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Thwarting an attack by a suspected serial killer puts Virginia’s Chief Medial Examiner Kay Scarpetta in the harsh glare of the spotlight. As her personal and professional lives come under suspicion, she discovers that the so-called Werewolf murders may have extended to New York City and into the darkest corners of her past. A formidable prosecutor, a female assistant distrThwarting an attack by a suspected serial killer puts Virginia’s Chief Medial Examiner Kay Scarpetta in the harsh glare of the spotlight. As her personal and professional lives come under suspicion, she discovers that the so-called Werewolf murders may have extended to New York City and into the darkest corners of her past. A formidable prosecutor, a female assistant district attorney from New York, is brought into the case—and Scarpetta must struggle to make what she knows to be the truth prevail against mounting and unnerving evidence to the contrary. Tested in every way, she turns inward to ask, Where do you go when there is nowhere left?...

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The Last Precinct Reviews

  • James
    2019-02-08 23:35

    Book Review4 out of 5 stars to The Last Precinct, the 11th book in the "Kay Scarpetta" mystery thriller series, written in 2000 by Patricia Cornwell. I really enjoyed this book as the complexity and the psychology of the killer was top-notch. Each chapter builds on the last, and in some ways, these books keep revisiting decisions and clues from previous book... so it gets quite explosive and intense. In this one, Scarpetta needs a break from the last case where she was batterd and bruised. But when she relies on a friend to help, she learns the friend is part of a trial against Scarpetta, forced into it due to circumstances pointing to Scarpetta possibly going rogue. Jamie Berger, the DA gets more involved, and we start this love/hate relationship with all the characters. This is definitely not a stand-alone book to read, you need to have read the rest of the series. It has a lot of great plot twists and characters, but it also takes a lot of energy out of you to pay attention and believe what's happening. I still liked it and was glad to see the growth in this one... tho it started to go down hill again afterwards in future books. If you enjoy the series, you will love this book. If not, don't pick it up here!About MeFor those new to me or my reviews... here's the scoop: I read A LOT. I write A LOT. And now I blog A LOT. First the book review goes on Goodreads, and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at, where you'll also find TV & Film reviews, the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge and lots of blogging about places I've visited all over the world. And you can find all my social media profiles to get the details on the who/what/when/where and my pictures. Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Vote in the poll and ratings. Thanks for stopping by.

  • 7jane
    2019-01-29 03:17

    Current rating: 3.5, but may change after re-read.I can't say much about how I liked the novel, since I read pre-GR times. It was a Bookcrossing book I found where I live, which I then took with me while I traveled, so that copy was left on Heathrow Airport as I came back from my trip. A pretty thick read, which I stubbornly got through fast enough, so I could leave it far away enough. XDI will probably reread it when I'll read the series in order, so proper review then :)

  • Bev Taylor
    2019-02-13 03:10

    kay was attacked in her own home in richmond by the werewolf - jean-baptiste chandonne - but managed to escape after throwing formalin in his face. she then had to persuade her niece not to shoot him when she arrived at the scene unable to live in the house she moves in with an old friend anna who helped her come to terms with the loss of her partner, benton fast forward - lucy is on 'admin' leave after a disastrous shooting but she decides to leave and sets up in business with a friend - the last precinct kay then finds herself under investigation for the killing of diane bray who was out to destroy her but all clues led to the werewolf. but there r corrupt cops, a link to the chandonne family in france in illicit dealings, more deaths and a similar murder of a woman in new york a female prosecutor talks thru all the scenes with kay but is intent to get the werewolf tried in new york which means kay and the other 2 women will not be vindicated kay must fight to clear her name against what seem impossible odds but this is one lady - complete with niece! - that u do not mess with warning - if u have read any of the later novels this one will be spoiled for u. open to a sequel just 2 questions - it was obvious that the murderer of susan pless could not have been the man she met in the restaurant as he would have been covered in blood when he left also no follow up on the recommendation that kay goes directly to the press first took some time to get going but perseverebev

