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Flesh and Blood [Download] ➵ Flesh and Blood By Patricia Cornwell – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Dr Kay Scarpetta is about to head to Miami for a vacation when she notices seven pennies on a wall behind their home Is this a kids game If so, why are all of the coins dated and so shiny they could Dr Kay Scarpetta is about to head to Miami for a vacation when she notices seven pennies on a wall behind their home Is this Flesh and eBook å a kids game If so, why are all of the coins datedand so shiny they could be newly minted Then she learns there s been a homicide five minutes away A high school teacher was shot with uncanny precision as he unloaded groceries from his car Yet no one heard or saw a thingSoon victims surface The shots seem impossible to achieve, yet they are so perfect they cause death in an instant There is no pattern to indicate where the killer will strike next First it was New Jersey, then Massachusetts, and then the murky depths off the coast There she comes face to face with shocking news that implicates her niece, Lucy Scarpetta s own Flesh and Blood.


10 thoughts on “Flesh and Blood

  1. Sandy Sandy says:

    I think I continue to read these novels because I enjoyed them so much years ago Not any As with the last few, this one isof the same More of Marino being completely unlikable,of Kay being angry,of Benton being secretive and absent,of Lucy shutting loved ones out, and an ending that felt like Cornwell got tired and just wrapped it up with a strange scene involving scuba diving I found the epilogueinteresting than the preceding chapters I think it s time for I think I continue to read these novels because I enjoyed them so much years ago Not any As with the last few, this one isof the same More of Marino being completely unlikable,of Kay being angry,of Benton being secretive and absent,of Lucy shutting loved ones out, and an ending that felt like Cornwell got tired and just wrapped it up with a strange scene involving scuba diving I found the epilogueinteresting than the preceding chapters I think it s time for Scarpetta to retire


  2. James James says:

    The Kay Scarpetta series clearly shows the work of a brilliant imagination, clever plotter, intelligent and savvy mind who understands people, and intense soul After 22 books, I m unable to put them down and knowing what it s like to write a series, I m in awe of Patricia Cornwell s talent With Flesh and Blood, the 22nd of 25, she continues building and developing a set of characters I often feel are so real, they re sitting in my living room or bedroom as I m reading being their usual The Kay Scarpetta series clearly shows the work of a brilliant imagination, clever plotter, intelligent and savvy mind who understands people, and intense soul After 22 books, I m unable to put them down and knowing what it s like to write a series, I m in awe of Patricia Cornwell s talent With Flesh and Blood, the 22nd of 25, she continues building and developing a set of characters I often feel are so real, they re sitting in my living room or bedroom as I m reading being their usual sarcastic and bitchy selves poking a stick in my direction to dowith my life urging me to push the boundaries That s the kind of character I love to experience.So why just 3 stars I think the question for this book and my opening paragraph really goes back to the definition of a book review Is it an honest opinion of a standalone book An opportunity to highlight what you liked about it so others might read it A chance to just complain because you prefer to focus on the negatives A comparison of it to other books in its genre A focus on its place within the entire series A commentary on how well the author conveys something a new, b different, c above standard, d comforting, e I could go on forever I often see other people s reviews and wonder what were they thinking do they just like to be mean Are they so easily contented they give high ratings because they love the author I m not judging anyone at all, I m merely highlighting different ways of writing a review.That said, I ask again why just 3 stars from me To me, a 3 star book is one that is a good read, has interesting parts, has not so interesting parts, doesn t stand out from the rest of its genre series author type, has no egregious errors, and leaves me feeling okay but not thirsting to read a sequel or another book by the author Given I love this series, I will read them all, but I might think twice about picking up a different series.Flesh and Blood has all the gore, science, technology, and deep rooted psychology I ve come to adore in the author s style and books The writing is good, but not stellar It didn t force me to readchapters, but I didn t feel it was painful to read I think it fell prey to average plot with no standout characters other than the main 4 Benton, Lucy, Marino, and Kay If we had a powerful viewpoint from the killer, or a strong secondary character who was loved or hated by one of the main ones, I might have latched on a bit .Overall, I enjoyed the book, but I wouldn t rate is one of the higher ones in the series I didn t rush at night to get to bed to read Thankfully, it was a buddy read with my friend Medhat which is always fun so that helped since we could discuss it along the way I ll still be borrowing the next one from the library in March, so stay tuned foron this series from me


