2017 Reading Challenge

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Tina has read 2 books toward her goal of 40 books.
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Thursday, September 3, 2009

REVIEW for 206 Bones

I am always excited when I get a new Kathy Reichs book and I have to thank Michelle at Simon & Schuster Inc. for sending me a copy so quickly!

TITLE: 206 Bones

AUTHOR: Kathy Reichs

GENRE: Thriller

RATING: 2 Stars


I have read everything by Kathy Reichs, in part because I love the fact that many of her stories are based in Montreal and its fun to read about your town as part of the storyline. I really, really wanted to like 206 Bones, but I just could not get into it. Yes, I did manage to finish it, but I have to say that it felt as though I had been reading this one for weeks and weeks, even though I did manage to get through it in a few days.

We find Tempe and Lieutenant Ryan in Chicago - someone is accusing Tempe of having deliberately misled people on a former case. It turns out that there is someone out there who is trying to get to Tempe and this sets off a series of events - which sees Tempe and Ryan flying back to Montreal and going back and forth and back and forth. This novel is so slow moving, that I found myself wanting to skip pages and pages and would still have been able to follow the storyline.

On the other hand, there were so many characters involved, not to mention subplots scattered between the US and Montreal that I found myself not caring enough to really follow the cast of characters.

This story felt confusing, but more importantly boring to me. I know that, in my experience, most authors cannot always write a winner and this is definitely not a winner for Reichs, in my opinion.

4 comments:

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

Oh wow, so sorry that is was not a good book for you.
I have never read a Kathy Reichs book. I have wanted to but just gotten to one yet. Guess I won't read this one a my first one.

Serena said...

Sounds like an interesting book. thanks for the review.

bermudaonion said...

I've loved Kathy Reichs other books, so I'm really disappointed that this one is sub-par. By the way, part of the attraction to the books for me is the parts set in Charlotte, since we used to live there.

Myckyee said...

Sorry to hear you didn't like this one, Tina. Hopefully the next will be better.

 
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