Cold Cold Bones front cover

Cold, Cold, Bones
Written By: Kathy Reichs
Media: eBook by Netgalley, Kindle Edition
Genre: Mystery, Fiction
Published: July 5th, 2022
Publisher: Scribner
Rating: 4 Stars

‘Cold, Cold, Bones’ is a mystery/thriller written by Kathy Reichs. It is the 21st in the Temperance Brennan series. The story starts in a North Carolina winter with Temperance Brennan and her Army Vet daughter Katy moving into Katy’s new place. When the pair head back to Tempe’s home to bathe and eat, things quickly escalate when a package is found on the back stoop with an eyeball in it. Upon closer inspection they find coordinates etched into the eyeball that leads to a series of events and horrors strategically placed and designed specifically for Temperance to find. When she doesn’t put the pieces together fast enough, the person (or persons) that is leaving her clues, and subsequently murders, to solve, starts targeting victims a bit closer to her heart. It’s a race against the clock for Tempe to figure out who is torturing her, and why, before she becomes the last murder to solve.

Admittedly I had previously never read anything from this author or series. I typically try to steer clear of anything that’s in the middle of a series but nevertheless, I applied for this one based on the synopsis and cover photo. Then I went and forgot about it as life happened too fast. My apologies for this extremely late review. ANYWHOO! I enjoyed it cover to cover and while I had a few questions, such as, What is id brigade? Why does she never call for backup? Why didn’t she hang up the phone with Nguyen in Loc 1712 Chapter 14?, it was overall a great read with epic chapter endings that left me wanting more. It was well written and easy to follow with quick chapters, but I will say I had the killer figure out about half way through and that’s why I didn’t give it 5 stars. It was almost too easy. With that said, I cannot wait to not only catch up on the previous books in the series, but also for the future ones as well. I recommend this book to anyone looking for a good long series to keep them captivated with quick, easy-to-binge books.


  • Kindle Loc 88, Chapter 1; ‘Were should be We’re’
  • Kindle Loc 206, Chapter 2; the word ‘thing’ is missing after whole
  • Kindle Loc 653, Chapter 5 ‘teeth. Was’ should be ‘teeth was’?
  • Kindle Loc 4456, Chapter 39 ‘each should be reach’

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