Bare Bones

Bare Bones It s a summer of sizzling heat in Charlotte where Dr Temperance Brennan forensic anthropologist for the North Carolina medical examiner looks forward to her first vacation in years A romantic vacati

It s a summer of sizzling heat in Charlotte where Dr Temperance Brennan, forensic anthropologist for the North Carolina medical examiner, looks forward to her first vacation in years A romantic vacation She s almost out the door when the bones start appearing A newborn s charred remains turn up in a woodstove A small plane crashes in a North Carolina cornfield on a sIt s a summer of sizzling heat in Charlotte where Dr Temperance Brennan, forensic anthropologist for the North Carolina medical examiner, looks forward to her first vacation in years A romantic vacation She s almost out the door when the bones start appearing A newborn s charred remains turn up in a woodstove A small plane crashes in a North Carolina cornfield on a sunny afternoon Both pilot and passenger are burned beyond recognition And what is the mysterious black substance covering the bodies Most puzzling of all are the bones discovered at a remote farm outside Charlotte The remains seem to be of animal origin, but Tempe is shocked when she gets them to her lab With help from a special detective friend, Tempe must investigate a poignant and terrifying case that comes at the worst possible moment Daughter Katy has a new boyfriend who Tempe fears may have something to hide And important personal decisions face Tempe Is it time for emotional commitment Will she have the chance to find out Everything must wait on the bones Why are the X rays and DNA so perplexing Who is trying to keep Tempe from the answers Someone is following her and Katy That someone must be stopped before it s too late.

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Bare Bones

  1. Kathy Reichs is a forensic anthropologist for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, State of North Carolina, and for the Laboratoire des Sciences Judiciaires et de M decine L gale for the province of Quebec She is one of only fifty forensic anthropologists certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology and is on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences A professor of anthropology at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Dr Reichs is a native of Chicago, where she received her Ph.D at Northwestern She now divides her time between Charlotte and Montreal and is a frequent expert witness in criminal trials.Awards Arthur Ellis Award Best First Novel 1998 Deja Dead

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  1. This is my 6th Temperance Brennan novel I am reading them in order The two main themes Tempe gets some sort of back off warning from the killer and promptly puts herself and or her friends and family in imminent danger, and she gets knocked in the head A LOT are tediously repeated here and I have faith that they will continue ad infinitum To be honest, once I get to the part when she is rendered unconscious and awakens to find herself held prisoner but, strangely, left unshackled and therefore a [...]

  2. An unconvincing, totally forgettable novel Like many other readers, I miss the elements that make the Bones TV show so appealing I made the mistake of thinking that this was the first book in Reichs series, so I was initially surprised at how phoned in and convoluted it felt The only part of the book that seemed passionately written was Tempe s environmental speech featured on the last two pages Reichs writes in sentence fragments that read like sporadic bursts of machine gun fire, as if she had [...]

  3. With a background in anthropology, I was intrigued by the idea of a book starring a female anthropologist, written by a female anthropologist Kathy Reichs, of course, does and writes forensic work, which is far afield from the applied cultural material on which I once focused but she writes a darned good novel I liked the characters, and was pleasantly surprised to recognize the author s name when my kids turned on the TV show Bones, which I d not watched before Kathy Reichs is associated with t [...]

  4. Reviewed first at Brunner s BookshelfIn the past I have loved Kathy Reichs s books and I am still a big fan of the show based on her books Bones My Undergrad degree is Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Forensic Science with all of that why is it I just didn t care for this book This is now two of her books in a row that I was less than thrilled with I m starting to worry that I have grown out of Kathy Reichs I keep wondering if these books have always been this way and when I started reading [...]

  5. Bare Bones is the sixth novel in the Tempe Brennan series, and as such builds upon previous characters, past events, and past plots, but heyif the formula works, don t mess with it Brennan, like author Kathy Reichs, is a forensic anthropologist who works between North Carolina and the province of Qu bec identifying causes of death and IDs remains too badly mangled or maimed for local experts including the occasional animal.In Bare Bones we find Tempe back from her expedition in Guatemala the set [...]

  6. A hallmark of the Tempe Brennan series is a plot that seemingly starts as one thing but morphs into something that you couldn t have seen coming as the book progresses Bare Bones is no exception.The remains of a dead baby come across the desk of Dr Brennan as she s working in her native North Carolina At first glance the book seems like it s going to be a standard who dunnit Was the baby stillborn Unwanted Who would do such a thing How to identify the murderer if there even is one But, a Tempe B [...]

