Dr. Temperance "Tempe" Brennan spends her days in the autopsy suite, the courtroom, the crime lab, with cops, and at exhumation sites. Often her long days turn into harrowing nights.
It's June in Montreal, and Tempe, who has left a shaky marriage back home in North Carolina to take on the challenging assignment of director of forensic anthropology for the province of Quebec, looks forward to a relaxing weekend.
First, though, she must stop at a newly uncovered burial site in the heart of the city. One look at the decomposed and decapitated corpse, stored neatly in plastic bags, tells her she'll spend the weekend in the crime lab. This is homicide of the worst kind. To begin to find some answers, Tempe must first identify the victim. Who is this person with the reddish hair and a small bone structure?
Déjà Dead begins when Tempe is called to identify some bones, the problem is that this is a homicide case, but also she believe it is connected to previous cases she's had. However, the lead detectives on the case do not want to believe her, so they make trouble for her.
But, as more bodies are found, and Brennan seems to be the next person on the killer's hit list things get more and more complicated. Add in her daughter's issue, her best friend's issues, and the fact that she and her husband are separated and things get even more complicated.
I'm going to start off by saying that this book is a great mystery/crime drama story. I adored the suspense, and how Brennan wouldn't give up on her gut feelings. It made the story really interesting, and enjoyable.
However, there were a few things that bothered me, like the fact that she and her husband were separated, but still seeing other people. If they are separated, then why don't they just get a divorce. That was seriously annoying and beyond frustrating.
And I also hated the fact that she knew Gabby was having issues with a guy, yet she really didn't do much of anything like telling the cops. I hated that. But, I guess it had to happen. However, that was the only time I really hated Brennan a little.
Other than those two things, I thought this was a great start to this series, and I very much enjoyed everything else going on.