The gripping new Temperance Brennan novel from the world-class forensic anthropologist and Number 1 bestselling author Kathy Reichs.
A newborn baby is found wedged in a vanity cabinet in a rundown apartment near Montreal.
Dr Temperance Brennan, forensic anthropologist to the province of Quebec, is brought in to investigate. While there, she discovers the mummified remains of two more babies within the same room.
Shocked and distressed, Tempe must use all her skills and inner strength to focus on the facts. But when the autopsies reveal that the children died of unnatural causes, the hunt for the mother - a young woman with a seedy past and at least three aliases - is on.
The trail leads Tempe to Yellowknife, a cold, desolate diamond-mining town on the edge of the Arctic Circle, where her quest for the truth only throws up more questions, more secrets, and more dead bodies.
Taking risks and working alone, Tempe refuses to give up until she has discovered why the babies died. But in such a hostile environment, can she avoid being the next victim?
You'll want to keep turning the pages long after lights out to find out what happens next ... Reichs' real-life expertise gives her novels an authenticity that most other crime novelists would kill for -- Michelle Davies Daily Express Once again Reichs spins a genuinely gripping tale in an interesting and different environment that's peppered with authentic forensic science and peopled with well drawn, rounded characters. -- Myles McWeeney Irish Independent A truly impressive writer -- Barry Forshaw We love this book With Kathy Reichs the reader knows they're in the hands of an expert Sunday Express This is a fast moving, deftly plotted tale which has the reader on the edge of their seat. Not only is Reichs a top forensic anthropologist herself, but she's also a top writer. One to savour. ***** Press Association