To ask other readers questions about Break No Bones , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Sep 11, Jocelynne Broderick rated it it was ok. I don't know if maybe I'm getting over this style, maybe too much Law and Order watching, but this was a little boring for me.
Yeah, it had all the classic KR stuff But it was so predictable! I think that's the main reason I was bored with it. Tempe's in trouble again, but now she has Ryan AND Pete to help her out, which is just annoying as hell. And throw in some 'colleague' never mentioned before, and there you go, another KRs book. I hate when authors I don't know if maybe I'm getting over this style, maybe too much Law and Order watching, but this was a little boring for me. I hate when authors introduce a new character as a 'long-time friend' or 'long-time colleague' and yet, they've never mentioned them before, in any of the other books.
So there's my review. I might be looking for a new science-mystery author soon. View all 4 comments. Oct 08, Tiffany PSquared rated it really liked it Shelves: book-reading-challenge , mystery , temperance-brennan-series. It is simple. I am committed to demolishing the maniacs before they demolish more innocents. An unlikely place for multiple homicides, but the bodies keep turning up. But she's also battling a crisis of the heart because she's shacking up with two handsome men - her ex-husband, Pete, and her current lover, Andrew Ryan.
Hashtag: Awkward! What I Liked -As usual, Reichs' writing is taut and descriptive. The story moves at a nice pace and the characters are all well-represented. There was a LOT going on with this story, but Reichs kept me interested and clear along the way. She's a very smart person, but in that one area, she seems incapable of analyzing available evidence. I kept wondering how he was going to play into the action since he was mentioned so much. Their interactions were classic cockfights and I enjoyed every minute!
View 2 comments. Nov 17, Alaina rated it liked it Shelves: november-challenge , fiction , romance , mystery , thriller , contemporary. This was definitely not my favorite out of the series. Well, it definitely didn't hold my attention, like at all. Also, I just didn't care one bit about what was happening.
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Whether it was Ryan or Pete related. It was just meh all around. I hated that little "love triangle" because it was just so freaking boring to deal with. Then on top of all that nonsense, everything was very predictable. Temperance is always in trouble. She's also always annoying or upset with Ryan. It's just frustrat meh.
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It's just frustrating to read or to listen to right now. I feel like I need a little break from this series again because I don't want to end up being annoyed as fuck with everyone. I want my ship back together but like a lot less annoying. I want Temperance to stop getting into sticky situations because that's annoying as well. I just want to be happy after a book and this book was just not that. Feb 26, Sarah rated it did not like it.
I found out that this series is the inspiration for the TV show Bones so I thought that it might be a fun read.
I am not a huge Bones fanatic, but I do find it entertaining every now and then. The book, to be honest, bored me. Brennan has this antisocial way about her - she doesn't really know how to interact with living people, and yet she still has empathy and she does care. That's the most endearing part about that character. In the book she's j I found out that this series is the inspiration for the TV show Bones so I thought that it might be a fun read. In the book she's just a regular type of typical character.
I don't usually say this, but I like the show better than the book. I didn't finish it so maybe I'm judging prematurely, but I was just too bored to continue. I decided about a year ago that if I'm not enjoying a book there is just no reason to keep reading it. I don't have to write a paper on it and reading is supposed to be fun. Maybe I'll go back to it eventually, but right now it's just not doing anything for me.
View 1 comment. Break No Bones by Kathy Reichs. This could have been just another mystery using a familiar set of circumstances but it was so much more. Tempe is filling in for a colleague during an archaeological dig. The site ia an American Indian burial ground in Charleston. Not too much exciting for the students or Tempe and then something among the old bones catches Tempe's eye.
A fresh skeleton is unearthed. Packed with non-stop excitement, clues and red herrings. Loved it. I got my hands on this book, and was very excited about it, because I just loved watching Dr. Brennan on TV. So, I ended up feeling a bit disappointed with the book View all 3 comments. Feb 02, Toni Osborne rated it liked it. Dr Temperance Brennans work brings her and her archaeological students to an ancient Native American burial ground near Charleston.
