Bones Are Forever (2012) The latest outing in the Temperance Brennan series — the basis for the hit Fox show Bones — finds the scientist chasing a baby murderer… 2012-08-28 Thriller Scribner
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Bones Are Forever (2012)

BIOLOGY OF A THRILLER Although heavy on science jargon and light on creativity, this detective tale's still a solid read
BIOLOGY OF A THRILLER Although heavy on science jargon and light on creativity, this detective tale's still a solid read
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Aug 28, 2012; Writer: Kathy Reichs; Genre: Thriller; Publisher: Scribner

The latest outing in the Temperance Brennan series — the basis for the hit Fox show Bones — finds the scientist chasing a baby murderer to a desolate Canadian burg called Yellowknife. Reichs, a forensic anthropologist, makes her crime novels intriguingly realistic. But she also writes sentences like this: ''An SNP, or single nucleotide polymorphism, is a DNA sequence variation in which a single base varies between members of a species or between paired chromosomes in an individual.'' If you can get past the lab jargon and other tics (must every chapter end with a goofy cliff-hanger?), Bones Are Forever is a decent detective yarn. B-

Originally posted Aug 22, 2012 Published in issue #1222 Aug 31, 2012 Order article reprints