Retired former magazine editor who is working harder than ever as Mr. Dad to his 13-year-old daughter.
This wasn't a bad book but if you're looking forward to learning how a medical examiner uses forensic evidence to uncover the mystery behind crimes, you will be disappointed. The unraveling of the mystery had very little to do with forensics and more to do with generic detective work. Also, listening to this book 20 or so years after it was written might prove a little distracting because of the advances made in computing and investigative techniques. Get past all that and the book will provide some entertainment. Worth a listen if you can pick it up on a $4.99 sale.
I'm very glad this is a continuing series as I greatly enjoyed it. I really liked the characters (with the exception of the niece Lucy who I wanted to smack) and it's nice to see a strong female protagonist. Moreno is also a wicked good character, just love him. The narrator was also excellent and she just heightened the suspense of the story.
C.J. Critt did a marvelous job with the voices. She made it entertaining and believable.
Kate Scarpetta - she a hard-working, driven woman who still find time for her irritating family.
I believe she does the Janet Ivanovich books. Two entirely different writers/books yet she seems at ease with both.
A WOMAN AT HOME ALONE IS IN SERIOUS DANGER
I listen as I commute everyday and travel for work.
I really did enjoy listening to this book so much that I couldn't wait to get back in the car and finish it but once it was over I kept thinking did I really like it that much or was I just ready for it to be over. I am torn on this one. I just can't make up mind on this one which is why I gave it 3 stars.
I found the bad guy very amazing up until the end and then I found him to be very underwhelming. I did love the science (well my idea of science) on both sides -- the computer side and the medical side. I also found her niece very annoying and felt they were tiptoeing around her about everything so she wouldn't get upset.
The narrator did a good job on the book and the characters and I have to admit I have heard other books in this series but I felt the author kept the characteristics of the characters that I enjoyed in some of the later books. They sounded like the characters I already knew except the character of Benton which I found this version different than all the other versions I have listened to.
A Very enjoyable story that builds the characters for future Scarlett stories. Be sure to read or listen to more.
I have always loved reading Patricia Cornwell books. it's been awhile so now I'm listening to them with my husband. their still great.