  • _inbetween_
    2019-02-03 07:30

    ETA: I spoiler for the end at the end (for good reason).THIS IS THE LAST ONE, I won't read Southern Cross for at least a year, and this is the last one I had bought way back than. Sadly it's also 120+ pages longer, without narrowing of text or white pages, and already on the second one dear Kay proclaims that she could handle crashed planes but nobody could handle her death, and then how that giant ugly Marino lusts after her in her bedroom he's never been in (except he saved her life in her bedroom in book one, but that's Cornwell for you). As if the werewolf hadn't been boring enough in the last novel, the next nearly-600 pages are a continuation of that "horror". But actually the first quarter of the book is just a bafflingly pointless, boring therapy session. For the first time in my life I tried to skim-read a whole book, which is depressingly easy, because Cornwell's descriptions never serve any larger purpose than to make her look like a proper writer and fill up more pages, and she really does repeat everything in every book. The therapy is only a larger piece of vomit about how she never cries and was never so scared before and all those lies.Towards the third quarter there are suddenly three new serial killings, and thanks to Cornwell's illogical and insane splitting up of scenes into chapters, I can drag myself from one to the next by telling myself "it's only a little step, look, just 4 more pages" again and again. And I try to tell myself that in an age where there aren't enough serial killers to go around for all the detectives in films and book, it makes sense to economise and keep bringing back the same, right? Even if the signature and MO of one set of killings is completely different. Except - the reason that doesn't work in the end is that it's always about KAY, the whole world, every baddie just kills for her, over decades and continents.Did I mention Cornwell writes in first person present tense?And if anybody actually read my lenghty recaps - I'm sorry if they are as "depressed" and repetitive as the novels; at least I'm not having tears in my eyes, and actually provide more content per sentence.Retconning some of the many power women Kay hated in the past, they are now beloved and trusted friends. Lucy is a millionaire, btw, wasn't that the only thing missing? And Marino's son is suddenly the supervillain (off-screen). And she seriously keeps using "honey-coloured, baby-fine" (body) hair to prove how "unimmaginably monstrous" the bad guy is.Only 80 pages to go now, \o/ is what I should be, but I'm all /o\ because it just. Won't. End. It's not just repeating the same words in slightly different scenes, it's not just blowing up pathetically handled single-paragraph-scenes into major events they hadn't been (in retrospect), it's actually repeating the same murders from the last book - again, and again, and again, retold without ever adding an ounce of insight or interest.ETA: one should nearly admire Cornwell for how she actually manages to become worse when you think it's not possible. SPOILER: after the whole book had been about poor Kay being accused of the murders of that big bad wolf, the "new" serial killers Jay and Bev are not only connected to the evil evil (dead) Diane and wolfman Chan donne, they are also in cahoots with Temple and Carrie whom the previous 6 books or so had been wasted on. Cornwell must be a megalomaniac without a trace of irony, because the whole world really is trying to get poor Kay down. But at her hearing, the reason she's not charged is not that the evidence against her was proven wrong, but because she was beaten up and yet another young boy had been killed (yet another MO and yet again by the same serial killer). If not even Kay's constant crying could prove her a liar, this purely emotional non-trial should go counter against all her claims of factual integrity.And the two "new" serial killers disappeared for no good reason without a trace, so this is STILL not the end of that idiotic "werewolf" thread either. Even if you are a fan of her, please be warned that even in TLP Cornwell neither clears up Black Notice nor actually what TLP is.

  • Mappi
    2019-02-23 07:28

    Overall - 1/5 : Dog catching its tail again !Plot - 0/5 : Complicated everything. Continuing from Black Notice-the previous chapter, this book tells nothing, but the dark and gore thoughts of Kay. No logic in the plot. Suddenly kay is a suspect, and everything once again turns around Benton, Marino is doing nothing but just comes and drinks beer, too much unbeleivable emotion, Lucy suddenly is rich...I stop here ! Writting - 4/5 : Still strong in Forsenic and pathologic details.Heroine - 2/5 : Kay Scarpetta. Irritating me more and more.Villan - 1/5 : Chandonne - loup-garou - Pathotic.Description - 4/5 : Detailed description of each and every event.Violence - 5/5 : Obviiously ! (not recomended if you do not know about Scarpetta series.)Romance - 1/5 : Sick.Philosophy - 0/5 : Nothing useful.Art - 1/5 : Nothing useful.History - 0/5 : NoneReferences - 2/5 : Nothing useful..Humour - 1/5 : None.Dialogues - 3/5 : Too much. The first 100 pages is nothing but ...Characters - 3/5 : Same and old which starts to irritate you. Espicially Lucy (as always) and Benton is still clinging to the series even long dead. The repeated use of Villans even they are dead does not make it a twist, but unbeleivable.Positive - I read Scarpetta series just to know what happens to investigations in the pathological point of view. I was not diappointed. But all the rest is just dragging. Negative - I feel like the series is written, keeping in mind the critics of the previous book or just to continue. Absolutely there got to be a new Kay and some more interesting characters, rather than Marino or Lucy. And one more thing, I do not understand why everyone is against Kay (I won't agree if the answer is she is a she). I do not know why there is no ending to any event. Just like in black notice nothing is clear about the Villan, and in this book its about Marino's son and ofcorse the Last Precint itself. And its more than 550 pages, which leaves you empty. Many repeated sentences and flash backs from the same and previous book, sometimes along the read it picks your nerves.Comments : A review of the character and more thrills is need in the next book in the series. otherwise it will also be a big disappointment !What I learned from this book : Be careful with next Kay !

