Sunday, August 3, 2008

Death Du Jour - Kathy Reichs

This was a pretty good mystery. Great for people who like A LOT of details. Tons and tons and tons of details. The murders are pretty messed up so that makes it scary. I was reading once in my car at night waiting for a friend to meet me, and I kept getting scared someone was going to attack me.

I liked all the different possible suspects. I had no idea who the main person was until the end.

Good book. Check it out.

2 comments:

Jon McGoran (a.k.a. D. H. Dublin) said...

I'll definitely check this one out. I'm always impressed how Reichs can include so much detail without slowing things down.

angelcakes said...

You beat me to the post, HD. I finished yesterday, and it was a really satisfying read. And yes, there are a lot of details, gruesome details...it helps that the author is a forensic anthropologist herself. Reichs does a good job of describing emotions and scenery as well. That adds to the scary factor, though. I read parts of the book alone at night, too, and made myself scared thinking someone was watching me or going to break into my apartment while I was sleeping. After numerous attempts at trying to read before bed and getting too scared to carry on after a page or two, I finally decided to stick to reading during the daytime.

The only thing that slowed me down with this story were the French words. I could have done without them, but I guess Reichs was trying to keep things real since part of the book took place in French-speaking Canadian cities.

I really enjoyed the chemistry between Tempe and Detective Ryan. I'm anxious to see that relationship develop throughout the rest of the series which I will be reading. I heard book 3 was good but am not interested in reading about outlaw motorcycle gangs. Supposedly 4 was better and more realistic, so I am skipping to it next. I also have to go back and read book 1 sometime.

Anyway, good author and good book.