We gave it a B+
Temperance ”Tempe” Brennan, the feisty narrator of Reichs’ spooky thriller series, is the forensic anthropologist for both the state of North Carolina and the province of Quebec — the same unlikely position Reichs holds in real life. Her authority shows in the breathtaking technical detail offered up in this seventh grisly installment. When three teenage girls are found buried in the cellar beneath a Montreal pizza parlor, Tempe teases out their sad, chilling stories with little to go on but a few bones. You’ll be up most of the night reading — and may want to sleep with the light on.