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Bones to Ashes

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Written By: Kathy Reichs

Narrated By: Linda Emond

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: August 2007

Duration: 6 hours 9 minutes


Temperance Brennan, like her creator Kathy Reichs, is a brilliant, sexy forensic anthropologist, called on to solve the toughest cases. But for Tempe, the discovery of a young girl's skeleton in Acadia, Canada, is more than just another assignment. Evangeline, Tempe's childhood best friend, was also from Acadia. Named for the character in the Longfellow poem, Evangeline was the most exotic person in Tempe's eight-year old world. When Evangeline disappeared, Tempe was warned not to search for her, that the girl was "dangerous."

Thirty years later, flooded with memories, Tempe cannot help wondering if this skeleton could be the friend she lost so many years ago. Meanwhile, Tempe's beau, Ryan, investigates a series of cold cases. Two girls dead. Three missing. Could the New Brunswick skeleton be part of the pattern? As Tempe draws on the latest advances in forensic anthropology to penetrate the past, Ryan hunts down a serial predator.


  • Dee

    The mystery plot itself was good and kept my interest. It was difficult to maintain that interest, however, when the author kept climbing on her soapbox about social issues past and present. The other major distractions for me were long involved explanations of complex forensic textbook-type information that weren't necessary for the story. I felt clobbered over the head with the author's personal agendas.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    This book was pretty depressing. I thought that I would enjoy it despite the depressing topic, but, in reality, it was just a downer. The writing was great and all. If you want a well-written downer, give it a try.

  • Anonymous

    To Listen to this book is ideal because of the use of accents and French words and phrases. My friend said it is more difficult when reading to get the gist of the French words. I strongly recommend this book. I feel it is one of the better written ones

  • Anonymous

    I enjoyed the narration, very well done. The plot was interesting as were the characters. The ending, however, I found disappointing and too improbable to be satisfying.

  • Anonymous

    A good read - an interesting blend of mystery, history, and forensic science.