Book Reviews of The Last Precinct (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 11)

The Last Precinct (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 11)
The Last Precinct - Kay Scarpetta, Bk 11
Author: Patricia Cornwell
ISBN-13: 9780399146251
ISBN-10: 0399146253
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 449
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 240 ratings
Publisher: Putnam Adult
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 5
If you haven't read Patrica Cornwell you don't know what your missing. this is just one of her many. Story is full of unrelenting suspense.
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Helpful Score: 4
There was a time when you could read a Kay Scarpetta book as a stand alone. Those earlier books by Patricia Cornwell are what brought me to the series and has kept me reading them. Unfortunately, I keep hoping the latest offerings will get back to the wonderul mysteries they once were but they just aren't. Her last few books (this one included) are continuations of previous books or the beginning of what will end up being one story written into three different books. Instead of focusing on the mystery and science of her job, the readers spend most of the book reading conversations between Kay and her friends and seeing Kay becoming more paranoid and a perpetual victim instead of being the brilliant doctor she once was. Reminds me too much of afternoon soap operas.
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Helpful Score: 4
Really loved reading this book, very informative as well as entertaining.
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Helpful Score: 4
Could not put this book down...........then had to run out immediately and buy the next one.
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Helpful Score: 3
This book has caused me to stop reading the series. It was the final straw that broke the camel's back in an otherwise mediocre and overly-hyped series.

By page 82, my brain was screaming to my hand to start scraping my eyeballs out with a nearby nail clipper. Don't get me wrong, it's great that the author tries to humanize her lead character by having her talk about "feelings" and "personal issues" (don't get me started on how annoying Lucy is!), but it doesn't need to take up the first 100 pages of the book. I didn't sit down to read a forensic mystery/thriller so I could get in touch with my girly feelings. If I'd wanted to do that, there's other genres I could've picked up to suit that type of mood. This was the type of series that I started reading because I wanted to read about forensics and not about a lead character who is, for the most part, just annoying and having a "heart-to-heart" with her shrink while complaining about her life and how unfair it all is. (Trust us, we know that, that's why we're reading a book to get away from the boring "Days of Our Lives" stuff.) Call me cold and heartless, but I'm not generally feeling in touch with my feminine side when I'm in the mood for a good thriller.

So, sad to say, I did what I rarely do and just couldn't finish the book, though I made it past 100 pages and consider that enough reading to know I didn't like it anymore. My dislike of the lead character in general has over-ridden my interest in continuing on with the series. It's an interest, I should mention, that wasn't that great anyway, because I kept finding problems and plot-holes in most of the books that made me groan in annoyance. It's a bummer, too, because I still had 3 more books I had bought that are going from my TBR pile straight to my release pile. What a waste of money!
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Helpful Score: 2
This book has caused me to stop reading the series. It was the final straw that broke the camel's back in an otherwise mediocre and overly-hyped series.

By page 82, my brain was screaming to my hand to start scraping my eyeballs out with a nearby nail clipper. Don't get me wrong, it's great that the author tries to humanize her lead character by having her talk about "feelings" and "personal issues" (don't get me started on how annoying Lucy is!), but it doesn't need to take up the first 100 pages of the book. I didn't sit down to read a forensic mystery/thriller so I could get in touch with my girly feelings. If I'd wanted to do that, there's other genres I could've picked up to suit that type of mood. This was the type of series that I started reading because I wanted to read about forensics and not about a lead character who is, for the most part, just annoying and having a "heart-to-heart" with her shrink while complaining about her life and how unfair it all is. (Trust us, we know that, that's why we're reading a book to get away from the boring "Days of Our Lives" stuff.) Call me cold and heartless, but I'm not generally feeling in touch with my feminine side when I'm in the mood for a good thriller.

