Many of us know of the TV-series “Bones”, about Forensic Anthropologist Temperance Brennan. The FOX Television series is based on a series of novels by author Kathy Reichs, who in turn has used her own life and career as an inspiration for her writing.
Break No Bones is the ninth installment of the series, and as usual, Reichs provides us with an entertaining insight into the life of a criminal forensics from another perspective than the one brought to us by CSI.
This time, Brennan is spending some time at an archelogical dig in South Carolina, when a male body turns up that isn’t quite as old as the site would indicate. More like a few years old at the most.
The discovery sparks a murder investigation where Brennan is called in to assist the local coroner, an old friend who’s suddenly turned ill. To add to the mystery, Brennan’s ex husband is in town looking for a missing private detective who in turn was investigating the disappearance of rich evangelist’s daughter.
When the body of the P.I. turns up as part of Brennan’s investigation, the cases intertwine, and leads Brennan down a sinister path that turn dangerous even to herself.
As I said in the beginning, I found the book very entertaining though somewhat predictable at times. It was easy reading, however, and I finished the book in about 48 hours, which is my usual pace, aided somewhat of a day off lying at the beach. Readers won’t be stunned or shocked, but it’s not so predictable that you can put the book down halfway through and know how it’ll end.
Final Grade: 3/5