  3. Martin Hensley Martin Hensley says:

    Speaking as a long time Cornwell fan, this may be my last read of her books They have become increasingly self absorbed to the point that there is no longer even a pretense of a plot This one started with a potentially interesting murder weapon, then swiftly degenerated into the usual self aggrandizement The ending was rushed and pulled out of the ether, as if her publisher called in the middle of the night and gave her one hour to finish the book Cornwell has become a prime example of shou Speaking as a long time Cornwell fan, this may be my last read of her books They have become increasingly self absorbed to the point that there is no longer even a pretense of a plot This one started with a potentially interesting murder weapon, then swiftly degenerated into the usual self aggrandizement The ending was rushed and pulled out of the ether, as if her publisher called in the middle of the night and gave her one hour to finish the book Cornwell has become a prime example of should have quit while she was ahead


  4. Eileen Eileen says:

    Remember when Dr Scarpetta ACTUALLY did what her character was supposed to I miss that Now she spends her days defending her family Benton Lucy and friends Marino against those evil villains that are set out to sabotage them In Dust it was Benton in F B it s Lucy again A sniper has killed 4 people Is it part of an Insurance cover up An elaborate scheme to rid the streets of another drug mule A terrorist IDK It s never Really determined WHY these people were selected as targets Remember when Dr Scarpetta ACTUALLY did what her character was supposed to I miss that Now she spends her days defending her family Benton Lucy and friends Marino against those evil villains that are set out to sabotage them In Dust it was Benton in FB it s Lucy again A sniper has killed 4 people Is it part of an Insurance cover up An elaborate scheme to rid the streets of another drug mule A terrorist IDK It s never Really determined WHY these people were selected as targets well, one was pretty obvious Unnecessary plot twists, the return of a thought to be dead character, the attempt to make Lucylikeable, make this a confusing mess full of plot holes The first 3 4 drag The last bit was like trying to follow a conversation with the dog from Up SQUIRREL


  5. Alex is The Romance Fox Alex is The Romance Fox says:

    What is going on with this series I have read most of the books and loved the first ones but after book 18, I gave up on this series.Why did I then read book 22 I was kind of missing Kate Scarpetta and thinkinghey the real KS might just be back Well, let me tell you right away.she AIN T Kate flits from one place to anotherfrom one dead body to another.in between making fabulous breakfast for Benton, which never gets eaten The plot confused me.mucha lot.s What is going on with this series I have read most of the books and loved the first ones but after book 18, I gave up on this series.Why did I then read book 22 I was kind of missing Kate Scarpetta and thinkinghey the real KS might just be back Well, let me tell you right away.she AIN T Kate flits from one place to anotherfrom one dead body to another.in between making fabulous breakfast for Benton, which never gets eaten The plot confused me.mucha lot.snipers, suspected terrorists, people being murdered here and thereconnected to this one and that one..twists here and then turns there.geez, i felt like I was watching the Wimbledon Men s final..you know where your head goes something like this I didn t get the plot Why the killers kill who they did Who were the killers Hell, beyond confusion And then there s the characters. I loved Kay S.but what happened to her I wantedof her and Benton who I loved in the previous books here he jumps from one place to another with a purpose I have no idea what it is Lucyi adored her character but in the later books, she s become like this weird person.i just don t get her any And in this storyanother fliter she poofed from place to place and EUREKA.when we are told who is behind all those weird murders No, really Marino..i loved the relationship between him and Kay but what the hell has happened to the guyyes, he was always wacko and weird but now, he s still that but whiney, moaning and shouting all over the placewho is this guy Marino in this story And let me not start with the last word in the book.SNAP What the hell does that mean Now, I HAVE to read book 23 because I NEED to KNOW Yes, I will read the next KATE SCARPETTA instalment because I cannot be left hanging on thereguess that s what the author had in mindor maybe not Guess I will have to wait and see.and HOPE a LOT that it s going to be an awesome read


