A Conspiracy of Bones by Kathy Reichs is book nineteen in her Temperance Brennan series. I haven’t previously read an of this author’s novels, so why not start with number nineteen in a series. Though I haven’t read any of the novels in this series, I am familiar with the main character, Temperance Brennan, as this series was adapted into the television show, Bones, which I watched religiously.
Temperance “Tempe” Brennan is a forensic anthropologist dividing her time between Montreal, Canada and Charlotte, NC. She’s been diagnosed with an aneurysm that has left her with persistent migraines and periodic hallucinations. Tempe has received a series of pictures of a faceless, handless corpse from an unknown sender. Her interest is piqued and she begins to investigate against the directions of her new boss. She’s determined to solve the mystery that takes her many directions, some leading back to her.
A Conspiracy of Bones delivers as expected. Temperance is as advertised. The plot is engaging and provides enough twists to hold the reader’s attention. The first person perspective is entirely appropriate for the story. The interpersonal relationships were of particular interest. I enjoyed this novel and rate it 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it to readers who enjoy any type of fiction, but especially mysteries.
My thanks to Scribner and NetGalley for the opportunity to read an advance copy of this book. However, the opinions expressed in this review are 100% mine and mine alone.
Publication Date: March 17, 2020