So, sad to say, I did what I rarely do and just couldn't finish the book, though I made it past 100 pages and consider that enough reading to know I didn't like it anymore. My dislike of the lead character in general has over-ridden my interest in continuing on with the series. It's an interest, I should mention, that wasn't that great anyway, because I kept finding problems and plot-holes in most of the books that made me groan in annoyance. It's a bummer, too, because I still had 3 more books I had bought that are going from my TBR pile straight to my release pile. What a waste of money!
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Helpful Score: 2
A Kay Scarpetta novel, excellent as always. In this novel Kay Scarpetta herself finds herself under suspicion and under criminal investigation
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Helpful Score: 2
This one was really hard to put down. A continuation of Black Notice, it was quite intense.
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Helpful Score: 2
I am a long time fan of Patricia Cornwell - The Last Precinct details the life of Dr. Kay Scarpetta, chief medical examiner of Virginia, as she is forced to make a decision about her career. This is one of the better books of the Kay Scarpetta series - the characters continue to develop, especially those of her niece Lucy and longtime "partner" in solving crime, Captain Pete Marino.
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Helpful Score: 2
A bit slow starting off, but ends up being a really good read!
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Helpful Score: 2
This book has caused me to stop reading the series. It was the final straw that broke the camel's back in an otherwise mediocre and overly-hyped series.

By page 82, my brain was screaming to my hand to start scraping my eyeballs out with a nearby nail clipper. Don't get me wrong, it's great that the author tries to humanize her lead character by having her talk about "feelings" and "personal issues" (don't get me started on how annoying Lucy is!), but it doesn't need to take up the first 100 pages of the book. I didn't sit down to read a forensic mystery/thriller so I could get in touch with my girly feelings. If I'd wanted to do that, there's other genres I could've picked up to suit that type of mood. This was the type of series that I started reading because I wanted to read about forensics and not about a lead character who is, for the most part, just annoying and having a "heart-to-heart" with her shrink while complaining about her life and how unfair it all is. (Trust us, we know that, that's why we're reading a book to get away from the boring "Days of Our Lives" stuff.) Call me cold and heartless, but I'm not generally feeling in touch with my feminine side when I'm in the mood for a good thriller.

