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Friday, 8 November 2013

Review: DEADLY DECISIONS

Deadly Decisions by Kathy Reichs
Book 3 of the Temperance Brennan series
Read by Lorelei King
Genre: crime fiction
Format: paperback & audiobook

About Deadly Decisions:
It is a beautiful Spring day and in the quiet woods of the FBI's headquarters at Quantico, forensic anthropologist, Dr. Temperance Brennan, is teaching a body recovery course when she is urgently called back to Quebec. A gruesome duty awaits her: a biker war is raging and two of the foot soldiers have blown themselves up. The only person qualified to make sense of what remains is Tempe. When the body of a nine-year-old girl is wheeled into the morgue - slain in biker crossfire - Tempe vows to lend her skills to fight this evil, and enters the dark underworld of the bikers.
Source: Info in the About Deadly Decisions was taken from Goodreads at http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17566551-deadly-decisions on 04/03/2013.

Review:
I like it that the book series gives me an alternative scenario to a well-loved story. An alternate Bones story. What remains to be seen is whether I would like that alternate story or not...

After the disappointment with Death Du Jour I wasn't planning on reading this book. However Deadly Decisions is already loaded into my smartphone and the paperback is already sitting in my TBR (to be read) shelf. So it got read... I really did not like Brennan's unprofessional tendency of divulging information of an on-going investigation in Death Du Jour. And unfortunately that persisted into this book which leads me to believe that this kind of behaviour might be something that can be expected through out the series on top of her TSTL (too stupid to live) tendencies.
So our heroine knows exactly how dangerous the bikers are. She saw the results of their handiwork on her slab table. Not only that, she'd read/saw the Carcajou files on them. So what does she do? Runs headlong into their den with no back-up, on her own, without telling anybody endangering not only herself but people around her. Stupid much?
And I really do not like that. At all! It does not endear the main protagonist to me! And that also earned the character development's rating, a nose dive into the depths of the ocean. I wasn't so harsh in previous books' reviews maybe because I wasn't feeling too miffed. And maybe because Sergeant Detective Andrew Ryan wasn't too bad. Or the entire book just wasn't that annoying. Anyway, in this book, it had it!

Would I recommend this series? No. But I would recommend the Bones TV show.

Empirical Evaluation:
Story telling quality = 2.5
Character development = 1
Story itself = 2.5
Ending = 3
World building = 3.5
Cover art = 1.5
Pace = N/A (9 hours & 35 mins of listening time)
Plot = 3.5
Narrator = 4

Overall Rating: 2.5 out of 5 cherries

2 comments:

Michael Draper said...

Hi Cherry;
I hope that the reason for your temporary leave from blogging is for something great.
I haven't been as active as usual due to diagnosis of lung cancer last year.
I'm under doctor's care at the local hosp and still love blogging and book reviewing.
If you get a chance, please stop by my blog and say hi. Hearing from old and new friends is like a strong medicine.
Sincerely,
Mike
http://mikedraperinguilford.blogspot.com
PS I certainly welcome comments from new friends too.

Cherry said...

Michael Draper - Thanks for dropping by Mike! Hope your doing well!

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