Speaking in Bones (Temperance Brennan, #18) by Kathy Reichs

Speaking in Bones (Temperance Brennan, #18)

The latest blockbuster suspense novel in the pulse-pounding Temperance Brennan series, from #1 New York Times bestselling author and forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs.For every case Temperance Brennan has solved, there remain innumerable unidentified bodies in her lab. Information on some of these is available online, where amateur sleuths sometimes take a stab at solving cases.One day, Tempe gets a call from Hazel “Lucky” Strike, a web sl...

Details Speaking in Bones (Temperance Brennan, #18)

TitleSpeaking in Bones (Temperance Brennan, #18)
Release DateJul 21st, 2015
GenreMystery, Fiction, Crime, Thriller

Reviews Speaking in Bones (Temperance Brennan, #18)

  • BJ
    I used to love this series and occasionally, I still love it, I guess that is why I keep reading it. When I first started reading the Temperance Brennan series, it was fresh and new and I loved the characters. What I don't like is the character's stupidity. Temperance is a forensic anthropologist, she is not FBI or DEA or CIA or ATF or even local police, yet she continues to go off in a snit and gets herself into situations where she needs to be ...
  • Phrynne
    This was mostly a good book, fast paced and with an interesting story. I wished she would make up her mind about Ryan though. The dithering is becoming boring and Zeb Romsey looked like an alternative proposition! The whole thing was unfortunately marred by a poor ending. (view spoiler)[As usual Tempe did something foolish and had to be rescued by her male cavalry. (hide spoiler)]. And then there was far too much explaining in the last few chapte...
  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    Temperance Brennan gets a call from Hazel “Lucky” Strike, a web sleuth that spends most of her time trying to solve cold cases and now she thinks that she has found out the identity of a body that Tempe has in her lab. Is it eighteen-year-old Cora Teague that went missing a couple of years ago that the bones belong to?It's been a while since I read a Kathy Reichs book and even though I had no problem whatsoever getting into the story is it qu...
  • Alex is The Romance Fox
    It’s amazing that this is the 18th novel in Kathy Reichs’s Temperance Brennan Series, which I have been following from the 1st book. I like the author’s writing style and how she has developed her characters throughout the series.Temperance is drawn into a missing person case despite her initial misgivings. This is a case filled with twists and surprises, forensic details, religion, secrets, murder and personal drama. I felt a bit of a letd...
  • Erin
    When Tempe is approached to look into the mysterious disappearance of a young woman, it leads her on a roller coaster type investigation that involves more than a few creepy characters. But I wasn't as interested in the case as I was in Tempe and Ryan's relationship. Kathy Reichs really had me worried, I was satisfied with the ending.
  • Diane S ☔
    3.5 I have always liked the character of Tempe Brennan. She is tough formidable and intelligent, and often after a few wrong turns able to somehow put cases together that others might miss. One thing that always bothers me though is how such an incredibly smart woman always manages to put herself in harms way, sometimes strains credibility. In this one the case was a very interesting one. A radical sect of the Catholic Church and all that this en...
  • Brenda
    Across the country there were countless missing persons; and there were countless remains in storage that were unable to be matched to a victim. The frustration of people like forensic anthropologist Dr Tempe Brennan was intense but they continued to do their best in their positions as identifiers of the dead. When Tempe was approached by a woman whose name was Hazel Strike (“call me Lucky”) she was dismissive of Lucky’s claims that she had...
  • Liz Barnsley
    Unbelievably it is outing number 18 for Kathy Reichs and Temperance Brennan - a series I have followed right from the start - reading a "Bones" novel for me is the equivalent of sinking into a warm bath at the end of a stressful day, glass of wine to hand. Whilst I have loved some more than others, the author never disappoints me, they are always darn good reads, excellent construction, great mystery elements and intriguing development for our fa...
  • Lynn
    I think this series has finally played out for me. Tempe has brilliant technical skills but I don't seem to like her very much. She takes stupid chances to move the plot along. Her personality seems to have stagnated and I guess I'm just bored with her. The supporting characters seem far more interesting.
  • Marianne
