From teaching FBI agents how to detect and recover human remains, to separating and identifying commingled body parts in her Montreal lab, Dr Kathy Reichs has brought her own dramatic work experience to her mesmerising forensic thrillers.
For years she consulted to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in North Carolina, and continues to do so for the Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale for the province of Québec.
Kathy Reichs has travelled to Rwanda to testify at the UN Tribunal on Genocide and helped exhume a mass grave in Guatemala. As part of her work, she aided in the identification of war dead from World War II, Korea, and Southeast Asia. Kathy Reichs has served on the Board of Directors and as Vice President of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and is currently a member of the National Police Services Advisory Board in Canada. She is a Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
A native of Chicago, Kathy divides her time between Charlotte and Montreal. Her first novel Déjà Dead catapulted her to fame when it became a New York Times bestseller, a Sunday Times bestseller and won the 1997 Ellis Award for Best First Novel. All eleven of her novels have been international bestsellers. She is also a producer of the chilling hit TV series Bones.
Many of her novels feature Dr Temperance Brennan.
Meet Sunday Night, a woman with physical and psychological scars, and a killer instinct. Sunnie has spent years running from her past, burying secrets and building a life in which she needs no one and feels nothing, but a girl has gone missing, lost in the chaos of a bomb explosion and the family needs Sunnie’s help.
Is the girl dead?
Did someone take her?
If she is out there, why doesn’t she want to be found?
It’s time for Sunnie to face her own demons because they might just lead her to the truth about what really happened all those years ago.
This is the first of Kathy Reich’s novels to feature Temperance Brennan, Director of Forensic Anthropology in Quebec.
The dismembered body of a woman is found in a bag in the grounds of an abandoned monastery. Dr Temperance Brennan has been researching the disappearance of various women in the city. She takes matters into her own hands, but in doing this she puts various people close to her in danger as she is convinced that there is a serial killer at work.
Bones Never Lie
This is the 17th Temperance Brennan novel by Kathy Reichs.
For a decade, Temperance Brennan has been haunted by the one who got away.
The killer of young women.
The monster and the one who has now come back.
Feeding on fear, grief and rage.
Killing again. Killing girls.
Brennan is getting closer, but is the killer coming for Temperance?