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Summary

Another day. Another death. Death du Jour. My God, how many such days would there be? On a bitterly cold march night in Montreal, forensic anthropologist Dr Temperance Brennan is exhuming the remains of a nun proposed for sainthood in the grounds of an old church. Just hours later, Tempe is called to the scene of a horrific arson. A young family has perished, and there seems to be no witness, no motive, and no explanation. From the charred remains of the inferno, to a trail of sinister cult activity and a terrifying showdown during an ice storm, Tempe faces a nerve-shattering test of both her forensic expertise and her instinct for survival.

©1999 Kathy Reichs (P)2009 Random House AUDIO GO

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A brilliant story with some excellent twists, fabulously performed

I listened to this story as an audiobook, and Bonnie Hurren narrated and performed the story beautifully, really bringing both it and the characters to life. Full of mystery, cults, murder, missing people, nutty sisters, a saint and a sprinkling of romance, this is a brilliant story, with some excellent twists. I highly recommend it to mystery lovers, as well as Reichs fans.

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good plot

I enjoyed the plot and exciting storyline but just never quite connected with the reader.

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Death Du Jour

Another good book from Kathy Reichs. The storyline was very creative, full of suspense and detail and very well read.

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Kept me on the edge of my seat

Fantastic story line and Bonnie Hurten is a terrific narrator. Thoroughly enjoyed it and recommend it

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Great Book loved the story

I absolutely loved this book, the only thing that I can complain about is the narrator she sounded quite robotic however the story is just so good it soon becomes tolerable.

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excellent

loved it and will listen to it again and get more in the series excellent

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great listen

narrator was 1st class
excellent how the story tied in and unfolded
plan to listen to more by reichs 😀

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Storyline ok...narration terrible...writing style tedious

Really disappointing. The actual plot is reasonable and the science interesting. However the narration was appalling. I could not begin to guess what accents she was attempting, and she gave many of the female parts a high screeching tone. Very long wondered. How how many coincidences can you have in a plot before it becomes untenable?

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loved it

I love the bones TV series, so I thought I'd get some of these books, the story is read beautifully, and is a gripping storyline

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Great!

My first book in the series. This is so much better than the tv series.
Looking forward to hearing more.

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Bones, bones and more bones!

Death Du Jour is the brilliant second novel, featuring Tempe Brennan, written by Kathy Reichs. Tempe's sister Harriet is involved in a life changing course which may be more than it seems. Tempe investigates a cult after the bodies of women and children linked to the cult, are discovered. Bonnie Hurren delivers a good performance.