Deja Dead by Kathy Reichs @KathyReichs

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Book Description:

The first gripping Temperance Brennan novel from world-class forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs, the international no. 1 bestselling crime thriller writer and the inspiration behind the hit TV series Bones.

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. But when no one else seems to care, her anger forces her to take matters into her own hands. Her determined probing has placed those closest to her in mortal danger, however.

Can Tempe make her crucial breakthrough before the killer strikes again?

Dr Kathy Reichs is a professional forensic anthropologist. She has worked for decades with chief medical examiners, the FBI, and even a United Nations Tribunal on Genocide.

However, she is best known for her internationally bestselling Temperance Brennan novels, which draw on her remarkable experience to create the most vividly authentic, true-to-life crime thrillers on the market and which are the inspiration for the hit TV series Bones.

My Thoughts:

My daughter actually introduced me to the Bones series on television and I couldn’t get enough of it and binge watched episodes at every opportunity. When I realised it was adapted from a book series, I got even more excited. If like me, you have watched the series first before embarking on the books, it would probably be best to try and forget about Bones and go in with an open mind. Once I got over that the book is quite different in that Temperance’s personal life was not what I expected, in that she is a mother to a teenage daughter and has split up from her ex. Not a spoiler as we learn this early on in the book. Obviously if you watch the show, it’s different to how her personal life is on there.

One thing I love about Temperance is her career as well as her quirkiness. Her job is fascinating as is her wealth of knowledge. It doesn’t take her long to realise that they have a serial killer on their hands. Only problem is, no one else seems interested and it’s down to Tempe to prove it which sees her putting her self at high risk. There are many heart stopping moments as she closes in on the killer and I love how she starts piecing everything together.

Deja Dead was a highly enjoyable first book to a series of which I can’t wait to read more. You can’t not love Temperance. She is a fabulous protagonist who is without a doubt the main appeal as well as her job, which gives the reader an insight into a world you wouldn’t usually come across in many crime/detective books. Some parts can be a little bit gruesome but this just adds to the chills and thrills that this author delivers to her readers. Have to say after my expectations from the television show, my first introduction to the series did not disappoint and I’m excited to see what other cases Tempe finds herself working on.

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