Grave Secrets by Kathy Reichs audiobook

Grave Secrets: A Novel

By Kathy Reichs
Read by Katherine Borowitz

Simon & Schuster Audio

The Temperance Brennan Series: Book 5

9.83 Hours 1
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It was a summer morning in 1982 when soldiers ravaged the village of Chupan Ya, raping and killing women and children. Twenty-three victims are said to lie in the well when Dr. Temperance Brennan and the team from the Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation now dig. No records were kept. To their families, the dead are "the disappeared." The team is packing up for the day when an urgent satellite call comes in. Two colleagues are under attack. Shots ring out, and Tempe listens in horror to a woman's sreams. Then there is silence. Dead silence. With this new violence, Tempe is asked by the Guatemalan police for her expertise on another case. Four privlidged young women have vanished from Guatemala City in recent months. One is the Canadian's ambassador's daughter. Some remains have turned up in the septic tank. Unfortunately, Tempe knows septic tanks. Teaming with Special Crimes Investigator Bartolomé Galiano, and with Montreal detective Andrew Ryan, Tempe soon finds herself in a dangerous web that streches far beyond Guatemala's borders. As power, money, greed, and science converge, Tempe must make life-altering choices. Grave Secrets is powerful entertainment from a crime fiction superstar who combines riveting authenticity with witty, elegant prose.

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A New York Times bestseller

It was a summer morning in 1982 when soldiers ravaged the village of Chupan Ya, raping and killing women and children. Twenty-three victims are said to lie in the well when Dr. Temperance Brennan and the team from the Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation now dig. No records were kept. To their families, the dead are "the disappeared."
The team is packing up for the day when an urgent satellite call comes in. Two colleagues are under attack. Shots ring out, and Tempe listens in horror to a woman's sreams. Then there is silence. Dead silence.
With this new violence, Tempe is asked by the Guatemalan police for her expertise on another case. Four privlidged young women have vanished from Guatemala City in recent months. One is the Canadian's ambassador's daughter. Some remains have turned up in the septic tank. Unfortunately, Tempe knows septic tanks.
Teaming with Special Crimes Investigator Bartolomé Galiano, and with Montreal detective Andrew Ryan, Tempe soon finds herself in a dangerous web that streches far beyond Guatemala's borders. As power, money, greed, and science converge, Tempe must make life-altering choices.
Grave Secrets is powerful entertainment from a crime fiction superstar who combines riveting authenticity with witty, elegant prose.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Tempe is a standout in crime fiction’s crowded field of forensics experts—she’s one of its more complex and interesting protagonists, dealing with intriguing cases that often cross national borders and a personal life that’s rich in possibilities... Tempe—and Reichs—just keep getting better.”  Amazon.com editorial review
“Another realistic and thoroughly chilling Kathy Reichs novel.”  Barnes & Noble editorial review
“Fans of the Temperance Brennan series will be pleased by [Grave Secrets]...The author keeps the twists coming, and by the novel’s climax, she has skillfully interwoven her many subplots and red herrings into a satisfying puddle of sex, sleaze, greed, and gore.” Publishers Weekly
“The secrets uncovered by anthropologist Tempe Brennan have the chilling reality of true crime, and Reichs’ ability to set scenes with careful detail makes this medical thriller particularly unsettling...Narrator Katherine Borowitz’s facility with the various accents places each of the characters as she moves the story through its intriguing twists of human rights issues, forensic science, and government corruption. Borowitz is masterful with the banter between the detectives, Canadian and Guatemalan, and Brennan. She switches easily between the accents without a miss. Listeners will have a hard time turning this off before the final clues are revealed.” AudioFile
“Best are the medical details, which spring from Reichs’ own forensics background. Both vivid and fascinating, these particulars shore up the sprawling story, which is also greatly helped by the inquisitive, tough-but-still-vulnerable character of Tempe Brennan herself.” Booklist

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Author Bio: Kathy Reichs

Author Bio: Kathy Reichs

Kathy Reichs is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many novels. Like the protagonist of her Temperance Brennan series, she is a forensic anthropologist, one of only 100 ever certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology. A professor in the anthropology department at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, she is a former vice president of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and serves on the National Police Services Advisory Council in Canada. Hers own life, as much as her novels, is the basis for the TV show Bones.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 9.83
Audience: Adult
Language: English