I started to read the Temperance Brennan series, with the first one, Déjà Dead. Because I’m watching Bones and I wanted to see the source material. I was pleasantly surprised by the books. It isn’t like the show at all story-wise, but there is still the same atmosphere within both materials. This article is the review for the third book of the series. You can find my review for the second, Death du Jour, right here.
Someone had collected shards of bone and brain pudding and sealed them in a Ziploc bag. The plastic sack lay in the man’s lap, as though he’d been put in charge of watching over his own brain.
Nine-year-old Emily Anne Toussaint is fatally shot on a Montreal street. A North Carolina teenager disappears from her home, and parts of her skeleton are found hundreds of miles away. The shocking deaths propel Tempe Brennan from north to south, and deep into a shattering investigation inside the bizarre culture of outlaw motorcycle gangs. Where one misstep could bring disaster for herself or someone she loves.
Deadly Decisions is the third book of the series, and I read it sometimes last year. I had a hard time getting into the series, but once I got into it, I was hooked. The series is excellent! And even though I sometimes don’t understand the scientific language used in it, I found the scientific process of criminal anthropology fascinating. We can see that the author, Kathy Reichs, writes from her experience as a forensic anthropologist.
I also really liked the setting, even though Québec and Canada never really attracted me. I liked the depiction made of it in the novel. As well as the words sometimes said in French.
I had a hard time reading this book, not because of the peculiar language of science, but because of the story. The fact that it deals first with a little girl being killed and then with women exploited by gangs of bikers made it hard for me to read it. But the story became compelling the more I read it, and then I managed to read it fast because it captivated me.
Other books in the Temperance Brennan series
1. Déjà Dead