Bones of the Lost

Bones of the Lost

A Novel

Book - 2013
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When Charlotte police discover the body of a teenage girl along a desolate stretch of two-lane highway, Temperance Brennan fears the worst. The girl's body shows signs of foul play. Inside her purse police find the ID card of a prominent local businessman, John-Henry Story, who died in a horrific flea market fire months earlier. Was the girl an illegal immigrant turning tricks? Was she murdered? Tempe soon finds herself at the center of a conspiracy that extends all the way from South America, to Afghanistan, and right to the center of Charlotte.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2013
Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781439102459
1439102457
Branch Call Number: Suspense F Rei

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sloanelCPL
Dec 31, 2018

For the third time, dipping into a series I read and enjoyed in the past resulted in a let down (previously experienced this with Jeffrey Deaver and Sue Grafton). Have I changed? The authors? I do not recall having such a negative reaction to the main character in Reich's series in the past. Brennan's derisive dismissal of some women (Pete's fiancee, the convenience store clerk) was completely at odds with her compassion for the victim of apparent hit and run. The examples of hyperbole were grating. The caricatures that were Slidell and Dew were lazy and disappointing. Nevertheless, I did begin to prioritize this one over the other two books to which I was listening (different books in different rooms). The epilogue was the best part, with data about human trafficking that brought tears to my eyes.

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helloknitty6
Oct 29, 2018

#16

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reeread
Jan 25, 2016

A good read that moved along with a lot of fast paced action. Deciphering or reading the explanation of the acronyms slowed it a little.

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Doris527
Oct 15, 2015

The usual good fare from Reichs involving Temperance. A good read.

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Memawrayne
Jul 25, 2014

When I started reading this, I didn't think I would enjoy it but it turned out to be pretty good. Fast paced, interesting characters. Brought in the subject of human trafficking that is a real problem world-wide.

Wasn't a huge fan of this book. The plot was meh and I too found that there was A LOT of military terms that I didn't really care to read or learn about.

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sam_al
Mar 23, 2014

I found this book poor in comparison to her earlier novels. I felt she was trying to make a plot from too many amazing coincidences, using police & military jargon in a less than convincing way, lecturing on forensic points rather than working them naturally into the story, and lastly the love triangle parts about Ryan and Pete felt like awkward last minute add-ons & did not add to the story.

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Sherrillharrison
Feb 20, 2014

Find forensic science fascinating!

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librarianatlarge
Jan 15, 2014

An average read at best. Far too much military jargon. This series is getting stale and the "love triangle" is getting very boring.

samdog123 Jan 05, 2014

Another excellent title in the Temperance Brennan series. I never get tired of reading this series--Kathy Reichs always researches her subject matter so well and chooses contemporary themes. This storyline deals with human trafficking and certainly educated me on this issue.

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SEBoiko
Jul 08, 2014

Bad people doing bad things to other people. Hopefully to other bad people.

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SEBoiko
Jul 08, 2014

Mess with the Corps and you'll rest in peace.

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