The book starts with Temperance Brennan remembering a long lost friend from her childhood - Evangeline, with whom she discussed all the topics young girls are interested in. Shortly after pondering about Evangelines - and all her family's - sudden disappearance Tempe gets a box with the remains of a young girl and begins to suspect, that her long lost friend lies stripped to her bones before her. So Tempe decides to investigate this remains further, alongside her usual forensic work.
Additionally, Andrew Ryan, no longer her boyfriend, needs her help in cold cases involving 3 missing and 2 dead girls.
Tempes sister Harry comes to Montreal and gets involved in the search for Evangeline and her family, as usual getting herself into danger.
Well, every single line of the book seems to get down to the search for Tempes childhoodfriend, everything seems to be linked... All in all I liked the book, but one or two coincidences less would not have done any harm.
So I award 6 out of 10 for a good idea and a mediocre adoption.
I now have on my lifestand - matching the season - Oliver Uschmanns "Überleben auf Festivals".