Dr Temperance Brennan was suffering from a dreadful cold, so the unexpected call to a meeting first thing Monday was the last thing she felt like going to but her arrival before 8am at the Law Enforcement Centre in Charlotte was to set a chain of events in progress that would horrify and disgust the most seasoned of them all.On learning that an old adversary, Anique Pomerleau, had resurfaced, Tempe was filled with a feeling of guilt and spine chilling fear Pomerleau had been so close to capture years previously, but had slipped the net Detective Andrew Ryan as well as Tempe had some scars to remember her by Now she was thought to have made her way to the States where other young female victims were going missing some whose bodies were found, others who were staying on the Missing Persons list the Cold Case Unit had many unsolved files As the investigation picked up the pace, they were frustrated by lack of evidence there was friction between certain detectives Tempe found Ryan s attitude difficult to cope with at times plus she felt she needed to spend time with her mother Then suddenly, finally there was a break in the case but was it What was happening Were they headed for a bigger catastrophe than anyone had ever envisioned before Would they ever catch this cold, calculating killer I absolutely loved this latest instalment by Kathy Reichs A brilliant psychological thriller, the twists and turns were intense, each one better than the last I found it hard to put down, and really enjoyed the unexpectedness of the ending I have no hesitation in highly recommending Bones Never Lie to all Reichs fans, and lovers of the genre.With thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for my copy to read and review. The latest novel from Kathy Reichs, Bones Never Lie, is the 17th book in the Temperance Brennan Series and so much better than the last one, Bones of the Lost , which I did not like at all Temperance Brennan , forensic anthropologist and member of Charlotte s Cold Case Unit is working on a disappearance and death of young girls that have the same characteristics of the murders by the evil and wicked Anique Pomerleau that evaded being caught by Tempe and Detective Andrew Ryan and now seems to resurface in Charlotte, continuing a murder spree We first met this serial killer in Monday Mourning.Despite a bit of a slow start, it soon speeds up and we are taken on a fast paced and tension filled trip as we try to guess who the villain is..i did have a feeling of the identity, which just by the way, I was right about but there are still some surprises left in the end.I adored Tempe s mother..and her computer saviness.in fact she was my favorite character in this book and I just hope we get of her in the next books Not sure about Det Siddell.he s a pretty weird character and some of his comments are so just out there I loved seeing Andrew Ryan back in Tempe s life He s going through a really tough time after the death of his daughter and I would really like to see these two together again I wonder how their relationship will develop.Naturally, with the cliffhanger at the end.I will just have to read book 18 Unique and in many ways I liked this one better than others of hers I just thought there was plot, interest, stronger players, and much that held my interest Good story.I often see reviews comparing Kathy Reichs books with Patricia Cornwell s books, but with the exception of both being forensic thrillers, the two series are very different One major difference is that Reichs creates her stories often based on her real life as a forensic anthropologist, whereas Cornwell s stories are purely fictional Additionally, the main heroines, Reichs Temperance Brennan versus Cornwell s Kay Scarpetta, have very different personalities One major difference is that Scarpetta has a larger than life character degrees in law and medicine, the best medical examiner in the country, and celebrity status as a CNN commentator On the other hand, Brennan is human with many of the problems that many of us deal with such as finding someone to take care of the pets when were away, having a boss that wants you to do those tedious task, and dealing with everyday family matters such as getting a hold of your daughter when she is away at college or dealing with your ex husband s girlfriend Additionally, Brannon is flawed , being a recovering alcoholic and even relapsing during one of the novels.Also adding to Tempe Brennan s humanistic persona, her love life is chaotic with an ex husband that she remains cordial with, to an on and off relationship with Detective Andrew Ryan Brennan s relationship with Ryan has been frustrating throughout the series and in the latest novels his brief appearances only acts as a teaser Reichs needs to either completely end the relationship between Ryan and Brennan or get them together A relationship for Brennan would add a new dimension to the character which is sorely needed as the Tempe Brennan in book one of the series is not much different than the Tempe Brennan in the sixteenth book of the series.Reichs follows a hardboiled noir style which may not be for everyone Brennan s character often becomes the victim as a result of emotional weaknesses or impulsive acts of heroism, such as entering a biker bar unattended over concerns of her nephew s disappearance This is counterintuitive considering her character is a highly trained forensic anthropologist Some readers also have a problem with the technical terminology that goes along Reich s being a forensic anthropologist Personally I like seeing the terminology but that is the scientist in me.Since the series goes back and forth