I had been meaning to read a book by Kathy Reichs because she is the inspiration for one of my favorite shows, "Bones". The reason that I finally checked her first book out was to fulfill the 2015 Reading Challenge. First, I had to read a popular author's first book; additionally I had to read a book that inspired a television show. Check, check. I liked it. I'll admit that some of the gruesome details I skimmed. And some of the science was not my cup of tea. But she is a likable character, a strong female with just enough softness to make her believable. If you like murder mysteries, than you might want to try this one out for yourself.