Entriguing, gripping. One of my favorite In Death books and I have listened to the entire series in order. You find out the villians right from the beginning, but that only adds to the story. Would re-read or re-listen to this book again and I will - it was just that good!
I still loved the book, but I have listened to all of the books recently in succession and this wasn't my favorite. That being said I still loved it. Susan Erickson does an excellent job narrarating. In fact, she has ruined my other series' that I listen too. They are just not up to her entertaining engaging narration. Really felt this book could have had more depth. Especially at the apprehension of the killer. Would have like to have read a little more about the party and personal interactions. The absolute worst thing about this series, is waiting for the next book to come out.
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.
We listened to this while traveling and were very near the end when we arrived home. It was so intriguing we sat in the garage to finish listening to it in the car! LOL Great story line, twists and turns you don't see coming. Great book.
My husband and I listened to this and we both loved it. Narration was great, story moved along nicely and was really quite suspenseful. My favorite "read" this summer.
I love these types of story lines. However, a 17 year old apprentice coroner/ME helper, is a bit of a stretch to believe. Especially all of the crime solving she does. And the narrartor is almost like nails on a chalk board.
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