Friday, 12 July 2013

Bones In Her Pocket By Kathy Reichs Review

Review By Patrick Challis

Written By Kathy Reichs

Published By Random House UK, Cornerstone

Crime, Thriller


Dr Temperance Brennan is in unfamiliar territory as she races to learn the truth from the bones – before it’s too late. A new, exclusive straight-to-digital short story from Kathy Reichs, world leading forensic anthropologist and No.1 bestselling author of Deja Dead, Bones Are Forever and Bones of the Lost.

Dr. Tempe Brennan has seen it all.  Human bones.  Animal bones.  Old bones. Young bones.  Male bones.  Female bones.  What she hasn't seen is all of them mixed together in the same case.

Until now.

The foothills of North Carolina aren't the only unfamiliar territory Tempe faces as she races to learn the meaning of the Bones in Her Pocket.

Multi-million copy, international bestselling thriller writer Kathy Reichs is an expert in forensic science, giving her fiction an authenticity other crime writers would kill for.

Bones In Her Pocket also gives readers the first chance to read the opening chapters of Kathy’s new thriller, Bones of the Lost, out in August. 


Kathy Reichs is the legendary writer of the 'Bones' thrillers that were then turned in to the wildly popular television series.  One of the things I've always liked is that the novels are completely different from the show episodes.

This one is a straight to digital short story featuring her well known and well loved characters.  For such a short length, Reichs really packs a hell of a lot in and that's always been one of her main strengths.  She really can write a fast paced, exciting thriller and this tale is no exception.

There are loads of twists and turns and some very hard hitting moments through out the story too, especially in the ending.  As an animal lover, I found one of the things going on to be quite upsetting.  It's really sad to know that sort of thing really does happen in real life but I'm digressing.

The characters here are just as good as they always are in a Kathy Reichs story.  Temperence is her normal self.  I've always had a soft spot for the novel version of the character because while she may be quite a bit more cynical about the world around her, she has a bit more of a soft spot for humanity despite all of the horror that she sees.  For me, that made the ending a lot more hopeful.

One of the treats for 'Bones' fans here is that as well as this exciting short story, you also get the opening to the new full length 'Bones' thriller named 'Bones of the Lost' and if it's half as good as the opening makes it out to be then us fans are in  for a real treat.

This is definitely a short story worth picking up.  You have the beloved characters returning, a cracking and fast paced story and a sneak peek at the new full length book coming out in August.  What more could you want?

Story 4/5
Characters 4/5
Recommended 4/5
Overall 12/15

1 comment:

  1. thank you for the information contained in your review i like kathy reichs books. i didnt know this one was available will have to buy it. her character is based on things shes seen and done in her own life as an anthropologist