Grave Secrets (Temperance Brennan Series #5)

Grave Secrets (Temperance Brennan Series #5)

Audiobook(Cassette - Abridged)

$23.40 $26.00 Save 10% Current price is $23.4, Original price is $26. You Save 10%.
View All Available Formats & Editions

Temporarily Out of Stock Online

Eligible for FREE SHIPPING

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Grave Secrets (Temperance Brennan Series #5) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 154 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book mainly of 2 reasons! 1. The love interest. and 2. The action & science! This book was so far my favortie, next to Cross Bones. I screamed so loud at the ending my family looked at me like "Are you high or something?" It was so amazing!
harstan More than 1 year ago
Between the years of 1962-1996, Guatemala was involved in a bloody civil war and many of the peasants who were thought to be rebels were killed or disappeared. In the present, the government is now sending in forensic teams to find and identify the victims so they can be given a proper burial. Dr. Temperance Brennan, a famous forensic anthropologist, is one of the members who are trying to sort out the body parts on the site of a massacre.

While doing her work, she is asked by an honest policeman to examine the body of a woman who was found in a septic tank. It seems that in the past few months, four young women have gone missing and the authorities fear they have a serial killer on their hands. While working the case, Temperance finds herself in danger from an unexpected source and only a miracle will save her life.

Kathy Reichs is a fantastic writer of crime thrillers and her latest work GRAVE SECRETS is even better than usual because of its locations. Based on facts and true events, readers get an inside look at a Central American country where genocide on the local people occurred for more than three decades. Temperance is the kind of heroine most women aspires to be.

Harriet Klausner

ThePolyBlog More than 1 year ago
PLOT OR PREMISE: Tempe finds herself in Guatemala investigating a mass grave, and while she's there, the local police decide to avail themselves of her forensics expertise to investigate four missing girls and one dead body in a sewer. . WHAT I LIKED: The cast of characters is large and there's some historical elements included related to Guatemalan history. . WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE: Tempe bounces around Guatemala too much, helping the only honest detective in a sea of corruption, and figures out missing girls, links to stem cell research, and takes her sweet time doing it. She even finds time to link it to her friends in Montreal, who just so happen to have gone to school with her detective partner in Guatemala. Beyond far-fetched, and casting aspersions on everyone she describes and the way they work, this one should have been a secret Reichs took to the grave. And finally, a bit of a spoiler, she rips off Janet Evanovich's technique of not finishing the romance part of the book -- you know she's chosen someone but not whom. Stay tuned to the next in the series to find out which one, I suppose. . BOTTOM-LINE: Pass on this one in the series . DISCLOSURE: I received no compensation, not even a free copy, in exchange for this review. I am not personal friends with the author, nor do I follow her on social media.
board More than 1 year ago
I find these books to be moderately entertaining thus far, if somewhat formulaic. I just about gave up on this one, however, when the author took an early gratuitous slap at the National Rifle Association for supposedly being somehow responsible for the fact that people shoot each other. There are several ironies with that comment that has nothing to do with plot. The most obvious was that this tale was set in Guatemala where the NRA has no influence over laws pertaining to guns. The story itself also makes it clear that guns are not necessary to inflict mass murder and mayhem—especially on people who have no way of defending themselves as they would if they had guns. The gun laws of Canada where the hero spends most of her time are also not influenced by the American NRA. Another irony is that in two previous books the hero herself laments the fact that she doesn’t have a gun to protect herself against men who don’t need guns to attack a defenseless middle-aged woman. Authors obviously have the right to their views on such matters, but many readers don’t want to wade through them while enjoying light entertainment. There are plenty of other options, and I haven’t made up my mind if I will read another in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
rodman2735 More than 1 year ago
Just when you think you have figured out who did what Kathy Reichs hits you with twists and turns! Love the book! Strong main characters and strong supporting characters makes this book a real gem.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I started the Tempe novels less than a month ago, and I'm currently reading 206 Bones. This one has been my favorite out of all of them. It is the perfect mixture of emotion and science. If you liked any of the other books at all, you should definitely read this one.
tiger-100 More than 1 year ago
loved the book, but hard for Brennan to lose her friend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago