Saturday, January 26, 2013

Devil Bones

In Devil Bones, Temperance Brennan is back in Charlotte, North Carolina where she works a case involving voodoo, Santeria and devil worship in her quest to identify two young victims.  "In a house under renovation, a plumber uncovers a cellar no one knew about, and makes a rather grisly discovery -- a decapitated chicken, animal bones, and cauldrons containing beads, feathers, and other relics of religious ceremonies. In the center of the shrine, there is the skull of a teenage girl. Meanwhile, on a nearby lakeshore, the headless body of a teenage boy is found by a man walking his dog. Nothing is clear -- neither when the deaths occurred, nor where. Was the skull brought to the cellar or was the girl murdered there? Why is the boy's body remarkably well preserved? Led by a preacher turned politician, citizen vigilantes blame devil worshippers and Wiccans. They begin a witch hunt, intent on seeking revenge. Forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan is called in to investigate, and a complex and gripping tale unfolds in this."

It took me two a few months to finish this book, with the Christmas season full swing, I had to return the book and vowed to finish reading it.   Two thumbs up for this book, although, I didn't like the fact that one of the detectives previously in her books died.  

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