between North Carolina and Montreal, Canada, there are few secondary characters that stay consistent with the series Besides Andrew Ryan and Brennan s ex husband, Pete Petersen, other characters that make occasional appearances are her daughter, Katy her sister Harriet affectionately known as Harry Detective Erskine Skinny Slidell Detective Luc Claudel and of course, her beloved cat, Birdie I thought that Luc Claudel was a great character as he was antagonistic to Brennan s character but he faded out after the first few novels Fortunately, however, is the addition of Skinny Slidell, whose opposing personality to Brennan s character creates a seemingly mismatched but enjoyable duo.Kathy Reichs Temperance Brennan series is devoutly followed by her readers and if you are really into forensics and enjoy learning about skeletal anatomy then this is a must read series Since the character development of Tempe Brennan is relatively nonexistent, reading books separately from the series is considerably doable than other series.Kathy Reichs is a skilled physical anthropologist, so you can be sure that the science is accurate Most of the forensics is in the area of human skeletal anatomy.The Temp Brennan Technical Word in Review Osteon Are cylindrical structures that make up the hard outer layer of compact bone Each osteon contains a canal, also known as the Haversian Canal where blood vessels reside In forensics, the osteons can help to determine sex, age, diet, and even health of a victim.When magnified and viewed under polarized light, osteons resemble tiny volcanoes, ovoid cones with central craters and flanks that spread out to flat lands of primary bone The number of volcanoes increase with age, as does the count of abandoned calderas By determining the density of these features one arrives at an age estimate Fatal Voyage mBooks in the Series by Order or your h favorite Forensic Thriller on the Forensic Fiction List on Goodreads Listopia.JGoodreads Forensic Fiction Best List lost Favorite in the series Bones on Ice novella with a score of 4.10 It has been a long time since I read a Kathy Reichs book I used to wait breathlessly for each one to come out, but at some point, I backed off, and I don t even remember why The last I actually tried to read was 206 Bones and I don t know why, but I stopped listening it is an Audible edition less than half way through the book and the marker is still sitting there, so I never picked it up again.Apparently, a lot has happened since my last reading Relationships have changed, and I missed what sounds like some serious action where Temperance was apparently kidnapped and nearly burned to death, and Ryan s drug addicted daughter died, sending Ryan off the edge This information is lightly covered so that you know what happened earlier, but you aren t hit over the head with it This storyline itself shows the police procedural and lab knowledge Reichs is known for However, there were things that totally turned me off about the book.The language is stiff, awkward and completely without flow Honestly, it feels like the work of a freshman author, not the well known author with over 20 books to her name I know her to be I seriously wondered, and still do, whether the book was written, as apparently is the case with other names by a new author, hired on the cheap I don t remember her books being this awkwardly written, in a See Jane, See Jane Run, Run Jane Run style Needless to say, where I would normally read the book cover to cover in at most two days, I found that it took me two weeks Pick it up, read a few pages, get bored and put it down, then pick it up again later on.I became terribly disenchanted with the TV show Bones based on the novel series, over a year ago, when Tempe gets pregnant At that time, for some totally weird reason, the TV writers seemed to think that dumbing Tempe down was the thing to do if she was actually going to be living with that idiot Booth, Mr I Am Dumb As A Post But The Hot, Brilliant Doctor Still Let Me Knock Her Up I stuck with it for a short time after the dumbing down, but couldn t stomach it any longer I did watch the Christmas Baby scenario and was so disgusted that it took me a week to get over being pissed at how incredibly CRAPTASTIC it was Haven t watched it since.I was pleased to be offered the book by the publisher I had really hoped that Reich s writing had not fallen into the Dumb Tempe Down trope Sad to say, I can t say that I was impressed not by a long shot It s a shame, but maybe Reichs is simply burned out Whatever the case, I can t give this any than three stars, and that is based strictly on the storyline itself, not on the writing.This book was received by Bantam Publishing in return for a realistic review All thought are my own Tentative on sale date s September 23, 2014 If you are a loyal reader, I am sure you will add it to your shelf If not, I wouldn t recommend it Instead, read her earlier works, which were quite good. An excellent installment in the Tempe Brennan series Head of the Cold Case Unit asks Tempe to attend a meeting with a Vermont Detective Rodas, hometown homicide cop Skinny Slidell and an agent from that State Bureau of Investigation Rodas has found a link between a Vermont unsolved and a local unsolved case matching DNA to an old adversary, Anique Pomerleau from the one book in the series I have not read And then another local girl goes missing Tempe decides she needs assistance from her Canadian ex boyfriend, Detective Andrew Ryan, and has to go to Costa Rica, where he is recovering from the death of his daughter Lily from a heroin overdose More help comes from Tempe s mother, who