this one up today.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*

    I was kind of over Kathy Reichs by the time I had finished Bones Are Forever, but in this book, Kathy is back to writing at her best. In this is a fast paced tale with many a twist, young girls have been going missing at regular intervals over a number of years and many thousands of miles. They are all similar in appearance - early teens, with long dark hair parted in the middle. And the case has a link to Brennans past....has a killer who eluded her in the past come back to taunt her? Can she triu I was kind of over Kathy Reichs by the time I had finished Bones Are Forever, but in this book, Kathy is back to writing at her best. In this is a fast paced tale with many a twist, young girls have been going missing at regular intervals over a number of years and many thousands of miles. They are all similar in appearance - early teens, with long dark hair parted in the middle. And the case has a link to Brennans past....has a killer who eluded her in the past come back to taunt her? Can she triumph over evil this time, or is she doomed to fail again, hampered by her emotional involvement, her mother's ailing health, and her on again off again lover Ryan's personal problems. This was a great read, difficult to put down and is highly recommended.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Donna

    This is only my third novel by this author. The other two were also part of this same series. I liked this one better than the others. I like the MC. She seems very personable and quite normal. I definitely enjoyed the story line in this one more so. I was pulled in, even with its predictability. Even though the author tried to steer suspicion elsewhere, I kept thinking, "Hmmmm...how are they going to bring this back to the real killer."

  14. 5 out of 5

    David

    Just when I thought the Dr Tempe Brennan series was beginning to falter, Kathy Reichs comes out with a doozy. This is a top class forensic thriller that when coupled with some interesting new romantic developments for her previously jaded characters (IMO), all comes together to make for a thoroughly enjoyable read. I am back on board the 'Bones' bandwagon!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Matt

    Reichs is a true master at her trade, having crafted the Tempe Brennan character into quite the heroine. In this latest novel, Brennan has been seconded to assist with a cold-case squad in Charlotte. When called in to meet with a Vermont police officer, Brennan realises that this paticular cold case hits home. Some DNA has been discovered that ties some recent killings with a serial killer, Anique Pomerleau, who eluded capture while on her spree in and around Montreal in the 80s and 90s. Brennan Reichs is a true master at her trade, having crafted the Tempe Brennan character into quite the heroine. In this latest novel, Brennan has been seconded to assist with a cold-case squad in Charlotte. When called in to meet with a Vermont police officer, Brennan realises that this paticular cold case hits home. Some DNA has been discovered that ties some recent killings with a serial killer, Anique Pomerleau, who eluded capture while on her spree in and around Montreal in the 80s and 90s. Brennan is keen to tie all the cases together and determine if Pomerleau has resurfaced and is killing anew, this time in Vermont and North Carolina. Reaching out for Andrew Ryan's assistance, Brennan is able to coax him out of his self-administered retirement to pull all the threads together. Receiving some help from an unexpected source also proves highly useful and may hold key to cracking the case wide open. Using her expertise in anthropology and sleuthing capabilities, Brennan is hot on the trail of a killer who stalks her memories and seems keen on slaying teenage girls. Filled with powerful narrative and some quirky plot turnarounds, Reichs is able to capture the essence of her greatest Tempe Brennan novels while also pulling on new and exciting ideas to keep the reader hitched through to the bitter end. I've wondered, of late, when Dr. Brennan would return to her workplace north of the 49th parallel. Reichs injects a case that has her working in both domains, Montreal and Charlotte, as well as some side trips, to keep the case flying at light speed. Add to that, the great Andrew Ryan, which is sure to spice up the plot and add just the right amount of intrigue. Reichs has a wonderful way to tap into the medical and scientific worlds, educating as well as entertaining the reader, and pulling the story from its predicable route into something well off the beaten track. Series fans will surely clamour towards this interesting mix of Montreal intrigue with Charlotte pizzazz. If there were a downside, the writing and narrative can appear somewhat choppy at times, handicapping the flow and pace of the narrative. Well worth the invested time. Kudos, Dr. Reichs for all your hard work and scintillating storytelling.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Tanja

