The Bone Code - Kathy Reichs

The Bone Code

By Kathy Reichs

  • Release Date: 2021-07-06
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 517 Ratings


#1 New York Times bestselling author Kathy Reichs’s twentieth “brilliant” (Louise Penny) thriller featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan, whose examinations of unidentified bodies ignite a terrifying series of events. “This is A-game Reichs, with crisp prose, sharp dialogue, and plenty of suspense” (Booklist).

On the way to hurricane-ravaged Isle of Palms, a barrier island off the South Carolina coast, Tempe receives a call from the Charleston coroner. The storm has tossed ashore a medical waste container. Inside are two decomposed bodies wrapped in plastic and bound with electrical wire. Tempe recognizes many of the details as identical to those of an unsolved case she handled in Quebec fifteen years earlier. With a growing sense of foreboding, she travels to Montreal to gather evidence.

Meanwhile, health authorities in South Carolina become increasingly alarmed as a human flesh-eating contagion spreads. So focused is Tempe on identifying the container victims that, initially, she doesn’t register how their murders and the pestilence may be related. But she does recognize one unsettling fact. Someone is protecting a dark secret—and willing to do anything to keep it hidden.

An absorbing look at the sinister uses to which genetics can be put and featuring a cascade of ever-more-shocking revelations, The Bone Code is “a murder mystery story that races across America at the speed of fright” (James Patterson).


  • Not worth the money

    By xfr52
    Do not waste your money on this book. It is an injustice to the rest of the Brennan series - poorly written, badly constructed, reliant on “science” and gimmicks, and a thoroughly dissatisfying read. The characters are poorly developed, the plot is an attempt to be topical without any reason and the dialog is banal and puerile. A real disappointment compared to the previous books in the series.
  • Bone Code

    By 323EL
    This book definitely makes me want to read the rest in the series. Interesting heroine, good plot.
  • The Bone Code

    By Liz32906
    As usual this is a wonderful book I have read everything she has written and will continue to read all the book she may write in the future ,She Is one of my favorite authors written by Elizabeth Bell
  • Latest from Reichs is a great

    By EFS55
    Good fast paced read you will enjoy to the end.