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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (11,866 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kathy Reichs Narrator: Michele Pawk Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Temperance Brennan Series Release Date: June 2004 ISBN: 9780743539982
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Temperance Brennan, forensic anthropologist for both North Carolina and Quebec, has come from Charlotte to Montreal during the bleak days of December to testify as an expert witness at a murder trial. She should be going over her notes, but instead she's digging in the basement of a pizza parlor. Not fun. Freezing cold. Crawling rats. And now, the skeletonized remains of three young women. How did they get there? When did they die?
Homicide detective Luc Claudel believes the bones are historic. Not his case, not his concern. But when Tempe examines the bones in her lab, she establishes approximate age with Carbon 14. Further study of tooth enamel tells her where the women were born. If she's right, Claudel has three recent murders on his hands. Definitely his case.
Detective Andrew Ryan is acting mysteriously. What are those private phone calls he takes in the other room, and why does he suddenly disappear just when Tempe is beginning to hope he might be a permanent part of her life? Looks like more lonely nights for Tempe and Birdie, her cat.
As Tempe searches for answers in both her personal and professional lives, she finds herself drawn deep into a web of evil from which there may be no escape. Women have disappeared, never to return...Tempe may be next. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “What’s best about Reichs, and often unappreciated in reviews, is not the informative detail that she brings to Tempe’s forensic sleuthing, though that’s certainly engrossing. It’s the same well-observed detail and incisive analysis applied to other aspects of the story.”  

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A fast-paced and suspenseful mystery in a deservedly popular series.”

    Booklist

  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susanne | 2/16/2014

    " Yet another book that has a cracking pace to build up to the climax of the story that just keeps on going. I really enjoy reading this series, but find it more and more grating that Tempe goes ahead and puts herself into dangerous situations time and time again without consulting the people whose job it is to actually do these things!! Anyway, it's still four stars as I did enjoy it, staying up to past midnight at least two nights running turning the pages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erica K | 2/8/2014

    " I listened to the abridged audiobook version of this title (hope that counts as "reading" it....). The plot was good, and I didn't feel like I was missing any important details. If anything, I was glad to not have to listen to the small details that I already know, since this is a series with repeat characters and relationships that I am already familiar with and no longer need the history of. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ira | 2/7/2014

    " lumayan deh.... walau kadang nyebelin karena disana-sini diselipin kalimat pake bahasa perancis secara tokohnya ceritanya hidupnya di Montreal, Canada "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan Howard | 2/6/2014

    " Another page turner for Tempe! 3 skeletons in the basement of the pizza parlor in Montreal. New relationship with Ryan. Just gets Charlie the cockatiel to share with Ryan. His daughter Lily is introduced at the end of the book. I like the series by Kathy Reichs! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Keilani Ludlow | 1/28/2014

    " If you like the Bones tv series, this is nothing like it. Ok, so the tv series is based off of this author's books, but Temperance Brennen is nothing in the book like she is on the show. However that being said, while I'm a huge fan of the show, I also like the books. Basically, you have the anthropologist figuring out who the body is and who dun it, and throw in a little of her personal life and drama. They are engaging and enjoyable. Warning - she has no issue with swear words. This one actually has less than some, but some have quite a bit. The main character doesn't use a lot, and uses the milder ones generally, but bad guys and cops don't mind turning the air blue on occasion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robyn Schmidt | 12/27/2013

    " I like this series though it leans more toward thriller than mystery than I generally like. I liked this book in the series more than some of the previous ones. I wish Temperance was a little more confident sometimes, but it's a great series intellectually. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah Jowett | 12/27/2013

    " An excellent book, as always! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dee | 12/19/2013

    " I enjoyed the plot as a whole in this book. It followed through very well all through the story & characters & movement with in the story connected well. The forensic files of Kathy Reichs at the close of the book seemed to lend even more chilling reality to this story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy Davie | 12/16/2013

    " I so enjoy reading Tempe's clashes with Claudel...especially when she gets the upper hand! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 12/12/2013

    " An interesting premise, from the author's own case, but contrived at times. Doubtful that a forensic scientist would involve herself in an actual investigation to this extent, and with the authorities' blessing at the end. A good continuation of her personal story, however. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roberta | 12/4/2013

    " Reliably good series with a sense of growth and evolution in each new installment. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joy | 11/29/2013

