As a mystery fan, I was eager to delve into Cornwell's series featuring Kay Scarpetta. Black Notice was my first Cornwell listen and I would be hard pressed to even try another. This book has very little mystery to it. In fact it takes three hours into the book before we are even certain a crime has been committed. What we are exposed to however, is endless whinning on relationships past and present, feelings for ex-lovers, sisters and new bosses and dealing with the romantic woes of lesbian nieces. This book should be reclassified from "Mystery" to "Oprahs Book Club." Out of the 12 hours there is about 2 hours of crime and detection. I thought Cornwell would turnout to be the queen of crime drama when in reality her crime is being a drama queen.
This was incredibly enjoyable. Great plot, interesting characters and superb Chandler-esque writing. S Brick, as always does a fabulous job of narration.
A complete joy to listen to from start to finish. As cliched as it might sound, I was hoping the book would never end. One of the best crime-mystery-detective diversions I have heard in a while.
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