A little after 2 am this morning I finished this rather good read. Now I will admit that I have read a few of her books, not in the order they were written, and sometimes found them to be quite medically wordy and technical but 206 Bones has been the easiest I have read of hers to date. Whether it is because the plot line did not hinge on the minutia details of an anthropological investigation, whether her writing style has eased over the years I do not know. What I do know is that rather than reading one chapter slowly per night I fair whizzed through several and was reluctant to leave the read when sleep called. Hence the late repose last night as I was gripped to read to the end.
To some the format may be a tad samey, Brennan’s life is threatened [again] … she is attacked [again] … she is saved by Ryan [again]. The twist and turns of the concept that this eminent, intelligent, respected scientist could be guilty of slipshod mistakes and her self doubt carried through, even if we readers see the blindingly obvious sabotage before she does.
The inter personnel actions and dialogue is business efficient, the scenes involving Brennan’s ex-husbands family is familiarly comical as often such occasions are.
What’s this a husband you say? Ahh, yes, to the avid tv viewer of ‘Bones’, the only connection between the books and the tv series is the name Temperance Brennan, and the occupation Anthropologist.