Bones Never Lie a Novel

Kathy Riechs
Dec 23, 2014

For those who have been enjoying the Temperance Brennan Mysteries by Kathy Reichs, Bones Never Lie brings forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan and Detective Andrew Ryan of Canada back together in the search for a serial murderer.

Temperance is called in to help solve a cold case that she and Detective Ryan worked on 10 years ago when the killer just slipped through their fingers and escaped. Using advances in DNA research and files and clues from the former murders in Canada, they have linked murders in Vermont and N. Carolina to the string of old murders in Canada. Now Temperance and Ryan will be able to come much closer to the identity of the killer and, hopefully, solve all the related crimes while in the United States.

While Temperance is working on solving the case, she is also helping Ryan get over the death of his adult daughter, a loss which, for a while, doesn’t look like one he'll survive.

I enjoy this series for the technical background Reichs can inject from being a real-life forensic pathologist and for the background stories of the main characters that keep it realistic. Also the narrator,  Katherine Borowitz, does a fine job.

If you enjoy the television series Bones you will enjoy this book series as well; they are about the same person, Temperance Brennan.


Reviewed by Library Staff