  • Matt
    2019-02-10 23:33

    In her most explosive novel in the series to date, Cornwell picks up the story where her previous novel ends, literally hours thereafter. With Scarpetta incapacitated and the killer recently handled, Cornwell begins spinning the story and her characters into a deeper and more daunting web than she’d tried in novels past. Taking the reader into the deeper layers of Scarpetta’s psyche and the pains of her life and past pitfalls, Scarpetta at her most vulnerable brings out great layers to a story that would seem less than eventful. When crimes outside Richmond come to light, the entire investigation into the Werewolf killer takes a spin the reader will surely not see coming. Just as series regulars think they have Scarpetta and the novels all figured out, Cornwell tosses a literary grenade and blows up any foundation seemingly present. Stellar plots and sensational thrills from beginning to the last period.Cornwell has surely outdone herself here and knows how to inject new ideas into her already developed storylines and characters. In one novel, she succeeds in snipping the tied off loose ends of the previous 10 novels and leaves new ones hanging. No invested reader will consider this installment blazé or lacking in thrills. Surely not a good book to begin your Scarpetta investigation, as many past cases and results come to light and are questioned from multiple angles. As always, Cornwell adds layers of new character development to heavily established ones and spins some of her newer creations to leave the reader to wonder how they could have loved Person X or Y.Kudos Madam Cornwell on this stellar piece of work. Excuse me as I pick my jaw up from on the floor. May I ask, why the constant use of Christmastime as a chronological backdrop for the novels?

  • Barbara
    2019-01-29 04:22

    As the book opens Dr. Kay Scarpetta, Virginia's Chief Medical Examiner, has maimed the deformed serial killer Jean-Baptiste Chandonne ('the werewolf') in self-defense. Kay believes Chandonne killed the corrupt former police chief Diane Bray but - in a twist - Kay herself is being investigated for Bray's death. As usual in the Scarpetta novels Kay is the target of various malevolent individuals who wish her harm (in Cornwell's books being a medical examiner is a very high risk job). Kay is more depressed and fed-up than usual for a number of reasons: she's still in deep mourning after the murder (in a previous book) of her boyfriend FBI profiler Benton Wesley; she's upset about her niece, Lucy, being suspended from her job at ATF; her 'sidekick', detective Pete Marino, is being more obnoxious than usual; and she's thinking of quitting her job as Chief Medical Examiner. Part of the book is devoted to Kay examining her life in talks with her psychiatrist/friend Anna Zenner and much of this self-examination comes off as whiny and complaining. The book's best parts revolve around the investigation of a couple of bizarre torture murders that are labeled hate crimes and, towards the end, a young boy's suicide. As usual the scenes of autopsies conducted in the morgue are graphic and the forensic analyses of evidence is interesting. The book is okay but not one of the best in the series.

  • Florence (Lefty) MacIntosh
    2019-02-17 04:23

    3 1/2 stars. My 1st Patricia Cornwell novel and I’m an instant fan. When I picked it up I didn't realize it was #11 in a series; not a problem at all – I guess she writes each novel so they work as stand-alones. The main character in the series is Kay Scarpetta, a highly competent medical forensic specialist. The Last Precinct finds her hot on the trail of a truly dastardly villain by the name of ‘The French Werewolf’. It’s got a terrific supporting cast including her gay niece Julie, the slovenly detective Marino and an aging Nazi sympathizer. Cornwell knows her stuff; this is a really decent crime-thriller.