  6. Whitley Gilbert-webb Whitley Gilbert-webb says:

    I will start by saying that I read my first Scarpetta novel in 1996 and have FAITHFULLY read every one, some multiple times Simply put, the stories USED to be great, scary, well written fun With amazing characters That being said, I will NEVER EVER purchase another Is Patricia Cornwell incapacitated and someone else writing for her I thought nothing could be worse than Dust and The Bone Bed Wrong This book is a convoluted coundrum of crap I could go on forever discussing the nose dive th I will start by saying that I read my first Scarpetta novel in 1996 and have FAITHFULLY read every one, some multiple times Simply put, the stories USED to be great, scary, well written fun With amazing characters That being said, I will NEVER EVER purchase another Is Patricia Cornwell incapacitated and someone else writing for her I thought nothing could be worse than Dust and The Bone Bed Wrong This book is a convoluted coundrum of crap I could go on forever discussing the nose dive that Scarpetta novels have taken, but I will try to pare it down.Dear Ms Cornwell and Kay, 1 Enough with the obsession with helicopters Your readers don t care about helicopters.2 Please stop describing the state of the art materials your morgues of the moment are made of All we want is the brutal details of the autopsies We want to feel the skin slipping and smell the bones boiling Remember when Kay had to buy that pot and cook those bones Yeah, like that.3.Your obsession with cars and trucks is a bit much too Just a fyi.4 We actually DO like your obsession with pasta and pizza And this mess of a story was missing lots of marinara.5.This one is VERY IMPORTANT Even in fiction, not that many people in the world can believably be obsessed with the life and times of a Medical Examiner and want to do her harm It is not all about you Kay.6.We KNOW that Lucy can hack into Jesus email Jeesh And that she s smart and gay and superior to all other humans Now what And I do realize that new readers need to be introduced to characters But your veteran readers need to see them evolve.7.You re getting too technical Less tech,flesh and blood That was why we grew to love your writing, the perfect balance of gore and humanity Btw, flesh and bood a definite misnomer for this book.8 Kay and Benton are boring together Make him cheat or something Like he did his first wife And where are his poor kids Call em up or something..make one of em a serial killer 9.We still LOVE Marino If you can t fix Kay, please put her out of her misery and spin off a Marino book series to find her killer This may seem a bit extreme, but your LOYAL READERS deserveEither get it together, or kill Kay.10 No you DID NOT bring back Carrie That was just it for me.11 PLEASE re read number 5 Finally, your publishers should be embarrassed to put this mess into circulation, but they aren t because they know that TRUE fans like me will continue to be hopeful and buy Well, not any Kay won t get another dime from me and I mean it Just noticed how many times I said obsessed or obsession here, but no other word fit.Sincerely,A dedicated reader who started reading this on 02 14 15 and just finished today Early Scarpetta books would be devoured in 48 72 hours Reading this was a chore and a bore


  7. Suzette Suzette says:

    Wow I used to love these books This was my last In between ridiculously detailed descriptions of every gourmet food she eats or even thinks about are snide comments about how cheap and unappealing everything around her is because it isn t all antique or top of the line None of it adds to the story which is scattered and sandwiched between garlic and agave and expensive cheese What the heck happened to the professionalism of every single character Why is sheconcerned with doorknobs th Wow I used to love these books This was my last In between ridiculously detailed descriptions of every gourmet food she eats or even thinks about are snide comments about how cheap and unappealing everything around her is because it isn t all antique or top of the line None of it adds to the story which is scattered and sandwiched between garlic and agave and expensive cheese What the heck happened to the professionalism of every single character Why is sheconcerned with doorknobs that are an insult to the door than with a real plot Details of everything are actually listed, not folded into the story, and are endless It s like reading an obsessive shopping list written by a self important person withmoney than the common folk who just have cheap imitations of a life, compared to her own Throw in the unbelievable personal interactions and shallow characters and you have a gnawing gut feeling that even reality TV would bebelievable and time better spent As the aroma of my cheap k cup produced coffee, which was not imported from anywhere all that exotic, wafted up toward my light fixtures, not antiques nor one of a kind so probably an insult to my home, I contemplated my lunch options, wanting something that would cost less than a car and wouldn t require years of study under a top chef andthan five hours of preparation, just something to snack on while reading In the end it required no rare imported anything and had no presumptuous name Sometimes a sandwich is just a sandwich, unless you are Kay Scarpetta I could describe what I am wearing down to the inner linings, and what I used to be wearing before I started wearing this, ala Ms Scarpetta, but have decided it isn t worth the effort, so I instead enjoyed my perfectly normal food without the aggravation of this book


