Title: Deja Dead
Author: Kathy Reichs
Series: Temperance Brennan #1
Rating Out of 5: 4 (Really good read!)
My Bookshelves: Anthropology, Science, Crime, Strong women
Publisher: Arrow Books
5th sentence, 74th page: A bicycle leaned against the rusted iron fence that surrounded the tiny front yard.
Bagged and discarded, the dismembered body of a woman is discovered in the grounds of an abandoned monastery.
Dr Temperance Brennan, Director of Forensic Anthropology for the province of Quebec, has been researching recent disappearances in the city.
Soon she is convinced that a serial killer is at work. When no one else seems to care, her anger drives her to take matters into her own hands. But her determined probing has placed those closest to her in mortal danger.
Can Tempe make her crucial breakthrough before the killer strikes again?
Do not read this book if you are female and home alone. I repeat. Do not read this book if you are easily scared.
This was the first crime book I’ve ever read. I picked it up because of the TV series Bones. But I didn’t expect just how good and realistic this book would be! Not only does Kathy Reichs take you deep into the world and mind of Temperance Brennan, she also lets you travel into the world of forensic science.
The details in this are so realistic that you can just tell that Reichs has a background in science. But fear not! If you are not a scientist or science enthusiast, everything is so beautifully (and correctly) explained so everyone can follow. Mix in the twists and turns of the case and the Brennan’s personal relationships with her co-workers, and this book is such a hit.
It’s little wonder that this series has been so insanely popular!
But again, if you want a good night’s sleep… maybe don’t read this right before bed…