206 Bones

Kathy Reichs, Author, Linda Emond, Read by
Kathy Reichs, Author, Linda Emond, Read by , read by Linda Emond. Audioworks $39.99 (0p) ISBN 978-0-7435-8247-6
Reviewed on: 10/26/2009
Release date: 08/01/2009

As the 12th novel starring Dr. Temperance Brennan opens, the forensic anthropologist awakens to find herself entombed and tied up. While struggling to free herself, she recalls her most recent case, concerning a potential serial killer of elderly women, and her gradual awareness that an unknown enemy is trying to undermine her professionally and personally. Linda Emond ably embodies the brilliant but socially awkward Temperance. She makes a subtle but effective effort to indicate other voices and produces a convincing French accent when necessary (much of the action takes place in Montreal). Emond also ensures that the pace doesn't flag when Reichs takes quick timeouts from the narrative for a human anatomy lesson. A Scribner hardcover (Reviews, June 15). (Aug.)

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