Author: Kathy Reichs
Publisher: Arrow Books
Genre: Mystery, Crime, Thriller
Anique Pormerleau, who eluded capture while on the spree in the 80’s and 90’s, is suspected for the recent killings in the US. The detectives then Dr. Brennan and Andrew Ryan are summoned to the Cold Case Unit – Charlotte. Teaming them is Slidell from CMPD, agent Tinker from SBI and many other specialists and experts. They work a solution around multiple numbers of similar murders where the victims are young girls. As the investigation picks up pace – they are frustrated with lack of evidence, suspects keep turning dead, there is friction between certain detectives.
NUTs and BOLTs
- The technical terminologies relating to the forensic anthropology is overdosed towards the climax.
- A single one-liner at the end of every chapter, keeps the reader guessing.
- A highlight of the book is Dr. Brennan’s mother. Her moments in the story give a unique perspective and often time provides comic relief.
- A reader unfamiliar with the series will absorb the flavor from page one.
They say a daughter becomes some variation of her mother. A different reading of an old script. A new interpretation of an existing character.