  • Keith Willcock
    2019-02-09 06:31

    Virginia's Chief Medical Examiner, Kay Scarpetta, becomes the victim of the very legal system she works for. When a serial killer attempts to murder her she is caught up in a web of circunstancial evidence that implicates her in murder and complicity in various rather henos crimes.She is asked to confront what is an all too common reality, that the burden of proof is on the victim to establish that she is not guilty. As we are carefully led through an intricate web of evidence, including a good deal of blood and guts on the examiner's table, ( we may well ask... Gulp! Will they do that to my body when I die? To put that concern to rest, don't worry silly, you won't be there) it becomes increasingly apparent that our heroine is in deep trouble.Who will come to her rescue? For awhile it seems that nobody will and even those who have the best of intentions find their efforts seemingly turned to the killer's advantage. It becomes obvious that there is a good deal more going on here than a simple murder, or two.As often happens in life, help comes from an unexpected source and Kay is thankfully, saved from a miserable life in the slammer. What is more, the whole situation prompts her to rethink her life and take some major decisions. The stage is perfectly set for a sequel.The cast of characters offers someone for everyone; a loveable overweight and slightly redneck cop; an ageing Austrian psychiatrist; a gorgeous kick ass lesbian special forces agent; and a twisted federal agent, to name a few. The dialogue is as intelligent and real as the characters and one gets a palpable sense of presence as we live through each stage of the drama with them.For anyone interested in cutting up bodies (third year anatomy?) there is a wealth of vivid detail that should keep you sharpening your scalpels far into the night.There are many good lessons to be learned from Kay but should we ever meet I do want to ask her one question, Why did you sleep with that scum bag Jay, ...uh, what's his name?

  • Debbie
    2019-02-08 03:36

    I'm going to be fare and I'm NOT going to rate it because I'm not reading the full book. I'm choosing to put this down due to personal preference. I will share my experience with it to this point.From what I read up to page 178:-The writing was fine. Not as exciting or full of suspense the previous book (book #10, this is book #11). -There was a lot of recap. Seeing as to how I'd read the previous book and this being book #11, again not sure why there was so much extensive recap. -I wanted books within the mystery genre because I wanted some excitement and I found myself pushing to read it and I don't want to do this. That being said. Someone else may enjoy this greatly. I may also choose to read other books by this author but am choosing to not move forward due to some explicit detailed content that I just don't choose to read. (I've gotten so much flack when my opinions don't agree with readers who disagree with my opinion. Once again, I've not said negative or positive about his.. I just choose not to read it. I've bought it, I have that right.)

  • Tara
    2019-01-24 04:20

    Ok, I'm annoyed because I wrote a review, the the GR site went down for service while I was typing and my review is gone. So this is the lazy version which means mostly spoilers, sorry.What I can say is that this book starts immediately after the last one, with only a 12 hour turn around. I think this books is a bit tedious. I'm really tired of Kay mourning Benton. I cant believe how many chapters that Jean-Baptiste Chardonne interview went on. I can't believe how much time we spent talking about Kay's feelings, and she is still mourning Benton. I'm so over super Lucy who is now a millionaire with her own helicopter and company. It was nice to find out about Marino's son. There is a lot of questions about Kay's sexuality, and I feel like there is a lot unexplained, as to why everyone is out to get Kay. I mean really, she's not that important.(view spoiler)[ I really called a lot of the Talley stuff in my last review. Being brothers was a nice twist.(hide spoiler)]

  • Ed
    2019-02-10 01:32

    #11 in the Kay Scarpetta series. The final series entry with Scarpetta in the position of Virginia's chief medical examiner is firmly starting the decline from a readable series of medico/legal thrillers to a morass of melodrama.Kay Scarpetta, Virginia's chief medical examiner has plenty of reason to be upset. She's standing in a room in a shabby motel where a body has been found, severely tortured. She's under official suspicion of having murdered maleficent cyber-cop Diane Bray - Black Notice (1999). She's suspected of trumping up charges against accused serial killer Jean-Baptiste Chandonne. She's reeling from the aftershock of Chandonne's murderous attack on her; she mightily misses her slain FBI agent/lover Dan Belson; she's learned that her gay niece, Lucy, is quitting law enforcement for a private PI firm called the Last Precinct - and it's Christmas time.

  • David
    2019-01-27 07:12

    For a book where nothing happens this is a riveting read. I suppose no-one is likely to come this book without having read a significant proportion of the previous 10 books in the Scarpetta series and as such basing the novel looking back at previous events is not a problem provided it is well written which it is without a doubt. Also the characters seem a little less abrasive than usual though Marino is perhaps becoming a bit of a caricature. It will be interesting to see where she goes from here in Blowfly.

  • Crystal
    2019-02-11 06:10

    This was a page turner, as have been most of her other books, for me. There definitely is a gruesome and grisly factor because she is a medical examiner and is always dealing with murders and murderers. Many times serial killers. I like this character, Kay Scarpetta, because she is a strong, intelligent woman who is real and flawed. She makes mistakes, as do we all, but she is always able to figure it out in the end. This particular story had many twists and turns that kept you guessing until it's all tied up neatly in a the very ending.

