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Friday, 4 February 2005
Book Review: Deadly Decisions
Topic: Deadly Decisions
Kathy Reichs is a forensic anthropologist in North Carolina and Quebec in addition to her career as a successful author. She's written a series of novels about a character, Temperance Brennan (Tempe)who also happens to be a forensic anthropologist. Deadly Decisions is the third book in the series, following on from Death du Jour and Deja Dead. Tempe is able to solve crimes scientifically but of course there are always dangers lurking just around the corner.

In my opinion, Kathy Reichs is a far better writer than Patricia Cornwell who writes similar novels in the same genre. Reichs uses her knowledge and experience from her job to add authenticity to the stories and make them more believable and more intense. Saying that, I was just a bit disappointed with this book. I think Kathy Reichs added too much detail and there are times when the plot almost gets lost among all the extra information she wants to share with her reader.

Deadly Decisions is about motorcycle gangs and drugs and murder. The action swings between Canada and the US. It's a good thriller although I feel it's longer than necessary.

One final note: I feel obliged to warn readers to avoid books by Kathy Reichs if they dont like gory descriptions of decomposing bodies!

Posted by expat-writer at 2:23 PM GMT
Updated: Tuesday, 8 February 2005 5:00 PM GMT

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