Saturday, June 16, 2018

Week 24 Reviews: Bones Are Forever, Bones in Her Pocket, Bones of the Lost

From Goodreads:
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.

From Goodreads:
Dr Temperance Brennan is in unfamiliar territory as she races to learn the truth from the bones - before it's too late. A new, exclusive straight-to-digital short story from Kathy Reichs, world leading forensic anthropologist and No.1 bestselling author of Deja Dead, Bones Are Forever and Bones of the Lost.

Dr. Tempe Brennan has seen it all. Human bones. Animal bones. Old bones. Young bones. Male bones. Female bones. What she hasn't seen is all of them mixed together in the same case.

Until now.

The foothills of North Carolina aren't the only unfamiliar territory Tempe faces as she races to learn the meaning of the Bones in Her Pocket.

Multi-million copy, international bestselling thriller writer Kathy Reichs is an expert in forensic science, giving her fiction an authenticity other crime writers would kill for.

From Goodreads:
#1 "New York Times "bestselling author Kathy Reichs returns with her sixteenth riveting novel featuring forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan, whose examination of a young girl killed in a hit and run in North Carolina triggers an investigation into international human trafficking.

When Charlotte police discover the body of a teenage girl along a desolate stretch of two-lane highway, Temperance Brennan fears the worst. The girl's body shows signs of foul play. Inside her purse police find the ID card of a prominent local businessman, John-Henry Story, who died in a horrific flea market fire months earlier. Was the girl an illegal immigrant turning tricks? Was she murdered?

The medical examiner has also asked Tempe to examine a bundle of Peruvian dog mummies confiscated by U.S. Customs. A Desert Storm veteran named Dominick Rockett stands accused of smuggling the objects into the country. Could there be some connection between the trafficking of antiquities-and the trafficking of humans?

As the case deepens, Tempe must also grapple with personal turmoil. Her daughter Katy, grieving the death of her boyfriend in Afghanistan, impulsively enlists in the Army. Meanwhile, Katy's father Pete is frustrated by Tempe's reluctance to finalize their divorce. As pressure mounts from all corners, Tempe soon finds herself at the center of a conspiracy that extends all the way from South America, to Afghanistan, and right to the center of Charlotte. 

My Review:
These books were just so great to read! There's a lot of ups and downs, and a pretty significant event, too. It was so great to read these books! I enjoy this series a lot, so I really had a lot of fun reading these books! A lot happened in these books!

I really enjoyed Bones Are Forever. It's horrible, how many babies were left to die, but it wasn't the mother's fault, she was simpler and manipulated by the bad guys. It was just awful how they used her! But the book visits my province's capital, so that was awesome!

Bones in Her Pocket, yeah, I'm a little confused with the timing and all because the same case is mentioned in both. And it brings up a pretty heart-wrenching subject-puppy farms. I love my doggies, and it hurts my heart to know that they exist! Glad that they took down this one!

I think Bones of the Lost is the first that has actual parts, Charlotte with the teen aged victim who was ran over, then Afghanistan dealing with a wrongful shooting case, then back to Charlotte. It turned out to be all connected, but they were physically apart! But oh, poor Ryan! Lily overdosing, yeah, that's a big change in the series! Poor guy! 

Loved reading these books, and wow, I really need to read more!

Author: Kathy Reichs
Series: Temperance Brennan #15, 15.5, 16
Read: June 15th, 15th, 15th, 2018
Source:, Own
Reason Why: Love this series, and they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2018 Books!
Publisher: Scribner, Cornerstone Digital, Pocket Star
Published: August 28th 2012, July 11th 2013, June 17th 2014

Bones Are Forever:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Bones in Her Pocket:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Bones of the Lost:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

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