The new Kay Scarpetta novel from the world's #1 bestselling crime writer.
Determined to find out what happened to her former deputy chief, Jack Fielding, murdered six months earlier, Kay Scarpetta travels to the Georgia Prison for Women, where an inmate has information not only on Fielding, but also on a string of grisly killings. The murder of an Atlanta family years ago, a young woman on death row, and the inexplicable deaths of homeless people as far away as California seem unrelated. But Scarpetta discovers connections that compel her to conclude that what she thought ended with Fielding's death and an attempt on her own life is only the beginning of something far more destructive: a terrifying terrain of conspiracy and potential terrorism on an international scale. And she is the only one who can stop it.
©2011 Patricia Cornwell (P)2011 Penguin Audio
If I am not reading I am listening to a story sometimes both.
I like the books Pat's written in 1st person and I enjoy Kate Burtons way of reading. It makes me feel just like I am in Kay's head. The story is a continuation of her last book which helps give that one a nice finish.
I like when Lucy is a part of the story and Marino is not such an ass too.
I really enjoy a good 'Mystery/Thriller' but the narrator can cause me, at times, to not listen to what might have been a really good story.
Too....much....talking! Very long-winded, not enough, if any, action. I am forcing myself to finish this book to see if anything EVER happens.
I am an avid eclectic reader.
Kate Burton does a good job with the narration. The story was interesting and I must say the ending took me by surprise I had a different character line up as the killer. What bothered me the most was the constant repetition in the form of dialog through out the book. Repeating an item twice may be okay to make the point you are going back to re-evaluate your findings but to do it over and over again was annoying. I would like to have more about Lucy in the next story and more action. Overall I think this was a better book than Cornwell's last book "Port Mortuary".
The trash can where I put it.
I was impressed with the constant repeat of the same
The performance was also superficial and monotone. Given the material she had to work with I am not aware how it could have been better. How could
Well, I always knew not to eat cans of food that are swollen - there is nothing else to say.
I am so very sorry I used my money to make this purchase.
Ending was rushed but storyline was great. We'll worth the read. When will Benton learn to listen to her?
I love listening to it while stuck in hideous Los Angeles traffic
Great twists and surprises. Another great Scarpetta story
I am a huge Scarpetta fan. While I understand that she is a serious character, the narrator book puts me to sleep. Her interpretation of New York & Southern accents (for me) miss the mark.
I've stayed with Patricia Cornwell and Dr. Kay Scarpetta for all of these years....it's time to quit. I bought the kindle version of the last book and only read it all the way through out of past loyalty. It was awful. This one is just as bad. Too much stream of consciousness for a character that has less and less of a personality. Kay has become bitter...self-pitying, making huge issues out of nothing. I don't associate with those kinds of people in real life. Why would I want to do that in a book? I'm done. Patricia Cornwell should also be done with this series.
No. Only this author.
Well, maybe I have read to many Scarpetta stories. Many parts I liked as I always like the way Cornwell writes but the details of the crime etc are becoming lengthy and technical and they drag on forever that the story gets lost. And, I lost interest as well.
I figured it out.
I think it became tedious. I wanted more story line and less technical description. But, I always hope Cornwell will thrill me with each book. I think I will give it a rest for awhile.
I've read or listened to all of Cornwell's books. Somewhere along the line, I felt her story lines were lacking. I think I heard more of the original Cornwell in this book. I liked it a lot better then some of her other recent books.
I was shocked at one of the key deaths in the book. I won't say who, but I definitely wasn't expecting it. I put it together around the same time Scarpetta did.
I was disappointed in the audio. I could tell when the narrator's recordings were cut and pasted together. There was a difference in volume and "tone" (I'm not sure what else to call it). What I mean is that the narrator's voice sounded different on and off throughout the story. Sometimes she sounded closer to the mike or like she was recording in a fishbowl or something. I hate rating the Performance so low because I don't think it was Burton's fault, but more the way her recordings were edited and put together.
The 1st book in several years that reminds us why we loved Scarpetta, not all the way back but well on the way.
The moment during an autopsy when Scarpetta realizes something is amiss with Jamie's failure to show up.
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