206 Bones

Unabridged / Go to Abridged Audiobook

Written By: Kathy Reichs

Narrated By: Linda Emond

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: August 2009

Duration: 10 hours 13 minutes


There are 206 bones in the human body. Forensic anthropologists know them intimately, can read in them stories of brief or long lives and use them to reconstruct every kind of violent end. 206 Bones opens with Tempe regaining consciousness and discovering that she is in some kind of very small, very dark, very cold enclosed space. She is bound, hands to feet. Who wants Tempe dead, or at least out of the way, and why? Tempe begins slowly to reconstruct...

Tempe and Lieutenant Ryan had accompanied the recently discovered remains of a missing heiress from Montreal to the Chicago morgue. Suddenly, Tempe was accused of mishandling the autopsy -- and the case. Someone made an incriminating phone call. Within hours, the one man with information about the call was dead. Back in Montreal, the corpse of a second elderly woman was found in the woods, and then a third.

Seamlessly weaving between Tempe's present-tense terror as she's held captive and her memory of the cases of these murdered women, Reichs conveys the incredible devastation that would occur if a forensic colleague sabotaged work in the lab. The chemistry between Tempe and Ryan intensifies as this complex, riveting tale unfolds. Reichs is writing at the top of her game.


  • Anonymous

    Normally I love the Kathy Reichs books. I can barely wait to get through them because of how excited I am for the story. This one I could barely get through. I think I would have sent it back early if I had another book. It has all the failings of the more recent Scarpetta Novels by Patricia Cornwell. Everyone one who is "mean" or who appears "better" then the main character of course ends up being a criminal. Blech! I really hope the books after this in the series that I haven't listened too don't continue on this trend because it gets boring real fast knowing what is going to happen in a mystery not because of clues but because "big meanies" are always the ones who did it.

  • hollyelese

    This may be my favorite Kathy Reichs so far. The story is great, and keeps us interested, and Linda Emond is the best storyteller for Temperance Brennan. Check this one out!

  • Anonymous

    Great Bones adventure! The chemistry weaves around this tale of mystery. Great read.

  • Vicki

    As always, an excellent book. Thrilling. I really hope that she & Andrew Ryan get back together again. I am looking forward to reading the rest of her books.

  • Anonymous

    Boring , couldn't figure out what the author want to tell.

  • Anonymous

    This is by far one of the worst books I have ever read. I still couldn't tell you what it was about! Won't be reading this author again any time soon! If I could have given it zero stars, I would have.