All That Remains (Kay Scarpetta #3)
#1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell's heart-stopping thriller featuring gutsy medical examiner Kay Scarpetta
In Richmond, Virginia, young lovers are dying. So far, four couples in the area have disappeared, only to be found months later as mutilated corpses. When the daughter of the president's newest drug czar vanishes along with her boyfriend, Dr. Kay S...more
Although they're not the first thing I reach for when I want a good read, I quite enjoy a good intrigue/mystery novel. Jeffery Deaver's The Devil's Teardrop, for instance, impressed me quite a bit. I can appreciate a well done and suspenseful crime novel just as much as the die-hard fans.
That having been said, I was less than impressed with this boo...more
La reseña que sigue la escribi en mi blog cuando lo lei. Y por suerte... Hace unos dias estaba repasando los libros de Cornwell, tratando de recordar cual era el que me habia leido, y todos me parecian iguales... No muy buena señal...
The first book i read from this author, and almos...more
-The protagonist is not in any way, shape or form a Mary Sue
-she's....somewhat good at her job
-there is blood and no over-romanticizing death
-the plot makes sense
-there are no LOLWHUT / DOESNOTCOMPUTE moments
-the details are interesting
-the swearing and slang feel unnatural for every character
-there are some dumb, overused stereotypes
-I get the sense from this book that every killer is an idiot
-the killer is an idiot
-the main character is incredibly flat...more
I appreciate the attention Cornwell gives to the detail of th...more
No podría decir por qué no volví a leer una novela suya. No son obras maestras de la literatura, pero para mí, la idea de un buen libro es aquel que te absorbe y te hace olvidar que el mundo existe durante el rato que dura la lectura. Y, en ese sentido, cumplen s...more
What impressed me: The mystery in All That Remains was very well done. It was uniquely interesting, especially given the outside involvement of both the victim's mother and a reporter. Once again, Kay is stuck in a situation where she can't necessarily trust the other investigators - this time on a much larger scale - which is when we really get to see Kay shine. I'm really enjoying Kay's interactions with Marino, how with each book their friendship deepens and their...more
I do love the character of Kay Scarpetta; she's a strong, smart woman who is also attractive. She makes me nuts sometimes when she does risky t...more
Still, I will read the others in this series because I liked the characters and the story, until the very end.
The plot threw curve balls to the Reader and never lagged or plodded.
There is no lofty language, the prose is spare and punchy, but the man-are-stupid-untidy-brutes tone of this book was quite irritating at some points.
Overall this book is good, for unencumbered and breezy reading.
For such a genre defining series it does...more
I don't know if it was the narrator, which was different from the last one, or just the book.
I still chuckled a lot at how dated it is, with Kay and everyone being allowed to smoke in buildings. And the science, omg.. this would have been solved a lot sooner with today's modern science abilities.
I also didn't care about Abby at all. Again, not sure if that was the narrator or not. So when (view spoiler)[ she was killed at the end, I really...more
Postmortem would go on to win the Edgar, Cre...more