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Grades 6 - 8Grades 1 - 4n/a3.583538
Tory Brennan is as fascinated by bones and dead bodies as her famous aunt, acclaimed forensic anthropologist, Tempe Brennan. However living on a secluded island off Charleston in South Carolina there is not much opportunity to put her knowledge to the test. Until she and her group of technophile friends stumble across a shallow grave containing the remains of a girl who has been missing for over thirty years. With the cold-case murder suddenly hot, Tory realises that they are involved in something fatally dangerous. And when they rescue a sick dog from a laboratory on the same island, it becomes evident that somehow the two events are linked. On the run from forces they don't understand, they have only each other to fall back on. Until they succumb to a mysterious infection that heightens their senses and hones their instincts to impossible levels. Their illness seems to have changed their very biology - and suddenly it's clear that the island is home to something well beyond their comprehension. It's a secret that has driven men to kill once. And will drive them to kill again...
Paperback, 480 pages
Published on August 23, 2011 by Puffin Books
ISBN-10: 1595144269
ISBN-13: 9781595144263
4 Book Reviews
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  • nonstopreader
    nonstopreaderFriday, August 26, 2016 at 4:56 am
    This book is very good and needs to be for bigger kids. If you have watched the TV show "Bones" you will most likely fall in love with this book. Very interesting, bit funny, intense and SO MUCH MORE!!
    • ajordan
      ajordanMonday, May 23, 2016 at 8:52 am33 stars
      The beginning is super boring. But get to part one then it get's good. First they are wondering were a wolf dog went and they have to go into this lab to find something but then here a dogs bark. is this the wolf piup they are looking for?
      • booklover39
        booklover39Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 3:26 pm
        I loved this book. I couldn't put it down.
        • imdabomb
          imdabombSunday, October 14, 2012 at 6:32 pm44 stars
          intresting book, its a kind of weird ending