It is called the “death zone”: the point on Everest, nearly five miles high, above which a climber cannot be rescued. More than 250 souls have lost their lives there. Most of the bodies remain, abandoned, frozen in place. When an earthquake leads to a miraculous recovery, Dr. Temperance Brennan is hired to identify the frozen mummified human corpse. The victim is the daughter of a wealthy Charlotte couple who never got the chance to say goodbye. But far from offering solace and closure, Tempe’s findings only provoke more questions. What happened on Mount Everest? Was the young woman’s death an accident? Why aren’t the other climbers talking? And how far will those hiding the truth go to make sure the past stays buried?
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I really enjoy Kathy Reichs Bones series. This is one of the newer novellas in the series. It is a very quick and enjoyable reads. I listened to the audiobook version and found the narrator did a great job. I was drawn into this story right from the beginning. Temperance Brennan brings us on one of her many interesting cases, this one is about a frozen body. The girl was climbing Mt Everest when she died three years ago. They were only now able to bring her body off the mountain. We learn about how body decomposition happens when it is frozen and how Temperance has to defrost the body before doing the test to determine if this is actually the right woman. Of course there are twists in the plot that has us trying to figure out who dun it and if it was murder not an accident. Will Temperance solve this mystery? Is she in too deep? It is a great story for Bones fans/mystery/adrenaline junky fans!
I give this a 5 stars out of 5!
~*Disclaimer: I borrowed a copy of this audiobook from the library. All thoughts are honest and my own. *~