A decomposing body is uncovered in a shallow grave off a lonely beach...
The skeleton is articulated, the bone fresh, and the vertebrae still connected by soft-tissue - it's a recent burial, and a case forensic anthropologist Dr Temperance Brennan must take.
Dental remains and skeletal gender and race indicators suggest that the deceased is a middle-aged white male - but who was he? Why was he buried in a clandestine grave? And what does the unusual fracture of the sixth cervical vertebra signify?
But just as Brennan is trying to piece together the evidence, another body is discovered - and before long Tempe finds herself drawn deeper into a shocking and chilling investigation, set to challenge her entire view of humanity.
Whatever the outcome, I am among the lucky. I have people in my life. People who love me.
😐 I am not a huge Bones fan, but I was offered this book, so I decided to give it a go. To be honest, it bored me (not that far from the TV show).
The story was engaging and it moved at a good pace, not to mention the fact that the characters were well-represented.
However, there were too many details that I did not care for, Tempe's relationship with Ryan and Pete became too distracting for the plot, and there were too many pointless references to Boyd (I love dogs but enough is enough).
The ending also seemed rushed, I was hoping for a little more action.