Two Nights

Two NightsTwo Nights by Kathy Reichs
Published by Bantam on July 11th 2017
ISBN: 0345544072
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three-stars

Sunday Night a.k.a. Sunnie has spent years building up the “walls” that surround her. She had a traumatic and troubled past -with psychical and mental scars to show for it. She is ex-Military and an ex-cop living a solitary life on an island off the coast of South Carolina until one day her foster father encourages her to take a cold case.

She is hired a woman to who lost her daughter and grandson in an explosion. Her grand-daughter is missing and she believes she has been kidnapped from the scene of the explosion. What seems like a simple kidnapping turns into much much more.

Her investigation takes her from South Caroline to Chicago, Los Angeles and a few other places. She comes into contact with various individuals who want to stop her investigation and she learns that there is more going on than a simple bombing and kidnapping.

Through the narrative, the reader learns more about Sunnie and her past. This was my favorite part of the book. I loved learning about Sunday’s past and her cult like upbringing. This was the most interesting part of the book for me. I found myself wanting the other parts to go faster so I could get back to Sunday’s backstory.

This is a stand alone book by Reichs. It is also my least favorite of her books. As I mentioned earlier, my favorite parts of the book were the italicized section detailing Sunday’s past. The bombing/kidnapping/investigation section was okay at best for me. The backstory is what earned this book 3 stars from me. I didn’t fell as if I knew enough about the other characters to really care about them or what happened to them.

I received a copy of this book from the publishers and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

three-stars

Bones of the Lost

Bones of the LostBones of the Lost by Kathy Reichs
Published by Pocket Books on June 17th 2014
Pages: 405
ISBN: 1476754748
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three-stars

This book for me felt a little all over the place. This is only the second book I have read by this author and I am reading them out of sequence but I don’t think that has any effect on what I got out of the book. The book started out very good for me. A young girl is found dead, she has to investigate some mummified remains, and then from there she did more detective work than actual forensic work IMO. Yes, there was some forensic work involved but I was expecting more given that she is a forensic anthropologist. All in all an okay book for me

three-stars