Maybe it’s because BONES NEVER LIE (#17 in the Temperance Brennan series) is a sort of sequel to MONDAY MOURNING (#7, back when these were must-reads for me), but I enjoyed it more than the last couple of entries. Part of the action also takes place in Montreal, and I always seem to prefer the mysteries there over the books entirely stuck in North Carolina. In this entry, Anique Pomereau is back, and the discovery of bodies of young girls may put you off maple syrup for a while. The pacing is very start-and-stop in this one. Fans of the Brennan-Ryan ship will be delighted when she drags him out of the hermit thing he’s been doing, but that subplot has always been something I’ve endured, not enjoyed, so I was less than pleased. And the ending was ridiculous. Putting it that way, I suppose this isn’t a stellar review, but it was certainly better than the last one.

Source disclosure: I received an e-galley of this title courtesy of the publisher.