A new-born baby is found wedged in a vanity cabinet in a rundown apartment near Montreal. Dr Temperance Brennan, forensic anthropologist to the province of Quebec, is brought in to investigate. While there, she discovers the mummified remains of two more babies within the same room. Shocked and distressed, Tempe must use all her skills and inner strength to focus on the facts. But when the autopsies reveal that the children died of unnatural causes, the hunt for the mother - a young woman with a seedy past and at least three aliases - is on. The trail leads Tempe to Yellowknife, a cold, desolate diamond-mining town on the edge of the Arctic Circle, where her quest for the truth only throws up more questions, more secrets, and more dead bodies. Taking risks and working alone, Tempe refuses to give up until she has discovered why the babies died. But in such a hostile environment, can she avoid being the next victim?
“Once again Reichs spins a genuinely gripping tale in an interesting and different environment that’s peppered with authentic forensic science and peopled with well-drawn, rounded characters.” (Myles McWeeney, Irish Independent)
“You’ll want to keep turning the pages long after lights out to find out what happens next…Reichs’ real-life expertise gives her novels an authenticity that most other crime novelists would kill for.” (Michelle Davies, Daily Express)
‘This book is ideal for fans of mystery and intrigue.’ (No. 1 Magazine)
‘This is a fast moving, deftly plotted tale which has the reader on the edge of their seat. Not only is Reichs a top forensic anthropologist herself, but she’s also a top writer. One to savour.’ ***** (Press Association )
"Another tautly plotted thriller." (Readers Digest)
"An engrossing tale of family history set against the broad canvas of 20th-century US history and the civil rights movement." (Financial Times – Summer Reads)
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So Kathy Reichs!!
I have read a number of Kathy Reichs books and there is a similar format to them all. This is my first audio by her and first narration by Linda Emond. Mmmm, not too sure I'd do an other audio of Reichs, from her books you get a picture of an annoying inidivdual anyway, and with Linda Emond's severly accented narrating the lead character grates on you early on. The storyline is tradtional Temp Brennan stuff, easy to digest, although a little more far fetched than usual.
American, grating, monotonous
Stealth, intrigue, intelligence.