So, sad to say, I did what I rarely do and just couldn't finish the book, though I made it past 100 pages and consider that enough reading to know I didn't like it anymore. My dislike of the lead character in general has over-ridden my interest in continuing on with the series. It's an interest, I should mention, that wasn't that great anyway, because I kept finding problems and plot-holes in most of the books that made me groan in annoyance. It's a bummer, too, because I still had 3 more books I had bought that are going from my TBR pile straight to my release pile. What a waste of money!
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Helpful Score: 1
a charactor as strong as any popular fiction this book is about werewolf murders. not my type but good reading
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Helpful Score: 1
If you like mysteries, you will love this author. The main character, Kay Scarpetta, is a fascinating and complex character. This book does reference prior books, so might be best after reading some of the prior books. Since she, Scarpetta, is a chief medical examiner, so some of the details are quite explicit. Highly recommended.
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Helpful Score: 1
Another read on the edge of your seat thriller by Patricia Cornwell. Just as good as usual.
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Helpful Score: 1
Part of the Kay Scarpetta, Chief Medical Examiner of VA, series. Several of the CSI episodes on TV are based on this series. I say, start at the beginning... check patriciacornwell.com for a list of all the books in the series.
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Helpful Score: 1
Another Great Scarpetta story. From the inside cover....We enter The Last Precinct through the reverberating aftershocks of black Notice, inconceivable finding virginia's chief Medical examiner Kay Scarpetta an object of suspicion and criminal investigation. And the nightmare perpetuated on scarpetta's doorstep continues as she discovers that the so-called Werewolf murders may have extended to New York City and into the darkest corners of her past. When a formidable prosecutor, a female assistant district attorney from New York, is brought into the case, Carpetta must struggle to make what she knows to be the truth prevail against mounting and unnerving evidence to the contrary. Tested in every way, she turns inward to ask, Where do you go when there is nowhere left? The answer is the Last Princint. By the end of the novel, it is clear that Scarpetta's life can never be the same.
Woven through with extraordinary forensic detail, the larger-than-life presence of Scarpetta's neice Lucy and her colleague Captain Pete Morino,and a palpable sense of fear that keeps readers looking back-into the past for clues, and over their shoulders for the next enigmatic act of violence-the Last Precinct marks a new era for Kay Scarpetta and a triumphant achievement for Patricia Cornwell.
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Helpful Score: 1
Typical Kay Scarpetta novel but not my favorite.
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Helpful Score: 1
I have yet to read a Kay Scarpetta book that I didn't completely enjoy! This book is no exception!
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Helpful Score: 1
Must read in the Scarpetta series. I loved them all!
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This is one of my favorite Patricia Cornwell's Kay Scarpetta series. I think that it is the thirteenth (13) in the series.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is the novel to win many many awards.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book is well-written and is a continuing saga of Kay Scarpetta's life.
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Helpful Score: 1
Another great Scarpetta adventure!!!
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Helpful Score: 1
Serial killers, betrayal, FBI, murder, this book has it all! Patricia Cornwell really knows her territory and Kay Scarpetta is a great, flawed heroine.
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Helpful Score: 1
THE LAST PRECINCT
Thwarting an attact by a suspected serial killer puts Virginia's Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta in the harsh glare of the spotlight. As her personal and professional lives come under suspicion, she discovers that the so-called Werewolf murders may have extended to New York City and into the darkest corners of her past. A formidable prosecutor, a female assistant districk attorney from New York, is brought into the case--and Scarpetta must struggle to make what she knows to be the truth prevail against mounting and unnerving evidence to the contrary. Tested in every way, she turns inward to ask, Where do you go when there is nowhere left?
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Such a great book in an equally great series!
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I have read the entire Scarpetta series and have loved them all. This one is no exception.
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A good read.
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I love this author.
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Great Book!
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I'm not a big fan ot this one at all Losing interest in Kay's storylines.
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Dr Kay Scarpetta investigates the Werewolf murders which may have extended into New York.
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I enjoyed this book. It is a great series. This book follows The Black Notice and a continuation of Kay Scarpetta's life as a chief medical examiner. A good book.
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We enter The Last Precinct through the reverberating aftershocks of Black Notice, finding Kay an object of suspicion and criminal investigation. She further discovers that the Werewold murders may have extended to NYC
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Patricia Cornwells Kay Scarpetta is a character who becomes addicting. Smart, Funny, brave, and tough she is a character who sticks with you, and you will find yourself wanting to read the whole series. Chapters are on the shorter side so the book is easier to digest.
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This book has caused me to stop reading the series. It was the final straw that broke the camel's back in an otherwise mediocre and overly-hyped series.

By page 82, my brain was screaming to my hand to start scraping my eyeballs out with a nearby nail clipper. Don't get me wrong, it's great that the author tries to humanize her lead character by having her talk about "feelings" and "personal issues" (don't get me started on how annoying Lucy is!), but it doesn't need to take up the first 100 pages of the book. I didn't sit down to read a forensic mystery/thriller so I could get in touch with my girly feelings. If I'd wanted to do that, there's other genres I could've picked up to suit that type of mood. This was the type of series that I started reading because I wanted to read about forensics and not about a lead character who is, for the most part, just annoying and having a "heart-to-heart" with her shrink while complaining about her life and how unfair it all is. (Trust us, we know that, that's why we're reading a book to get away from the boring "Days of Our Lives" stuff.) Call me cold and heartless, but I'm not generally feeling in touch with my feminine side when I'm in the mood for a good thriller.

So, sad to say, I did what I rarely do and just couldn't finish the book, though I made it past 100 pages and consider that enough reading to know I didn't like it anymore. My dislike of the lead character in general has over-ridden my interest in continuing on with the series. It's an interest, I should mention, that wasn't that great anyway, because I kept finding problems and plot-holes in most of the books that made me groan in annoyance. It's a bummer, too, because I still had 3 more books I had bought that are going from my TBR pile straight to my release pile. What a waste of money!
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All of the Patricia Cornwell books are great. This one has action, adventure, & murder.
Kay Scarpetta is a great character. Any of you that like Forensic Files will love these books.
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Patricia Cornwells Kay Scarpetta is a character who becomes addicting. Smart, Funny, brave, and tough she is a character who sticks with you, and you will find yourself wanting to read the whole series. Chapters are on the shorter side so the book is easier to digest.
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I LOVED IT!!!!!
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Kay Scarpetta finds herself not only a victim but also a murder suspect! Will she survive professionally or will it be time to move on in her life. That is if she can survive multiple attacks on her life.

