Even after many books, the characters and storylines in this series are still able to hold my interest. That’s no mean feat for Cold, Cold Bones, the 21st story about forensic anthropologist, Temperance Brennan.
Tempe’s daughter Katy has left the army for civilian life but that doesn’t prevent Tempe from worrying about her (as mothers do!). When they meet for dinner together one night, they find a box containing a human eyeball on the back porch and that’s yet another reason to worry.
Soon after, other equally disturbing cases follow. Although there seems to be no pattern to the random killings, Tempe soon realises they mimic killings from her past work. With the assistance of detective Erskine “Skinny” Slidell, she determines to find who is targeting her and why. To add to her worries, Katy disappears.
I always assume Tempe will sort out the mysteries she encounters in her working life. It’s the personal mysteries that are often more challenging.
The story kept me interested until the end. Set in a bitter winter in North Carolina, the severe weather and snow added to the difficulties of the investigations. I look forward to seeing what adventures Tempe encounters in the next instalment.
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Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the opportunity to read an advanced copy of this book in return for an honest review.