The Body Farm (Kay Scarpetta #5)
The stupid Lucy storyline:
1)There has never been any indication prior to this book that there was any reason to even hint that Lucy had an addictive personality, and or had a problem with drinking. So, it's amazing how in only the course of one book, Lucy became this supposed alcoholic.
2)The lesbian storyline. I think Patricia was starting to question h ...more
Let's just say I was sufficiently compelled by the writing and interested enough in the characters to go back and read the previous ...more
Finished reading: November 29th 2014
“Sometimes I saw his eyes in my sleep, saw them bright like blue glass staring through a barely opened door leading into a strange, dark room filled with a putrid smell.”
I didn't read the previous four books of this series, but I can say now it is not really necessary becauseyou can understand the general story without them. I could have read the first book, Postmortem, first, but since I only own it in Spanish I decided to skip straight to ...more
I guess that the title was only in deference to the actual "body farm" as it's brief appearance was so short that it's hard to see why the book his titled that way. I enjoyed the book but the title and use of the farm is a significant step in the process of solving the victim's murder.
Little Emily Steiner left a church meeting late one afternoon and strolled toward home along a lakeside path; a week later, her nude body was discovered, bound in blaze-orange duct tape. Called by the North Carolina authorities, forensic pathologist Kay Scarpetta recognizes similarities to the gruesome work of a serial killer who has long eluded the FBI But as s...more
"On the sixteenth of October, shadowy deer crept to the edge of dark woods beyond my window as the sun peeked over the cover of the night. Plumbing above and below me groaned, and one by one other rooms went bright as sharp tattoos from ranges I could not see riddled the dawn."
I mean come on. Maybe I'm just ...more
It is fall in northern Virginia, and a young girl has been murdered in a small town in North Carolina near Asheville. Kay Scarpetta and Benton Wesley of the FBI are called in because the murder appears to be connected to uncaught serial murderer Temple ...more
I can see why this character was something new and refreshing when she debuted. Scarpetta comes across as a bit entitled and full of herself, which threw me off at times. She is not quite like any other female character I have read. But there is something satisfying in listening to her take care of business #bossbitch style, and the plot was compelling enough to keep me going.
The dynamics between Scarpetta and different characters really help elevate this above ...more
Postmortem would go on to win the Edgar, Cre ...more