Deja Dead by Kathy Reichs
American forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan works as a consultant to the Legal Medicine Lab in Montreal, Canada. She specializes in analyzing bones from both archaeological discoveries and criminal cases. Finding evidence that at least two murders of women had to have been committed by the same person, Temperance begins investigating on her own, even though she is overstepping her jurisdiction. As she works with the police, they believe they have found the right suspect in the serial murders. The last several chapters were so dramatic that I was glued to the book!
This book is the first by the author whose titles inspired the television series Bones. I found the opening a little tedious with all the technical details of how she examines the bone evidence to find similarities between cases, but was glad I kept reading past that. The rest of the plot was loaded with excitement!
Review by Ms. Goldstein-Erickson