Another thriller.
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I expect more from Patricia Cornwell. She makes references to earlier books in series, but with mistakes. Just not written as well as her earlier books.
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Thwarting an attack by a suspected serial killer puts Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta in the harsh glare of the spotlight. As her personal and professional lives come under suspicion, she discovers that the so-called Werewolf murders may have extended to New York City into the darkest corners of her past.
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Nw York Times best selling novel, Patricia Cornwell takes her readers deeper into Kay Scarpetta's heart and soul than ever before... Thwarting an attack by a suspected serial killer puts Virginia's Cheif Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta in the harsh glare of the spotlight.
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As always, an excellent Kay Scarpetta........... a good creepy mystery!
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One of her best yet, what a twist at the end.
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A Kay Scarpetta book.

Very good book. I was a little confused as I had read another of Cornwell's books that I think was written and set after this one, so I kept mixing them up. It's probably a good idea to read the Kay Scarpetta books in order.
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This book has caused me to stop reading the series. It was the final straw that broke the camel's back in an otherwise mediocre and overly-hyped series.

By page 82, my brain was screaming to my hand to start scraping my eyeballs out with a nearby nail clipper. Don't get me wrong, it's great that the author tries to humanize her lead character by having her talk about "feelings" and "personal issues" (don't get me started on how annoying Lucy is!), but it doesn't need to take up the first 100 pages of the book. I didn't sit down to read a forensic mystery/thriller so I could get in touch with my girly feelings. If I'd wanted to do that, there's other genres I could've picked up to suit that type of mood. This was the type of series that I started reading because I wanted to read about forensics and not about a lead character who is, for the most part, just annoying and having a "heart-to-heart" with her shrink while complaining about her life and how unfair it all is. (Trust us, we know that, that's why we're reading a book to get away from the boring "Days of Our Lives" stuff.) Call me cold and heartless, but I'm not generally feeling in touch with my feminine side when I'm in the mood for a good thriller.

So, sad to say, I did what I rarely do and just couldn't finish the book, though I made it past 100 pages and consider that enough reading to know I didn't like it anymore. My dislike of the lead character in general has over-ridden my interest in continuing on with the series. It's an interest, I should mention, that wasn't that great anyway, because I kept finding problems and plot-holes in most of the books that made me groan in annoyance. It's a bummer, too, because I still had 3 more books I had bought that are going from my TBR pile straight to my release pile. What a waste of money!
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Another good one in the Kay Scarpetta series!
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great audio performance
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This book has caused me to stop reading the series. It was the final straw that broke the camel's back in an otherwise mediocre and overly-hyped series.

By page 82, my brain was screaming to my hand to start scraping my eyeballs out with a nearby nail clipper. Don't get me wrong, it's great that the author tries to humanize her lead character by having her talk about "feelings" and "personal issues" (don't get me started on how annoying Lucy is!), but it doesn't need to take up the first 100 pages of the book. I didn't sit down to read a forensic mystery/thriller so I could get in touch with my girly feelings. If I'd wanted to do that, there's other genres I could've picked up to suit that type of mood. This was the type of series that I started reading because I wanted to read about forensics and not about a lead character who is, for the most part, just annoying and having a "heart-to-heart" with her shrink while complaining about her life and how unfair it all is. (Trust us, we know that, that's why we're reading a book to get away from the boring "Days of Our Lives" stuff.) Call me cold and heartless, but I'm not generally feeling in touch with my feminine side when I'm in the mood for a good thriller.

