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The Bone Bed: Scarpetta, Book 20 | [Patricia Cornwell]

The Bone Bed: Scarpetta, Book 20

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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

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    Jerri Cary, NC, United States 11-28-12
    Jerri Cary, NC, United States 11-28-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Another Scarpetta mystery"
    Where does The Bone Bed rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Up at the top


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes. However, I do get frustrated at Scapetta's thinking and not speaking at times


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There was to many


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Don't know


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Highland Village, TX, United States 11-28-12
    Linda Highland Village, TX, United States 11-28-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Great Read"
    Would you try another book from Patricia Cornwell and/or Kate Reading?

    Have read all of Patricia Cornwell's books and hope she writes another in the series.


    What could Patricia Cornwell have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Great as it was.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The reader did a fantastic job.


    What character would you cut from The Bone Bed?

    Would not change a thing.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Brooksville, FL, United States 10-31-12
    Linda Brooksville, FL, United States 10-31-12 Member Since 2009

    I like to read mysteries and adventure. Also, I love it when pets are involved. I like to read about the North ....survival stories.

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    "Interesting, but Depressing"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Bone Bed to be better than the print version?

    Yes


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Bone Bed?

    When Dr. Scarpetta was kidnapped


    What three words best describe Kate Reading’s performance?

    I didn't like it....too unemotional


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

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    Any additional comments?

    It was okay....but Lucy can't be that perfect

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    Karen Louisville, KY, United States 10-21-12
    Karen Louisville, KY, United States 10-21-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Great story and narration!"
    Would you listen to The Bone Bed again? Why?

    Sure. There was a good balance of plot and character development. Like Red Mist, this story was closer to the early Scarpetta books. Lucy and Marino are maturing, and Scarpetta has left her paranoid period behind.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes it did keep me on the edge of my seat. When Benton mentioned the killer was targeting women who reminded him of an older, strong woman from his life, I was sure I knew who the killer was. And I was wrong.


    What does Kate Reading bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I'm not sure what other reviewers were unhappy about, but to me Kate Reading is Scarpetta.


    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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