Number-one best-selling author Patricia Cornwell delivers the next enthralling thriller in her high-stakes series starring Kay Scarpetta - a complex tale involving a serial sniper who strikes chillingly close to the forensic sleuth herself.
It's Chief Medical Examiner Dr Kay Scarpetta's birthday, and while she's enjoying a leisurely morning, a man is shot dead five minutes from her house. The bullet tore through him as he unloaded groceries from his car. Yet nobody heard or saw a thing.
It looks like the work of a serial sniper - one who leaves no trace except for tiny copper fragments, and whose seemingly impossible shots cause instant death. As Scarpetta investigates, uncovering details that only she can analyze, she begins to suspect that the killer is sending her a message.
Adding to Scarpetta's growing unease is the sense that those closest to her are keeping secrets. And when her pursuit of the sniper takes Scarpetta to a shipwreck off the Florida coast, she comes face to face with shocking evidence that implicates her niece Lucy - Scarpetta's very own flesh and blood…
©2014 Patricia Cornwell (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
I am a Scarpetta fan and found this audio book a good listen. Great narration, with authentic accents and distinguishable character voices, which are always a pleasure. I found the storyline very credible and interesting.
The only flaw for me was a eager sudden and flat ending. I realize the intended purpose of it, bout found it to be a rather bland ending to an otherwise rise momentum-building story.
"Implausible and not well thought out"
My first Cornwell novel.
Very disappointed. Unrealistic characters- millionaires who work as FBI agents?! Far too long - one event at the beginning followed by 40 chapters of not a lot + a rushed ending. Full of cliches and simplistic characters.
It's a real shame as I was expecting more.
"Not her best"
Not her best story line and the narrator voice does get a bit drone. I love these stories generally a d I have read most of them
"Good story, bad narration"
Compelling story if rather implausible towards the end. Main problem is narration - distractingly irritating
"Flesh and Blood"
Another Kay Scarpeta and as usual well written and exciting to listen to.excellent forensic detail.
"Travelogue not Crime Thriller"
I have gone back to reading Patricia Cornwell after quite a break.
This book was so disappointing
All street names and places
I had to listen to the end twice to make sure I had the ending correct
"Review of flesh and blood"
Wasn't as good as her earlier books but still not bad. Will still keep listening to her books good reads
"Another great thriller from PC"
This story was good like most of Patricia Cornwell's stories. The characters are like comfy slippers that just feel right when you put them back on. Good storyline really well read by a easy to listen to narrator. However the finish felt separate from the rest of the story almost like it could have come anywhere in the story. Still very enjoyable.
I really enjoyed this, it was nice to catch up the past, I often wondered what happened to people and there's so much she could still do.
For a while I really started to worry about Lucy lol .........I'll say no more in case of spoilers, can't wait for the next one.
Love the performance from the reader too she really brings the whole thing to life in a great way.......excellent!!!!!
You can't leave it there!!! Will I need to wait one full year to satisfy my curiosity? I can't believe it!!!! 😮
"A little over explained"
Good story a little over explained I parts and left hanging at the end good.look forward to the next one
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