Bones Are Forever: A Novel

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Bones Are Forever: A Novel

by Kathy Reichs

Pocket Books | April 30, 2013 | Trade Paperback

Bones Are Forever: A Novel is rated 4.21739130434783 out of 5 by 23.
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER and #1 GLOBE AND MAIL BESTSELLER Producer of the FOX television hit Bones KATHY REICHS exposes the high-stakes, high-danger world of diamond mining as Dr. Temperance Brennan tracks a murder suspect deep into the Northwest Territories.

Beneath a diamond’s perfect surface lies a story of violence and greed. Just like bones. . . .

In a run-down Montreal apartment, Tempe finds the heartbreaking evidence of three innocent lives ended. The landlord says Alma Rogers lives there—is she the same woman who checked into a city hospital as Amy Roberts, then fled before doctors could treat her uncontrolled bleeding? Is she Alva Rodriguez, sought by a man who appeared at the crime scene? Heading up an investigation crackling with the sexual tension of past intimacies, Tempe leads homicide detective Andrew Ryan and police sergeant Ollie Hasty along the woman’s trail and into the farthest reaches of mining country—an unforgiving place where the grim industry of unearthing diamonds exacts a price in blood. And where the truths the unlikely trio uncovers are more sinister than they could have imagined.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 304 pages, 8.25 × 5.31 × 0.8 in

Published: April 30, 2013

Publisher: Pocket Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1476744025

ISBN - 13: 9781476744025

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Reviews

Rated 3 out of 5 by from Bones are Forever A good mystery overall. Relationship between characters is flat, too much unspoken drama and stereotypical cop lingo, not as smart and grpping as earlier books.
Date published: 2015-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bones getting better. Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Controversial topic but not an impossibility in that life. Well written but one could get caught up in the medical jargon.Having lived in Edmonton, I found it very interesting knowing where she was talking about and could see the places in my mind's eye which gave a different perspective to the book.
Date published: 2014-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bones are Forever Well written. Holds you all the way to the last line.Brings all the clues together.
Date published: 2014-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bones are Forever If you are a fan of Kathy Reichs and her heroine Tempe Brennen, you won't be disappointed. This time Tempe goes to the West Coast of Canada & enters the world of diamond mining. Of course, Andrew Ryan is along for the ride. A good read as always.
Date published: 2014-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bones are Forever Loved it! Great author!
Date published: 2014-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another great Kathy Reiches book A novel that takes place entirely in Canada, awesome
Date published: 2014-01-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nones are forever Quite an intrigue. Looking forward to reading more of ms Reich's.
Date published: 2013-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from True Brennan, true Reichs Good stuff, very good...much as Poirot, Brennan puts her little gray cells to work and reaps big dividends! Lovely read.
Date published: 2013-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from True Brennan, true Reichs She gets better and better with every book. Loved the fast action, pace and the suspense kept me guessing. Also I loved how she describes the city of Edmonton, of course I have a natural bias as it is my hometown. Overall it's a great book and I relish reading every single word.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bones are Forever Another fast paced superb novel - excellent
Date published: 2013-10-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bones are forever One of the best "Bones" I've read! Couldn't stop turning pages. You have done it again Ms Reich's. Thank you for this excellent read.
Date published: 2013-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bones are forever As usual I read this book quite quickly. I have been a fan of Kathy Reichs for years and have read all her Tempe books. Keep them coming Ms. Reichs.
Date published: 2013-10-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bones... Good read... Especially interesting for the Yellowknife references. :)
Date published: 2013-09-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bones are forever Enjoyed the book
Date published: 2013-07-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worse than mediocre I did not like this book at all and will never buy another novel by Kathy Reichs. I'm amazed at the bad rap she gives Edmonton, the fluffy style of writing and the way she veers off the path of the main story. Not impressed, too much boring info about mines.
Date published: 2013-07-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A grabber Like most of Reichs' books, this one is no different. It grabs the reader right from the beginning through to the end. I though this was gong to be a "baby" killer but no, it's much much more once Reich takes us to Yellowknife with her two ex boy friends. Don't spend to much time trying to understand her anatomical terms, or you will tire fast.
Date published: 2013-05-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another good Temperance book. A good read right to the end. Starts off pretty gruesome, but keeps you entertained throughout.
Date published: 2013-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shudder Kathy Reichs amazes me. How does she have the time and energy to write great novels & scripts, teach, and work in her field? Loved this one, brought to light an underbelly of Canada we hate to know is there, but gives kuddos to our great Mounties and the fantastic jobs they do.
Date published: 2013-03-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bones are Forever Another great book by Kathy Reichs. Fantastic exciting mail biting ending. Can't wait to read what's next.
Date published: 2013-02-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Bones are Forever Another great read from Kathy Reichs. I am never disappointed when I read her books.
Date published: 2013-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bones are Forever Another great read from Kathy Reichs. I am never disappointed when I read her books.
Date published: 2013-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quite enjoyable Great read! Enjoyed how it was put together
Date published: 2013-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of her best! After reading her last book, I thought maybe she was becoming too predictable in her formula of storytelling. But this book was amazing! I loved every word. It was very engaging and as someone who lives in Western Canada, I appreciated her using other parts of our great nation as the back drop for new storylines. The storyline itself was grotesque and sad if you consider the bigger picture, but I think she did an excellent job of incorporating the many topics, including infanticide, mental illness, the environment, the treatment and perception of Native people and the complicated relationships between colleagues, as well within familes. If your a fan of her books, you won't be disappointed, I absolutly recommend this to anyone. Happy Reading.
Date published: 2012-09-12

