Published in: 2009
Edition read: E-book
Series: Book 12 in the Temperance Brennan series
Cold and alone, bound hands to feet, Tempe Brennan regains consciousness locked in a dark cell—or is she buried alive in a tomb?—and begins to reconstruct the twisted chain of events that led her to this terrifying place. Tempe and Lieutenant Ryan had recently accompanied the remains of a missing heiress from Montreal to the Chicago morgue, and suddenly Tempe is accused of mishandling the autopsy. After an incriminating phone call and another shocking death, Tempe’s unseen enemy closes in—even as the corpse of a second, and then a third, elderly woman turns up in the woods of Montreal. Who wants Tempe dead, or at least out of the way, and why? Who would resort to sabotage to destroy the secrets hidden in the bones? Only Tempe can uncover the truth—if she can escape the deadly fate someone has designed for her.
This book switches between Tempe stuck in a dark hole, with no memory of how she got there or why; and the story of a shocking serial killer who targets old ladies. It was really different to previous books given the two views it switches between, and the whodunnit mystery is really bloody good. Who tried to ruin Tempe’s reputation? Who is murdering old ladies? Why is everyone acting all moody? And what’s with this new bitch who is trying to take over Tempe and everyone else’s jobs?
The one who trapped Tempe- I did not guess that, not at all. Even with the clues right in front of me, I was completely focused on the uber-bitch whose name I’ve completely forgotten. I tried reading other reviews to see if anyone else has gotten her name down, but nope. Instead I just found a lot of negative reviews- a lot of people seemed to hate this book.
Well, each to their own, I guess. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, there were a lot of mysteries, a lot going on, and it hooked me. Plus the bitch who was trying to take Tempe’s job and causing everyone else to be miserable in the laboratory, that totally had me hooked, as I hate hate HATE people like that, so I was there yelling at this bitch every time she overstepped her boundaries and tried to do Tempe’s job. Yeah, I felt this was a damn good book.
206 Bones rating: 7.5/10. I enjoyed it!
Would I re-read it? Yes, this was enjoyable to read. I’ve yet to come across a book in this series that hasn’t been enjoyable to read.
Who would I recommend it to? Fans of the series, the television show, fans of crime mysteries and forensic anthropology.
Author’s website: http://kathyreichs.com/206-bones/
Penguin books: https://penguin.com.au/books/206-bones-9780099492382