Audiobook Review: Bones in Her Pocket by Kathy Reichs

Posted January 15, 2014 by Felicia S in 2014 Read, 4.50 Wine Glasses, Audiobook, Reviews / 15 Comments

Audiobook Review: Bones in Her Pocket by Kathy ReichsSource: Audiobook Review, Provided by Simon & Schuster

Format: Audiobook

Bones in Her Pocket by Kathy Reichs
Narrator: Linda Emond
Length: 1 hr and 56 mins

Date Read: 2014

Genre: Forensic Thriller, Thriller

A new story featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan—available only in ebook—from #1 New York Times bestselling author and FOX TV’s Bones producer, Kathy Reichs.When a fly-covered canvas bag floats to the surface of North Carolina’s Mountain Island Lake, forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan is called to the scene. Animal remains? Or could this be related to bone fragments from a human male found nearby? To Tempe’s surprise, the decomposed body indicates the person was a female young adult. The profile fits the description of a missing graduate student named Edith Blankenship. Was Blankenship murdered? If so, why? Blankenship’s body turned up on an artist colony where an eco-radical named Herman Blount has been squatting. Blount has posted online rants threatening to blow up a power station he says is polluting the area. Is Blount capable of violence? Blankenship was a loner, but she proved a dedicated advocate for birds at UNC–Charlotte and the Carolina Raptor Center. Did Blankenship’s passion lead her into danger? Alongside Detective “Skinny” Slidell, Tempe puts life on hold until she discovers the truth behind Blankenship’s death. But Tempe’s own passion for crime solving will lead her into danger of her own. This ebook exclusive story—which comes with a special excerpt of Kathy Reichs’s new novel, Bones of the Lost—is an exhilarating new installment in the Temperance Brennan series.

More Information:
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon and Schuster
Series: Temperance Brennan, #15.5

Also by this author: Bones Never Lie, Bones on Ice: A Novella
Also in this series: Bones Never Lie, Bones on Ice: A Novella


Listened for Review (Simon & Schuster Audio)
Tracking Books Read Review (Short)
Overall Rating: 4.50
Story Rating: 4.50
Character Rating: 4.50

Audio Rating: 4.00 (Not Part of the Overall Rating)

First Thought when Finished: Bones in Her Pocket was a short Tempe story (short stories are usually not a hit with me) but it hit on a subject near and dear to my heart so I loved it!

Overall Thoughts: Bones in Her Pocket was a novella where Temperance has a case that is a little outside the norm for her. Two things: I really enjoyed this quick short story and I believe Kathy wrote it to raise awareness about puppy mills. Needless to say, I totally approve of the way that she went about doing that. She wove a pretty good little mystery with some real world issues. For those that don’t know me (well) I am a huge advocate for animals so I might be a little bit biased. However, I had no clue what this was about before I picked it up. I just love the series and this fits right in! If you are a fan of this series, you should give this shorter story a whirl.

Audio Thoughts:

Narrated By Linda Emond / Length: 1 hr and 56 mins

I love Linda’s narration of the Temperance Brennan series. She does such a good job with Tempe. I will warn people that are just fans of the show, Tempe is very different in the books. Linda nails her personality with precision but if you are expecting the tv version then you will be disappointed.

Final Thoughts: I need the next one now! I am not very patient 🙂


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Story Rating
4.5 / 5
Character Rating
4.5 / 5
Narrator Rating
4 / 5
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15 responses to “Audiobook Review: Bones in Her Pocket by Kathy Reichs

  1. It has been a long time since I’ve read a Temperance Brennan story. I so need to get caught up. Maybe I can grab this novella and have a quick read to get me back into Kathy Reichs. Interested to see how she handles the puppy mills. Thanks!

  2. I have heard good things about this series but not sure if it’s for me.
    I’m also an advocate for animals and hate puppy mills with all my heart. I’m very happy when authors bring to light things like this.

    • It is a good series but I always tell people that it isn’t for everyone. It isn’t funny but more a long the lines of the Kaye Scarpetta series. Very forensic based.

      She did a whole epilogue on how to get involved. I was thrilled about that 🙂

    • I will warn you that this is VERY different from the tv series. This one is darker and there is no Seely (that character is based on two guys in the series). That being said, it is an awesome forensic thriller series 🙂