I picked this up because I wanted to listen to a book I knew I would enjoy because I haven’t read a Reichs’ book I have not liked.
Stats: 336 print pages, Narrator Katherine Borowitz, published September 2014
Blurb: (Goodreads) Unexpectedly called in to the Charlotte PD’s Cold Case Unit, Dr. Temperance Brennan wonders why she’s been asked to meet with a homicide cop who’s a long way from his own jurisdiction. The shocking answer: Two child murders, separated by thousands of miles, have one thing in common—the killer. Years ago, Anique Pomerleau kidnapped and murdered a string of girls in Canada, then narrowly eluded capture. It was a devastating defeat for her pursuers, Brennan and police detective Andrew Ryan. Now, as if summoned from their nightmares, Pomerleau has resurfaced in the United States, linked to victims in Vermont and North Carolina. When another child is snatched, the reign of terror promises to continue—unless Brennan can rise to the challenge and make good on her second chance to stop a psychopath.
But Brennan will have to draw her bitter ex-partner out of exile, keep the local police and feds from one another’s throats, and face more than just her own demons as she stalks the deadliest of predators into the darkest depths of madness.
What I liked: This is the first time I can remember that I actually figured out part of the puzzle. I don’t know if Reichs wrote the story so the reader could figure out part of it, but she did. She didn’t give away why the killer did what the killer did (won’t tell you whether it’s a male or female), so I still wanted to listen to the end so I could find out why. You do want to find out why because of the odd case. The story is about children being killed, so that automatically makes you care, but the story is written well, as every book of Reich’s I’ve read so far. The narrator, Katherine Borowitz, was fun to listen to and did well with the different voices. Reich uses characters from an older story, so it makes the characters seem more real.
What I didn’t like: I can’t remember anything I didn’t like.