A Conspiracy of Bones by Kathy Reichs

Title: A Conspiracy of Bones
Series: Temperance Brennan Series, #19
Author: Kathy Reichs
Publication Date: March 2020

#1 New York Times bestselling author Kathy Reichs returns with a new riveting novel featuring her vastly popular character forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan, who must use all her tradecraft to discover the identity of a faceless corpse, its connection to a decade-old missing child case, and why the dead man had her cell phone number.

It’s sweltering in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Temperance Brennan, still recovering from neurosurgery following an aneurysm, is battling nightmares, migraines, and what she thinks might be hallucinations when she receives a series of mysterious text messages, each containing a new picture of a corpse that is missing its face and hands. Immediately, she’s anxious to know who the dead man is, and why the images were sent to her.

An identified corpse soon turns up, only partly answering her questions.

To win answers to the others, including the man’s identity, she must go rogue, working mostly outside the system. That’s because Tempe’s new boss holds a fierce grudge against her and is determined to keep her out of the case. Tempe bulls forward anyway, even as she begins questioning her instincts. But the clues she discovers are disturbing and confusing. Was the faceless man a spy? A trafficker? A target for assassination by the government? And why was he carrying the name of a child missing for almost a decade?

With help from a number of law enforcement associates including her Montreal beau Andrew Ryan and the always-ready-with-a-smart-quip, ex-homicide investigator Skinny Slidell, and utilizing new cutting-edge forensic methods, Tempe draws closer to the astonishing truth.

But the more she uncovers, the darker and more twisted the picture becomes...

One of the reason why crime fiction has always been my favorite genre is because it always makes me think way far more than I could imagine. It has always been one of my "comfort reads"-- considering how dark, sinister and disturbing the subject matter could be. Sometimes, when I am too fed up with all the fantasy plots, this kind of genre was always my escape goat. And this is exactly how I feel after reading A CONSPIRACY OF BONES by Kathy Reichs. This book is darkly addictive, the narrative and the story line was well written in my opinion. Given the fact that this was my very first Kathy Reich's book, I was never disappointed on how good and entertaining it was. It has good twist and mystery all through out the story that definitely kept me on the hook.

I think I will be adding her earlier sequels in my TBR. I am also suprised that the series BONES was actually based on this book. That is the reason why the name "Temperance Brennan" was a bit familiar to me. I remembered binge watching BONES a few years back, so I think I will be watching the other season soon.

Overall, its a great book. Wholly engrossing and definitely a fast paced book. It was actually a great read!

Thank You @definitelybooks for the complimentary review copy of this book. This book is now available at all goodbookstore in SG and MY!


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