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Bones Are Forever: A Novel

Bones Are Forever: A Novel

by Kathy Reichs

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 304 pages, 8.25 × 5.31 × 0.8 in

Published: April 30, 2013

Publisher: Pocket Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1476744025

ISBN - 13: 9781476744025

Read from the Book

Bones are Forever THE BABY’S EYES STARTLED ME. SO ROUND AND WHITE AND pulsing with movement. Like the tiny mouth and nasal openings. Ignoring the maggot masses, I inserted gloved fingers beneath the small torso and gently lifted one shoulder. The baby rose, chin and limbs tucked tight to its chest. Flies scattered in a whine of protest. My mind took in details. Delicate eyebrows, almost invisible on a face barely recognizable as human. Bloated belly. Translucent skin peeling from perfect little fingers. Green-brown liquid pooled below the head and buttocks. The baby was inside a bathroom vanity, wedged between the vanity’s back wall and a rusty drainpipe looping down from above. It lay in a fetal curl, head twisted, chin jutting skyward. It was a girl. Shiny green missiles ricocheted from her body and everything around it. For a moment I could only stare. The wiggly-white eyes stared back, as though puzzled by their owner’s hopeless predicament. My thoughts roamed to the baby’s last moments. Had she died in the darkness of the womb, victim of some heartless double-helix twist? Struggling for life, pressed to her mother’s sobbing chest? Or cold and alone, deliberately abandoned and unable to make herself heard? How long does it take for a newborn to give up life? A torrent of images rushed my brain. Gasping mouth. Flailing limbs. Trembling hands. Anger and sorrow knotted my gut. Focus, Brennan! Easing the miniature corpse back into place, I drew a deep breath. My knee popped
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER and #1 GLOBE AND MAIL BESTSELLER Producer of the FOX television hit Bones KATHY REICHS exposes the high-stakes, high-danger world of diamond mining as Dr. Temperance Brennan tracks a murder suspect deep into the Northwest Territories.

Beneath a diamond’s perfect surface lies a story of violence and greed. Just like bones. . . .

In a run-down Montreal apartment, Tempe finds the heartbreaking evidence of three innocent lives ended. The landlord says Alma Rogers lives there—is she the same woman who checked into a city hospital as Amy Roberts, then fled before doctors could treat her uncontrolled bleeding? Is she Alva Rodriguez, sought by a man who appeared at the crime scene? Heading up an investigation crackling with the sexual tension of past intimacies, Tempe leads homicide detective Andrew Ryan and police sergeant Ollie Hasty along the woman’s trail and into the farthest reaches of mining country—an unforgiving place where the grim industry of unearthing diamonds exacts a price in blood. And where the truths the unlikely trio uncovers are more sinister than they could have imagined.

About the Author

Kathleen Joan "Kathy" Reichs was born in 1950 and is a native of Chicago. In 1971 she graduated from American University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology, and in 1972 she earned a Master of Arts in physical anthropology from Northwestern University. Reichs received her Ph.D. in physical anthropology from Northwestern University in 1975. She works as a forensic anthropologist for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, State of North Carolina and for the Laboratoire des Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale in Quebec and has taught at Northern Illinois University, University of Pittsburgh, Concordia University, McGill University, and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Her work as a forensic anthropologist is internationally recognized; she has traveled to Rwanda to testify at the UN Tribunal on Genocide, helped in an exhumation in the area of the highlands of southwest Guatemala, and done forensic work at Ground Zero in New York. In addition to her published academic papers and books, Reichs has written many works of crime fiction. Déjà Dead won the 1997 Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel. She is a producer on the Fox television series Bones, which is loosely based on her own forensic career and writing.

Editorial Reviews

"Reichs always delivers a pulse-pounding story."