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.
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.
I have two rescue dogs. One Scottish born husband. And a love of books that goes back to childhood and bookmobiles!
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.
Say something about yourself!
Looking forward to the next installment
I don't have the problems others have with C.J. Critt. Her narrations are okay, although I can not get a visual image in my mind of Benton, or perhaps I do, but I don't think it is the image the author wants us to have.
Several times I laughed out loud, especially with Pete going ballistic at the cemetery. lol
I thought the ending was unfinished, the part with Pete, and why Kay didn't explain to Lucy who "Jerry or what ever his name was" really was
Loved this book, it was perfectly written as are all of Patricia Cornwells's novels.
When the gunshots went off...I dont want to say when for the people who are reading.
She is great and has so many detailed voices for each character
The end with Scarpetta and Lucy
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.
Stephen King fan - Patricia Cornwell - All True Crime from Gone with the Wind to The Stand I love them all
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.
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.
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