A serial killer is stalking Virginia’s young lovers, taking their lives and taunting police with a single clue: a jack of hearts. For two years, the meaning of this card has eluded FBI investigators. But as Scarpetta begins searching the victims’ remains for microscopic clues, she begins to suspect that someone in the FBI knows more about the murderer.
Flesh and bone: investigate more of Kay Scarpetta's forensic cases.
©1992 Patricia D. Cornwell (P)1995 Recorded Books, LLC
When I was reading rather than listening I loved Cornwell. This is my first Cornwell book in many moons. While the story was good I just couldn't get involved with the narration. This is one of those books I think I'd rather curl up with and read to myself.
Myst/thrillers, some contemporary and ✨fun fantasies✨are my favorites but always open for a good story.
Kay Scarpetta is a medical examiner who has been trying to solve a case concerning a serial killer for many years. No evidence is ever found at the murder sights and she cannot find cause of death for any of the victims. The story started out interesting and the characters were believable, however, about three quarters of the way through the mystery became convoluted. To many what if's and conjectures with not enough evidence to support some of the theory's. I was going to rate it a four because most of the book was pretty good with the exception of the end, but the recording needs to be cleaned up. An echo ran through out, slight but still present.
My husband & I have listened to a number of the Scarpetta novels & this was 1 of my favorites! Plenty of mystery, but not so much gore as in later books. An excellent book to listen to on a long journey.
This might be ok but it is an old book and is irrelevant by today's standards
In my top five for sure.
I like that the storyline was simple and easy to follow.
I just like her narration in general.
I would recommend this to anyone into mystery and detective novels. It has a similar feel to the Patterson Women's Murder Club series, which I loved!
I love this author. I have readand listened to lots of her books. I haven't listened to them in ordered of date published but it hasn't mattered. It's interesing to hear about characters iin the earlier books and learn how/why they've evolved as they have!
I have actually gone to the internet while reading/listening to a Scarpetta novel and looking things! I've learned lots!
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