Very monotone. Poor inflection of the different characters.
I have been a fan of Patricia Cornwell for years, and was excited to see a new book coming out. I was dissapointed beyond words. When I start a book I finish it, but this was difficult to finish. The excitment and mystery of previous novels was completely gone. It was VERY repetitive.
I have read and listened to many, many of Patricia Cornwell's books and used to snatch them up the minute they hit the stands. But then they started to deteriorate. This certainly falls into that category. The passion between Kay and her co-workers is luke warm at the very best. They might be talking about Marino or Scarpetta or other familiar characters, but that is just it, they don't feel familiar. Although the plot line is fine, the book just feels like something to kill time with.
Scarpetta's stories are starting to drone...dark, sad, complicated. I used to enjoy them but Ms. Cornwell is starting to lose me.
Part l of this book dragged and was going nowhere fast....too much dialogue with two characters.
I would prefer to listen to something more fast paced in the crime/courtroom genre
Another reader with more inflections in their voice
Disappointed in book but I liked the ending
Another novel from Patricia Cornwell that ends so quick you think you missed something. She goes into excruciating about Kay's thoughts and feelings and the story just loses any purpose at times.
I've listened to pretty much all of the Patricia Cornwell books and the more recent ones almost give the impression she's going to miss her deadline and has to end the book.
No. Just this author.
They were all fine.
The unending inner monologues that Kay goes through.
Put as much substance into the end as other parts of the book.
I am an avid eclectic reader.
Kate Burton does a good job with the narration. The story was interesting and I must say the ending took me by surprise I had a different character line up as the killer. What bothered me the most was the constant repetition in the form of dialog through out the book. Repeating an item twice may be okay to make the point you are going back to re-evaluate your findings but to do it over and over again was annoying. I would like to have more about Lucy in the next story and more action. Overall I think this was a better book than Cornwell's last book "Port Mortuary".