While there they uncover a decomposing body in a shallow grave. Why was this body buried in a clandestine grave? And what does the unusual hairline fracture and condition of the sixth vertebrae signify? What began as a simple project turns into a heated homicide investigation when three more bodies are found. While investigating, Tempe crosses paths with her estrange Dr Temperance Brennans work brings her and her archaeological students to an ancient Native American burial ground near Charleston.
While investigating, Tempe crosses paths with her estranged husband a lawyer on business in Charleston. Matters become more complicated after her boyfriend arrives from Montreal, she is forced to put all distractions aside in order to solve the crimes. Ms Reichs has her own style of writing, short and choppy sentences.
The plot is good but seems a little far fetched and stretching reality, some descriptions implausible in my view. For example sharing a girlfriend's house with her estranged husband and her boyfriend at the same time??????.
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This novel is a decent enough thriller, but it lacks style and passion. If you are a fan you will never the less rejoice seeing our heroine once again up to her armpits in muddy water, foul stenches and dead bodies. Not her best book but if you are interested in forensic thrillers you may enjoy this one. Another awesome book in the series!
I adore Tempe. I love her attitude, her personality. She's not without flaws, just like any human being, and I love reading about her - her feelings, her emotions. The novel is smooth with her thought process, and it wouldn't be the same without it. Reading about her troubles between Pete and Ryan, it feels natural and completely real.
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Anyone in her situation would be questioning herself. I love how Reichs brings Tempe to life, like an everyday person that you c Another awesome book in the series! I love how Reichs brings Tempe to life, like an everyday person that you could bump into on the street, no matter where you go.
Again, unbelievable details in both crime scenes and crime solving. I can get over how much you're brought right into the story and you're stuck there until the end. And knowing or reading her Author's Note that she writes from experience is pretty close to both frightening and wonderment at the same time. The way she describes everything, you could swear that you're working the case step-by-step with Tempe.
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And I love it! I can't wait for the next one! May 03, Sarah rated it liked it Shelves: fiction , series. Requires great suspension of disbelief to swallow the idea of Tempe a forensic anthropologist from Charlotte , Ryan her detective boyfriend from Quebec , and Pete her estranged husband, a lawyer solving murders in Charleston. Hello, jurisdiction?
And a shoutout to my librarian friends - you might find it annoying that Tempe searches in vain for a journal article online, and then suddenly her hindbrain reminds her where to find it conveniently, in a book in her living room. A woman with a Ph Requires great suspension of disbelief to swallow the idea of Tempe a forensic anthropologist from Charlotte , Ryan her detective boyfriend from Quebec , and Pete her estranged husband, a lawyer solving murders in Charleston.
A woman with a PhD can't use a database? Criticism aside, this is a good example of the series. I had avoided Kathy Reichs' books for a while, finding her plots somewhat repetitive and was getting bored with how to me unnecessarily complicated Temperance's personal relationships were and yet they were just going in the same circles.
So I picked this one up, not sure what to expect. I'm glad I did. Yes, her relationships are still complicated, but I liked the direction this book took them in. Reich's writing can be almost formulaic she always ends her chapters on a cliffhanger note All that being said, this was an enjoyable read and I'm looking forward to reading the next one. Kathy Reichs books are either easy to read or hard to follow as they can be very heavy on the forensic science.
This one was not over the top in that area and I found the story easy to follow and very enjoyable. I particularly liked the banter between Pete and Ryan Tempes ex and current love interest. Although nothing like the popular tv series "Bones" which is based on these books, they are still great books to read, professionally written and with great characters. I would happily recommend Kathy Reichs books are either easy to read or hard to follow as they can be very heavy on the forensic science.
I would happily recommend "Break No Bones". Sep 19, M1ssb3rry rated it really liked it. I would say that so far this is my favourite one Tempe is showing a bit more emotion in her love life particularly I can see why she loved Pete however I really like Ryan The story itself was great, the villain in this book was extremely smart, making sure from the beginning to cover their tracks so it was even more satisfactory when they were captured. Oct 30, Arnis rated it liked it. Sometimes Tempe just doesn't know how to say no and when she doesn't she usually finds herself in the midst of something dark and dangerous.
