Just as the smash television series, Bones, keeps viewers glued to their TV screens, the show’s producer—forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs—holds us captive with her internationally bestselling mystery series starring Temperance Brennan. Devil Bones, the eleventh book in the series, features Reichs’ signature blend of awe-inspiring science and surprising plot twists, as Tempe encounters a deadly mix of devil worship and ritual sacrifice on her quest to identify two young victims.
In a house under renovation in Charlotte, North Carolina, a plumber discovers a hidden cellar—a chamber of horrors in which forensic pathologist Tempe Brennan finds some grisly remains: the skull of a teenage girl, several decapitated chickens and two cauldrons containing beads, feathers, bones and other relics. Add this to the torso of an adolescent boy found in the Catawba River, and the headless, naked body of a young man with an inverted pentagon carved in his chest, and Tempe suspects a nasty connection.
As she contends with a radio pundit who’s stirring public outrage against wiccans and satanists, the bodies keep piling up. Some bad juju’s going on, and Tempe may have a devil of a time tracking the killer.
Hardcover Book : 320 pages
Publisher: Scribner/Simon & Schuster ( August 26, 2008 )
Item #: 12-566628
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.75inches
Product Weight: 13.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
I found this to be a difficult read, but forged ahead to find myself involved in the book before the ending. Did not find that it was necessary to know the details of all the different non traditional belief systems, I skimmed those areas and still had a complete idea and story line. Not the best book I've ever read, but don't regret reading it.
There was a lot of detail put into this book but without it you would not be able to understand the differences in the various non-tradition religious beliefs. I found it very interesting. The reader does have to have an open mind for this book.
Not her usual "good read', but still enjoyed reading it.
Reviewer: L. L
I have always been a big fan of Kathy Reichts, however getting through this book was torture. I kept reading, hoping it would get better....and was very disappointed that it didn't. I hope this is not the beginning of the end for her. Thank goodness Nora Roberts released a new book this month to counter the mental anguish bestowed by Devil Bones.
Reviewer: Belva C
Wow, I have to admit I agree with everything that has been said, way too much detail and I a heck of a time keeping the characters straight. I did find the descriptions of the different religions interesting but it was a slow trudge through this book. I still look forward to her next book.
Reviewer: Mary W