Sunday, August 16, 2015
Review of Speaking in Bones by Kathy Reichs
Temperence Brennan (Bones) has solved thousands of cases over the years but she can never shake the stack of remains that crowd her lab every day. So when a lady by the name of Strike calls her up asking for help in finding a missing woman by the name of Cora Teague, she has a hard time saying now. But as she digs further into this young woman's life she finds out that things aren't always as they seem.
But the case isn't the only thing that is weighing have on Bones's mind. She is told her mother has cancer and is now engaged. If that wasn't enough to shake her she also is reeling from the proposal of marriage that Andrew Ryan did the last time she saw him.
Will Bones be able to solve the mystery of the missing young woman before more bones are found and peoples lives continue to be in danger? Can she open her heart to Ryan and except his marriage proposal even if it means potentially getting hurt again?
I received this book free from net galley and the publisher in exchange for an honest non biased review. Having read previous books in this series I knew the type of the writing that Kathy did and knew for the most part what to expect. However, as usual Kathy continues to get better and better choosing very gripping story lines that are catchy. She grabbed you from the very first paragraphs of the book and keeps you until the end because you want to find out what happened to the victim and who the killer is. The story truly turns out totally different then you thought it was going to.
However, if there was one area in her books that I can sometimes feel myself lost as a reader and stop me from reading is when she goes to far in depth with the medical terms. I think at times she can go overboard describing medical items in the book where she could have made it simpler.
Lastly, the thing that I enjoy most about the Temperence Brennnan series from Kathy Reich's is to see how much Bones has grown from the very first book. Point in case would be this quote below that is my favorite from this book:
"I don't need you in my life, Ryan. I learned to live without you once. Twice. I didn't like it, but i survived. I don't need protection. I don't need a bodyguard. I need someone who will be there, both physically and emotionally. When life is good, and when life gets rough."
Temperence has grown from a person who closed her feelings off after being hurt to opening them up again to love. She mixes mystery/thriller/romance into one book which can be rough if not done right.