Bones are Forever by Kathy Reichs

Kathy Reichs is a bestselling author and producer of the FOX televison hit series Bones.  

This is a brilliant riveting novel featuring forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan.  It is a story of infanticide, murder, and corruption, set in the high-stakes world of diamond mining in Northern Canada.


A woman calling herself Amy Roberts checks into a Montreal hospital complaining of uncontrolled bleeding.   The doctors see evidence of a recent birth, but before they can act, the woman disappears. The police are dispatched to the address she gave at the hospital, and discover bloody towels outside in a dumpster.  They fear the worst so they call Temperance Brennan to investigate.

Tempe makes a ghastly discovery.  In a run down apartment she finds the decomposing bodies of three babies.  The landlord explains that a woman named Alma Rogers lives there.  Then a man shows up looking for Alva Rodriguez.  Are the three women the same person?  If she is, did she kill her own children and where has she disappeared to?

Andrew Ryan leads the investigation.   His counterpart from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is sergeant Ollie Hasty, who also has history with Tempe, which she regrets.   The trio follows the woman’s trail, Edmonton and on to Yellowknife.  This is a remote diamond-mining city deep in the Northwest Territories.   In Yellowknife they find sinister evidence.

The book is full of sexual tension, smart dialogue, and startling plot twists.    Bones Are Forever is the fifteenth thrilling novel in Reichs’s Temperence Brennan series.

If you enjoy Kathy Reichs’s books, I am sure this will be no exception.


Other Kathy Reichs books reviewed here are: Virals ‎, Deja Dead,…y-kathy-reichs/ ‎ 


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