    " This is a good mystery although it has too much forensic detail for me. I liked the relationship stuff with Tempe and Ryan. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Crystal | 10/13/2013

    " This was my first book by this author. I really enjoyed it and I will definitely read more of her books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Guthrie | 8/27/2013

    " I like the references to real life cases in this one. I'll avoid saying which ones, as it may give away major plot points! :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kw | 7/15/2013

    " Good, but not my favorite T. Brennan. Could have done without some of the silly teenage angst over come-and-go boyfriend, Ryan, and a few of her thoughts were dopey, but still a fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karin | 6/27/2013

    " Another good read from the Temperance Brennan series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Courtney Conant | 6/8/2013

    " The more of these books I read, the more of an idiot I start to think this Doctor is... Also, they are becoming quite repetitive in nature, always the same thing happening, only the slightest differences evident. It's too bad that Darwin's theory doesn't always play out true in books... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brent | 4/3/2013

    " This one was a little different than some of the others. I like her books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yenny | 2/5/2013

    " First Kathy Reichs book I ever picked up. :) It was a gift from my high shcool librarian, whose known me since 5th grade. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 12/29/2012

    " Good mystery. Lots of intrigue. A little too dramatic at the end, but not bad. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trina | 7/15/2012

    " Less annoying and more compelling than her earlier novels. Still the obnoxious insistence that every chapter ends with a cliffhanger. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alcy_girl | 2/23/2012

    " As with all other Temperance Brennan books, I enjoyed this book too. My only complaint is that the endings are getting a little predictabel. Tempe gets herself into trouble near the end and it is resolved very quickly, usually within the chapter! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stephen Hayes | 2/7/2012

    " Whodunit, picked it up for no brain strain reading on a rainy day. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Andrea | 7/5/2011

    " I like the tv show a lot, but Reich's characterization reads pretty flat, similar to Patricia Cornwell. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gabyby | 5/18/2011

    " This was my first Kathy Reich's book and I totally fell in love with it!!! It's so good and I've been through all her books now! Way to go Kathy! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Miriam | 4/25/2011

    " The subject matter, kidnapped and tortured teenaged girls, was disturbing so it is hard for me to get past that to critique the book on anything else. I did finish the book but did not consider myself better for it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicola | 4/7/2011

    " Really enjoyable page-turner. Fast paced enough to keep the interest without being confusing. My first Kathy Reichs book but definitely not my last. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 3/18/2011

    " The storylines seem to be getting better each read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catarina | 3/13/2011

    " Dentro do tema que é a antropologia forense, já li alguns um pouco melhores. No entanto foi uma boa leitura. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kendra | 2/26/2011

    " I think this was one of the best books so far in the series. The are they or aren't they going to get together aspect made another point that kept me going. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 2/24/2011

    " Enjoyed this when I read it a few months ago. Forensic anthropologist explores mystery of bodies found in pizza shop basement. Picked up this copy at library sale for swap. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 2/11/2011

    " Doctor Temperance Brennan doesn't have easy life. She comes to Montreal in December to examine the bones that Homicide detective Luc Claudel consider historic. Anrew Ryan is very mysterious, so also Tempe's personal life is hard. But the answers don't come fast as more women are disappearing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karin | 1/30/2011

    " Another good read from the Temperance Brennan series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cyn (RaeWhit) | 1/19/2011

    " Entirely set in Montreal. I missed Pete and Boyd, but Claudel was a hoot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 1/14/2011

    " although it was again up to her usual standards, this one was more disturbing to me than the rest...i think it had something to do with the 'girl in a box' underage sex slave theme...i have trouble imagining being subjected to that kind of abuse, imagining it way too well... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaylee | 1/12/2011

    " AWESOME interaction between Andrew and Tempe. Love how the characters are developing... but very sad that they deal with certain crimes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 1/11/2011

    " Criminals minds serial killer meets bones. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauretta | 1/6/2011

    " This was the last of the Kathy Reichs books that I've read. I loved them up until this one, this one just felt like she was bored. Maybe it's just me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JayLando | 1/1/2011

    " Really, as much of a fan as I am of the series this is one of the better ones. Trying to figure out who the pizza parlour victims are while dealing with all the lovers she has hanging in the wings and the pesky blokes trying to kill her.

    Well worth the effort to give this a read "

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