Break No Bones exemplifies this problem of Tempe's and throws in the personal issue of both ex-husband Pete and current boyfriend Ryan having to get along to help her out. The book starts in South Carolina. Tempe has been "roped" into teaching the field class in anthropology for the University because the woman who has taught the class for years and made it Sometimes Tempe just doesn't know how to say no and when she doesn't she usually finds herself in the midst of something dark and dangerous. Tempe has been "roped" into teaching the field class in anthropology for the University because the woman who has taught the class for years and made it the highlight of the anthropology curriculum just upped and left for another job and, of course, the only one really qualified to teach it is Tempe.
The students not only find ancient bones, which irritates the daylights out of the contractor building a multi-million dollar project but also a body that is much more recent. Now Tempe is really involved and while she gets to work with her old friend Emma and stay at her friend Anne's palatial ocean front home, she is stumped by an unusual break in one of the neck bones and several small nicks on bones the likes of which she hasn't encountered before. Other bodies start showing up some of which have similar breaks and nicks and suddenly things become much more ominous.
And to add to the general confusion something is wrong with Emma, Pete shows up with Boyd and Birdie in tow working on a case that at first seems quite separate but may not be after all, and then Ryan comes down after things with his newly discovered daughter aren't working out up in Nova Scotia. And when Pete gets shot it's up in the air as to who's problem has come calling to "Sea for Miles" There's a whole lot going on this book both with the central mystery and Tempe's emotional state of mind. Not all of it gets resolved and some of the cliff hanging lines really irritate me like "At times I wanted to reach out and take Ryan's hand.
I didn't. In the time since, I've often wondered why" and while this may be discussed more fully in future books the emotional rollercoaster Tempe and the readers are on because of the presence of both Ryan and Pete at "Sea for Miles" at points overshadows the mystery. Still the book is another solid read in the series and exposes yet another dark dirty underworld of society, this one of harvesting organs illegally, and it kept me roped in and interested until the end.
Nov 19, Matt Schiariti rated it really liked it. Break No Bones brings Tempe back to her native Carolina. She's working a teaching dig in the lowlands when she digs up an unexpected surprise. A dead body. And not an ancient burial either, this one is quite recent.
The local coroner and an old friend of Tempe's has fallen ill recently so as a favor, Tempe takes on the job of trying to identify the remains she uncovered at the dig. Enter Pete, the estranged husband. Hired by a client to see if an clinic they donate to is cooking the books, he als Break No Bones brings Tempe back to her native Carolina.
Hired by a client to see if an clinic they donate to is cooking the books, he also ends up in Tempe's neck of the woods. As it turns out, the client's daughter is the one who originally brought up the idea of the clinic cooking the books because she works there. Or should I say, workED there. She's missing. During all of that, Ryan enters the equation.
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Having Pete and Ryan in the same vicinity as her sends Tempe's emotions into a tailspin. At times it's a little busy with keeping track of Pete's subplot and all the victims and minor players, but it's pretty well streamlined into a nice coherent, easy to follow read, while not being dumbed down. It's a smart story that's told well.
Some previous Tempe Brennan novels seemed to be a little big too big and complex for their own good and resulted in a disjointed read that got tied up all of a sudden in the last couple of chapters. If you like mysteries and forenics, then this is the book for you. It's written by a Canadian forensic anthropologist from Montreal. This is her ninth book about a forensic anthropologist who is always getting too emotionally involved in strange murder cases. It's not too heavy on the science and tech language and it is fairly engaging.
The story moves along quickly and will k If you like mysteries and forenics, then this is the book for you. The story moves along quickly and will keep you guessing up until the end. The lead character, Dr. Add to cart. Be the first to write a review About this product. Show More Show Less. Any Condition Any Condition. No ratings or reviews yet. Be the first to write a review. Her by Pierre Jeanty , Paperback 7. Martin Paperback, You may also like.
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