Kathy Reichs Writing Styles in Deadly Decisions

Kathy Reichs
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Point of View

The point of view of Deadly Decisions comes entirely from the first person perspective of the narrator, Temperance Brennan. All of the defining traits of the narration can be attributed to the character and personality of Tempe. At no time does the reader get narrative input from any other character. Tempe is both a trained scientist and a person with an active imagination and sense of humor.

Her background as a scientist, a forensic anthropologist, allows Tempe to present the story in clear, often vivid detail. Ambiguity is never a problem with Tempe's description of characters and events. Her description of forensic procedures and processes are thorough. The reader will come away with a great deal of knowledge of the scientific elements of crime scene investigation.

Despite the scientific detail, the narration is not always dry and clinical. Tempe is also capable of humor. Her interest...

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