  7. Das urspr ngliche Zuhause dieser Rezension ist der WortWelten Blog wort welten Zusammenfassung Eigentlich wollte Dr Tempe Brennan nur mit ihrer Tochter an einem einfachen Barbecue teilnehmen Doch ausgerechnet auf dem Gel nde des unzwungenen Beisammenseins, finden Kinder mysteri se Knochen, die wom glich von Menschen stammen Und dann ist da noch ein Flugzeugabsturz, der mehr als nur ein paar Fragen aufwirft Von Lieutenant D tective Andrew Ryan, der Tempe doch reichlich Stoff zum Gr beln gibt, ein [...]

  8. Reichs books are an easy read probably why I read them I ve read two of hers so far This one for me was confusing Because I couldn t read it straight through or almost straight through , I couldn t keep up with the cast of thousands Okay, there were not thousands but you know what I mean I feel there are too many characters to really get a good grip on the story line And, in order to close off all the various story lines without making this a HUGE book, some easy endings are opted for One thing [...]

  9. I ve spent some time away from Kathy Reichs, not for any particular reason, but now I ve returned to these books I remember exactly why I love the series as much as I do Temperance Brennan is a wonderful forensic anthropologist, calm and collected in her science, but with strong emotional interests One of the aspects of her character that I enjoy is that she can be very self contained and happy within her own space She doesn t need anyone else at her side necessarily.There s a point in the story [...]

  10. My mother in law gave me this book at the beach because she knows of my interest in forensics, but, also, because Kathy Reichs attended UNCC and she teaches there The story was good, but, I do not enjoy Kathy Reich s writing style She uses improper grammar, incomplete sentences, seemingly random punctuation at times, overuses metaphor, and is sometimes hard to follow Clearly, her style has not hindered her popularity I had forgotten exactly what it was about this book I didn t like, and, I am ad [...]

  11. I have read better mystery books compared to this one I was only curious to know the work of Kathy Reichs It s enough for me now.

  12. Our favorite forensic anthropologist is at it again At a party in the country with her daughter and her estranged husband s dog, Tempe Brennan comes across remains of black bear and in her exploration of the bones, finds some that are human Tempe is called to the site of a plane crash and all the clues lead to the conclusion that the two men in the plane had been dropping drugs before flying into a mountain In a nearby farm, remains are found, including a skull with a bullet hole in the back Th [...]

  13. I m glad this book got the word out there about shithead poaches and how just out of control the issue is and the billions of dollars involved So yay for a wake the fuck up people message to her readers Most of the story was fine A bit different in that it felt like there were so many odds and ends I had no idea where it would end up But I can live with that What I can t live with is the same stupid shit she got into a few books back and repeated here again She s knocked out, put in a dark room, [...]

  14. This book was mainly frustrating There was soooo much potential and it was so wasted The idea of a forensic anthropologist as the main character was great However, everything about the book became and implausible The good doctor catches three cases during what SHOULD be her vacation talk about boundary issues and shockingly they all turn out to be related Apparently all of North Carolina crime is committed by about five people The repeated over use of foreshadowing is written like a sixth grad [...]

  15. I am enjoying this story, but the reader makes a noise with her mouth between words, something like smacking It is driving me nuts Does she read all of this series Also, the author seems to do a strange thing where instead of the saying So and So said , the reader reads a quote and then does an aside to atribute it to the speaker It took me a while to figure out why one person constantly said the name of the other after each quote in the conversation Kind of strange I would like to see how it is [...]

  16. I adore this series of books and find them very easy going and a pleasure to read I have enjoyed getting to know the characters over the various different books I know the books are different to the tv show but i stared reading them before it was released so my view hasnt been tainted by that Sometimes I think people tend to take books too seriously of this genre but at the end of the day its a fictional story that gives you an insight into the world of forensics with mystery and intrigue, a hum [...]

  17. started reading because this is who bones is based off of the author, not the character in the books, though temperance is the character on tv who writes books featuring forensic anthropologist kathy so meta but i couldn t get into the writing, i wasn t interested at all in the characters plot, and basically took it back to the library before finishing.

  18. This book is part of a series featuring the main character, Dr Temperance Brennan, an anthropologist who splits her time between two medical examiner depts one in North Carolina and the other in Canada The story starts with the investigation of a case where a newborn infant s charred remains are found in the wood stove Shortly thereafter, a small plane crashes nearby with all aboard burned beyond recognition and then Temperance s dog alerts on buried bones at an abandoned farm As Temperance is t [...]

