Number one New York Times best-selling author Patricia Cornwell delivers the 24th engrossing thriller in her high-stakes series starring medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta.
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Praise for Patricia Cornwell and the Kay Scarpetta novels:
"A pioneer of the genre of forensic psychological thriller." (BBC)
"America's most stimulating and chilling writer of crime fiction." (The Times)
"Devilishly clever." (Sunday Times)
"She is a brilliant writer and I was absolutely gripped." (Mail on Sunday)
"The top gun in this field." (Daily Telegraph)
"Forget the pretenders. Cornwell reigns" (Mirror)
"The Agatha Christie of the DNA age." (Express)
"One of the best crime writers writing today." (Guardian)
"Few writers match Patricia Cornwell when it comes to writing crime and her latest Scarpetta novel is one of her best." (Daily Express)
"When it comes to the forensic sciences, nobody can touch Cornwell." (New York Times)
"Dazzling.... After reading Cornwell's thriller, most others will pale in comparison." (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
"Magnificent plotting, masterful writing, and marvelous suspense." ( Booklist)
"Cornwell's instincts are dead-on." (Chicago Sun-Times)
"Cornwell remains a master of the genre, instilling in readers an appetite that only she can satisfy." (Publishers Weekly)
Most of it!
Rehashing the past yet again.
Too intense and toneless
Shame this series has degenerated into a Scarpetta Soap Opera
Have always been a Cornwell fan but found myself bored by this recent story. Thoroughly enjoyed her early books but feel there's less to the recent ones with a lot of time on incidental details.
I am an ardent fan of Patrica Cornwell but this book was nothing but unnecessary words and descriptions that made it hard to listen to would sooner of had shorter book
The story just keeps veering off the point by the continual addition of excruciatingly detailed unnecessary addition of trivial detail. just when you think (HOPE) that the story is going to move on we are provided with background information relating to people, past situations, etc etc. It's frustrating and painful to listen to. I couldn't finish the story.
Bearing in mind this took 13 hours to listen to very little actually happens. we do get to find out a lot about the weather ,the scenery and the fact that the heroine repeatedly can't see what is staring her in the face. I admit I shouted at the car several times . Get the abridged version. This was interminable.
the criminology forensics was intriguing
I normally love all the scarpetta books but this one took quite a while to get into the story line elaborating on the main characters life etc, i started to lose interest however once the main storyline started i enjoyed scarpetta's forensic investigation and would recommend it to anyone. cant wait for another!
Ok, I loved the Scarpetta books and have faithfully read them all, but this one is just too bad to finish. I am sick of all the action taking place seemingly in telephone conversations and the dynamic between the characters has become one of bickering conversations. I am sorry, but I have got a couple of hours in and it's making me angry and stressed, so won't be finished. Advice to the author:- put away the gadgets and the he said, she said go back to the less cluttered plot lines, without all the infighting!
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