Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Flash And Bones

At the Charlotte Motor Speedway fans are gathering for a big race. A body is found in a barrel of asphalt at the Speedway. A NASCAR crew member approaches Dr. Brennan, asking her to examine the body. His theory is that the body is that of an aspiring racer named Cindi or her boyfriend Cale. Both went missing about twelve years ago. As Dr. Brennan works, she discovers a possible coverup. As people connected to the case go missing she must figure out what is happening at the race track.

This is the fourteenth book in the Temperance Brennan series(The book series the television show Bones is based off of). Although I like this series, I did not care for this book. I thought there was way too much focus on NASCAR, even for a book that has a mystery involving it. All the information about racing distracted from the mystery. It made it so I could not engage with the story, and did not care about what happened to the characters.

Flash And Bones was not on the same level as other books in the series. There seemed to be less of the actual work Brennan does, and there was less focus on the mystery portion of the plot. It easily could have been a book in a different series if the character names were changed. With a long series that keeps the same main character, I want to feel like the main character is an integral part of the book. I did not feel that when reading this book.

It was not the best book in the series. It was predictable and dull. Not what I would expect from this series. Even if you are a fan, you could probably skip this book, and it would not make a difference. I would recommend reading a different book.

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