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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (11,498 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kathy Reichs Narrator: Katherine Borowitz Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Temperance Brennan Series Release Date:
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It was a summer morning in 1982 when soldiers ravaged the village of Chupan Ya, raping and killing women and children. Twenty-three victims are said to lie in the well when Dr. Temperance Brennan and the team from the Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation now dig. No records were kept. To their families, the dead are "the disappeared."
The team is packing up for the day when an urgent satellite call comes in. Two colleagues are under attack. Shots ring out, and Tempe listens in horror to a woman's sreams. Then there is silence. Dead silence.
With this new violence, Tempe is asked by the Guatemalan police for her expertise on another case. Four privlidged young women have vanished from Guatemala City in recent months. One is the Canadian's ambassador's daughter. Some remains have turned up in the septic tank. Unfortunately, Tempe knows septic tanks.
Teaming with Special Crimes Investigator Bartolomé Galiano, and with Montreal detective Andrew Ryan, Tempe soon finds herself in a dangerous web that streches far beyond Guatemala's borders. As power, money, greed, and science converge, Tempe must make life-altering choices.
Grave Secrets is powerful entertainment from a crime fiction superstar who combines riveting authenticity with witty, elegant prose. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Tempe is a standout in crime fiction’s crowded field of forensics experts—she’s one of its more complex and interesting protagonists, dealing with intriguing cases that often cross national borders and a personal life that’s rich in possibilities... Tempe—and Reichs—just keep getting better.” 

    Amazon.com editorial review

  • “Another realistic and thoroughly chilling Kathy Reichs novel.” 

    Barnes & Noble editorial review

  • “Fans of the Temperance Brennan series will be pleased by [Grave Secrets]...The author keeps the twists coming, and by the novel’s climax, she has skillfully interwoven her many subplots and red herrings into a satisfying puddle of sex, sleaze, greed, and gore.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The secrets uncovered by anthropologist Tempe Brennan have the chilling reality of true crime, and Reichs’ ability to set scenes with careful detail makes this medical thriller particularly unsettling...Narrator Katherine Borowitz’s facility with the various accents places each of the characters as she moves the story through its intriguing twists of human rights issues, forensic science, and government corruption. Borowitz is masterful with the banter between the detectives, Canadian and Guatemalan, and Brennan. She switches easily between the accents without a miss. Listeners will have a hard time turning this off before the final clues are revealed.”


  • “Best are the medical details, which spring from Reichs’ own forensics background. Both vivid and fascinating, these particulars shore up the sprawling story, which is also greatly helped by the inquisitive, tough-but-still-vulnerable character of Tempe Brennan herself.”


  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Guthrie | 2/3/2014

    " The Guatemalan backdrop was fascinating. One of my favorite books in the series so far. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Daisyaday | 1/28/2014

    " This is a good story, but not great. I don't like the main character's saying that she found x amount of "souls." She is indicating skeletons, not spirits. The soul are long gone. I am impressed at her level of knowledge of her subject, the identification of bones or skeletons. It is her day job, after all. She could do better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Toni | 1/28/2014

    " Really interesting to read. Tempe is in Guatemala helping to identify the remains of massacre victims who were killed during the countries 1962 to 1966 civil war. She also finds herself wrapped up in murder investigation in Guatemala City. Tempe finds a new man to make her heart skip a beat and he is friends with Andrew Ryan. Will she choose the soft brown eyes or piercing blue eyes? Enjoy... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jen | 1/26/2014

    " Ol' Dr. Temperance "call me Tempe" Brennan does it again: examining grisly human remains, helping police solve murders, and putting herself in ridiculously dangerous situations. This one's plot hung together better than the first four books, I thought. In addition to the Guatemalan history angle, this book is notable for Tempe having to retrieve a skeleton from a hotel sceptic tank--niiiiiiiiice! As with the others in this series, do not read while eating. "

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