I read the first 18 Scarpetta books and listened to the last two. While I thought the story here was weak, the narrator was terrible. Good thing this is fiction or Lucy might have shot you for your protrayal of her. If you share my love for Kay, my advice to you is buy the book. And my advice to Patricia Cornwell and the publisher is go back to Kate Burton,
Cornwell yes Kate no!
Yes but only because it is Cornwell.
It was too mundane
Yes wait patiently for Cornwell's next book
I traditionally love the Scarpetta books but this one took me awhile to get into. I actually stopped listening twice, but went back to it. In the end it was a good book but not as good as some of her books. A bit slow, not to much action as others. Performance was good just not sure I love the overall story that much.
The Bone Bed was very slow moving at the beginning, then the story wrapped up quickly.
This and more recent books by Cornwell have been disappointing, not as good as her earlier works.
never should have been published!
excessive meaningless conversations with too many thoughts thrown in that are obviously meant to take up book space. unfortunate that this book ever got published. very disappointed!!!!!
all of the above
don't want to continue to waste my time!
While there's some mystery about who the main villain is, there's little reason to care. Perhaps someone who likes verbose descriptions of incredibly self-absorbed people would be drawn to this narrative of how great thou art and how lacking everyone else is...it wasn't for me.
See above - no real mystery and all the subplots were equally pointless.
OMG - this woman's diction was like Peggy Noonan speaking English as a second language. There were odd pronunciations of relatively common words, and a bizarre cadence that was somewhat hypnotic in is arhythmic hautiness. Listening was a chore driven my curiosity to see whodunnit...a waste of time in the end due to the ho-humness of it all.
Professional female who loves to read. This fills the gap since I don't have much time to sit and read. I favor mysteries.
This is a hard review to write because I really enjoy Kay Scarpetta books. But there were times when the narrator's condescending tone was truly annoying because that's not how I see Ms. Scarpetta. The tone was just plain wrong in places. Maybe it is because I'm a professional myself and idenify with Scarpetta. When others around me don't understand what I'm doing or why I'm doing it, I know I don't "look down my nose" at them. The annoying tone abated as the book went on, but it really was a serious problem for me. Perhaps others disagree.
This book would be good for anyone unfamiliar with the series
I would sample the book first.
Way too much regurgitation of the same facts.
Thrilling, real feelings, fast
I generally like all of Cornwell's ending ... I like it when there are NOT details left hanging.
Readings one of my favorites ... brings all to life
No NEED ... but always enjoy more Scarpetta
Now there's gotten to be so many I've find myself wanting to go back to reread to see what I missed or mixed up or just totally forgot!
about two of them
the connectivity between all the characters was too confusing and often uninteresting. The author used the first person way too many times