Bones to Ashes by Kathy Reichs
A Novel (Temperance Brennan Novels)

80%

7 Critic Reviews

...delivers solid, albeit grueling, post-mortem work, nonstop complications and enough action for a weekend at the bijou. Even if you can’t keep track of all the suspects, you’ll be deeply relieved when she brings down the curtain.
-Kirkus

Synopsis

In Kathy Reichs's tenth bestselling novel featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan, the discovery of a young girl's skeleton in Acadia, Canada might be connected to the disappearance of Tempe's childhood friend.

For Tempe Brennan, the discovery of a young girl's skeleton in Acadia, Canada, is more than just another case. Evangeline, Tempe's childhood best friend, was also from Acadia. Named for the character in the Longfellow poem, Evangeline was the most exotic person in Tempe's eight-year-old world. When Evangeline disappeared, Tempe was warned not to search for her, that the girl was "dangerous."

Thirty years later, flooded with memories, Tempe cannot help wondering if this skeleton could be the friend she had lost so many years ago. And what is the meaning of the strange skeletal lesions found on the bones of the young girl?

Meanwhile, Tempe's beau, Ryan, investigates a series of cold cases. Two girls dead. Three missing. Could the New Brunswick skeleton be part of the pattern? As Tempe draws on the latest advances in forensic anthropology to penetrate the past, Ryan hunts down a serial predator.
 

About Kathy Reichs

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Kathy Reichs, like her character Temperance Brennan, is a forensic anthropologist, formerly for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in North Carolina and for the province of Quebec. A professor in the department of anthropology at the UNC at Charlotte, she is one of only eighty-eight forensic anthropologists ever certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology, is past Vice President of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and serves on the National Police Services Advisory Council in Canada.
 
Published August 28, 2007 by Scribner. 324 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime, Horror. Fiction
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Kirkus

Good
on Jul 22 2012

...delivers solid, albeit grueling, post-mortem work, nonstop complications and enough action for a weekend at the bijou. Even if you can’t keep track of all the suspects, you’ll be deeply relieved when she brings down the curtain.

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Kirkus

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...Tempe is both deeper and funnier than she’s ever been, making this her best outing to date.

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Book Reporter

Good
on Jan 11 2011

With more plot twists and turns than a wilderness hunting trail, BONES TO ASHES leads Tempe and Harry directly into the path of danger as they track down a sociopathic killer.

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Entertainment Weekly

Good
on Aug 24 2007

Reichs, a real-life forensic anthropologist whose work inspired Fox's series Bones, nails the scientific mumbo jumbo. She also infuses Bones to Ashes with disturbing descriptions...that chill to the bone.

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Suite 101

Good
on Jul 06 2006

Like the television show, "Bones," the Dr. Brennan series combines a likeable, non-nonsense character with an intriguing look at the work of a forensic anthropologist.

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All Things Girl

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on Jan 15 2009

The author Dr Kathy Reichs is a forensic anthropologist and gives an insight into the science that most of us would never engage with.

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Reviewing the Evidence

Good

On the whole, I enjoyed this much more than recent Reichs instalments. The character of Tempe has improved, the dynamics in her relationship with Ryan become more interesting, and her past intertwines nicely with the present.

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