Bones Are Forever

Bones Are Forever

Large Print - 2012
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Kathy Reichs, #1 New York Times bestselling author and producer of the television hit Bones, is at her brilliant best in 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.

Crackling with sexual tension, whip-smart dialogue, and the startling plot twists Reichs delivers so well, Bones Are Forever is the fifteenth thrilling novel in Reichs's cleverly plotted and expertly maintained series (The New York Times Book Review).

Publisher: Detroit : Wheeler Publishing, 2012
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9781410451187
Branch Call Number: Mystery
Characteristics: 483 pages (large print) ; 22 cm


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Cecilerod Dec 30, 2014

Transported me back to my own childhood experiences during the 60's in the Bronx. Enjoyed.

Dec 12, 2014

What a disappointment. One of the worse books by K. Reichs. Great story idea and location, but the story felt like she wrote it in a hurry!

Aug 14, 2014

patron review

Fun story as expected from inspiration of "Bones" TV program.

Jan 03, 2014

I have read 13 of 15 adult rated novels by Kathy Reichs so far and Bones Are Forever - Book 15 was not one of her best. It was only an average to good read in my opinion. I do agree with reviewer ‘milesthecat,’ her books "are always a little educational;" this time including more lessons in forensic medicine, Canadian Geography and some history on diamond mining in Canada. Senior Doctor-at-Bass! D. A.

Nov 13, 2013

I'm finally caught up the the newest one in this series. I don't think I've ever read a series that I didn't need to take a break from. I read the whole series almost without a single other book in between. It almost read like one long book. This one got panned a bit in the review but I liked it. Andrew Ryan is back and he and Tempe take a trip to the northern territories tracking a woman who killed several newborns and then disappeared. A couple of funny scenes, an old flame and a startling revelation from Katy.

mstngsal67 Aug 30, 2013

As usual - another AMAZING book from Kathy Reichs!! I cannot read any other authors anymore because their books are so boring in comparison to Reichs. Her fast paced yet detail oriented books are all must reads!

Apr 11, 2013

Enjoy Reichs books - fun read and always a little educational. Liked the settings on this one. Good, easy entertainment.

Mar 20, 2013

Entertaining read. The plot is not her strongest but she got me interested in reading more about the diamond mining history in the NWT.

Jan 15, 2013

I dont understand why someone reads a book and then complains about the author. Dont read their books!!! Simple as that. I find her books entertaining, if I didnt I wouldnt read them.

jdaigle3 Jan 14, 2013

While not my favorite of Reichs' books (it seemed like it would make a better Bones script than novel), it did hold my interest and I read it in less than a weekend. Not a fantastic mystery, but interesting and intelligent (a highly underrated quality in pulp mysteries these days). It seems as though Reichs is going the way of Cornwall and her ilk towards pulp, formulaic writing. I hope not because I really like how smartly written her mysteries are.

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