Review: Déjà Dead (Temperance Brennan #1) – Kathy Reichs

If there is one television show that keeps me tuning in every week it is Bones on Fox. The characters, the story lines, the shows ability to come up with some of the grossest decomposition’s I’ve ever seen.

And yet, until very recently I never noticed that at the end of the credits it says ‘Based on the novels by Kathy Reichs.’ When I found out that the series was based off of books, I pretty much drove myself to the bookstore as fast as I possibly could and picked up Déjà Dead (Temperance Brennan #1), the first book in the series.

Interested to see if the Temperance Brennan book series is as good as the t.v. show? Keep on reading to find out my thoughts and opinions.

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28388577Déjà Dead (Temperance Brennan #1) by Kathy Reichs 

Publisher: Pocket Books (October 6, 2015, first published 1997)

Print Length: 411 pages

Dr. Temperance Brennan, a forensic anthropologist, who left an unfulfilled marriage in North Carolina for the historic streets of Montréal, finds herself investigating a female corpse whose body was discovered meticulously dismembered and stashed in trash bags. As Brennan begins to unwind the mystery behind the brutal murder, it’s answers  start having  deadly consequences for colleges, family, and for Brennan herself.

The Review

This book was masterfully crafted.

Though I am by no means an anatomy expert, I felt that the science of the book was explained in a way that it was just as interesting a description as if I had previously known what was being referenced.

I can contest to this because my favourite word is ‘phalanges’, due to the Bones T.V. show and Brennan’s use of dancing phalanges.

One thing to keep in mind when picking up any of the Temperance Brennan novels by Kathy Reichs is that the television show Bones is loosely based on the books. When I first started reading it, I didn’t like it because the characters weren’t what I was use to. However, once I separated the book from the television show, I ended up really enjoying the novel.

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 stars.

Purchase Links

 Amazon | Barnes & NobleIndigo

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And those are my thoughts on Déjà Dead (Temperance Brennan #1) by Kathy Reichs. Have any crime novel recommendation? Leave it as a comment below and help my TBR grow.


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