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 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!
Most of it!
Rehashing the past yet again.
Too intense and toneless
Shame this series has degenerated into a Scarpetta Soap Opera
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.
I have read all of Patricia Conrwells books and usually they are very high quality but this was really poor. Loved Susan Ericksen
There was way to much repetition and very little action. I usually love Scarpetta but was truly bored.
Very difficult to change a voice with so many characters, tough job done well
I'm afraid I found this audio book very boring compared to the other Scarpetta books, but thats just my view.
The plethora of descriptive narrative seemed to last for ever. I almost sacked it off before the story eventually light up.
The book probably could be about 10 chapters shorter.
Perhaps I've been spoilt by the book I just finished last week, Blue Horizon by Wilbur Smith.
Story took forever to progress. Far far too much harping on about the past, but in an annoyingly elliptical manner. Readers of her books will already be familiar with the characters, but new readers will not be efficiently informed of the past history.
Get to the point and stop having such obtuse dialogue
No, not at all. She reads in a flat tone with no ability to differentiate between characters
The denouement when it came was rushed
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