  8. Carol Carol says:

    I am so disappointed I ve read all the Kay Scarpetta novels I really didn t care for the last one, Dust, and so hoped this one would be better Alas, It was not to be The plot is very confusingtoo many things happening, too many murders, and the relationships between them are never clearly resolved Through it all Kay s musings to herself run on and on.complaining, thinking about those around her as if she, Kay, had the only brain in the bunch In the first novels of the series, the rea I am so disappointed I ve read all the Kay Scarpetta novels I really didn t care for the last one, Dust, and so hoped this one would be better Alas, It was not to be The plot is very confusingtoo many things happening, too many murders, and the relationships between them are never clearly resolved Through it all Kay s musings to herself run on and on.complaining, thinking about those around her as if she, Kay, had the only brain in the bunch In the first novels of the series, the reader knew that Kay was the smart one, and Kay didn t have to continually remind the reader as she does here that everything is lost unless she personally jets here and there to save the day because, of course, all these other people are idiots It is so narcissistic and annoying and depressing Finally, what s with the final word SNAP What does that mean Bad enough that we don t have the multitude of murders in this story tied up resolved, now we have a new mystery with the last word of the novel One and one half stars, rounded up I don t care whether or not SNAP is explained in the next novel I won t be reading it


  9. Ashley Ashley says:

    I for no reason that I can see got this for Christmas so I read it and good lord it was bad I wouldn t even bother reviewing it except it was so bad that I feel obligated to tell other people not to read it Don t read it.


  10. Courtney Courtney says:

    There may be spoilers in here, but really, you shouldn t want to read this book If you insist on reading it anyway and want to be surprised don t read this review I had broken up with Kay Scarpetta, and didn t even remember that I skipped the last book Honestly, the only reason that I picked this up off the library shelf was that it was only 350 pages of potential crap, instead of the 500 pages Cornwell has been turning in recently Scarpetta has turned in to the pettiest, most critical, s There may be spoilers in here, but really, you shouldn t want to read this book If you insist on reading it anyway and want to be surprised don t read this review I had broken up with Kay Scarpetta, and didn t even remember that I skipped the last book Honestly, the only reason that I picked this up off the library shelf was that it was only 350 pages of potential crap, instead of the 500 pages Cornwell has been turning in recently Scarpetta has turned in to the pettiest, most critical, self centered and egotistical character imaginable She irritatingly sees nothing but flaws in her entire staff, and even goes so far as to say that she shouldn t have hired someone because she s too attractive There remains nothing endearing about Scarpetta at all From the blurb It s here that Scarpetta dives a shipwreck, looking for answers that only she can discover and analyze And it s where she comes face to face with shocking news that implicates her techno genius niece OK This book is allegedly a mystery Scarpetta dives the shipwreck IN THE LAST CHAPTER OF THE BOOK Also, I think I missed the part where anything she finds at the shipwreck implicates Lucy Doesn t that all happen before she gets to Florida The plot is so riddled with holes, it s a sieve A sieve with holes They seems to just randomly connect a bunch of murders, based solely on very loose connections to Scarpetta Because no one would ever murder anyone for any reason other than to scare get revenge toy with Scarpetta, obviously There is no clear explanation as to why these victims were chosen I suppose if the story was written from Benton or Lucy s perspective, we d maybe have some insight, since they seems to scurry off to solve the mystery, leaving Scarpetta to micromanage her useless, stupid, incompetent employees, and then on their return give vague explanations as to what is happening Finally, I MIGHT have given this book 2 stars if it hadn t ended on a cliffhanger Yes, this book is so terrible that in a last ditch ploy to get people to read the next one, she didn t even finish writing this one


