And then Tempe is contacted by Hadley Perry, Honolulu's flamboyant medical examiner, who needs help identifying the remains of an adolescent boy found offshore. Was he the victim of a shark attack? Or something much more sinister?
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- Spider Bones (Temperance Brennan, book 13) by Kathy Reichs.
A complex and riveting tale of deceit and murder unfolds in this, the thirteenth thrilling novel in Reichs's "cleverly plotted and expertly maintained series" The New York Times Book Review. With the smash hit Bones now in its fifth season and in full syndication-and her most recent novel, Bones, an instant New York Times bestseller-Kathy Reichs is at the top of her game.
A professor of anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, she divides her time between Charlotte and Montreal and is a frequent expert witness in criminal trials. ENG Country of Publication: Shipping Details Booktopia uses the best quality packing material to protect items for the journey from our Sydney Distribution Centre to our customers, with the intention that they arrive in the same condition they left our Distribution Centre.
Shipping Expectation Your order will ship within 2 business days Delivery Instructions Booktopia uses Australia Post for deliveries throughout Australia. Have a question about this product? Reviews 0 Add Review You need to be logged in to add a review. The character of Ryan was his usual teasing, flirting self, but lacked the dimension in this book that he has in previous ones. He comes across flat and as litle more than some comic relief and a brief change of pace for Brennen.
The chemistry between the two was missing. I am also used to Brennen being involved in some type of heart racing abduction in which she faces certain death some place in the story. This was a short book that lacked the suspense that has kept me awake way past bed time with Reichs past books. That need to read "just one page to see what happens" was missing. The story involves, basically, a series of errors and misidentified bodies due to some shady things that occured decades ago.
That said, although avid Reich fans may find something lacking in this book, I must admit that the story held my attention and I found it an interesting read. It held my attention, but failed to grip it, squeezing and twisting at my emotions and anxieties the way Reich's books normally do. How can one man be dead in three different places spanning four decades? The investigation takes Tempe from Montreal to Hawaii to delve into the past surrounding the remains.
I really feel like Kathy Reichs has returned to her forensic roots with this one. True, it's not as much of a thriller as some of her books, but I didn't mind at all. I found her last novel, Bones, almost a little too sensational my review. There is lots of personal drama going on for both Tempe and Ryan, who are trying to help their respective daughters deal with their own sagas, while balancing work and avoiding the elephant in the room also known as their personal lives.
It is, however, realistic that a visiting forensic anthropologist would be consulted and be working on more than one case at a time. I think I was also feeling Tempe's frustration with the second intrusive case. Yes, Reichs goes into detail and explains thoroughly.
It's one of the things I love about her writing. But if you're at all familiar with Reichs' writing, you know that she tends to pick a subject and use it as a base for which to write her mysteries around. Sometimes it's one I find fascinating, like Devil Bones, other times it's one that fails to capture me, like Bones to Ash, but what it really comes down to is personal taste. One thing to be sure of is that Reichs never sacrifices the integrity of the investigation or the science.
So even when it's not a topic of my interest, I know that the story surrounding it will be concrete. If you haven't read the rest of the series, some of the personal interactions may seem like filler, but it is an intricate advance in the overall story arch. I must say I wish there had been a little more movement for Tempe along the romantic front, but again, that's me being invested in her as a character. This is a solid addition to the Temperance Brennan series Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations.
View or edit your browsing history. However, I hope this blog thing matures her a little bit. Anyway, while dense in its medical explanations, this installment is one of the good ones in terms of plot. Jan 26, noelle rated it it was ok Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Nov 20, Thebookmistress rated it really liked it Shelves: What I thoroughly disliked, enough to stop reading the series, was the way Temperance was always the center of any mystery, going alone into every lair of evildoers, being the motivation behind every nutcase's decision to start killing people I am glad I picked up this one.
The Hawaii setting was interesting. There was still a lot of her personal life, but, for once, there was something other than her personal life motivating the crimes.
And there were only a couple of times where this aging woman with half-dozen PhDs performed the kinds of stunts Navy Seals train for years to achieve. People love the forensic anthropology. In this book, it is not overshadowed by Temperance's adventures and personal life. Hoping to find another one in the series with similar characteristics Sep 07, Sharon rated it really liked it Shelves: I'm a big fan of Kathy Reichs' books, of which Spider Bones is the most recent. In this outing, protagonist Temperance Brennan is asked to bring her forensic anthropology skills to bear when three different sets of remains are identified as belonging to the same man.
Clearly, this is impossible.
Spider Bones (Temperance Brennan, #13) by Kathy Reichs
Along the way, Brennan runs afoul of local gangs, the local medical examiner, and Lowery's father. As is always the case with Reichs, the book was a real page-turner. I used to work for the Dept. Highly recommended for those who enjoy a good police procedural Ok I will admit its been some time since I have read a Kathy Reichs book and I had forgotten how twisted and interwound the plot can be - maybe a few years away from her work allowed me to forget this and enjoy the story style all over again - No it is not Bone its something wholly different and to me far more enjoyable for it.