    >>Diese Rezension und viele mehr findet ihr auch hier: http://wort-welten.blogspot.de/ ZUSAMMENFASSUNG: Inzwischen sind zehn Jahre vergangen, seit Tempe Brennan jene Mädchenleichen in dem Keller in Montreal untersuchte - und der Mörderin, Anique Pomerleau die Flucht gelang. Doch jetzt sieht es ganz so aus, als hätte Anique wieder zugeschlagen. Wie damals sind ihre Opfer junge Mädchen. Als eine Sonderkommission gegründet und Tempe hinzugezogen wird, ahnt sie noch nicht, wie gefährlich der Fa >>Diese Rezension und viele mehr findet ihr auch hier: http://wort-welten.blogspot.de/ ZUSAMMENFASSUNG: Inzwischen sind zehn Jahre vergangen, seit Tempe Brennan jene Mädchenleichen in dem Keller in Montreal untersuchte - und der Mörderin, Anique Pomerleau die Flucht gelang. Doch jetzt sieht es ganz so aus, als hätte Anique wieder zugeschlagen. Wie damals sind ihre Opfer junge Mädchen. Als eine Sonderkommission gegründet und Tempe hinzugezogen wird, ahnt sie noch nicht, wie gefährlich der Fall noch werden wird, dass nicht immer alles so ist, wie es scheint - und dass auch sie selbst ins Visier der Mörderin geraten wird ... FAZIT: Im nun schon siebzehnten Buch der Reihe um Temperance Brennan, ihres Zeichens forensische Anthropologin, widmen wir uns nun also endlich dem Verbleib von Anique Pomerleau, die ja schon vor zehn Büchern, nämlich in Band sieben, Totenmontag eine Spur von Leichen hinterließ. Eine nette Grundidee, wie ich finde. Und anders als beim Vorhänger, Band sechzehn, Totengeld - ZU MEINER REZENSION - empfand ich hier auch wieder die Schlussfolgerungen und Verbindungen als weitaus schlüssiger. Alles in allem haben wir hier ein Buch, das ich gerne gelesen habe. Einzig die Tatsache, dass die Frage danach, wer hinter alldem steckt, für mich schlichtweg zu schnell zu lösen war, sorgt dafür, dass es für mich nicht ganz die volle Punktzahl erreicht. Dennoch sehr lesenswert.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Elvan

    Excellent book. Tempe Brennan is back on track with a terrific whodunit . I didn't even bother to try to figure out the killer(s) in this one. I just enjoyed this fast paced novel and rode one discovery after another to a very satisfactory conclusion. Even though he is irritating, “Skinny” Slidell is growing on me in every book he makes an appearance. He is a perfect foil for the almost too perfect forensic pathologist. Here he is telling Brennan about the websites a victim was visiting on her la Excellent book. Tempe Brennan is back on track with a terrific whodunit . I didn't even bother to try to figure out the killer(s) in this one. I just enjoyed this fast paced novel and rode one discovery after another to a very satisfactory conclusion. Even though he is irritating, “Skinny” Slidell is growing on me in every book he makes an appearance. He is a perfect foil for the almost too perfect forensic pathologist. Here he is telling Brennan about the websites a victim was visiting on her laptop before her abduction; “There was a site lets kids create aviators for moving around virtual worlds.” Knowing Slidell hadn't a clue about avatars, I didn't bother to correct him. “What the hell's a virtual world? That some kinda make-believe where everyone's good?” “That would be virtuous. What about chat rooms?” Bones Never Lie. Pg. 160 I have mixed feelings regarding Andrew Ryan's return although I loved the imagery and scenes when Tempe hunts him down in Costa Rica. He behaves like an a$$hat for the majority of the investigation and then Tempe is all swoons and smiles when (view spoiler)[out of the blue he pops the big question? (hide spoiler)] Even though I am just a reader, I don't forgive and forget that easily. I will be surprised to see any change in their relationship in the next novel. Terrific case. Nice to see Reichs back in top form.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Sharon Redfern