So, sad to say, I did what I rarely do and just couldn't finish the book, though I made it past 100 pages and consider that enough reading to know I didn't like it anymore. My dislike of the lead character in general has over-ridden my interest in continuing on with the series. It's an interest, I should mention, that wasn't that great anyway, because I kept finding problems and plot-holes in most of the books that made me groan in annoyance. It's a bummer, too, because I still had 3 more books I had bought that are going from my TBR pile straight to my release pile. What a waste of money!
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Patricia Cornwells Kay Scarpetta is a character who becomes addicting. Smart, Funny, brave, and tough she is a character who sticks with you, and you will find yourself wanting to read the whole series. Chapters are on the shorter side so the book is easier to digest.
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Love all Cornwell, get a big kick out of her at times, and good as always.
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ab 4 casss. 6 hrs
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One of the last good Scarpetta novels. As an audio, it's good for a long trip or to make a daily commute go faster. If you've never tried audiobooks you'd be surprised how easily you can jump back to where you left off.
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Very good, I adore Cornwell's writings very much. V ery discriptive and knowledgable.
~LLG
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THIS IS A 10 CASSETTE AUDIO BOOK - APPROXIMATELY 17 HOURS AND 30 MINUTES. WAS WELL WORTH LISTENING TO WHILE DOING SOME MILES ON THE TREADMILL.
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Fun to listen to. Kate Reading is an excellent voice for Kay Scarpetta.
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Never met a Kay Scarpetta book I didn't like!
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This book has caused me to stop reading the series. It was the final straw that broke the camel's back in an otherwise mediocre and overly-hyped series.

By page 82, my brain was screaming to my hand to start scraping my eyeballs out with a nearby nail clipper. Don't get me wrong, it's great that the author tries to humanize her lead character by having her talk about "feelings" and "personal issues" (don't get me started on how annoying Lucy is!), but it doesn't need to take up the first 100 pages of the book. I didn't sit down to read a forensic mystery/thriller so I could get in touch with my girly feelings. If I'd wanted to do that, there's other genres I could've picked up to suit that type of mood. This was the type of series that I started reading because I wanted to read about forensics and not about a lead character who is, for the most part, just annoying and having a "heart-to-heart" with her shrink while complaining about her life and how unfair it all is. (Trust us, we know that, that's why we're reading a book to get away from the boring "Days of Our Lives" stuff.) Call me cold and heartless, but I'm not generally feeling in touch with my feminine side when I'm in the mood for a good thriller.

So, sad to say, I did what I rarely do and just couldn't finish the book, though I made it past 100 pages and consider that enough reading to know I didn't like it anymore. My dislike of the lead character in general has over-ridden my interest in continuing on with the series. It's an interest, I should mention, that wasn't that great anyway, because I kept finding problems and plot-holes in most of the books that made me groan in annoyance. It's a bummer, too, because I still had 3 more books I had bought that are going from my TBR pile straight to my release pile. What a waste of money!
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Patricia Cornwells Kay Scarpetta is a character who becomes addicting. Smart, Funny, brave, and tough she is a character who sticks with you, and you will find yourself wanting to read the whole series. Chapters are on the shorter side so the book is easier to digest.
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Patricia Cornwells Kay Scarpetta is a character who becomes addicting. Smart, Funny, brave, and tough she is a character who sticks with you, and you will find yourself wanting to read the whole series. Chapters are on the shorter side so the book is easier to digest.
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This book has caused me to stop reading the series. It was the final straw that broke the camel's back in an otherwise mediocre and overly-hyped series.

By page 82, my brain was screaming to my hand to start scraping my eyeballs out with a nearby nail clipper. Don't get me wrong, it's great that the author tries to humanize her lead character by having her talk about "feelings" and "personal issues" (don't get me started on how annoying Lucy is!), but it doesn't need to take up the first 100 pages of the book. I didn't sit down to read a forensic mystery/thriller so I could get in touch with my girly feelings. If I'd wanted to do that, there's other genres I could've picked up to suit that type of mood. This was the type of series that I started reading because I wanted to read about forensics and not about a lead character who is, for the most part, just annoying and having a "heart-to-heart" with her shrink while complaining about her life and how unfair it all is. (Trust us, we know that, that's why we're reading a book to get away from the boring "Days of Our Lives" stuff.) Call me cold and heartless, but I'm not generally feeling in touch with my feminine side when I'm in the mood for a good thriller.

