The body of a teenage girl is discovered along a desolate highway on the outskirts of Charlotte. Inside her purse is the ID card of a local businessman who died in a fire months earlier.
Who was the girl? And was she murdered?
Dr Temperance Brennan, Forensic Anthropologist, must find the answers. She soon learns that a Gulf War veteran stands accused of smuggling artefacts into the country. Could there be a connection between the two cases?
Convinced that the girl’s death was no accident, Tempe soon finds herself at the centre of a conspiracy that extends from South America to Afghanistan. But to find justice for the dead, she must be more courageous – and take more courageous action – than ever before.
I am a huge Kathy Reichs fan and Temperance Brown counts among one of my favourite female characters of all time, so imagine my excitement when I received an ARC from Netgalley to review. Reichs never fails to deliver and this book is no exception. Thrilling from the very first page, I was hooked instantly and am sorry to see this book end.
I love the detail Reichs goes into and the peek into the real world of forensic anthropology which always seems sincere. I don’t like to give spoilers in my reviews, so I won’t go into plot details, but there are enough clues and hints throughout to keep you guessing.
This is a must for Reichs and Tempe Brown fans, but I feel that newbies will still enjoy this.
I received an advanced reader copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.