  • Jimmy Lee
    2019-02-09 03:20

    I've never read any Patricia Cornwell before. I picked this one up, hoping it was a nice alternative to a Karin Slaughter. Authors can only write so fast, and you need to keep your queue filled.I was really disappointed. I didn't realize (must have been living under a crime drama rock), when I picked it up, that the book was one in a series, but I got lots of reminders throughout the book that impactful events had occurred before. And there was plenty of sturm und drang of the endless mental sort, with minimal action, for the first 300 pages. The only new characters introduced were assigned to a seemingly unrelated murder, so all this "who can I trust" that Dr. Scarpetta was going through (not to mention the odd psychoanalysis with her "friend") was just dreadfully ominous and sad.I found Dr. Scarpetta as a character somewhat unrelatable in her isolation. I completely understood her feelings of fear, doubt, and pressure; I had trouble with her lack of attractive, relatable, dependable friends or contacts. And I'm not familiar with the role her character plays in solving crimes - it seems remarkably similar to that old TV show "Quincy M.D."I nearly put the book down because the results seemed so obvious, but was determined to slog through - only to discover that yes, indeed, Dr. Scarpetta's feeling of foreboding were due to what I expected - probably I've watched way too much "Law & Order." And although I didn't guess one of the guilty parties, I was suspicious, and I would have had a search warrant on my main suspect days before our climatic story end. I'm sure that people who have started with the first story in the series, and have developed a relationship with Dr. Scarpetta, would have liked this book much better than I did.

  • Kelly ...
    2019-02-18 03:30

    This book picks up immediately after Black Notice which is much better than some of the previous books. I have been disappointed by many of the events that took place off the page between volumes. Unfortunately though that means this book centers around Chandonne and Talley. I hated these villains in Black Notice and I still do. I do not find them compelling or intriguing. In fact I see Chandonne as pathetic and sad.There are some big positives which warrant 3 stars versus the 1 I gave to Black Notice. In this book we get to examine some of Kay's vulnerabilities as she talks through her grief and anger with her friend, psychologist Anna. Kay is a character that I want to love, but often hate because she is too perfect and too egotistical. So these discussions with Anna allow Kay to be more relatable and real. I like her more after this volume than I did in the last. We also learn about Marino's son which is something I hope will be a part of his story in future volumes. I hope it gives us more knowledge about how Marino became Marino -- who is the most interesting character to me.Kate Reading is definitely the best narrator I have encountered in this series. I especially like her voice for Marino.

  • Hali Sowle
    2019-02-21 07:15

    I've been plowing through a re-read of the Kay Scarpetta mysteries over the last month and remembered what I liked and hated about the books. Black Notice was the first "new" read in the series for me and now The Last Precinct, I noticed that reading the books right after each other without any time between them gives you a different perspective on the series. When I first read the books years ago as they came out I was very frustrated with the apparent lack of closure at the end of each book but now, even before getting to the events in Black Notice and this book I realized there was an undercurrent in that "omission". The Last Precinct is definitely a deviation from the first 10 books in the series, there is a lot of soul searching and insightful dialog, there is much more "down time" or character development, and it brings Kay back into the forefront as a person with a heart and soul, albeit one that is fractured and breaking even if she won't admit it. I know on amazon the book was roundly detested but I did not find it to be bad at all and it moved the series along well, moving Kay forward, painfully so, but away from what has defined her in the past books and into new territory, something that's always difficult on fans but has to be done to keep a series fresh.

  • Julia
    2019-02-23 03:28

    In the book preceding this one, Black Notice, I thought that the werewolf serial killer was the creepiest thing ever. In The Last Precinct, the werewolf killer is back, but seems much more pathetic this time. Maybe because we get to hear him make lengthy speeches. He has lost his mystery.There are so many double crosses and false identities in this book, that it is hard to keep them all straight. It is also hard to believe all of them. Has Dr. Scarpetta really made so many enemies, that they can create international conspiracies to frame/discredit/kill her?And does the reader need to be hit over the head so much about discrimination against gays and strong females. I feel her point would be better made if the characters were proudly gay and female, and doing their best at whatever jobs they choose, without constantly comment on how they are mistreated.For me, this book was just ok. Didn't love it, didn't hate it.

