Bones to Ashes

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
August 2007
10 hours 30 minutes
In Kathy Reichs's tenth bestselling novel featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan, the discovery of a young girl's skeleton in Acadia, Canada might be connected to the disappearance of Tempe's childhood friend.

For Tempe Brennan, the discovery of a young girl's skeleton in Acadia, Canada, is more than just another case. 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 had lost so many years ago. And what is the meaning of the strange skeletal lesions found on the bones of the young girl?

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.

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.

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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.

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