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10 thoughts on “Flesh and Blood

  1. Sandy Sandy says:

    I think I continue to read these novels because I enjoyed them so much years ago Not any As with the last few, this one isof the same More of Marino being completely unlikable,of Kay being angry,of Benton being secretive and absent,of Lucy shutting loved ones out, and an ending that felt like Cornwell got tired and just wrapped it up with a strange scene involving scuba diving I found the epilogueinteresting than the preceding chapters I think it s time for I think I continue to read these novels because I enjoyed them so much years ago Not any As with the last few, this one isof the same More of Marino being completely unlikable,of Kay being angry,of Benton being secretive and absent,of Lucy shutting loved ones out, and an ending that felt like Cornwell got tired and just wrapped it up with a strange scene involving scuba diving I found the epilogueinteresting than the preceding chapters I think it s time for Scarpetta to retire

  2. James James says:

    The Kay Scarpetta series clearly shows the work of a brilliant imagination, clever plotter, intelligent and savvy mind who understands people, and intense soul After 22 books, I m unable to put them down and knowing what it s like to write a series, I m in awe of Patricia Cornwell s talent With Flesh and Blood, the 22nd of 25, she continues building and developing a set of characters I often feel are so real, they re sitting in my living room or bedroom as I m reading being their usual The Kay Scarpetta series clearly shows the work of a brilliant imagination, clever plotter, intelligent and savvy mind who understands people, and intense soul After 22 books, I m unable to put them down and knowing what it s like to write a series, I m in awe of Patricia Cornwell s talent With Flesh and Blood, the 22nd of 25, she continues building and developing a set of characters I often feel are so real, they re sitting in my living room or bedroom as I m reading being their usual sarcastic and bitchy selves poking a stick in my direction to dowith my life urging me to push the boundaries That s the kind of character I love to experience.So why just 3 stars I think the question for this book and my opening paragraph really goes back to the definition of a book review Is it an honest opinion of a standalone book An opportunity to highlight what you liked about it so others might read it A chance to just complain because you prefer to focus on the negatives A comparison of it to other books in its genre A focus on its place within the entire series A commentary on how well the author conveys something a new, b different, c above standard, d comforting, e I could go on forever I often see other people s reviews and wonder what were they thinking do they just like to be mean Are they so easily contented they give high ratings because they love the author I m not judging anyone at all, I m merely highlighting different ways of writing a review.That said, I ask again why just 3 stars from me To me, a 3 star book is one that is a good read, has interesting parts, has not so interesting parts, doesn t stand out from the rest of its genre series author type, has no egregious errors, and leaves me feeling okay but not thirsting to read a sequel or another book by the author Given I love this series, I will read them all, but I might think twice about picking up a different series.Flesh and Blood has all the gore, science, technology, and deep rooted psychology I ve come to adore in the author s style and books The writing is good, but not stellar It didn t force me to readchapters, but I didn t feel it was painful to read I think it fell prey to average plot with no standout characters other than the main 4 Benton, Lucy, Marino, and Kay If we had a powerful viewpoint from the killer, or a strong secondary character who was loved or hated by one of the main ones, I might have latched on a bit .Overall, I enjoyed the book, but I wouldn t rate is one of the higher ones in the series I didn t rush at night to get to bed to read Thankfully, it was a buddy read with my friend Medhat which is always fun so that helped since we could discuss it along the way I ll still be borrowing the next one from the library in March, so stay tuned foron this series from me

