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Really could not get into this one. It went into too much nebulous historical and anatomical detail. As another reader said, I just didn't care. Too many dead characters and various body parts to keep track of. Her books are usually better than this. Won't try again for a while.
The living characters I had no trouble keeping track of, but when it came to the dead ones I was a bit confused. The twists and turns seemed a little more predictable in this book, but I still love the lady.
For anyone who just can't get into the Kathy Reichs series I have to say that I didn't like her Temperance Brennan books when I picked up the first one a few years ago. Now I'm hooked. So maybe try again later.
My first go at a Kathy Reichs book. Not impressed - the writing is flat and kind of obvious. I was getting bored and put the book down for a few days, then tried picking it up again, but by then I couldn't keep track of all the details, and simply didn't care about it enough to finish reading it. But, I really love the "Bones" TV series - which she doesn't write!
In this book Kathy Reichs deals with servicemen and women who are MIA and details how their remains are processed to find out who they are and give their families closure. That said she weaves a good tale involving a new notion of a Chimera who can hold DNA which differs from the norm.
good. now want to read other books by kathy reichs, and esp her series abot dr. whats-her-name
I really enjoyed this entry in Reichs' series. Her previous novel I found very "preachy" and obvious. This one was nothing like that. I found the information about the ongoing search for soldiers who are M.I.A. very interesting, and the storyline absorbing. Of course it didn't hurt that the story takes place in Hawaii, one of my favourite places! It did make for a nice change from the usual locations of Quebec or the Carolinas. Would definitely recommend this one both to loyal readers and to new ones.
A word of warning: for those to this series, the Tempe Brennan in the books is NOT the same as the Tempe Brennan in the Fox TV show "Bones".
Really enjoyed this book. Adventure, suspense, mystery & romance. If you've ever been to the Hawaiian Island of Oahu, you'll love this book even more.
An interesting read; but at times it is hard to follow all the intricacies and all the names introduced. One needs to read Kathy Reich’s books in perhaps five days or less not over a three week period where you may lose track of all the directions her books take you. Senior Doctor-at Bass! D. A.
I usually like Kathy Reichs & have read all of her books from the very beginning, but I feel like she's losing her touch. Her books are becoming too predictable and frankly, this one was incredibly boring. No matter how hard or how often I tried, I just couldn't get into it, & I'm an avid fan, so...
I also find I'm getting quite annoyed with the fact that Tempe & Ryan are still skirting around each other without getting back together or even having a tryst. And Tempe dating but not yet bedding the everything-you-could-want-in-a-man Charlie? Come on! By this time, in the "real world" Charlie would have long ago given up on Tempe. He would at least have asked her what the heck the problem was. I just don't find these relationships realistic, or the way Tempe, Pete and Ryan share custody of the animals, even if they aren't speaking to one another. Does anyone else feel this way?
I actually liked this one more than the last book (206 bones). The Hawaiian setting was nice and the information about finding lost soldiers was interesting. Nice twist but I always seem to figure them out before the reveal. For a smart lady Tempe can be a bit slow sometimes. I really want Kathy Reichs to expand her vocabulary though, at least once in every 'Bones' book she mentions "teasing flesh from the bone". Please find another descriptive word for this process, it was clever maybe the first time but if you continue read the series fans catch on. I'd like to see this character grow a bit.
Always a pleasure to read books by Kathy Reichs in theTemperance Brennan series. This one involves switched identities of soldiers in Vietnam. Well done, as always.
A good read but she really should check her facts. There are no tomatoes in a Big Mac :)
I love Bones, the TV show. But somehow I didn't connect with Tempe in this novel, my first attempt at reading Kathy Reich. I feel disappointed, especially given all the positive comments.
Kathy Reichs does it again. A superb read. I like to these books in order of publication so that the background story proceeds nicely from book to book.
I love the TV series and the books they are so different from each other that you never get bored of either - This book was a great read - took me about 3 days of reading whem I could while watching my nephew - so not much reading time but I loved every minute of it - and I love the stories with Katy in them as they bring a touch of maternal instinct into the game at hand as Tempe as to deal with the crime scene - attempts on her life and her daughter all at the same time - suspense doesn't get any better than that
This was an awesome book. Having grown up during Viet Nam and having lived in Montreal, kathy never fails to remind me of my youth. I'm so glad I found her books and look forward to each and every one of them.
Who's body is the Eastern Townships, in the grave in N. Carolina or found in Vietnam. They all can't be the same person. Another great Temperance thriller.
A good read that goes by too fast. Set partly in Hawaii. Another great Kathy Reich book.