    I always read the latest Kathy Reichs book in one day because I can't stop reading. Bones Never Lie is a tense telling of the murders of several children, possibly by an old adversary of Tempe's. There are territory fights between agencies, retelling of sad family stories and even Tempe's mother gets involved in solving the case. One of my fellow readers and I have lamented about the absence of Andrew Ryan in Tempe's life and how we want him back. He is a big part of this latest book and the fire I always read the latest Kathy Reichs book in one day because I can't stop reading. Bones Never Lie is a tense telling of the murders of several children, possibly by an old adversary of Tempe's. There are territory fights between agencies, retelling of sad family stories and even Tempe's mother gets involved in solving the case. One of my fellow readers and I have lamented about the absence of Andrew Ryan in Tempe's life and how we want him back. He is a big part of this latest book and the fire is still there even though he is definitely damaged by his daughter's death. I think in addition to the tightly written mystery I was pushing to get to the part where Tempe and Ryan would have some sort of emotional mending. Although there is a good ending in all ways, it is still a long way to go for this relationship to be what it once was. A warning, there are a lot of fairly gross descriptions of bodies in this book ( couldn't do my usual read while eating thing) but as always you learn a lot about forensics. A great addition to one of my favorite series.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Diane

    One of the best Kathy Reichs Temperance Brennan books - just excellent - a creepy female serial killer, or is she! A different perspective of maple syrup for me and can anyone tell me what exactly is the colour of fingernail polish decribed as rare roast beef? Lots of wit and bantering between Tempe and "Skinny" - jurisidiction angst and just an all around good read. So glad Ms Reichs wrote this book - it finally answers some questions (I think). There are some red herrings tossed about - very eff One of the best Kathy Reichs Temperance Brennan books - just excellent - a creepy female serial killer, or is she! A different perspective of maple syrup for me and can anyone tell me what exactly is the colour of fingernail polish decribed as rare roast beef? Lots of wit and bantering between Tempe and "Skinny" - jurisidiction angst and just an all around good read. So glad Ms Reichs wrote this book - it finally answers some questions (I think). There are some red herrings tossed about - very effectively, and some great detective work and no TSTL scenarios, which is a good thing. The case travels from the Carolinas down to Costa Rica, then up to Montreal then back down through Vermont and then further down to the Carolinas again. The forensics are well described as always, and the investigation is very well carried out. And yes Andrew Ryan plays a role in this book. ;) 2 thumbs up and 5 stars!

  20. 4 out of 5

    Robbyn Mccauley

    This is my first Kathy Reichs' book and I liked it! I figured out the killer as soon as the character was introduced with detail, but still enjoyed the story. Temperance Brennan is a cool protagonist, with wit and charm (I think I like her more than the Bones' leading lady). I was fortunate enough to hear Kathy Reichs at bookcon, which was another added benefit when reading this ARC- I had the author's voice in my head. Definitely have to check out more of the series.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Marcie

    The author is back in top form for this story. The last few in this series have not been as good. Tricky mystery and Ryan is back!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Ellen

    Bones Never Lie by Kathy Reichs. The first half of this book kept me mesmerized. Could not stop listening to it. The last third not so much. Bones is in search of a serial killer that has taken the lives of teenage girls. I gave this book 3 1/2 stars.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Monnie