  3. Martin Hensley Martin Hensley says:

    Speaking as a long time Cornwell fan, this may be my last read of her books They have become increasingly self absorbed to the point that there is no longer even a pretense of a plot This one started with a potentially interesting murder weapon, then swiftly degenerated into the usual self aggrandizement The ending was rushed and pulled out of the ether, as if her publisher called in the middle of the night and gave her one hour to finish the book Cornwell has become a prime example of shou Speaking as a long time Cornwell fan, this may be my last read of her books They have become increasingly self absorbed to the point that there is no longer even a pretense of a plot This one started with a potentially interesting murder weapon, then swiftly degenerated into the usual self aggrandizement The ending was rushed and pulled out of the ether, as if her publisher called in the middle of the night and gave her one hour to finish the book Cornwell has become a prime example of should have quit while she was ahead

  4. Eileen Eileen says:

    Remember when Dr Scarpetta ACTUALLY did what her character was supposed to I miss that Now she spends her days defending her family Benton Lucy and friends Marino against those evil villains that are set out to sabotage them In Dust it was Benton in F B it s Lucy again A sniper has killed 4 people Is it part of an Insurance cover up An elaborate scheme to rid the streets of another drug mule A terrorist IDK It s never Really determined WHY these people were selected as targets Remember when Dr Scarpetta ACTUALLY did what her character was supposed to I miss that Now she spends her days defending her family Benton Lucy and friends Marino against those evil villains that are set out to sabotage them In Dust it was Benton in FB it s Lucy again A sniper has killed 4 people Is it part of an Insurance cover up An elaborate scheme to rid the streets of another drug mule A terrorist IDK It s never Really determined WHY these people were selected as targets well, one was pretty obvious Unnecessary plot twists, the return of a thought to be dead character, the attempt to make Lucylikeable, make this a confusing mess full of plot holes The first 3 4 drag The last bit was like trying to follow a conversation with the dog from Up SQUIRREL

  5. Alex is The Romance Fox Alex is The Romance Fox says:

    What is going on with this series I have read most of the books and loved the first ones but after book 18, I gave up on this series.Why did I then read book 22 I was kind of missing Kate Scarpetta and thinkinghey the real KS might just be back Well, let me tell you right away.she AIN T Kate flits from one place to anotherfrom one dead body to another.in between making fabulous breakfast for Benton, which never gets eaten The plot confused me.mucha lot.s What is going on with this series I have read most of the books and loved the first ones but after book 18, I gave up on this series.Why did I then read book 22 I was kind of missing Kate Scarpetta and thinkinghey the real KS might just be back Well, let me tell you right away.she AIN T Kate flits from one place to anotherfrom one dead body to another.in between making fabulous breakfast for Benton, which never gets eaten The plot confused me.mucha lot.snipers, suspected terrorists, people being murdered here and thereconnected to this one and that one..twists here and then turns there.geez, i felt like I was watching the Wimbledon Men s final..you know where your head goes something like this I didn t get the plot Why the killers kill who they did Who were the killers Hell, beyond confusion And then there s the characters. I loved Kay S.but what happened to her I wantedof her and Benton who I loved in the previous books here he jumps from one place to another with a purpose I have no idea what it is Lucyi adored her character but in the later books, she s become like this weird person.i just don t get her any And in this storyanother fliter she poofed from place to place and EUREKA.when we are told who is behind all those weird murders No, really Marino..i loved the relationship between him and Kay but what the hell has happened to the guyyes, he was always wacko and weird but now, he s still that but whiney, moaning and shouting all over the placewho is this guy Marino in this story And let me not start with the last word in the book.SNAP What the hell does that mean Now, I HAVE to read book 23 because I NEED to KNOW Yes, I will read the next KATE SCARPETTA instalment because I cannot be left hanging on thereguess that s what the author had in mindor maybe not Guess I will have to wait and see.and HOPE a LOT that it s going to be an awesome read

