Bones Never Lie is the 17th in the Temperance Brennan series. The television series “Bones” is based upon this series of books (with some VERY significant differences)> I have read all of the books in the series about a forensic anthropologist who splits her time between North Carolina and Montreal, Canada.
In this book, girls are going missing and turning up dead…..and there’s a connection to one of Tempe’s earlier cases. She is asked by the police in North Carolina to find her colleague from Canada, Detective Andrew Ryan, who has gone into hiding since his daughter died of a heroin overdose. Withe the help of her mother, who makes an extended appearance in this books, she tracks Ryan down and tried to convince him to come back to work.
Once back in North Carolina, they link the disappeared girls to a missing girl in Vermont. The pieces of the story come together slowly. But the plotting is fast-paced. I do not want to reveal much more of the plot, but I did enjoy this book. I love mystery series and I especially love mystery series in which the characters are well-developed. Kathy Reichs does a good job of writing three-dimensional characters, all with strengths and weaknesses and human foibles that she describes richly.
The book is not being published until September 14, 2014. I won an advanced reader’s copy from Goodreads and was not paid any compensation for my review. The fact that the book was free does not reflect in any way my opinion of it. If you are a long-time reader or a first-time reader of this series, you will not be disappointed.