    Can a TV show get in the way of a book? Sometimes - and nowhere is it more evident for me than with Kathy Reichs' series featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan. The books spawned the popular Fox Network show, Bones, now in its 9th season. Even though the show rather loosely mirrors the books, I've watched it faithfully from the beginning. Until this season, that is. I was growing a bit weary of it a bit last year - the plots were getting a bit far-fetched - but (SPOILER ALERT HERE) Can a TV show get in the way of a book? Sometimes - and nowhere is it more evident for me than with Kathy Reichs' series featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan. The books spawned the popular Fox Network show, Bones, now in its 9th season. Even though the show rather loosely mirrors the books, I've watched it faithfully from the beginning. Until this season, that is. I was growing a bit weary of it a bit last year - the plots were getting a bit far-fetched - but (SPOILER ALERT HERE) with this year's season-opening killing off of Dr. Lance Sweets - played by John Francis Daley - I've pretty much given up. That disappointment, coupled with a so-so 16th book by Reichs, Bones of the Lost (https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...) prompted me to be a bit hesitant to open this, the 17th Temperance Brennan novel. I needn't have worried. The only complaint I have with this one, and it's minor, is that there's a boatload of characters and it's a bit hard to keep them straight (which no doubt is due in part to my aging brain that has turned my short-term memory to scrambled eggs). Otherwise, it appears that Reichs is back in fine form. This one begins as Brennan is called unexpectedly to consult with the Charlotte, N.C., Cold Case Unit. As it turns out, two young girls have been murdered, and it appears that, although the locations were thousands of miles apart, the killer is the same. In fact, the likely suspect is Anique Pomerleau, who kidnapped and murdered several young girls in Canada in a similar fashion several years ago. After nearly killing Brennan, who was chasing her down back then, she escaped and hasn't been seen since. Being called in to help not only puts Brennan back on the case, but it hooks her up once again with her former police detective partner and lover Andrew Ryan, who dropped off the face of the earth after the untimely death of his beloved daughter. Now, they're forced to partner up again and deal not only with tracking down and catching a murderer, but finding common ground on which to build a new relationship (or not).

  24. 5 out of 5

    Sharon

    I admit it; I'm a long-time fan of Kathy Reichs' Temperance Brennan novels. However, I skipped a couple; the last one I read was just so humdrum that I thought Reichs was tiring of her characters. It was depressing to me, so I didn't read any for a while. As a result, I missed some of the events referred to in this title ... but that was all right. I found myself not wanting to put the book down this time, just like in the "good old days." This time, Tempe is asked to help investigate a series of I admit it; I'm a long-time fan of Kathy Reichs' Temperance Brennan novels. However, I skipped a couple; the last one I read was just so humdrum that I thought Reichs was tiring of her characters. It was depressing to me, so I didn't read any for a while. As a result, I missed some of the events referred to in this title ... but that was all right. I found myself not wanting to put the book down this time, just like in the "good old days." This time, Tempe is asked to help investigate a series of murders that are being committed by a criminal well known to her. In a previous title, this perpetrator (Anique Pomerleau) tried to kill Tempe as well. So, when a set of crimes with a similar MO come up, Brennan is very much interested. Her long-time colleague Andrew Ryan is off mourning the death of his daughter, Lily, but she needs his additional expertise on the case ... so there is that subplot as well. There are more twists and turns than a Coney Island roller coaster in this book, and the "whodunnit" took me by surprise ... which is always a plus. It is always difficult for me to review thrillers without employing spoilers, so I hope it will suffice to say that the forensic science in this book is spot-on, the characters and situations interesting, and that Kathy Reichs is back in fine form with this latest book!

  25. 4 out of 5

    Barbara ★

    Suddenly the writing style is like the earlier books. I liked Tempe better since she wasn't as snide and nasty as in recent books. I loved not seeing Pete in the story and seeing more of Ryan. (What was up with the ending? Wow that came out of nowhere.) I was totally surprised at the role Tempe's mother played in this story. From what I recall, Tempe doesn't have a good relationship with her mother. As a matter of fact, I can't remember when Tempe's even talked to her mother on the phone in prev Suddenly the writing style is like the earlier books. I liked Tempe better since she wasn't as snide and nasty as in recent books. I loved not seeing Pete in the story and seeing more of Ryan. (What was up with the ending? Wow that came out of nowhere.) I was totally surprised at the role Tempe's mother played in this story. From what I recall, Tempe doesn't have a good relationship with her mother. As a matter of fact, I can't remember when Tempe's even talked to her mother on the phone in previous books. (I could be wrong here but I was totally shocked when Tempe was visiting her mother and the love she was mentally expressing. It seemed out of character and maybe just a way to introduce evidence that couldn't be found any other way. Also setting up a scenario for a future book?) Either way, I liked the mystery and though I figured out the doer early on, I was still surprised at the how and why.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Deanne

