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Summary

In a profession like this, you're bound to make enemies....

An eye....

It all starts when Dr Temperance Brennan finds a box on her porch. Inside is a fresh human eyeball with GPS coordinates etched into it. They lead her to a macabre discovery in a Benedictine Monastery, and soon after she discovers a mummified corpse in a state park.

...for an eye

There seems to be no pattern to these killings, except that each mimics a killing connected to something a younger Tempe experienced, or barely escaped. Someone is targeting her, and she needs to figure out why before they strike again.

And then her daughter Katy disappears.

Someone is playing a dangerous game with Tempe.

And they won’t stop until they have taken everything from her....

Electrifying, heart-stopping and compulsive, this is Tempe’s most personal and dangerous case yet....

©2022 Temperance Brennan, L.P. (P)2022 Simon & Schuster, UK

Critic reviews

"I await the next Kathy Reichs’ thriller with the same anticipation I have for the new Lee Child or Patricia Cornwell." (James Patterson)

"Over the course of 20 books, Kathy Reichs and Tempe Brennan have thrilled readers with pacey, mazey tales.... We readers are truly grateful." (Ian Rankin)

"Reichs, skilfully using the conventions of the mystery novel, forces the reader to face up to the obscene realities of death time and time again. At work and a play she gets under your skin." (The Times)

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A very enjoyable book

The book is well written and well read and the plot kept me interested throughout. It was necessary to suspend my disbelief from time to time especially when the main character acted recklessly. A person in her circumstances and with her history would have had better home security and would have been more aware of personal security. Even so it is a good story with an interesting plot.

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Cold Cold Bones

Terrific Kathy Reichs story, as always. Believable characters, known places and procedures.
Temperance's daughter Katie decided to come back to North Carolina. After volunteering at a homeless shelter she mentions an man who seems to be following her. During this, cases come to the Police and Medical Examiners office.
That's all you'll get out of me about the story except to say it was a great one!

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It was okay but not the normal coverage of what makes her stories

To much cop’s and law information rather than what goes on and what’s found in the mortuary

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Worth the wait

Enjoyed this very much. Often books get worse as series progress but not in this case. Didn’t want to stop listening.

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Great writing and narration

There is a reason that Kathy Reichs is one of my favourite authors. The lady knows how to build suspense and catch the reader unawares.
I enjoyed this addition to the Temperance Brennan series, but I found some aspects to be a little predicable. Having said that, there were plenty of curve balls so I was questioning my assumptions.
The narration was really well done, with recognisable characters and intensity.