A woman has vanished while digging a dinosaur bone bed in the remote wilderness of Canada. Somehow, the only evidence has made its way to the inbox of Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta, over 2,000 miles away, in Boston. She has no idea why. But as events unfold with alarming speed, Scarpetta begins to suspect that the paleontologist's disappearance is connected to a series of crimes - much closer to home: a gruesome murder, inexplicable tortures, and trace evidence from the last living creatures of the dinosaur age.
When she turns to those around her, Scarpetta finds that the danger and suspicion have penetrated even her closest circles. Her niece Lucy speaks in riddles. Her lead investigator, Pete Marino, and FBI forensic psychologist and husband, Benton Wesley, have secrets of their own. Feeling alone and betrayed, Scarpetta is tempted by someone from her past as she tracks a killer both cunning and cruel.
This is Kay Scarpetta as you have never seen her before. The Bone Bedis a must-listen for any fan of this series, or an ideal starting point for new readers.
©2012 Patricia Cromwell (P)2012 Penguin Audio
I was hoping for a substantial "older style" Scarpetta mystery - but again was disappointed. The story seems to have no plot, jumps around to different random murders that seem to be connected, yet we can't imagine why and has no more character development. I think it is time to be done with Kay Scarpetta.
I found the narrator to be slightly irritating and her character voices to be odd. She did not add to the books enjoyment, in fact, detracted from it.
It took to long to get to the story plot. Almost stopped the story.
Yes I will not read or lissen to any more by the outher. See need to change her story line.
It seemed the the reader was not into the book shile she read it. I can see why.
The whole first half of the book. It took way to long to get to the story line.
Nothing. I loved Patricia Cornwall 10+ years ago and decided to give her another shot. The characters were the same but the story was mundane. Too many details about the coffee machine in the bathroom. The story didn't grab me. I stopped listening about ten minutes in.
I'm done with Patricia Cornwall.
All of them. Lucy especially.
I was hoping this would be a Patricia Cornwell come back....it was disappointing.....It was a chore listening......I found that the beginning was a tedious long and boring dialogue with much to much description of things that did not really matter....did not enhance the story line, or encourage one to continue the book......it was really hard for me to continue, but I kept hoping it would get better.........
The monotone of the narration did not enhance the experience......
I will not get caught again !
Story fell flat in the middle and I felt that the ending was abrupt.
Not as good as her previous novel Red Mist.
I have read all her books but this one just wasn't up to standard.
No, I will read new books that she writes
Am A. Hag
Enjoyed this continuing saga, but it's not one of her best. Will listen again as I start the series for the second time.
I've been a fan of Cornwell...and Scarpetta...for many years. I'm not sure if I can say the same after Bone Bed. It's hard to say how much the narrator's interpretation of Scarpetta and other key characters affected the way I experienced this story, but I found Scarpetta moved from flawed (but brilliant and admirable) to unbearable (inexplicably petulant, arrogant, and oblivious to much of what is going on around her).
I may have to *read* this book myself to determine whether I can return for another Scarpetta novel. Perhaps I've misread the character of Scarpetta for years, but the narrator and I clearly have very different interpretations of her personality.
I also hope that Cornwell allows the characters to grow a bit in the next novel. This was one of my favorite series, and I'm crossing my fingers that the next book brings something fresh to the table.
Worthwhile to listen but not one of my favorites
Not fond of some of characters....superwomen n always weak men. Being a man....
Cnt remember any particular scene.
Marino is a favorite anytime
Not much about a bone bed. Should have developed that more.
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