Bones are Forever by Kathy Reichs

Valerie Penny's Book Reviews

Kathy Reichs is a bestselling author and producer of the FOX televison hit series Bones.  

This is a brilliant riveting novel featuring forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan.  It is a story of infanticide, murder, and corruption, set in the high-stakes world of diamond mining in Northern Canada.

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A woman calling herself Amy Roberts checks into a Montreal hospital complaining of uncontrolled bleeding.   The doctors see evidence of a recent birth, but before they can act, the woman disappears. The police are dispatched to the address she gave at the hospital, and discover bloody towels outside in a dumpster.  They fear the worst so they call Temperance Brennan to investigate.

Tempe makes a ghastly discovery.  In a run down apartment she finds the decomposing bodies of three babies.  The landlord explains that a woman named Alma Rogers lives there.  Then a man shows up looking for Alva Rodriguez…

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