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Blow Fly | [Patricia Cornwell]

Blow Fly

Dr. Kay Scarpetta has left Virgina in quest of peace, but instead finds herself drawn into baffling, horrific murders in Florida, where she becomes entangled in an international conspiracy that confronts her with the shock of her life.
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Publisher's Summary

Dr. Kay Scarpetta has left Virgina in quest of peace, but instead finds herself drawn into baffling, horrific murders in Florida, where she becomes entangled in an international conspiracy that confronts her with the shock of her life.

©2003 Patricia Cornwell; (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.

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    Marcus Middle Park, Australia 06-09-14
    Marcus Middle Park, Australia 06-09-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Frivilous girlie pap"

    Nothing had happened after an hour and a half so I gave up. Dont bother with this. I think Ms Cornwell is just trading off her reputation from years ago.

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    Pedro Oliveira Jr. Sao Paulo, SP Brazil 05-06-10
    Pedro Oliveira Jr. Sao Paulo, SP Brazil 05-06-10 Member Since 2009

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    "Awful. Choose another book"

    Patricia Cornwell is a bestseller writer but this book is very hard to read. The story doesn't flow, it does not keep you attention at all. The narrator is average but the book is very weak.

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  • Stuart
    Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
    11/19/08
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    "Blow Fly"

    First download from audible, loved the book and have already downloaded the next book in the Scarpetta series. Twists and turns right to the end. Enjoyed the narration. Listening to a few chapters a day, the book lasted a month. Good value I would say.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • N. Wilson
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    2/2/14
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    "Blow Fly"
    What did you like best about Blow Fly? What did you like least?

    Blow Fly continues the story of Scarpetta, which for 11 books has so far been an exciting journey. However, Cornwell's change of pace and style in this book is jaunting, telling the story from multiple narrative perspectives and shifting into the present tense. It's utterly perplexing and completely changes the level of enjoyment I have had for these books so far. Some of the plot points in this story, particularly the return of one long-dead character, is bizarre and at times, Cornwell seems to be clutching at straws with what story to write. It takes a long time for any real plot to develop or unfold.


    Do you think Blow Fly needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    I will be interested to see how Cornwell manages to progress the story beyond Blow Fly in Trace. Hopefully, she'll return to some of her previous writing styles.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Curtis
    Llanbadarn Fawr, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
    7/10/13
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    "One of the weaker Scarpetta novels."
    What did you like best about Blow Fly? What did you like least?

    As the title says, this is one of the weaker Scarpetta novels. For some reason Cornwell decided to switch from first to third person, and it jars a bit. It also highlights the weakness of some of the character development. The plot is also fairly ludicrous. I don't want to spoil it for anyone too much, but there are too many things going on, too many coincidences and a lot of unbelievable, contrived happenings, as well as one big surprise that feels like a very undisguised attempt to breathe some life and interest back into a flagging series.

    It is also too repetitive, constantly reminding you of what has happened in previous books in a way which feels less like a helpful reminder than a patronising way of padding the word count.


    Has Blow Fly put you off other books in this genre?

    It has not put me off other books in the genre because I already know that crime thrillers are not often literary classics, they are a bit of easy entertainment.


    Have you listened to any of Lorelei King’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    I have only listened to Lorelei King reading Patricia Cornwell books but she is very consistent and easy to listen to. Her range of voices is perhaps not the greatest but she conveys tone fairly well.


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