Flash and Bones by Kathy Reichs

flashandbonesGenre: Mystery, Thriller
Publisher: Scribner
Publication Date: August 2011

As thousands of fans flood Charlotte for Race Week, a body is discovered in a barrel behind the speedway. When the news gets out, a pit crew member walks into Temperance’s office and tells her that his sister, Cyndi, and her boyfriend, Cale, disappeared 12 years earlier, but no bodies or traces were found. At the time, Cale’s involvement with an extremist group brought in the FBI. However, a few weeks later they closed the case and walked away.

When Temperance delves into the case, strange things start to happen. Examination of the remains uncovers the presence of a deadly substance. Then the body disappears from the morgue shortly after. The FBI returns with more secrets then ever and an employee of the Centers for Disease and Control goes missing. As always, the harder the mystery, the more determined Temperance becomes to unravel it.

Kathy Reichs returns with yet another winner as she transports us into the world of NASCAR. Flash and Bones is packed with the intriguing forensic descriptions and suspense that her fans have come to love and expect. There is no question why Reichs keeps hitting the bestsellers list. Throughout the novel, she will introduce her readers to both fans and fanatics of racing. As always, Temperance is brilliant at work; however, but her personal life is in shambles. The heroine juggles three men in her life; each one has been her lover at one point or another during the series. They continue to depend on her emotionally, but in return are unavailable for her needs. She also deals with the pre-wedding meltdowns of an ex-husband’s fiancée. Flash and Bones is another must read for anyone who enjoys a good suspense novel.

Review copy provided by publisher. Thanks!

**Originally posted on Fiction Addict.

 

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