First off, I love the television show Bones that finds its inspiration from these books. I also love mysteries. With that said, I didn't love this book. I liked a lot of things about this book, but I finished it feeling like I watched a slow movie that left the resolution for the last ten minutes (or in this case the last 20 pages of the book).Reichs does an amazing job of detailing the science of forensic anthropology throughout this mystery. The story is told from a first person perspective and can drag, at times, through internal arguments Temperance Brennan has with herself over the case she's on, her love life or absence thereof, the Expo's, or what to eat. That first person perspective does allow the science and police work to be clear and relatable to the reader.The mystery at the center of this novel is interesting, however, the lead up to the climax is drawn out and slow. People die, no one knows who, something happens that might be a clue, people die, about 100 pages of various investigative text, people die, more investigation, more investigation, more investigation, they figure something out, climax, the end. Over all I felt like this book resembled an enjoyable weekend drive where the driver gets lost, but in a really nice area, and eventually as they are about to run out of gas, they find their way back make it home just in the nick of time. Again it's good, just a little tedious.