Apr 15, 10
Read from April 12 to 14, 2010
I've recently started collecting series of books (Patterson's Women's Murder Club and Alex Cross series, Lehane's Kenzie and Gennaro series, Grafton's Alphabet series, Reich's Temperance Brennan series, etc.) because I realized I like reading multiple stories about the same characters. I get attached and I don't want them to just disappear like they do in stand-alone novels, so I've been pondering adding Cornwell's Scarpetta series to my list. The deal was sealed when someone from work touted them in our last book club meeting, from which I immediately went out and bought the first two books in the series. I have to say, this series is definitely going to be added to my list of books to look for.
I really enjoyed the plot of the story, especially the drama at the end, and I love when a female author writes about a female character (don't get me wrong Patterson's Women's Murder Club books are awesome, but it just feels better when a woman writes for a woman). Another thing that struck me about this book was the way it read like her actual thoughts... there were times she missed sentences because she was thinking about something else, and times when you could actually feel her paranoia. I can't wait to see what Scarpetta has to deal with next.