Review: Death Du Jour

4/5

Death Du Jour is the second in the “Bones” series by Kathy Reichs, this book picks up some while after the first book, Deja Dead. Phorensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan is again facing a killer who may be targeting someone close to her. Touching on the issue of “cults”, mass hysteria and ritualistic killing, Death Du Jour is another compelling read.

Death Du Jour - Kathy Reichs

We begin to learn more about Brennan and her family, her relationship to the people she works with (including the agent who I assume is the series Booth), and we’re taken on many twists and turns to solve the mystery.

Being able to identify with the characters more and knowing the back story from the first book perhaps made it more enjoyable than the first. While with the first book I was unsure as to if I liked the story being told from Brennan’s perspective, by the time I’d finished this one I understood why it worked so well. It would be quite hard to relate to Brennan and the cases, I feel, if it weren’t given from her perspective. The fear, the calculation, all of it would be less real if it were being described by some obscure third person.

The only thing I was unsure of was how plausible the locations of the cult would be in relation to Brennan, but I suppose its fiction, anything can happen 😉

I definitely enjoyed this one more than the first and am looking forward to reading the next book.