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Cold, Cold Bones: The brand new Temperance Brennan thriller

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Fiction. Mystery. Suspense. Thriller. HTML:#1 New York Times bestselling thriller writer Kathy Reichs returns with her twenty-first novel of suspense featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan who, after receiving a box containing a human eyeball, uncovers a series of gruesome killings eerily reenacting the most shocking of her prior cases.
Winter has come to North Carolina and, with it, a drop in crime. Freed from a heavy work schedule, Tempe Brennan is content to dote on her daughter Katy, finally returned to civilian life from the army. But when mother and daughter meet at Tempe's place one night, they find a box on the back porch. Inside: a very fresh human eyeball.

GPS coordinates etched into the eyeball lead to a Benedictine monastery where an equally macabre discovery awaits. Soon after, Tempe examines a mummified corpse in a state park, and her anxiety deepens.

There seems to be no pattern to the subsequent killings uncovered, except that each mimics in some way a homicide that a younger Tempe had been called in to analyze. Who or what is targeting her, and why?

Helping Tempe search for answers is detective Erskine "Skinny" Slidell, retired but still volunteering with the CMPD cold case unitā??and still displaying his gallows humor. Also pulled into the mystery: Andrew Ryan, Tempe's Montreal-based beau, now working as a private detective.

Could this elaborately staged skein of mayhem be the prelude to a twist that is even more shocking? Tempe is at a loss to establish the motive for what is going on...and then her daughter disappears.

At its core, Cold, Cold Bones is a novel of revengeā??one in which revisiting the past may prove the only way to unravel the pr
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Excellent book that is written in a way that makes it very difficult to try and predict the ending ( )
  Alexdodd | Dec 9, 2023 |
I've read all of the Temperance Brennan books, and this was not one of my favorites. I found the plot distractingly improbable even by thriller standards, as well as distractingly complex. And I HATE it when Tempe responds to a maybe real, maybe fake phone call by driving off in the night into a threatening situation alone without telling anyone. "Don't go there" is what you tell the trembling young heroine of early 20th century fiction, not a forensic anthropologist of many years and much experience. But I'll read the next ------ ( )
  annbury | Aug 3, 2023 |
I didn't mean to read this but someone handed it to me and I had some time to kill. I spent most of it contemplating which things annoy me most and trying to distill them down. ( )
  Kiramke | Jun 27, 2023 |
Review contains spoilers.
I continue to enjoy the series and Reichs' snappy dialog. The audio narrator, Linda Emond, is excellent. I love that Skinny is back, and want more of Ryan.
I do not love that increasingly Tempe's cases seem to be more about her than the victims.
And could she please chill with the neurons firing and the id sending messages?
In this installment, the identity of the perpetrator was foreshadowed pretty early on. ( )
  seasidereader | May 9, 2023 |
This is a classic Tempe novel. There's plenty of action and a great who-dun-it atmosphere. Then why am I not happy? It isn't just this series; there are series I have loved for years that now leave me wanting. Perhaps that's why I gravitate to authors like Tana French where good people are left scarred by real life and the ennui doesn't exist.

Don't get me wrong, it's a great book. You will love it. ( )
  juju2cat | May 3, 2023 |
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Fiction. Mystery. Suspense. Thriller. HTML:#1 New York Times bestselling thriller writer Kathy Reichs returns with her twenty-first novel of suspense featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan who, after receiving a box containing a human eyeball, uncovers a series of gruesome killings eerily reenacting the most shocking of her prior cases.
Winter has come to North Carolina and, with it, a drop in crime. Freed from a heavy work schedule, Tempe Brennan is content to dote on her daughter Katy, finally returned to civilian life from the army. But when mother and daughter meet at Tempe's place one night, they find a box on the back porch. Inside: a very fresh human eyeball.

GPS coordinates etched into the eyeball lead to a Benedictine monastery where an equally macabre discovery awaits. Soon after, Tempe examines a mummified corpse in a state park, and her anxiety deepens.

There seems to be no pattern to the subsequent killings uncovered, except that each mimics in some way a homicide that a younger Tempe had been called in to analyze. Who or what is targeting her, and why?

Helping Tempe search for answers is detective Erskine "Skinny" Slidell, retired but still volunteering with the CMPD cold case unitā??and still displaying his gallows humor. Also pulled into the mystery: Andrew Ryan, Tempe's Montreal-based beau, now working as a private detective.

Could this elaborately staged skein of mayhem be the prelude to a twist that is even more shocking? Tempe is at a loss to establish the motive for what is going on...and then her daughter disappears.

At its core, Cold, Cold Bones is a novel of revengeā??one in which revisiting the past may prove the only way to unravel the pr

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