  • Lori
    2019-02-03 04:27

    Probably smart to read the book that comes before this one, "Black Notice." It picks up from there, but events are explained throughout the book so you may not have to read Black Notice if you don't want to, but it was a great book. This book was not as good, but I still gave it five stars because I couldn't put it down. Slow to start but so much changes for the characters in this book that I could not wait to start the next Scarpetta novel. Through out the book I couldn't help but feel sorry for Scarpetta. Everyone can relate to her inner struggle this book, being accused of something she did not do.If you read this one, plan on reading the following book because it is one of the best I have read and it finishes the story line completly. You will understand after reading The Last Precinct.

  • Ronja
    2019-02-20 04:10

    I found this book very fascinating. I don't really like reading thrillers or horror books or crime books but I enjoy Kay Scarpetta novels a lot. They always have something different in them than the usual crime scenes - they have something different.This book was once again about one maniac person - it seems to be like that in every Kay Scarpetta book which makes them interesting, the maniacs are always different. This was still a great book because this was strongly linked to some earlier Kay Scarpetta novels and gave some answers to the earlier novels that we couldn't get then. Somehow it's amazing how Cornwell can create a great book with a great plot and still give some remaining answers after two or three books!These Kay Scarpetta novels are definitely worth reading. There's something for everyone - crime, psychology, everything. Absolutely fantastic.

  • Kristine
    2019-01-27 04:24

    Not one of my favorites from Patricia Cornwell but still a good thriller. I will admit that I did skip right to the last 50 or so pages once i got through the first 350 or so because it was getting very boring and there was no action to it. It was all about Kay whining about how crazy everything in the book was making her and how she was trying to control her feelings over Benton's death. I kinda wanted to say grow up Kay. You aren't the first person who has lost someone they love. But the last 50 pages did redeem the book with much action and got the answer out that I knew was coming and left the ending open for further books to look at this as only Patricia Cornwell knows how to do.

  • Lew
    2019-02-12 05:36

    This book starts out fast but at times it dragged in places. Overall, I liked the book. Drop the couple slow parts and it is a very fascinating story without giving any spoiler info. Unfortunately, I did not read this one in chronological order. I read her next book when I realize some important things happened in Scarpetta's life that I did know happened. Actually, pretty crucial events which is when I realized I hadn't read this book. After the first several Scapetta books, one really has to read them in order. I would recommend this to any Scarpetta fans.

  • Isabelle Lemeire
    2019-01-29 05:11

    Men kan er echt niet onderuit. Dit boek kan je niet begrijpen zonder de vorige in de Kay Scarpetta reeks gelezen te hebben. In feite is geen enkel boek van deze serie losstaand te lezen. Gelukkig ben ik braaf aan boek 1 begonnen om nu al tot hier te komen. Wat ik tof vind, is dat je op den duur een band krijgt met de personages. Je kan ze als het ware zo visualiseren. Wat me stoort, is de ietwat langdradige schrijfstijl. Toch blijft het spannend genoeg om verder te lezen dus op naar boek 12!

  • Tammy
    2019-02-16 05:36

    This is the first Kay Scarpetta book I haven't really liked. She comes across as petty, self-centered and well, bitchy. I understand that the plot line has her out of her element, so those qualities that are not what's expected fit the circumstance, but by the end of the book I was kind of done with her, and wished she would get her comeuppance. Bit of a disappointment.

  • Hayley Edwards
    2019-02-01 06:13

    As always a Great Read, Love the Scarpetta series. Full of was it this person or that, and no they couldn't of done it, it must be the other person or was it, sometimes getting who is quicker than others. I very often get into my own little argument with me telling me what's what and why.

  • Wendy
    2019-02-14 05:16

    I really have come to despise Cornwell's Lucy character. This book does nothing to dissuade my desire to kick the crap out of this immature, whiny, unlikeable personification of Cornwell's alter-ego.

  • Valerie
    2019-02-17 06:06

    A continuation of the Loup Garou storyline, but with less action. Getting a little tired of Kay Scarpetta's moaning and groaning about her lot in life. Seemed like this one took me forever to read.

  • Darren
    2019-02-17 05:14

    This is the second book that I read by this author. I got this book at the free book exchange at the store I have coffee at. I enjoyed reading it. It had a good story to it. It would make a good pay tv movie.

  • Bill Donhiser
    2019-02-14 01:14

    An interesting crime thriller Patricia Cornwell held my attention throughout. Great suspense, good plot and interesting characters.

  • Steffi
    2019-02-08 23:06

    Das Ende war gut- überraschend. schade, dass nur die letzten 70 Seiten spannend waren und die ganze Geschichte entscheidend weiter gebracht hat