Bare Bones: A Novel (Temperance Brennan Novels)

Bare Bones - Kathy Reichs For those of you who may watch Bones, the Temperence Brennan series bears no resemblance to the show. That bothered me at first, but I eventually grew to love these characters and now I don’t associate the books with the show at all.

Now for the real review. I love the style of the writing in these books. It flows rather like the way my brain thinks, and is very descriptive, without overloading you with details. It’s fun to read, and the book goes by quickly (which is not necessarily a good thing because sometimes I like to savor books). I actually have a lot of trouble putting any of these books down once I start reading them, no matter how many times I’ve read them.

In this particular book, Temperance uncovers some bones at a picnic. Upon investigating further she discovers that they aren’t what they seem to be, and they lead her on a wild adventure. The usual characters make appearances, and we are introduced to new people (some of whom I actually found myself making head-canons for, and getting way too attached to…whoops).

I recommend that anyone who likes mysteries, or is interested in forensics type things, read this book or any of the others in the series. They’re some of my very favorites in this genre.