Bones Never Lie

Hardcover | September 9, 2014

byKathy Reichs

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Temperance “Tempe” Brennan faces down the demons of her past in the seventeenth thriller in Kathy Reichs’s phenomenally successful Bones series.

Unexpectedly called in to the Charlotte PD’s Cold Case Unit, Dr. Temperance Brennan wonders why she’s been asked to meet with a homicide cop who’s a long way from his own jurisdiction. The shocking answer: Two child murders, separated by thousands of miles, have one thing in common—the killer. Years ago, Anique Pomerleau kidnapped and murdered a string of girls in Canada, then narrowly eluded capture. It was a devastating defeat for her pursuers, Brennan and police detective Andrew Ryan. Now, as if summoned from their nightmares, Pomerleau has resurfaced in the United States, linked to victims in Vermont and North Carolina. When another child is snatched, the reign of terror promises to continue—unless Brennan can rise to the challenge and make good on her second chance to stop a psychopath.

But Brennan will have to draw her bitter ex-partner out of exile, keep the local police and feds from one another’s throats, and face more than just her own demons as she stalks the deadliest of predators into the darkest depths of madness.

In Bones Never Lie, Kathy Reichs never fails to satisfy readers looking for psychological suspense that’s more than skin-deep.

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Temperance “Tempe” Brennan faces down the demons of her past in the seventeenth thriller in Kathy Reichs’s phenomenally successful Bones series.Unexpectedly called in to the Charlotte PD’s Cold Case Unit, Dr. Temperance Brennan wonders why she’s been asked to meet with a homicide cop who’s a long way from his own jurisdiction. The shoc...

Kathy Reichs, like her character Temperance Brennan, is a forensic anthropologist, formerly for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in North Carolina and currently for the Laboratoire de sciences judiciaires et de médecine légale for the province of Quebec. A professor in the department of anthropology at the University of North C...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.3 inPublished:September 9, 2014Publisher:Simon & SchusterLanguage:English

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Reichs seldom disappoints This novel solves one of the enduring mysteries which has persisted since almost the first Brennan book.
Date published: 2015-10-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bones never lie A great read. One you won't put down. I miss her stories in Montreal and can't for her to go there again. Look forward to the next one.
Date published: 2015-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from bones never lie love it hard to put down and a real page turner. e joy her as much as James Patterson and David Baldacci
Date published: 2015-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read it in less than 2 days the snappy banter between Ryan and Brennan isn't quite up to the usual standard but that ending! I needed the book timeline to last another 10 hours.
Date published: 2015-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bones Never Lie Loved the twists and turns and that it took place in both Canada and the US. Clever use of old and new info as well.
Date published: 2015-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't get enough! I have read all her books - including her teenage Viral series - and I am amazed at how she draws you in. Her writing is so smooth I can't turn the pages quick enough. Another success for Ms Reichs!
Date published: 2015-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from appropriate title I enjoyed the continuing cast of characters from previous books. Also love the medical and anatomical details present. As usual I feel as if I actually gain some scientific knowledge as well as enjoyment.
Date published: 2015-02-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worth your time This is one of Kathy's better stories. Very suspenseful, complex, but easy to follow. I read most of her books, enjoyed them all. Somehow this one has more substance and was a bit outside of the procedural genre of earlier books.
Date published: 2014-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bones Never Lie I loved this read.
Date published: 2014-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bones Never Lie One of the best by Kathy Reichs One of the best by Kathy Reichs
Date published: 2014-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bones Never Lie Couldn't put it down - again. Reich's rocks!
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bones never lie Vintage! Excellent read!
Date published: 2014-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bones never lie Always a great read Can't wait for the next book.
Date published: 2014-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bones Never Lie Great as always
Date published: 2014-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New twist - interesting as ever! I have read every single book with the Tempe Brennan character and each one is as interesting as the previous one. I am always amazed at the richness of scientific detail thrown in with the general sleuthing involved. What made this one 'fresh' was how cold the cold case in question was. Truly fascinating and the characters continue to be endearing to the readers who know them from previous books. I always wonder what Ms. Reichs will come up with next. And I am never disappointed.
Date published: 2014-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bones Never Lie Kathy Reichs does not disappoint. I especially liked the reference to Tempe watching an episode of Bones in chapter 33 if I'm not mistaken and the romantic in me LOVED the ending. For what it's worth, the TV show does not do Tempe justice. The lead character on the show Bones does not seem genuine as does Tempe in the books.
Date published: 2014-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bones Never zlie My first "BONES" BOOK.
Date published: 2014-10-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read Bones Never Lie is the latest release in Kathy Reichs's Temperance Brennan series. It's hard to believe that this is number 17! Tempe is a forensic anthropologist and now she's also part of the Charlotte NC cold case squad. When two child murders reveal similarities that can't be ignored, the team searches to see if there are others that match their cold cases. There are - but they're in Canada and seem to be the work of serial killer Anique Pomerleau - a woman who almost killed Tempe as well. Could she have crossed the border to continue her spree? And when a child who matches Pomerleau's type is snatched in Charlotte, the question arises - could it be her? There are other forensic series out there, but in my opinion, Reichs is absolutely the best. She herself is a forensic anthropologist in NC and Quebec - she knows what she's writing. And it shows. Her plots, the crimes and the road to answers are intriguing and believable. It's very easy to step into Reichs's books. But what really grabs me is the character of Tempe. I like her - she's engaging, smart and comes across as a real person. I may not always agree with her decisions (she tends to go in guns blazing in some situations), but it makes for action filled reading. I also quite like her surly partner Skinny Slidell - his gruff, grumpy nature and sloppy exterior belies a dedicated, quick mind. I enjoy his one liners and haranguing of the brass and other agencies. Reichs has created a personal storyline for Tempe that started with the first book and continues on. It's just as interesting - and sometimes just as frustrating. I was glad to see Andrew Ryan back and Pete not in the story at all this time. Tempe's mother plays a significant role in the solving of this crime. I'm not quite sure what I thought of her involvement - it was perhaps a wee bit far fetched and seemed like an awkward plot device to have some information discovered. I laughed when I read the scene where Tempe is watching the television show Bones. For those of you unaware, Reichs's character is the basis for this program. (celebrating it's 200th episode!) Over the course of seventeen books, there are bound to be some titles that are stronger than others. The last book, Bones of the Lost, was just an okay read for me. But Bones Never Lie is a return to Reichs's earlier strengths and had me engaged from first page to last. Happily finished in a day and a half. And the stage is set for further adventures. I'll be looking forward the eighteenth book!
Date published: 2014-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bones Never Lie Excellent! Have been waiting awhile for a new Tempe novel and as usual, Kathy comes through with another spine-tingling book that you just can't put down. Can't wait for the next one when hopefully we see Bones and Ryan get together.
Date published: 2014-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Suspenseful, disturbing; great read. Another wonderful novel by Kathy Reichs featuring the work of Dr. Temperance Brennan. Searching for a child killer, Temperance has to call upon help from her ex-partner Andrew Ryan. A suspenseful & enthralling mystery. Hard to put down.
Date published: 2014-09-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from As always an adventure September is always my favorite month as a new book is released. Can't wait 'til next year.
Date published: 2014-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Boned never lie Fantastic. About time they got together!!!!!
Date published: 2014-09-10

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