we finally meet, who has issues of her own, but is a great Internet researcher.Quality twists and turns, with a surprise Fans of the series should not miss this one.It is always difficult for me to review thrillers without employing spoilers, so I hope it will suffice to say that the forensic science in this book is spot on, the characters and situations interesting, and that Kathy Reichs is back in fine form with this latest book Somewhere out there is a thriller writer s handbook with only one instruction end every chapter with a perceived cliffhanger I think it was written by Dan Brown Also in there use incomplete sentences whenever possible.Clearly, Kathy Reichs read the handbook and took its instructions to heart.About a third of the way into the book, I figured out the whodunit And then I spent the rest of it trying to see how long it takes to get there And it was quite long.Is it just me, or is the main character just a bundle of emotions She has emotions about everything the victims, the cat, the parents, her parents, the love interest, the neighborhood tomboy, even the barrel in which a victim is found Yet none of the emotions seems to provide much depth to the character I understand there are 16 other books in the series, but nothing I read gives me any reason to read the rest of them The second last chapter tries to explain motives But it raises way questions then it answers Because nothing is true, or it might be, but then what if Maybe the book tries too hard to tie up loose ends, and if so, it shouldn t have And the last chapter really Was there no other way to end this book I m glad I completed my 2014 reading challenge before this book if this was the last one, it would have left a really bitter taste after some really good fiction all year.In summary give this a miss unless you love the character or the author You are better off watching the TV show. I feel like I m close to being done with this series right Bones Never Lie is another book that will tell you what Brennan does for a living If it s a shock to you now then you ve missed about 16 books If it isn t, then you are probably bored like me Or ya know, fake shocked I feel like a lot has happened and I might of, sort of, blacked out when it did Ryan s daughter is dead and gone which lead to Ryan going down a deep dark hole I mean, it s cool and all I just shipped Ryan and Tempe for like ever but now I just think she should be a nun and own 500 cats Honestly, I was so bored with this book It took me a while to finally get into it and when I did thank you wine, I wanted to finish it I was hoping for something dramatic to happen Or maybe to be wowed Yet, all I got was disappointment This series has definitely gone downhill and now I m super worried about how this is all going to end.Overall, I don t think there is enough wine in the world to help me with this series Please help. Bones Never Lie is the seventeenth book in the popular Temperance Brennan series by American forensic anthropologist and author, Kathy Reichs Tempe is summoned to the Cold Case Unit in Charlotte when victim characteristics pre pubescent teenaged girls , posed corpses, undetermined cause of death and DNA evidence point to coldblooded serial killer, Anique Pomerleau, a woman suspected of murders that Tempe and Detective Andrew Ryan investigated ten years earlier in Montreal Ryan s input is needed, but he has disappeared in reaction to his daughter s untimely death The condition of Tempe s mother, Daisy is another distraction from the case, which itself becomes urgent with the disappearance of another young teen Added to this is the friction between Slidell of the CMPD and Agent Tinker of the SBI, involved for political reasons With assistance from a surprising quarter, Tempe tracks down Ryan and somehow induces him to assist The investigation sees Tempe travelling to Montreal, Vermont and back to Charlotte as previously missing teens are found to fit the description and a pattern emerges While there is less about bones in this instalment, there are still several interesting items explored the use of lip prints preservation of bodies in syrup carbon monoxide poisoning and a rare genetic disorder that acts as a red herring in the investigation Suspects keep turning up dead, leading to than one anti climax, and there is an unexpected shooting There are plenty of twists and turns in the plot before the breath taking climax is reached Readers will welcome the return of Detective Ryan with his clever quips the snappy banter between Ryan and Tempe has always been an enjoyable feature of these novels The introduction of the smart and sassy Daisy Brennan is a hopefully not too short lived delight Reichs will also please many fans with a surprise in the final pages and once again proves she is at the top of her game with this excellent page turner. 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 PsychopathBut 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 Than Just Her Own Demons As She Stalks The Deadliest Of Predators Into The Darkest Depths Of MadnessIn Bones Never Lie, Kathy Reichs Never Fails To Satisfy Readers Looking For Psychological Suspense That S Than Skin Deep If it s by Kathy Reichs I will read it I love all her books but most especially the ones about Temperance Brennan I think this may be my new favorite book by her The story line was fascinating and gave a great resolution to one of the most interesting and previously unresolved storylines she has ever written Plus the ending I LOVED the ending I don t want to spoil anything but it made me so so happy I cannot say enough good things about this series and this author.