Little Emily Steiner left a church meeting late one afternoon and strolled toward home along a lakeside path; a week later, her nude body was discovered, bound in blaze-orange duct tape. Called by the North Carolina authorities, forensic pathologist Kay Scarpetta recognizes similarities to the gruesome work of a serial killer who has long eluded the FBI But as she tries to make sense of the evidence, she is left with questions that lead her to the Body Farm, a little known research facility in Tennessee where, with the help of some grisly experiments, she might discover the answer.
It is Scarpetta alone who can interpret the forensic hieroglyphics that eventually reveal a solution to the case as staggering as it is horrifying. But she must also endeavor to help her niece, Lucy, who is embroiled in controversy at Quantico. And Scarpetta, too, is vulnerable, as she opens herself to the first physical and emotional bond she has felt in far too long a time. Tenacious and brilliant, tender and gentle, this is Scarpetta even more realized and poignant than we've seen her before--in a stunning achievement from a best-selling author at the peak of her powers.
Flesh and bone: investigate more of Kay Scarpetta's forensic cases.
©2010 Patricia Cornwell (P)2011 Simon & Schuster
The novel was interesting in the beginning and very well narrated, but half-way in, you already know the ending. There are better crime novels.
This one will have your head spinning. The plot has intrigue. The characters are unique. The settings are gruesome. You ought to love this one if you like PC.
I've read several of Patrica Cornwell's books and by far this is one of the best as far as character development! I can't wait to read some more of her books.
and she has don't it again with twists and turns and a story i did not stop for even to eat. you know who didn't do it but keeps getting pointed at, the question is who and why and proof! it's a good cozy listen.
I like Patricia Cornwell. Have read several of her books and really am enjoying this series. Fun listen with lots of twists.
This book, like all the Scarpetta book series is good. Again, it refers to past books, but tries to cover the bases, in case you haven't gone in order of the past series, but it's always best to read in order, if you can.
Funny how this book seems dated after only ten years... pagers? Still, a fun read.
I would... I would like to hear more about Dr Katz.
Nice.... the regional dialects were not very accurate.
No... but I believe that was part of the books over-all flavor.
I wish there were more books involving thanatology.
C.J. Critt's narration absolutely RUINS the listening experience. She reads too slowly and takes unnatural pauses. Every time Marino's voice joins the story, I hear a Jersey 'Soprano' saying "Fuhgetaboutit!"
Critt's characterization of Benton Wesley is clearly a parody of Don Adams' comic characterization of 'Agent 82' in "Get Smart." WHY ON EARTH did Critt choose this voice for a serious (and major) character in a crime-mystery novel? It completely pulled me out and broke up the story for me each and every time Wesley appeared.
Kept hoping it would get better, but finally had to stop listening.
The captivating story itself, sans narration, compelled me to get the Kindle version, which I read in one five-hour sitting. Could NOT put it down!!! One of the BEST in Cornwell's "Scarpetta" series!
Audible, I would LOVE to hear a *decent* narration of this book, which has become one of my favorites of Cornwell's.
It's not the book. Narrator was almost monotone. Sounded at times as if she were drunk or stoned. I may try other books by this author, but will aviod this narrator.
not at this time
I don't know, just hatted the narrator
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