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The gripping Temperance Brennan novel from world-class forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs, the international no. 1 bestselling crime thriller writer and the inspiration behind the hit TV series Bones.

The gripping Temperance Brennan novel from world-class forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs, the international no. 1 bestselling crime thriller writer and the inspiration behind the hit TV series Bones.

In the searing heat of Guatemala, Dr Temperance Brennan must harden herself against the horrors she excavates.

And then four young girls go missing from Guatemala City.

When a skeleton is found at the back of a rundown hotel, only someone with Tempe's expertise can deduce the identity and cause of death.

But as she searches for answers, her path is blocked at every turn. It is clear that some people will stop at nothing to keep Guatemala's secrets buried.

Reviews

You’ll want to keep turning the pages long after lights out to find out what happens next … Reichs’ real-life expertise gives her novels an authenticity that most other crime novelists would kill for Daily Express

Daily Express

With Kathy Reichs the reader knows they're in the hands of an expert

Sunday Express

Reading Reichs is always an education one way or another. There is plenty of action... but it is the detail that actually makes it gripping

Evening Standard

Reichs has proved that she is now up there with the best

The Times

Compared with Patricia Cornwell, Reichs is actually in a different league

Sunday Times

A truly impressive writer

We Love This Book

Brilliant . . . seamless blending of fascinating science and dead-on psychological portrayals, not to mention a whirlwind of a plot

Brennan is a winner, and so is Reichs

Daily News

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Formats & editions

Also by Kathy Reichs

Two Nights
The Bone Collection
Trace Evidence
Speaking in Bones
Terminal
Shock
Bones Never Lie
Swamp Bones: A Temperance Brennan Short Story
Exposure
Swipe
Shift: A Virals Short Story
Bones of the Lost
Bones In Her Pocket (Temperance Brennan Short Story)
Code
Bones Are Forever
Deja Dead
Fatal Voyage
Seizure
Flash and Bones
Spider Bones
Virals
206 Bones
Devil Bones
Bones to Ashes

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