I'm really good at reading series out of order lately. I used to watch Bones on a regular basis but have since quit (mostly when Brennan and Booth had a kid....). I still love the books because the Tempe Brennan that is in the books? A much more likable person.
Reichs is also a forensic anthropologist and her books read true. The crimes to solve are often horrifying and this latest novel is no less awful to read about since it involves children.
It looks like Anique Pomerleau showed up way back in Monday Mourning. Goodreads tells me I read it back in 2007 but amazingly enough, the plot from back then was easy to recall when Pomerleau's name appears again in this novel.
Children are being murdered and showing up in Brennan's Charlotte, NC backyard. She's asked to work some cold cases and manages to tie several disappearances and murders together. DNA is established as Pomerleau's and Brennan is off. Off to get Andrew Ryan who has disappeared off the radar since his daughter died. The two of them get back in to the (rocky) swing of things and go after the killer.
There are several twists along the way and, although I felt that the first twist was false, things did get interesting.
Enjoyable book. I think this could be read as a standalone because history on Pomerleau is given but it's worth a read of Monday Mourning too.