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
I have loved all the Patricia Cornwell books until this one. It is not up to par. I found it mildly boring due to all the drawn out explaining of unnecessary details. Mostly medical details , seemed to drone on and on for no good reason. I will look forward to the next book and hope that this one was just a fluke. This is the first one by Patricia Cornwell that I have found tedious.
I always enjoy a good Kay Scarpetta... however she sounds so depressed these days - nothing ever seems to be well for her!
She is enjoyable to listen to... tells the story the way it is, and she has built very good character distinction.
not so much detail, both medical and techical. Also, even speaking as Scarpetta the character brings out her numerous flaws that have intensified in herself. The sold Scarpetta mysteriess have long dissappeared and now the boring, boring stories have lost the magic
more mystery and less boredom, Boring, booorrriiinnnggg
Don't know, but her reading of a bad book does not make her a bad narrator
will not make the mistake again thinking new books by Cornwell will be as interesting as the first and will not waste my money
I probably wouldn't listen to this story again. I find I'm a bit fatigued with the characters--they've matured and Cornwell is more focused now on their mental states rather than developing the action. Sometimes I'm irritated with all the details of their high-end, consumerist lifestyles. Scarpetta comes off as a complete elitist snob and the author apologizes for it constantly. I can only assume this facet of Kay is a reflection of Cornwell's own life and she feels compelled to brag about it too much in her characterization of Kay.
The descriptions of the old south make me want to plan a southern vacation touring historic homes.
Kate did a decent job of narration although there were a a few technical glitches and yes--she did mispronounce some key words.
The dialog and the monlogue
It was predictable--someone's out to get Kay Scarpetta. I wish Cornwell would write a story with twists and turns without it being life and death for the ME Kay.
The narrator was overly-dramatic and annoying mispronounced many, many words throughout the entire novel.
Stop being so damned dramatic and learn the proper ways to say medical terminology!
The book itself is great, as expected. However, I will never listen to a book with this narrator again.
I have read the entire series and this book and her last seem like different authors. Kay is always so angry. I got about half way through and decided it wasn't worth my time.
No, I love murder, thrillers, and intrigue, but I won't buy another Patricia Cornwell book.
No, I think she added to the anger.
Tone it down an notch!!
No I liked the continuation of characters that I have known for many years, but standing alone I would not have enjoyed it much. There was a surprising conclusion which I enjoyed.
Avid audio book listener with over 1600 books in my library!
Not sure it was boring
It seems Patricia has lost her touch. Kay Scarpetta has become droll and irritating. Her ego is borderline obnoxious and she has no personality. I have read all of her books and this one is the worst. The story line did not even come close to keeping my interest. I started and stopped the book on several occasions. Patricia will have to give Kay an entire new make-over and her plots will have to be a little more thrilling for me to read another one of her books.
I have not problem with Kate's performance. She is a great narrator. It was what she had to work with that I had a problem with.
Most of them
Can I get my money back?
Wordy & boring.
Probably not.<------ This from a HUGH Cornwell fan.
She did a good job with the material she had to work with.
The reader, and the dialogue
Not one but all, I liked Mandy, the addition to the story this time, because of how she dealt with the whole thing.
Going into the Jordan bedroom through the pictures taken with the 1st investigation.Kay had an opportunity to see everything and be open about the murder,
She had that moment when she realized all that blood but one small drop made the difference
Red Mist leads to Bloodlines
As always Patricia Cornwell shines with Kay. There was a lot going on in this book that could of be muddled but she held it all together with one bloodline.
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