Book 18, Scarpetta - Scarpetta (Book 18)
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The world's bestselling crime writer Patricia Cornwell presents an extraordinary novel in which Kay Scarpetta is confronted with a case that could ruin her professionally-and personally.
From Publishers Weekly
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Not the same level as the other Scarpeta novels. Wordier than necessary, lacks the element of mystery. To dark and moody, a real Scarpeta fan don't waste your time!
Plodding and difficult
I remember a time that I pre-ordered all of the Scarpetta books. Now I find them difficult to read. Kay feels sorry for herself and betrayed by everyone. The prose is disjointed and hard to follow. Wait for this one to get to the library because it isn't worth the money.
I am a huge fan of Patricia Cromwell and her Dr. Scarpetta series - but this book was quite a disappointment. It took a long time to define a plot. It had an array of characters that I didn't connect with - and not so subtle references to a ominous secret that wasn't all that ominous. I almost felt like it was setting up a cast of characters for a future chapter (book) in Dr. Scarpetta's life.