Goodreads: Deadly Decisions
Author: Kathy Reichs
Published: 2000 (William Heinemann)
Source: Charity Shop
Rating: 2/5 (It was okay)
Official Summary: “Temperance Brennan is a forensic anthropologist with one of the longest commutes in fiction–from North Carolina to Montreal. She works in both places, and in this third outing (after Déjà Dead and Death du Jour) she manages to make a riveting (if a bit too coincidental) connection between a skull in Montreal and the partial skeleton of a teenager–dead since 1984–in North Carolina. Linking them is a 9-year-old girl shot on a Montreal street, the victim of a war among members of an outlaw motorcycle gang in eastern Canada. Another piece of the puzzle is provided by Tempe’s visiting nephew, who is fascinated by the biker culture and is drawn into the mystery Tempe’s trying to solve.” – Goodreads
Review: I don’t know just something about this book, I just felt disconnected. All the bodies and murders just felt a bit brushed over. It felt like going from one body to next without really knowing the finer details. I enjoyed her previous two books a lot more.
One thing I really like about Kathy Reich’s books is that she not afraid to go into detail when it comes to the technology and technique involved. She explains and doesn’t dull it down. In essence, she treats her readers as intelligent human beings. It comes across as respectful. (Even if I didn’t get half the shit that was said.)
The switching from French to English can be a little confusing at times. But I felt that was just an issue for myself.