My daughters have watched the TV series ´Bones´ for a long time so I was curious to see what all the fuss was about.
“Protruding from the leaves and soil was an arcade of ribs, their ends curving upward like the framework of an embryonic boat. I bent down for a closer look. Flies whined in protest, the sun iridescent on their blue-green bodies. When I cleared more debris I could see that the ribs were held in place by a segment of spinal column.”
This is what it is all about: decaying flesh, bones and curious bluebottles. And about Temperance Brennan, the engaged and hard-working Director of Forensic Anthropology in Quebec. A dedicated but also insecure woman who struggles to live up to her own sky-high expectations. Besides, she has to contend with the prejudices of the male police officers around her, prejudices and antagonism which tend to push her in the direction of the lone wolf.
Soon Brennan begins to suspect that this murderer has not only killed once. She thinks there are so many similarities between the damages of this skeleton and some others which have also been found in black garbage bags that it cannot be a coincidence, but it takes a lot to persuade the police to look at it from that angle.
This 500-page read was interesting for a reader who loves uncovering the skeletons in the cupboard and anywhere else. I bought the omnibus myself (and will try to get through the other 436 pages soon so I can move it off my TBR).