I not sure what to say other than it was darn right awful. The story was hard to follow, the author jumped from one subject to the next leaving the reader trying to catch up. If this would not been on audio version so i could do something else while i listen, I never would have got past the first chapter.
So disappointed in all of her books over the past few years and I used to anticipate each of her books and could hardly wait to read them. This book was dull and boring and I didn't like any of the characters. Maybe because of the narration? I could hardly struggle through it and couldn't tell you what the end result was.
I have never written a review before and I like most of what I read or listen to. But I have to say something. I hope her editor reads this and speaks to her.
It was a frustrating listen. I kept thinking that I had somehow purchased an abridged version. I never understood what was going on. I would rewind and try again. I am still wondering what happened. This is a big stylistic change from the beginning of the series. I really don't like it at all. I LOVED the early books.
I don't think PC even wrote this one. Even the medical details were wrong. What doctor starts CPR only to stop a minute later? What did the story have to do with the title? There was no mystery to slove, no clues left laying around, all details of the murders were wraped up in a couple of paragraphs. It was all subplots and didn't have a plot.
I have loved PC's books. They have fueled my interest in forensics, but this one was a waste of my time. I've never given another book a rating this low before.
By the time I listened to the first half of this book, I didn't care what happened to anybody in it. I went on to something else. It was really a waste of time.
Just plain bad. And the reader made it worse. I have listened to all of PC's Scarpetta books, and this one doesn't even come close to her worst previous book, that wasn't that bad at all. In this one, by destroying a character (who shall remain nameless) the author destroyed herself. The central theme is beyond credulity. I am not even sure she wrote it! It's jumpy, contrived, convoluted, just not up to snuff. It was a chore to listen to.
I usually like this author. This book spends to much time about her boyfriend and ex husband instead of the store. I could not finish the book. I also did not like the reader of the book
I keep hoping Ms. Cornwell will get over her writers block or what ever she has been going through the last few years. Her earlier books such as BODY FARM were a fantastic read. Here latest are boring, pointless and rambling. I keep taking a chance that she's "come together again"...alas, again I am the fool. I shall not purchase another boring Cornwell
The reviews were right on. I didn't read any since I had been a Cornwell fan. This book ended that. It was terrible. It dragged on and on and on and on with little action or plot. Then of course we need the snide little political commentary to hold our noses through. Save your time and money. My last Cornwell book. Too bad, other books were very good.