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Predator by Patricia Cornwell
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Sep 11, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: 2006-reads, series, scarpetta-series, mystery-thrillers

** spoiler alert ** -(#14 of the Kay Scarpetta Series)-I am scratching my head wondering why the reviews for this book in are terrible. I thought this was a pretty good book. The characters have new issues to deal with. Marino has become a biker. He works out, wears leather and drives a Harley. Lucy has a tumor on her pituitary gland. She is always on the brink of self destruction and it’s hard to figure out why. Kay and Benton are together but their relationship is strained because he knew about Lucy’s tumor before she did. There are several investigations going on at the same time. Come to find out at the end, they are all related. And there is one killer. A woman. She is a beautiful woman but was sexually and physically abused as a child. This causes her to become psychotic with a disorder called DID. This is similar to split personalities. Cornwell, is getting a little repetitive with her story lines. Again, a member of her staff, a undesirable, is linked to the murder. He is involved with one of the personalities and is feeding the killer info about Kay, Lucy and Marino. There is definitely surprise and suspense in this book. A new word I learned “red herring”. Definitely one in here. “Something that draws attention away from the central issue.” I enjoyed this book and I like the new path Cornwell has taken the characters on. I just hope she doesn’t run out of ideas.
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Sarah I agree with you about the other reviews. I loved this book and thought the story line was a little different in nature to her past books.

Kellie I need to read the next one. It's been a while since I've read a Scarpetta.
I heard her new one was pretty decent.

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