    “You have no positive ID on any of the Brown Mountain remains. You have no DNA…..You have no known victim, no primary scene, no weapon, no motive, no witnesses, no legit suspect. You don’t know for sure if Cora Teague is dead. Or even missing”Speaking in Bones is the eighteenth full-length novel in the Tempe Brennan series by American forensic anthropologist and author, Kathy Reichs. Tempe finds herself intrigued and horrified by the some...
  • Jean
    Web sleuthing? Television shows like CSI, Criminal Minds, and Bones are endemic these days, but web sleuthing? Hazel “Lucky” Strike appears in forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan’s office with a recording of a desperate sounding young woman, whom she believes is Cora Teague. Ms. Teague was reported missing on a web sleuth site frequented by Lucky. Brennan is astounded – she has never heard of these types of determined, self-app...
  • Elaine
    When Temperence Brennan received a visit from self proclaimed “web sleuth” Hazel “Lucky” Strike, she doesn’t realise that, against her initial scepticism, she is going to find herself irresistibly drawn into the case of Cora Teague. Never officially reported missing, Hazel is convinced that Tempe has Cora’s bones in her lab and is determined to get them officially identified and to get to the bottom of how and why Cora died. For her p...
  • Stacee
    I've read all of the Tempe books and after the ending of the last one, I was so eager to get into the new one. As always, the cases are intriguing and this one was no exception. There were some really good twists and I didn't see the ending happening the way it did. My main reason for not rating it higher is I was irritated by Tempe's actions. The constant second guessing with all things Ryan and how she would incessantly mention that what she wa...
  • Carol - Reading Writing and Riesling
    My View:I surrender! I admit I was wrong! The last book I read by Kathy Reichs – Bones Never Lie falsely cocooned me in comfortable blanket where I thought this wonderful series had all but wrapped up; plenty of loose ends tied off, happy resolutions on the horizon. I thought number seventeen in the series was just about the final- how wrong could I be! Kathy Reichs you must have read my review of Bones Never Lie with a great big smile on your ...
  • Monnie
    While I admit to growing a bit tired of the popular Bones TV show after 10 seasons, I certainly haven't given up; it's a sure bet I'll be watching the Season 11 debut on Oct. 1. For those who might not know, the show is inspired by the books by Kathy Reichs, a forensic anthropologist like her TV and book counterpart Temperance Brennan.The books have been around even longer; this is the 18th in the series, and I've read almost all of them. Without...
  • Sean Peters
    The compelling new Dr Temperance Brennan novel from the world-class forensic anthropologist and Number 1 bestselling author Kathy Reichs.Thank you to Net Galley, publishers and the author for an advance copy for a honest review.When forensic anthropologist Dr Tempe Brennan is approached by amateur detective Hazel ‘Lucky’ Strike, at first she is inclined to dismiss the woman’s claims that she’s matched a previously unidentified set of rema...
  • Barbara ★
    I think this is finally the last Temperance Brennan novel I will read. I find that I just can't stand Tempe anymore. She's a real emotional mess. She hasn't grown or matured any since the first book. In fact, she's taken quite a few steps backwards and it's very annoying. I find myself rolling my eyes at all the stupid shit she does to move the plot along faster than her police counterparts. And the whole thing with Ryan is beyond ridiculous. She...
  • Skip
    A web sleuth, Hazel “Lucky” Strike, thinks she has identified remains Tempe Brennan’s lab to a missing person, eighteen year-old Cora Teague, who has not been seen in years. Based on a limited sample, Tempe cannot rule out a match and starts her own investigation, despite other autopsies, a nagging request to provide expenses to her accountant, and her fractured relationship with Quebec cop, Andrew Ryan. Working with a local cop in a remote...
  • Julie
    Speaking in Bones by Kathy Reichs is a 2015 Bantam publication. I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher as a part to of the LibraryThing early review program. This is the eighteen installment of the popular Temperance Brennan series and it shows no signs of slowing down or fading out. Temperance is approached by a feisty websleuth nicknamed Lucky who is convinced Temperance can help her solve a missing persons case. Reluctant at first...
  • Matt
