Babies die. People vanish. People die. Babies vanish.
I was hammered early by those truths. Sure, I had a kid’s understanding that mortal life ends. At school, the nuns talked of heaven, pugatory, limbo and hell. I knew my elders would “pass.” That’s how my family skirted the subject. People passed. Went to be with God. Rested in peace. So I accepted, in some ill-formed way, that earthly life was temporary. Nevertheless, the deaths of my father and baby brother slammed me hard.
And Evangeline Landry’s disappearance simply had no explanation.
But I jump ahead.
I have quite a few Kathy Reichs books on my shelves, yet somehow I have managed to randomly select one of them and start reading, without doing my homework first.
‘Bones To Ashes’, is the 10th book in the ‘Temperance Brennan’ series, which is about the midway point in terms of books written to date, so I am sincerely hoping that this works well as a stand-alone story.
The trouble is … I just couldn’t close the cover and return this one to the shelves, once I had read those opening lines and all the questions they raised!
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