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All That Remains by Patricia Cornwell
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Sep 02, 2011

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bookshelves: topic-forensic, contemporary-mystery
Read in August, 2011

I would have liked a return to the use of forensic science portrayed so charmingly in the first novel, but no such luck. Although significantly longer than the second book, I wonder if the extra padding was really necessary. There were parts that seemed like unimportant filler fluff. I'm determined to read "The Body Farm", but if the characters don't become more compelling, I probably will spend my time on a different series after that.
There was one part that really bothered me. When writing about a topic where the characters are supposed to be experts, I think it's important to have them behave as such. If someone asks a question to clarify for the readers who are non-experts, it should be a character that reasonably might be expected to ask such a question. It just felt jarringly unbelievable when the FBI agent asked what a BOLO was. Seriously? I should hope that an FBI agent of many years would know what that stood for...

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