Book - 2004
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Dr. Kay Scarpetta returns to Richmond, Virginia at the strange request of the newly appointed Chief Medical Examiner, in order to solve the death of a fourteen-year-old girl, a case with very little evidence.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2004
ISBN: 9780399152191
Branch Call Number: FIC Cornw 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 435 p


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Nov 03, 2015

I had a very difficult time with this book, and to be honest I only read the first two chapters.

I found that it was too disjointed as there were too many jumps in plot with little direction or flow. Maybe it's different for the eBook version, but that was my experience.

I used to read her a ton when I was younger and wanted to try one of her newer books. Maybe I will look for a different book that isn't a Scarpetta series and see if I fair better.

Krajzel Mar 05, 2012

Ah, Patricia Cornwell, what an author! This book was a little off key for Ms. Cornwell, at first the reader was confused with all of the characters. You were just trying to figure out one person when the next chapter was of a completely different person with no logical way to connect the dots. In the end, one works hard to figure out what is going on and why. Interesting plot, but just not believable.

bdemian Dec 10, 2011

unwieldly plot; thin characterizations; and poorly edited. cornwell's use of repetition might be an intentional device, but it's merely annoying

Sep 28, 2010

Good read with a few gruesome bits.

Nov 05, 2007

I love this author.

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