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The Body Farm: A Scarpetta Novel | [Patricia Cornwell]

The Body Farm: A Scarpetta Novel

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.
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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

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    DONA PITTSBURGH, PA, United States 09-07-12
    DONA PITTSBURGH, PA, United States 09-07-12 Member Since 2011
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    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.

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    Gabrielle United States 04-05-11
    Gabrielle United States 04-05-11
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    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.

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    Rosalyn DESOTO, TX, United States 07-17-12
    Rosalyn DESOTO, TX, United States 07-17-12 Member Since 2005
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    "One of her best books!"
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    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    sandra COPPELL, TX, United States 06-30-12
    sandra COPPELL, TX, United States 06-30-12 Member Since 2008
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    "one of my favorite authors"

    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.

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    Jessica CHRISTIANA, TN, United States 06-02-14
    Jessica CHRISTIANA, TN, United States 06-02-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Can't get enough Scarpetta!!"
    Would you listen to The Body Farm again? Why?

    Loved this book, it was perfectly written as are all of Patricia Cornwells's novels.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Body Farm?

    When the gunshots went off...I dont want to say when for the people who are reading.


    What about C. J. Critt’s performance did you like?

    She is great and has so many detailed voices for each character


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The end with Scarpetta and Lucy


    Any additional comments?

    I have loved all her books so far, I started with Red Mist and had to go back to number 1 so I am working my way through them again.

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    Jennifer Discovery Bay, CA, United States 01-02-14
    Jennifer Discovery Bay, CA, United States 01-02-14 Member Since 2013

    Stephen King fan - Patricia Cornwell - All True Crime from Gone with the Wind to The Stand I love them all

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    "CJ Critt is awful the story is great"

    I will first start off with the is a wonderful series and I have listened to it many times however CJ Critt as the narrator is awful I wish the entire series could be re-released with Kate Reading as the narrator.

    Great forensics

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    Tracey Camarillo, CA, United States 10-24-13
    Tracey Camarillo, CA, United States 10-24-13 Member Since 2012
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    What made the experience of listening to The Body Farm the most enjoyable?

    I like Patricia Cornwell. Have read several of her books and really am enjoying this series. Fun listen with lots of twists.


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    Karyn Three Forks, MT, United States 08-18-13
    Karyn Three Forks, MT, United States 08-18-13 Member Since 2012
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    "A good book"

    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.

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    Joe ORLANDO, FL, United States 05-12-13
    Joe ORLANDO, FL, United States 05-12-13 Member Since 2009
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    "fun read"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Funny how this book seems dated after only ten years... pagers? Still, a fun read.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Patricia Cornwell? Why or why not?

    I would... I would like to hear more about Dr Katz.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Nice.... the regional dialects were not very accurate.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No... but I believe that was part of the books over-all flavor.


    Any additional comments?

    I wish there were more books involving thanatology.

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    SANDRA LOUISVILLE, KY, United States 03-20-13
    SANDRA LOUISVILLE, KY, United States 03-20-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Missed it by THAT much!"
    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    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.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    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!


    Any additional comments?

    Audible, I would LOVE to hear a *decent* narration of this book, which has become one of my favorites of Cornwell's.

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