    In her latest Temperance Brennan novel, Reichs pulls on new angles to keep the reader curious and involved. When Dr. Temperence (Tempe) Brennan received a visit from an amateur web-sleuth, she's convinced that Hazel "Lucky" Strike is nothing more than a woman trying to busy herself playing internet crime fighter. However, Strike possesses an interesting recording, purported to be of Cora Teague, whose description matches some unidentified remains...
  • Jennifer
    The Good: Speaking in Bones is a really wonderful mystery, covering some things Tempe hasn't previously faced. She finds herself looking into a cold case at the request of a web sleuth. Of course, she has no idea what a web sleuth actually is, which introduces the reader to an entire corner of the internet that most are unaware of. Given Tempe's ignorance on the subject, the ins and outs are described in a very elementary fashion that readers wil...
  • Diane
    I'm kind of torn about this book, I thought a decision was already made - guess I was wrong. Plenty of twists, forensics, and personal side-drama/angst. There is a lot of what feels like “filler” conversation and overly detailed historical/scientific information that could have been eliminated without compromising the core of the story. Although not as good as her earlier novels, it was entertaining and delves into the realm of "speaking in t...
  • Carrie
    This series about a forensic anthropologist remains among my favorites, and I particularly liked this book. A nice mix of forensic science and story telling, as well as some personal turmoil for Tempe as she contemplates her future with Andrew Ryan and her struggles with her mentally ill mother.
  • Jacqueline Oestringer
    Auch dieser neue Fall hat es definitiv wieder in sich!Charakter:Da wir uns mittlerweile bei Band 18 befinden, gibt es an dieser Stelle wohl nicht mehr allzuviel zu sagen ;) Wer Temperance Brennan jedoch noch nicht kennt, sollte dies nicht nur schleunigst nachholen, sondern kann auch meine ausführlichere Charakterbeschreibung in der Rezension zu ihrem 17. Fall nachlesen :DMeinung:Temperance Brennan, geplagt von allzu menschlichen Problemen wie ih...
  • Book Him Danno
    Well I have read every book in this series and some of them I have enjoyed more then others - this one actually was quite good - I liked that Tempe was less supergirl like in this book then in the last few - also a large amount of dialogue was used to point out why she is such a supergirl at times in her books - I enjoyed that because I completely agreed with her and feel the same way - as a person we need to believe we can take care of ourselves...
  • Sharon
    I'm a long-time fan of Kathy Reich's Temperance Brennan series, and this book is the latest in a long line of page-turners for me.In this outing, Tempe meets Hazel Strike, a self-professed web sleuth who has been able to identify a number of missing persons using the sources available to her. She has a keyring recording that she says is a young woman named Cora Teague who went missing a few years before. Her family never filed a missing person re...
  • Hilary
    3.5 starsI'm glad to see the series continuing to strengthen, and Birdie's continued presence to keep Tempe grounded. This one centered around the familiar characters of Tempe, her mother, Ryan and Siddell, while introducing the websleuth angle: average people who help connect missing persons to unidentifiable remains.(view spoiler)[Good twist, though it came so late it was almost an afterthought, allowing little real explanation of something so ...
  • Abbie Hooton
    Well, I loved, loved, loved this book! I think it is very obvious that there is expertise and knowledge behind this story, Kathy Reichs herself. The story is of Tempe Brennan, who receives a call off of 'Lucky' Strike and listens to a bone chilling recording of what would appear to be a girl being tortured. Lucky believes that Tempe has this girls body in the building, an unidentified body to be exact. From here, the story gets very deep and ther...
  • Cynthia Corral
    This is my first Temperance Brennan book, so I have no previous stories to measure it against. To me it felt like an average, run of the mill murder mystery, though it did have an uncommon twist at the end.I won't discount that the narrator of my Audible version likely lost it a star:The first chapter is read as a play, with spooky music, sound effects, and terrifying voices - all told, something I could have done without, though it had it's inte...
  • Jen
    Along with many others, I've found Kathy Reichs' Temperance Brennan series a bit hit or miss in the last few years. Speaking in Bones was somewhere in between for me--I enjoyed it, but not as much as many of the earlier books.Most interesting to me in this latest installment is the idea of web sleuths--something I'd never heard of before. Web sleuthing is a fascinating phenomenon, and sure enough, there are plenty of articles on line about these ...