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Adventures in Books… Virals

I just finished reading Virals by Kathy Reichs and really enjoyed it.

I have been reading Kathy Reichs for a long time and love her Temperance Brennan books and then Bones, the TV series that is based on those books, so thought I would give her new series a go.

The book is based around the character Tory Brennan, the niece of Temperance Brennan, so I knew it was going to be a crime story.

‘Tory Brennan is as fascinated by bones and dead bodies as her famous aunt, acclaimed forensic anthropologist, Tempe Brennan. However living on a secluded island off Charleston in South Carolina there is not much opportunity to put her knowledge to the test. Until she and her group of technophile friends stumble across a shallow grave containing the remains of a girl who has been missing for over thirty years.
With the cold-case murder suddenly hot, Tory realises that they are involved in something fatally dangerous. And when they rescue a sick dog from a laboratory on the same island, it becomes evident that somehow the two events are linked.
On the run from forces they don’t understand, they have only each other to fall back on. Until they succumb to a mysterious infection that heightens their senses and hones their instincts to impossible levels. Their illness seems to have changed their very biology – and suddenly it’s clear that the island is home to something well beyond their comprehension. It’s a secret that has driven men to kill once. And will drive them to kill again…’

The book is written in the same style of the Temp books that I love, but more focused towards the teenage generation. It was also a bit more, I don’t want to say supernatural’, but along that line that the crime in the Temp books. I really liked it though. It was a fun quick read that got me thinking. I didn’t guess the twist at the end so that was great 🙂

Another one added to my 50 Books in 2011 list!