    Managed to stretch this book over several days, normally I read the new Reichs book in one go and then get withdrawal symptoms waiting for the next. Looking at the blurb Reichs is a busy woman so I'm amazed that she writes such great books, and so many. Temperance in this book has a killer come back to haunt her, a previous book Monday Mourning from a decade ago is the last time Temperance dealt with the one that got away. Things are never straightforward, there's twists, turns and eureka moments Managed to stretch this book over several days, normally I read the new Reichs book in one go and then get withdrawal symptoms waiting for the next. Looking at the blurb Reichs is a busy woman so I'm amazed that she writes such great books, and so many. Temperance in this book has a killer come back to haunt her, a previous book Monday Mourning from a decade ago is the last time Temperance dealt with the one that got away. Things are never straightforward, there's twists, turns and eureka moments, loved it and looking forward to the next.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Nancy

    I regularly explore the books offered as goodreads giveaways. When I saw a new Temperance Brennan mystery, I clicked to enter. I was one of the winners. The book gets off to a slow start with a too realistic description of working with a head cold. Once you sniffle through that a mystery thriller awaits. As always, Kathy Reichs gives the reader some education on medical conditions, teasing out causes of death, and a very unusual way to preserve a body.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Nancy The book junkie

    Review coming soon!

  29. 4 out of 5

    Jacqueline Oestringer

    Knochen lügen nie - Tempes 17. Fall die Autorin: Kathy Reichs, geboren in Chicago, lebt in Charlotte und Montreal. Sie ist Professorin für Soziologie und Anthropologie und unter anderem als forensische Anthropologin für gerichtsmedizinische Institute in Quebec und North Carolina tätig. Ihre Romane erreichen regelmäßig Spitzenplätze auf internationalen und deutschen Bestsellerlisten und wurden in 30 Sprachen übersetzt. Tempe Brennan ermittelt auch in der von Reichs mitkreierten und -produzierten Fe Knochen lügen nie - Tempes 17. Fall die Autorin: Kathy Reichs, geboren in Chicago, lebt in Charlotte und Montreal. Sie ist Professorin für Soziologie und Anthropologie und unter anderem als forensische Anthropologin für gerichtsmedizinische Institute in Quebec und North Carolina tätig. Ihre Romane erreichen regelmäßig Spitzenplätze auf internationalen und deutschen Bestsellerlisten und wurden in 30 Sprachen übersetzt. Tempe Brennan ermittelt auch in der von Reichs mitkreierten und -produzierten Fernsehserie "Bones – Die Knochenjägerin". Klappentext: Ihr Ziel: Gerechtigkeit für die Toten. Ein neuer Fall für Tempe Brennan. Tempe Brennan kann mit ihrer Arbeit für die Gerichtsmedizin Tote nicht wieder lebendig machen. Doch zumindest kann sie Mordopfern Gerechtigkeit widerfahren lassen, indem sie den Tätern mit forensischer Wissenschaft und weiblicher Intuition auf die Spur kommt. Nur in einem einzigen Fall entkam ihr ein Killer: Anique Pomerleau, eine junge Frau, die selbst traumatische Misshandlungen hatte durchleben müssen. Und die sich an der Welt rächte, indem sie Mädchen entführte, quälte, tötete. Jetzt, zehn Jahre später, tauchen in Montreal die Leichen mehrerer vermisster Teenager