Bones to Ashes This latest thriller featuring Kathy Reichs' headstrong forensic anthropologist heroine, Temperance Brennan, is best not read after lunch. Tempe's case is packed with corpses knocked… Bones to Ashes This latest thriller featuring Kathy Reichs' headstrong forensic anthropologist heroine, Temperance Brennan, is best not read after lunch. Tempe's case is packed with corpses knocked… 2007-08-28 Mystery and Thriller Scribner
Book Review

Bones to Ashes (2007)

FORENSIC 'EM Temperance Brennan returns in a new thriller
FORENSIC 'EM Temperance Brennan returns in a new thriller
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Aug 28, 2007; Writer: Kathy Reichs; Genre: Mystery and Thriller; Publisher: Scribner

This latest thriller featuring Kathy Reichs' headstrong forensic anthropologist heroine, Temperance Brennan, is best not read after lunch. Tempe's case is packed with corpses knocked off in all sorts of gruesome ways: They've been shot, burned, and drowned. The central mystery involves a set of missing girls, a pornography ring, and Tempe's long-lost childhood friend. Reichs, a real-life forensic anthropologist whose work inspired Fox's series Bones, nails the scientific mumbo jumbo. She also infuses Bones to Ashes with disturbing descriptions (fingers are ''lumpy and waxy-white, like oatmeal congealed on the bottom of a pot'') that chill to the bone. B+

Originally posted Aug 21, 2007 Published in issue #951 Aug 31, 2007 Order article reprints
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