The gripping Temperance Brennan novel from world-class forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs, the international no. 1 bestselling crime thriller writer and the inspiration behind the hit TV series Bones.
In the searing heat of Guatemala, Dr Temperance Brennan must harden herself against the horrors she excavates.
And then four young girls go missing from Guatemala City.
When a skeleton is found at the back of a rundown hotel, only someone with Tempe's expertise can deduce the identity and cause of death.
But as she searches for answers, her path is blocked at every turn. It is clear that some people will stop at nothing to keep Guatemala's secrets buried.
"You’ll want to keep turning the pages long after lights out to find out what happens next … Reichs’ real-life expertise gives her novels an authenticity that most other crime novelists would kill for Daily Express"
"With Kathy Reichs the reader knows they're in the hands of an expert"
"Reading Reichs is always an education one way or another. There is plenty of action... but it is the detail that actually makes it gripping"
"Reichs has proved that she is now up there with the best"
"Compared with Patricia Cornwell, Reichs is actually in a different league"