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)
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
I have read all her books but this one is soooo boring! There is no action and I am getting really bored with the same menace time after time. I am very disappointed. The narrator does not help with her harsh voice and nobody seems to be able to talk to each other in a normal manner. Far too many descriptions. The last book was also a bit like this and it will put me off reading any next one.
I don't know who would enjoy this book. Patricia Cornwell's books used to be gripping and just so hard to put down.
I am losing interest in Patricia Cornwall's books as the Kay Scarpitta series that I was addicted to for many years has become so dull. Overly detailed and really not worth the effort of listening to.
Most of them!
Time to kill off / retire Kay Scarpitta as it is always the same type of ending. The books are too hung up on intricate details that are unnecessary and it just drags on and on!
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.
Most of it!
Rehashing the past yet again.
Too intense and toneless
Shame this series has degenerated into a Scarpetta Soap Opera
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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