From Potters Field (Kay Scarpetta #6)
Normally I would give this book a better review, but no. This book has all the angst and mystery that you expect from a Patricia Cornwell novel. The plot is a continuation of a storyline started in a previous novel, the pursuit of Temple Gault. Gault is just as dark and manipulative as in the other books and you race to the climax of the book to see if he will get away to torment Kay Scarpetta in the next novel, or will this chapter finally reach its conclusion?
There are some things that Cornwell does really well, and some things she does poorly. The scene were an out-of-control and panicked Scarpetta tries to regain control and calm by making dinner for everyone despite not having groceries? That's a wonderful scene, emotional and true and very in character. The increasingly dark and gross portrayal ...more
Assumo esta parte de culpa uma vez que li este livro isoladamente mesmo sabendo que é o sexto de uma série, o que pode ter contribuído para nunca me ter conseguido sentir suficientemente envolvida com as personagens e com a própria história (até porque, já depois da leitura, vi em algumas reviews que o caso que aqui se resolve já tinha "aparecido" em alguns dos livros anteriores). No entant ...more
First off, isn't she the medical examiner? Shouldn't she be doing more corpse examining? Why is she always running off somewhere to go investigate? I understand the consultant forensic pathol ...more
Kay is feeling insecure because of Benton's actions and I honestly hope that she lets go ...more
The Kay Scarpetta stories keep giving you a good ride for mystery readers and police procedural readings. The story keeps you riveted to the book and the progress even as you wonder if and how it all will end.
An unidentified nude female sits propped against a fountain in Central Park. There are no signs of struggle. When Dr. Kay Scarpetta and her colleagues Benton Wesley and Pete Marino arrive on the scene, they instantly recognize the signature of serial killer Temple Brooks Gault. Scarpetta, on assignment with the FBI, visits the New York City morgue on Christmas m...more
In this installment, Scarpetta and her less-than-merry sidekick Marino narrowly escape death on a Christmas charity drive before they're called in to solve the murder that happens right in front of their eyes. All is no ...more
พลอตเรือง - ฆาตกรโหดชือ "กอลต" ทีฆาสาวนิรนาม ซึงสุดทายปรากฏวาเปนนองสาวของตัวเอง เพราะความอิจฉา อยากไดรองเทาบูธ และความอิจฉาในวัยเดก( แอะ !?! wtf ) สำหรับคนทีดู Criminal minds หรือ CSI มากอน คงหงุดหงิดไมนอย เพราะกวาจะวิเคราะหโปรไฟลคนรายไดปาไปครึงเลม กวาจะหาเอกลักษณบุคคลของเหยือกคอนเลม และแทนทีจะสัมภาษณครอบครัวฆาตกรกอดันไปอยูทายเลม มีบทสนทนาท ...more
The book begins on a very cold Christmas Eve in Richmond, Virginia, with Scarpetta and Pete Marino (now a Precinct Captain) assisting the lo ...more
Characters were somehow all annoying, far from creating sympathy on the reader. And this personal addiction of the criminal for Kay Scarpetta became a boring plot already. I don't know how long this will last. Considering the whole number of the ...more
The complex relationships within the story tied in with Gault, who also had his own familial issues. Scarpetta herself seemed beset by troubling relationships – the one with Wesley, he ...more
Postmortem would go on to win the Edgar, Cre ...more