Sunday, July 5, 2009
Grave Secrets - Kathy Reichs
Another interesting mystery to add to the "Bones" pile. This Temperence Brennen mystery is set between Guatemala and Montreal. Amazon.com says "Temperance Brennan is helping her Guatemalan colleagues identify the remains of villagers who were "disappeared" 20 years ago when she's called in to consult on four more recent disappearances. Is there a serial killer loose in Guatemala City, or is the fate of the young women who've gone missing--including the daughter of the Canadian ambassador--connected to the murder of a human-rights investigator looking into the decades-old massacre?"
I really liked the setting of this novel and it made me want to learn more about Central America and the human rights violations that have went on there in the recent past. It also made the travelling bug inside jump up and down because I have never been to Central or South America before. I also love Temperence Brennen's character in the novels. It is so very different from the show that the only thing similar is the name. She has a new love interest in this novel (plus the old one) and I would like to see how that plays out in the next book.
What I didn't like about this novel was the ending. It started out strong but the ending just didn't fit right for me. It was almost like it was just thrown in there by mistake or had to be finished up quickly. It wasn't a bad book but it wasn't as good as the others that I have read by Kathy Reichs. I will definitely continue reading her books because I always look forward to a smart murder-mystery!
Rating - 3