auf. Tempe erkennt das Mordmuster, die Grauen erregende Handschrift: Anique ist zurück. Sie will ein letztes Mal Rache nehmen. Und sie kommt Tempe immer näher ... ACHTUNG: Für alle, die vorangegangenen Bände noch nicht gelesen haben, enthält diese Rezi logischerweise Spoiler ;) Charaktere: Temperance Brennan ist eine hochdotierte forensische Anthropologin, die auf Grund ihrer Qualifikationen international - in Charlotte und Quebec - tätig ist. Sie ist stets sehr gewissenhaft und nimmt sich frei laufende Mörder und ungesühnte Verbrechen sehr zu Herzen, was ihr des Öfteren schlaflose Nächte bereitet. Hat sie sich erstmal festgebissen, lässt sie nur schwer wieder los. Doch auch menschlich hat sie Einiges zu bieten. Sie ist eine liebevolle Tochter und Mutter und würde für die, die ihr nahe stehen, über Leichen gehen. Sie hat viel Humor (mit einer guten Portion Sarkasmus), aber keinen Sinn für Pietätlosigkeit oder sonstige Ungerechtigkeiten. Tempe ist eine ehemalige Alkoholikerin, was sie zwar nie aus den Augen verliert, ihr aber dennoch ab und an das Leben erschwert. Generell ist sie ein sehr umgänglicher, angenehmer Mensch. Nichtsdestotrotz kann sie auch ganz schön bissig werden, wenn sie mit Ignoranz, Überheblichkeit oder Ähnlichem konfrontiert wird. Aber dieser Fall bringt selbst die sonst so starke Tempe an den Rand ihrer Kräfte... Meinung: Temperance Brennan wird zur Cold Case Unit gerufen, da es neue Beweise in einem ihrer alten Fälle gibt. Die Analyse der DNS bringt eine erschreckenden Erkenntnis: sie gehört zu Anique Pomerleau, Tempes Albtraum! Eben die Anique Pomerleau, die Temperance vor Jahren fast bei lebendigem Leib verbrannt hätte... Und vor allem DIE Anique Pomerleau, die auch gleichzeitig die Einzige ist, die je davonkam... (die Vorgeschichte hierzu könnt ihr in Tempe´s 7. Fall "Totenmontag" nachlesen) Doch als wäre das noch nicht schlimm genug, gibt es auch ein neues vermisstes Mädchen in der Stadt, die genau zu Aniques Täterprofil passen würde. Da Detective Andrew Ryan damals den Fall leitete und bekannt ist, dass Tempe und er sich kennen, soll sie ihn ausfindig machen... Was gar nicht so einfach ist, da er niemandem seinen Aufenthaltsort mitgeteilt hat, als er sich seine Auszeit nahm. Mit Hilfe ihrer Mutter kann Tempe ihn aufspüren, aber Andrew ist nicht mehr der Mensch, der er einmal war... Er gibt ihr und den anderen Ermittlern genau einen Tag, bevor er wieder verschwinden will. Es beginnt ein Wettlauf gegen die Zeit. Sowohl für Andys Mithilfe, als auch für das Leben von Michelle Leal. Werden Sie es schaffen, das Mädchen zu retten oder ist es bereits zu spät? Und wird Tempe DAS gelingen, was sie damals nicht geschafft hat? Anique dingfest zu machen ist nun ihre oberste Priorität! Für mich, als jahrelanger Kathy Reichs Fan, war dieses Buch natürlich ein absolutes MUSS! Kathy Reichs hat es -mal wieder- geschafft, mich von Anfang an zu fesseln. Nicht nur die spannende Story, die zwischen Gefahr, Hilflosigkeit, Emotionen, Fortschritt, aber auch Rückschlägen pendelt und den Leser damit in seinen Bann zieht, sondern auch ihre stilistischen Hilfsmittel sind wie immer genial. Viele der Kapitel enden mit Mini-Cliffhangern, was Kathy Reichs zwar auch in der Vergangenheit bereits angewendet hat, aber hey, warum Altbewährtes ändern, wenn das Buch damit zum regelrechten Pageturner wird?? :D Darüber hinaus hält Kathy Reichs entgegen dem, was man eigentlich