  6. Whitley Gilbert-webb Whitley Gilbert-webb says:

    I will start by saying that I read my first Scarpetta novel in 1996 and have FAITHFULLY read every one, some multiple times Simply put, the stories USED to be great, scary, well written fun With amazing characters That being said, I will NEVER EVER purchase another Is Patricia Cornwell incapacitated and someone else writing for her I thought nothing could be worse than Dust and The Bone Bed Wrong This book is a convoluted coundrum of crap I could go on forever discussing the nose dive th I will start by saying that I read my first Scarpetta novel in 1996 and have FAITHFULLY read every one, some multiple times Simply put, the stories USED to be great, scary, well written fun With amazing characters That being said, I will NEVER EVER purchase another Is Patricia Cornwell incapacitated and someone else writing for her I thought nothing could be worse than Dust and The Bone Bed Wrong This book is a convoluted coundrum of crap I could go on forever discussing the nose dive that Scarpetta novels have taken, but I will try to pare it down.Dear Ms Cornwell and Kay, 1 Enough with the obsession with helicopters Your readers don t care about helicopters.2 Please stop describing the state of the art materials your morgues of the moment are made of All we want is the brutal details of the autopsies We want to feel the skin slipping and smell the bones boiling Remember when Kay had to buy that pot and cook those bones Yeah, like that.3.Your obsession with cars and trucks is a bit much too Just a fyi.4 We actually DO like your obsession with pasta and pizza And this mess of a story was missing lots of marinara.5.This one is VERY IMPORTANT Even in fiction, not that many people in the world can believably be obsessed with the life and times of a Medical Examiner and want to do her harm It is not all about you Kay.6.We KNOW that Lucy can hack into Jesus email Jeesh And that she s smart and gay and superior to all other humans Now what And I do realize that new readers need to be introduced to characters But your veteran readers need to see them evolve.7.You re getting too technical Less tech,flesh and blood That was why we grew to love your writing, the perfect balance of gore and humanity Btw, flesh and bood a definite misnomer for this book.8 Kay and Benton are boring together Make him cheat or something Like he did his first wife And where are his poor kids Call em up or something..make one of em a serial killer 9.We still LOVE Marino If you can t fix Kay, please put her out of her misery and spin off a Marino book series to find her killer This may seem a bit extreme, but your LOYAL READERS deserveEither get it together, or kill Kay.10 No you DID NOT bring back Carrie That was just it for me.11 PLEASE re read number 5 Finally, your publishers should be embarrassed to put this mess into circulation, but they aren t because they know that TRUE fans like me will continue to be hopeful and buy Well, not any Kay won t get another dime from me and I mean it Just noticed how many times I said obsessed or obsession here, but no other word fit.Sincerely,A dedicated reader who started reading this on 02 14 15 and just finished today Early Scarpetta books would be devoured in 48 72 hours Reading this was a chore and a bore

  7. Suzette Suzette says:

    Wow I used to love these books This was my last In between ridiculously detailed descriptions of every gourmet food she eats or even thinks about are snide comments about how cheap and unappealing everything around her is because it isn t all antique or top of the line None of it adds to the story which is scattered and sandwiched between garlic and agave and expensive cheese What the heck happened to the professionalism of every single character Why is sheconcerned with doorknobs th Wow I used to love these books This was my last In between ridiculously detailed descriptions of every gourmet food she eats or even thinks about are snide comments about how cheap and unappealing everything around her is because it isn t all antique or top of the line None of it adds to the story which is scattered and sandwiched between garlic and agave and expensive cheese What the heck happened to the professionalism of every single character Why is sheconcerned with doorknobs that are an insult to the door than with a real plot Details of everything are actually listed, not folded into the story, and are endless It s like reading an obsessive shopping list written by a self important person withmoney than the common folk who just have cheap imitations of a life, compared to her own Throw in the unbelievable personal interactions and shallow characters and you have a gnawing gut feeling that even reality TV would bebelievable and time better spent As the aroma of my cheap k cup produced coffee, which was not imported from anywhere all that exotic, wafted up toward my light fixtures, not antiques nor one of a kind so probably an insult to my home, I contemplated my lunch options, wanting something that would cost less than a car and wouldn t require years of study under a top chef andthan five hours of preparation, just something to snack on while reading In the end it required no rare imported anything and had no presumptuous name Sometimes a sandwich is just a sandwich, unless you are Kay Scarpetta I could describe what I am wearing down to the inner linings, and what I used to be wearing before I started wearing this, ala Ms Scarpetta, but have decided it isn t worth the effort, so I instead enjoyed my perfectly normal food without the aggravation of this book

