My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is the first Reichs book I’ve read although I have seen several episodes of the show that is based on the book. Typically I avoid crossing between books and movies or shows based on books but my curiosity has been elevated about who Temperance was supposed to be so I dived in with an open mind. The writing is very well presented and edited with an air of intelligence and a deeper understanding of the content. The plot moved along at a steady pace with only a few small surprises or “ah-ha” moments. The characters are well developed and fleshed out, as though you were reading about people you knew instead of flat portrayals of humans which is refreshing. I didn’t feel like there were any gaps in the story from my lack of reading the first 17 books but I’m sure reading them would provide more information on things that were hinted at now and then. Overall I’d say this is an excellently written book great for those quiet afternoons by the pool or however you relax. I received an e-arc through Random House Publishing in exchange for an honest review. This in no way influenced my opinion which may or may not mirror your own and that’s fine with me.