vermuten könnte, nichts von langen, komplizierten Schachtelsätzen. Ihr Schreibstil ist gewohnt knackig, prägnant und sehr eingänglich. Vor allem die verbalen Schlagabtausche zwischen Tempe und Skinny oder Andrew lassen wieder den ein oder anderen Schmunzler aufblitzen ;) In üblicher Manier erklärt Kathy Reichs den Lesern technische sowie behördenspezifische Details. Wie z.B. den Gebrauch von Fachgeräten und Zuständigkeiten, sowie Institutionen, inklusive deren Abkürzungen und Bedeutung - was in der Regel recht interessant und informativ ist. OK, für mich, als großer Kathy Reichs Fan, ist das nicht mehr ganz so wichtig. Nach mittlerweile 16 Teilen hat man dann doch die Mehrheit der Begriffe schon gehört ;) Dennoch eine schöne Geste. Sehr schön ist auch jedes Mal das Wiederlesen von alten Bekannten. Für mich ist das immer ein bisschen wie nach Hause kommen... Andy, Katy, Birdie, Charlie, Skinny, LaManche und wie sie alle heißen mögen. Aber klar, nach einer so langen Reihe, ist es eigentlich nicht anders zu erwarten ;) Kurzum: Eine klare Leseempfehlung von mir! Ich freue mich jetzt schon sehr darauf, etwas Neuem von Kathy Reichs entgegenzufiebern! Ach ja, bevor ich es vergesse. Ich habe in den letzten Tagen einige gesehen, die das Buch gelesen haben, OHNE die Reihe zu kennen. Und JA, das geht, da Tempe´s Hintergrundstory nicht so weit im Vordergrund steht, dass man sich nicht einlesen könnte. Aber ich persönlich würde doch empfehlen, bei Band 1 anzufangen. Nicht nur wegen den immer wiederkehrenden Einrichtungen und Charakteren, die zwar von Band zu Band wechseln können, aber innerhalb der Reihe in weiten Teilen identisch bleiben und immer wiederkehren. Sondern auch gerade wegen der oben genannten Hintergrundstory, die ziemlich interessant und spannend zu verfolgen ist. Zumal sie die menschlichen Hintergründe Tempes noch mehr verdeutlichen :) Aber wie gesagt, nur ein Tipp! Vielen herzlichen Dank an den Blessing Verlag für dieses Rezensionsexemplar!

  30. 5 out of 5

    Carolyn F.

    Audiobook I had never read this author so I was surprised to see that the show Bones is based on this series. The main character even sits down to watch Bones at one point in the book. I kept guessing stuff ahead of time. So I'm telling my audiobook (view spoiler)[ Don't get about Alice. (hide spoiler)] Which of course they did forget. The (view spoiler)[ ER was significant for a bunch of the girls. (hide spoiler)] I guessed that (view spoiler)[ the girl that got away (hide spoiler)] was signific Audiobook I had never read this author so I was surprised to see that the show Bones is based on this series. The main character even sits down to watch Bones at one point in the book. I kept guessing stuff ahead of time. So I'm telling my audiobook (view spoiler)[ Don't get about Alice. (hide spoiler)] Which of course they did forget. The (view spoiler)[ ER was significant for a bunch of the girls. (hide spoiler)] I guessed that (view spoiler)[ the girl that got away (hide spoiler)] was significant. (view spoiler)[ The cat sitter coming over - when her mom said she forced her to wear braids I was screaming (or was that only in my head?) "Oh no!!!" (hide spoiler)] . I loved the narrator - Katherine Borowitz. She did a wonderful job. I'm planning on starting book book #1 this time. My mystery book club for some reason started with book #17.

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