I wont comment on the book - if you want to know about it read the blurb as any more and I will give the plot away and that is for people far more eloquent and creative t Ok I will admit its been some time since I have read a Kathy Reichs book and I had forgotten how twisted and interwound the plot can be - maybe a few years away from her work allowed me to forget this and enjoy the story style all over again - No it is not Bone its something wholly different and to me far more enjoyable for it. I wont comment on the book - if you want to know about it read the blurb as any more and I will give the plot away and that is for people far more eloquent and creative than I I have to admit, I've never read a Kathy Reichs book before this one.
I'm a devout fan of the TV show "Bones", but once I learned there weren't too many similarities between the two, I just kinda forgot about them. Oh, I was so wrong! I absolutely devoured this in under 24 hours. The case was totally intriguing, and it was such an easy read.
I really didn't fee lost at any moment, regardless of what I've missed in previous books. I think I may have to start making her a regular author of mine. F I have to admit, I've never read a Kathy Reichs book before this one. Aug 29, Holly McIntyre rated it really liked it. This book reminds me of the old carny game of putting a pea under a cup and then moving the cups around while maintaining a distracting chatter.
I spotted the "pea" early in the book and spent much of the rest of it wondering why the characters hadn't noticed it, too. Still, it's a good, exciting mystery well-worth a weekend read. Another fine entry in the Temperance Brennan series. And yay Andrew Ryan is back!
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I just love him as he cracks me up with his dry one-liners which so lighten the heavy mood. I really like how this series blends reality with fiction giving just enough information to make things believable while staying in the story. Nov 29, Tom rated it liked it.
Spider Bones : Temperance Brennan Series : Book 13
Pretty much the same but Temperance was actually not a complete b tch in this one. Jan 13, Mizuki marked it as to-read Shelves: DNF at page I didn't read long enough to decide whether this book is good or bad, but I'm bored and I'm not willing to continue. Sep 14, Kristen Lewendon rated it liked it. I started reading this, expecting to hate it. Sulky, snarky Katy — soun I started reading this, expecting to hate it.
Sulky, snarky Katy — sounds like pretty common symptoms of grief. Sep 04, Robin rated it it was amazing Shelves: Did not want to put it down. Dec 14, Christine rated it liked it. Loving her audio books. Jan 12, Ladyhawk rated it liked it. While I was not initially completely enthralled with the topic, the story eventually gained momentum. I did enjoy the historical, medical and anthropological lessons in this one. The Ryan relationship, yea or nay, is ridiculously frustrating. But I love the series and remain a loyal fan! Feb 02, Inga rated it really liked it Shelves: Spider Bones ist der Der Plot von Spider Bones: John L Spider Bones ist der John Lowery ist seit tot, er starb in Vietnam.
Wie kann der Tote Spider sein? Und wenn er es ist, wer liegt dann in seinem Grab in North Carolina? Weitere Ungereimtheiten und falsch identifizierte Tote tauchen auf. Auch eine Verbindung zu Gangs und der Drogenmafia entsteht. Parallel dazu trauert Tempes Tochter Katy um einen toten Freund und Ryan taucht mit seiner Tochter Lily gerade clean nach dem Drogenentzug ebenfalls auf Hawaii auf, was einige Turbulenzen im Nebenplot verursacht.
Mich hat er schon in seinen Bann gezogen, aber ich bin nicht objektiv, da mir die Charaktere sehr ans Herz gewachsen sind. Aber das ist wohl ein sehr unsachlicher Schlusskommentar I must say that the series were a lot more exciting than the book. While, I've seen others comment that Spider Bones is not Reich's best. I felt overall disappointed. The beginning put me off as I felt that Brennan — or the author or both, I couldn't tell - appeared to be showing off with her French. The novel begins in Quebec, where French is commonly used. But as a reader of English I have no need to know what each place is called in French and what it means in English.
I felt it was pointless. The mystery began as intriguing with a bizarre death, originally may have been ruled as some kind of mistake by a John Lowery. As the novel progresses, there seems to be a link between this case and another. As Brennan finds out that John Lowery had died in the war in Vietnam and was supposedly buried.
So far so good, but Brennan takes up another case in Hawaii, things get confusing, whether in switching between cases or worse when there is a possibility that the cases might be linked. From there, Spider Bones takes confusing to a whole new level. There were parts that I kept rereading to figure out what I had misunderstood and others where I gave up and thought I'd just make it to the end — which was also confusing.
There were a lot of medical terminology, to the point where I felt that the book is recommended for med students or doctors, but at other times the information was simply written and informative. Bleeding at a trauma site usually means the victim was alive when injured. No blood usually means the hit was taken postmortem. I couldn't be sure whether I liked or disliked her overall in the book. I honestly had bigger expectations for the Spider Bones. And it is not often that a series or movie turns out to be better than the book. But this is such a case.
Spider Bones 13 5 40 Sep 14, She is one of only fifty forensic anthropologists certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology and is on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Reichs is a native of Chicago, where she received her Ph. She now divides her time between Charlotte and Montreal and is a frequent expert witness in criminal trials.