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Cracking Crime: Bones Never Lie by Kathy Reichs

Bones Never Lie by Kathy Reichs

For a decade, Temperance Brennan has been haunted by the one who got away. The killer of young women. The monster. And the one who has now come back.

Feeding on fear, grief and rage. Killing again. Killing girls. Getting closer. Coming for Tempe.


About the Book

Unexpectedly called in to the Charlotte PD’s Cold Case Unit, Dr. Temperance Brennan wonders why she’s been asked to meet with a homicide cop who’s a long way from his own jurisdiction.

The shocking answer: Two child murders, separated by thousands of miles, have one thing in common – the killer. Years ago, Anique Pomerleau kidnapped and murdered a string of girls in Canada, then narrowly eluded capture. It was a devastating defeat for her pursuers, Brennan and police detective Andrew Ryan. Now, as if summoned from their nightmares, Pomerleau has resurfaced in the United States, linked to victims in Vermont and North Carolina.

When another child is snatched, the reign of terror promises to continue – unless Brennan can rise to the challenge and make good on her second chance to stop a psychopath.

But Brennan will have to draw her bitter ex-partner out of exile, keep the local police and feds from one another’s throats, and face more than just her own demons as she stalks the deadliest of predators into the darkest depths of madness.

It’s Dead Good because…

It’s true what they say: Kathy Reichs writes forensic thrillers like no other. As one of only eighty-two forensic anthropologists ever certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology, Kathy brings knowledge and expertise to her writing that set it apart from all the rest. Bones Never Lie is the seventeenth book in the Temperance Brennan series, and is perhaps her best yet. The level of detail in this gripping story gives it a realism which makes the book even more chilling, allowing us to visualise the sometimes gruesome scenes with ease. This instalment sees things taking a turn for the personal too, not just with a return to an old case, but also the return of Andrew Ryan. In order to work through their own issues, they need each other’s help – but Ryan seems in no mood for a reconciliation. The twists, turns and surprises we encounter in the plot leave us guessing, making the book a real page turner that you just can’t put down.

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