Reviews and Recommendations by Mel Odom, Professional Writer


Kathy Reichs Bones in Her Pocket

I like the Temperance Brennan novels by Kathy Reichs, and I enjoy the Bones television show, though both are very different in execution. The books are more about Tempe and focus on the crime and her involvement with tracking down suspects and the killer.

I also enjoy the ebook shorts that authors are doing these days. This one takes about 40 minutes to an hour to read and is well paced, pulling the reader through the pages. There is a taste of the detective Tempe sometimes works with, a flurry of police involvement, and enough suspects and agendas introduced to provide the diversion of a mystery. The story is set against a wilderness background and an art colony that I wish we’d seen more of. The brief slivers we’re given here intrigued me.

The mystery gets sorted out well, with a few “red” herrings, but the motivation was there without being too elaborate and I felt that was rushed overall. Still, this is a long short story so more elaboration would have upped the page count.

This is an excellent read for those short periods where you don’t have time to read a whole novel but still want the feel of a deep and intricate story. And if you haven’t read Kathy Reichs before, Bones In Her Pocket is a pretty good introduction to the series.

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