It's June in Montreal, and Dr. Temperance Brennan, who has left a shaky marriage back home in North Carolina to take on the challenging assignment of Director of Forensic Anthropology for the province of Quebec, looks forward to a relaxing weekend in beautiful Quebec City. First, though, she must stop at a newly uncovered burial site in the heart of the city. The remains are probably old and only of archeological interest, but Tempe must make sure they're not a case for the police.
One look at the
decomposed and decapitated corpse, stored neatly in plastic bags, tells
her she'll spend the weekend in the crime lab. Something about the crime
scene is familiar to Tempe: the stashing of the body parts; the
meticulous dismemberment. As a pattern continues to emerge, Tempe calls
upon all her forensic skills, including bone, tooth/dental, and bitemark
analysis and x-ray microflourescence to convince the police that the
cases are related and to try to stop the killer before he strikes again.
Told with lacerating authenticity and passion, Déjà Dead is
both poignant and terrifying as it hurtles toward its breathtaking
conclusion and instantly catapults Kathy Reich into the top ranks of
crime authors. From Goodreads.
This is the book on which the TV-series "Bones" has been based. Very loosely based. As far as I can see it is only the name and the profession of Temperance Brennan that has been used, the characters are extremely different.
I really like Bones and it took me some time to get use to this completely other character. It was a good crime book though and I will most likely pick up the next book in the series. I think one of my problems with this book was that I was listening to it on audible and I am not used to that.
This book qualifies for:
Goodreads 2013 Reading Challenge
Serious Readers 2013
Tower Teams Read 2013-2
NBRC Stuck in a Rut
Beat the Heat Readathon 2013
2013 Audio Book Challenge