  8. Carol Carol says:

    I am so disappointed I ve read all the Kay Scarpetta novels I really didn t care for the last one, Dust, and so hoped this one would be better Alas, It was not to be The plot is very confusingtoo many things happening, too many murders, and the relationships between them are never clearly resolved Through it all Kay s musings to herself run on and on.complaining, thinking about those around her as if she, Kay, had the only brain in the bunch In the first novels of the series, the rea I am so disappointed I ve read all the Kay Scarpetta novels I really didn t care for the last one, Dust, and so hoped this one would be better Alas, It was not to be The plot is very confusingtoo many things happening, too many murders, and the relationships between them are never clearly resolved Through it all Kay s musings to herself run on and on.complaining, thinking about those around her as if she, Kay, had the only brain in the bunch In the first novels of the series, the reader knew that Kay was the smart one, and Kay didn t have to continually remind the reader as she does here that everything is lost unless she personally jets here and there to save the day because, of course, all these other people are idiots It is so narcissistic and annoying and depressing Finally, what s with the final word SNAP What does that mean Bad enough that we don t have the multitude of murders in this story tied up resolved, now we have a new mystery with the last word of the novel One and one half stars, rounded up I don t care whether or not SNAP is explained in the next novel I won t be reading it

  9. Ashley Ashley says:

    I for no reason that I can see got this for Christmas so I read it and good lord it was bad I wouldn t even bother reviewing it except it was so bad that I feel obligated to tell other people not to read it Don t read it.

  10. Courtney Courtney says:

    There may be spoilers in here, but really, you shouldn t want to read this book If you insist on reading it anyway and want to be surprised don t read this review I had broken up with Kay Scarpetta, and didn t even remember that I skipped the last book Honestly, the only reason that I picked this up off the library shelf was that it was only 350 pages of potential crap, instead of the 500 pages Cornwell has been turning in recently Scarpetta has turned in to the pettiest, most critical, s There may be spoilers in here, but really, you shouldn t want to read this book If you insist on reading it anyway and want to be surprised don t read this review I had broken up with Kay Scarpetta, and didn t even remember that I skipped the last book Honestly, the only reason that I picked this up off the library shelf was that it was only 350 pages of potential crap, instead of the 500 pages Cornwell has been turning in recently Scarpetta has turned in to the pettiest, most critical, self centered and egotistical character imaginable She irritatingly sees nothing but flaws in her entire staff, and even goes so far as to say that she shouldn t have hired someone because she s too attractive There remains nothing endearing about Scarpetta at all From the blurb It s here that Scarpetta dives a shipwreck, looking for answers that only she can discover and analyze And it s where she comes face to face with shocking news that implicates her techno genius niece OK This book is allegedly a mystery Scarpetta dives the shipwreck IN THE LAST CHAPTER OF THE BOOK Also, I think I missed the part where anything she finds at the shipwreck implicates Lucy Doesn t that all happen before she gets to Florida The plot is so riddled with holes, it s a sieve A sieve with holes They seems to just randomly connect a bunch of murders, based solely on very loose connections to Scarpetta Because no one would ever murder anyone for any reason other than to scare get revenge toy with Scarpetta, obviously There is no clear explanation as to why these victims were chosen I suppose if the story was written from Benton or Lucy s perspective, we d maybe have some insight, since they seems to scurry off to solve the mystery, leaving Scarpetta to micromanage her useless, stupid, incompetent employees, and then on their return give vague explanations as to what is happening Finally, I MIGHT have given this book 2 stars if it hadn t ended on a cliffhanger Yes, this book is so terrible that in a last ditch ploy to get people to read the next one, she didn t even finish writing this one

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