Friday, February 06, 2009

Book 10 of 52 -- Kathy Reichs' Devil Bones

This is the 11th book in the series about Temperance Brennan, a forensic anthropologist, who divides her time between Charlotte, North Carolina and Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

This tale of secret ceremonies and the religious rituals of Wicca, Santeria, Voodooism and Satanism takes place in North Carolina.

One part of the story line is about a skull and other artifacts found in a basement in an old house.

So many questions and only 300+ pages to answer them: Was a skull from a victim of sacrifice? A headless body of a young man is also found and his body bears markings of symbols of a religious ritual.

This book gets bogged down and is hard reading until the last few chapters when the pace picks up.

There are too many anthropological and crime scene details.

This is the least readable of all her books so far.

Let's hope she gets back on track with the next book in the series.

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