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Dr. Kay Scarpetta returns to Richmond, Virginia from freelancing in South Florida at the request of the recently appointed Chief Medical Examiner to solve the murder of a 14-year-old girl, but she finds that nothing is as she left it. Her former lab is being demolished; the chief isn't really the one who requested her; her former assistant chief has has personal problems that he refuses to reveal; and a glamorous FBI agent meddles with the case.
Publisher: New York, NY : Berkley Books, 2005, c2004.
ISBN: 9781429527149
Characteristics: 1 online resource (401 p.)
Subjects: Scarpetta, Kay (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Teenage girls -- Crimes against -- Fiction.
Forensic pathologists -- Fiction.
Women physicians -- Fiction.
Electronic books.
Virginia -- Fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction


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Nov 03, 2015

I had a very difficult time with this book, and to be honest I only read the first two chapters.

I found that it was too disjointed as there were too many jumps in plot with little direction or flow. Maybe it's different for the eBook version, but that was my experience.

I used to read her a ton when I was younger and wanted to try one of her newer books. Maybe I will look for a different book that isn't a Scarpetta series and see if I fair better.

Krajzel Mar 05, 2012

Ah, Patricia Cornwell, what an author! This book was a little off key for Ms. Cornwell, at first the reader was confused with all of the characters. You were just trying to figure out one person when the next chapter was of a completely different person with no logical way to connect the dots. In the end, one works hard to figure out what is going on and why. Interesting plot, but just not believable.

bdemian Dec 10, 2011

unwieldly plot; thin characterizations; and poorly edited. cornwell's use of repetition might be an intentional device, but it's merely annoying

Sep 28, 2010

Good read with a few gruesome bits.

Nov 05, 2007

I love this author.


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