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
Maybe in time once I have finished my other books
It kept me entranced because just as you thought you figured it out, you were wrong
All That Remains
I enjoyed it a lot
I'd heard of Cornwall's Scarpetta series but never tried one. This was an Audible special offer so thought I'd give it a try. It's book 3 in the series but I don't think I missed too much by not having read the first two. I'll probably proceed in order from this point. Interesting story and characters. Narration was not as good, but not so bad as to keep me from listening to others by Critt.
Cornwell - yes. Critt - NO
It could have been read by someone else. Critt takes pauses that are so long, I have checked numerous times to see if my device has died. Her voice for Benton is absurd - some snarky, angry-at-the-world jerk that snaps every word he says. Not Benton at all. And for god's sake, does she have the mic shoved in her mouth or does she breathe abnormally loud? Disgusting.
I have only recently been introduced to P Cornwell. I lived in Richmond for several years so I had heard of her but had never read anything of hers before. I am glad I picked her up. Her characters are believable to me.
This so far, is my favorite of her first 3. I definitely see her picking up steam as she goes along.
I am a longtime Cornwell fan, but this book was terribly disappointing. I am not entirely sure if it was the narrator or the storyline that fell so short. Obviously this was written a number of years ago and Cornwell has improved over time and her characters are much more developed. What do I remember about this book...Marino was a slob who cleaned up his act. Spend your time on other more intriguing books.
The story was ok but seemed to drag a little bit. This could be because there were multiple books in the series and this is the only one I listened to. I was a bit turned off by the bad language. It just seemed pointless to me. I would rather have some kind of warning that the author has such a small vocabulary that they can't write a book without the use of fowl language.
I would not recommend this audio book. The story was tired - how does the chief medical examiner of a large city lead investigations? Regardless, while the narrator did use inflections in her speaking, it was boring. Little if any distinguishing voices for each character... there were times I spaced out because the reading did little to keep my attention.
I'm not sure - I don't pay attention to the narrator unless they are really poor.
not written it
no one it would be mean to make them read this book
A medical examiner that thinks she is a detective
This book was bad on so many levels it is hard to explain, the best part was the end. bad writing bad reading bad book bad
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