So, sad to say, I did what I rarely do and just couldn't finish the book, though I made it past 100 pages and consider that enough reading to know I didn't like it anymore. My dislike of the lead character in general has over-ridden my interest in continuing on with the series. It's an interest, I should mention, that wasn't that great anyway, because I kept finding problems and plot-holes in most of the books that made me groan in annoyance. It's a bummer, too, because I still had 3 more books I had bought that are going from my TBR pile straight to my release pile. What a waste of money!
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Another fabulous Scarpetta novel of twisted minds and creepy doings.
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Great reading
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good book
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Patricia Cornwells Kay Scarpetta is a character who becomes addicting. Smart, Funny, brave, and tough she is a character who sticks with you, and you will find yourself wanting to read the whole series. Chapters are on the shorter side so the book is easier to digest.
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I like everything Patricia Cromwell writes
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This was the first in the Kay Scarpetta book series I read. It took the first four chapters to get from the first scene to the second. After about chapter 13-14, it got very fast paced and then I couldn't put it down. I just started on the book before this one, Black Notice, and just from reading the first few pages I realize I definitely should've read that one first. If I had, this one probably would've been MUCH better at the beginning.
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I love the character of Kay Scarpetta! She's like an old friend who reveals more and more with each book. I could not put this down!
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AWESOME READ!!!!!
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This one is quite good. Love all the Kay Scarpetta books, but this is one of my favorites.
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The ELEVENTH book in the series featuring Dr. Kay Scarpetta who is a chief medical examiner in Richmond, Virginia.
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Thwarting an attack by a suspected serial killer puts Virginia's
Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta in the harsh glare of the spotlight.As her personal and professional lives come under suspicion ,she discoversthat the so-called Werewolf murders may have extended to New York City and into the darknestcorners of her past. A formidable prosecutor, a female assistant district attorney fro New York,is brought into the case-and Scarpetta must struggle to make what she knows to be the truth prevail against mounting and unnerving evidenc to the contrary. Tested in every way,she turns inward to ask, Where do you go when there is nowhere left?
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Pretty good Kay Scarpetta book. I mean really if you've kept up so far what's she gonna do to us anyway?
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A Kay Scarpetta novel with plots within plots.
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Thwarting an attack by a suspected serial killer puts Virginia's Chief Medical Examiner, Kay Scarpetta, in the harsh glare of the spotlight. As her personal and professional lives come under suspicion, she discovers that the so-called Werewolf murders may have extended to New York City and into the darkest corners of her past.
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Another good read by Patricia Cornwell. Dr. Scarpetta is really challenged in this episode of her life.
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Good story, but a long, tedious read.
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Kay and her friends find themselves the target in this book. As always Patricia Cornwell has another great book that you should read.
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Dr Kay Scarpetta is chief medical examiner for Virginia. She is under criminal investigation as she researches the case of the werewolf strikes again in New York City.
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kay scarpetta's under suspicion and must prove herself.
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very good book!!!
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Keeps you interested and is very good.
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A good book.
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Dr. Kay Scarpetta is at it again in this one. Scarpetta is one strong woman. She is always in the think of things, going beyond her duties as the medical examiner, she is detective too, the best one! Would any of these crimes be solved without her?
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Thwarting an attack by a suspected serial killer puts Virginia's Chief medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta in the harsh glare of the spotlight. As her personal and professional lives come under suspicion, she discovers the so called WereWolf Murders may have extended to New York City and into the darkest corners of her past.
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This is the last book in a series about the Richmond, VA Medical Examiner. The books refer back to earlier cases and include characters in all the books.
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AS ALWAYS... SHE IS THE BEST
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twarting an attack by a suspected serial killer puts virginig'a chief medical examiner kay scarpetta in teh harsh glare of the spotlight. as her personal and professional lives come under suspicion, she discovers that the so-called werewolf murders may have extended to new york city and into the darkest corners of her past. a formidable prosecutor, a female assistant district attorney from new york, is brought into the case- and scarpetta much struggle to make what she knows to be the truth prevail against mounting and unnerving evidence to the contrary. tested in every way, she turns inward to ask, where do you go when there is nowhere left?
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my husband said it's "ok".
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This is not an audio....I do not know why it says that above. Must be a mistake