  19. Temperance Brennan is back from Guatemala Grave Secrets Novel and planning her vacation which has to be put on hold because of a bunch of bones turning up at different locations First the remains of a new born baby are discovered Then bones are found in a wood and at a nearby farmhouse Then when small plane crashes and bursts into flames, mysterious black substance is found on the bodies of the pilot and passenger and the burnt out interior Temperance Brennan finds herself working overtime to re [...]

  20. I was initially interested in reading this book because I really enjoy the TV series based upon Kathy Reichs life and story, Bones I was excited about hearing from the same author by reading some of Reichs novels I was sadly disappointed in this book While a fun read and a captivating story at times, the narration style was weak, the dialogue forced, and the forensics sidelined The characters are shallow with little development At the end of the story, the main character, Dr Brennan, is in a li [...]

  21. Ce n est pas le meilleur livre de Kathy Reichs, mais on y apprend des choses sur la contrebande d organes d animaux.Pr sentation de l diteurCamp dans le milieu du trafic d organes d animaux en voie de disparition, LES OS TROUBLES pose d importantes questions et tient en haleine jusqu la fin.Il fait chaud mourir cet t Charlotte et Temperance Brennan, anthropologue judiciaire pour le compte du North Caroline Medical Examiner, ne pense qu ses vacances Pas n importe quelles vacances puisqu elle part [...]

  22. I m loving following the exploits of forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan as she helps to put away the bad guys When I first picked up this series, I was expecting something like the TV series These books were a pleasant surprise.Main differences TV series Brennan works in the states full time at a university with a high tech lab.Books Brennan commutes between a police lab in Montreal, Quebec and a university in Colorado I think, I m writing this on my first cup of coffee TV Series Brenna [...]

  23. This is the third Temperance Brennan book I have read I started them out of curiosity because I enjoy the TV show Bones , which is supposedly inspired by Kathy Reichs books The similarity ends with the main character s name and her occupation Pretty much nothing else is the same But that s ok, the books get a little into the nitty gritty of the profession In this one, Temperance stays in the southeast no excursions to Montreal here She is dealing with several sets of remains, some whole, some p [...]

  24. Better Much better than Grave Secrets The plot was a little better, and her relationship with Ryan blossoms I liked that I can t stand Slidell as much as I can t stand Claudel syllables rhyme Wonder if that was planned, especially with both of them SOB s LOL, something to think about The action was back, Tempe s thought process right on track, but what I didn t like was at the climax Having not one clue that that one character won t name names so as not to blow it for those who have yet to read [...]

  25. I picked this up after becoming addicted to the TV show, and was definitely disappointed The character personalities were totally different, which was an issue for me because in this case, I really like the people involved in the story.And aside from the TV book dissimilarity, I really did not like her writing style AT ALL It was choppy and reminded me of listening to a monologue from a bad noir film based on a bad comic series There were numerous sections where two to three pages were nothing b [...]

  26. This is the first book I have read by Kathy Reichs but I have heard a bit about this series as well as the television series inspired by the books.I was comparing the book Tempe to the TV tempe which you can t do.For starters the TV Tempe is a youngish woman whereas the book Tempe is 40ish with a college aged daughter.Overall I did enjoy the writing style and the plot of Bare Bones.People compare the Temperance Brennan series to Patricia Cornwell s earlier books and I d have to say that they do [...]

  27. This was an entertaining read I liked that Tempe and Detective Ryan are together throughout the book He comes to visit, and the two of them are planning a beach vacation Unfortunately, work gets in the way, and poor Ryan spends most of the book hanging out with Boyd the dog while Tempe works the murder cases The first case is a dead infant found in a wood burning stove The second case involves human remains found in a pile of bear bones Towards the end of the book, when we start to learn about a [...]

  28. its my first time to read a Kathy Reichs book, i really had a good time reading it,its really obvious, it only took me 2 days to finish the book I like the character of Dr Tempe I must admit I am a fan of BONES the TV series, though the character of Dr Tempe there is slightly different from the book, still i felt the same excitement as I read the bare bones looking forward to my next book by reichs grave secret till next then wahahaha

  29. This seemed very disorganized, somehow I learned far than I d ever thought to know about Melungeons hereditary mixed race group in the Carolinas and elsewhere in the southeastern US illegal traffic in animal parts, in particular bears, turtles, birds and DNA oddities Ryan shows up briefly, Boyd displays skills at finding dead things, and their long vacation is postponed again and again.

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