Monday, January 11, 2010

Bones to Ashes by Kathy Reichs

Copyright: 2007
Publisher: Scribner
Genre: Mystery
Pages: audio
Challenges: Audio book challenge

Simple Description:
The book starts of with Temperance Brennan remember part of her childhood. She used to spend summers at the ocean and had a friend there, Evangeline. Evangeline was from Canada. The two girls became instant best friends and looked forward to spending their summers together. Then one year Evangeline disappeared and Temperance couldn't get any answers. forward about 30 years.

Temperance Brennan is back in Canada. Ryan is working on solving the disappearance of several young girls. He things they are all connected somehow. Ippo brings Temperance the bones of what ends up being a young girl. Temperance thinks they are possibly those of her friend Evangeline.

This starts an investigation into finding Evangeline's family and solving the mystery of her disappearance so many years ago.

Ryan also needs Temperances help in solving the mystery of the disappearing girls. In fact, it seems like her two cases might be connected.

Things go from bad to worse when it turns out the disappearing girls might have been involved in pornography, possibly against their will.

Now what you really want to thoughts:
I thought it was ok. I'm a bit disappointed in it. I love this series, although for some reason I'm behind in it. You all know how that goes, right? I don't know if it's just been awhile since I read the series and have grown apart from it, or if maybe it was just this book. Or possibly..I just didn't like listening to it. The story was pretty good, I was just confused and annoyed with the beginning and the childhood's not clear at first how important it is. I also had pretty much figured out a lot of it about half-way through and got annoyed that Ryan and Temperance didn't. lol!

Was the story good enough to continue reading the series? Yeah, it was. I think in all series there is usually a book or two that readers don't like as much, and I'm hoping that's just the case here. I like the books enough to continue reading them. I won't, however, listen to another audio version. I think the reader did well, I just didn't really like it in the audio format. I'm hoping maybe that's also why I didn't care for the book as much as I have the others.

This audio book was rented from my local library.


bermudaonion said...

I discovered this series when we lived in Charlotte and love it when she mentions areas of Charlotte that I know. I did enjoy this book, but I think it's the last in the series that I've read.

Kris said...

Bermudaonion - I always think it's a lot of fun to read books that either take place in St. Louis or where the character visits it. It doesn't happen a lot though.