Déjà Dead

Déjà Dead  - Kathy Reichs Firstly, I *LOVE* the televisions series 'Bones': the left-brain dominant Dr. Temperance Brennan, her pull-forensic-magic-out-of-thin-air team, and the formidable Agent Seeley Booth. I knew that it was inspired by Kathy Reichs' book series, and of her own experience as a forensic anthropologist, and so I had been wanting to start on this for a while now.

So! The book is nothing like the television program. To be fair, it is only the first book, but here, Dr. Brennan is divorced, has a college-going daughter, and is nothing like how she is portrayed on TV. Personally, it took a while for me to warm up to the book, because for starters, the laying out the hierarchy of the many police and investigative departments, and the introduction of the various personnel was bordering on tedium. But after that was out of the way, the story did start to pick up, and the true colors of the characters started to shine through. I will continue with the rest of the books in the series, and look forward to the character- and relationship development as I progress along.