Book Reviews of Point of Origin (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 9)

Point of Origin  (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 9)
Point of Origin - Kay Scarpetta, Bk 9
Author: Patricia Cornwell
ISBN-13: 9780316644396
ISBN-10: 0316644390
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 342
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 10 ratings
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (UK)
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
I would have to say this one is the best she has done.
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Helpful Score: 3
Not my favorite of the Scarpetta novels, but still entertaining.
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Helpful Score: 3
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: 3
Reading the other reviews I have to laugh. For me this is the first book I can point to where I start saying the series went downhill, and fast! Really didn't like the books.
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Helpful Score: 3
This is an excellent book of the Kay Scarpetta series.
Always good reading. I have read several and this is a must.
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Helpful Score: 2
From the prolific author of mysteries with Kay Scarpetta, her strong protagonist. I found it thrilling and all that a mystery could be.
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Helpful Score: 2
I love Patricia Cornwell, her books are the type that hook you and leave you wanting the next one right now.
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Helpful Score: 2
This book was good, but had some things that drove me nuts. Also, my review has spoilers, so don't read on if you don't want to know...

First, Cornwell needs to get her character facts straight. This book refers to Lucy as being only 19 when she worked on CAIN and was involved with Carrie Grethen. But, in "The Body Farm", where this all happened, she was referred to as being 21. Stuff like this drives me nuts when an author doesn't take the time to know their own stories. Especially when I've been reading the books closely together and haven't had time to forget little details like that (it would be better for my sanity--believe me).

Second, I was completely disappointed that Benton was killed off. First, Kay keeps griping that she's not ready to marry the guy and needs her space and that the relationship's not what it was, and then the next thing you know, he's dead. It's like Cornwell didn't know what to do with the relationship and took the easy way out by killing off another one of Scarpetta's lovers.

I'm also not sure if Carrie Grethen is really dead (unless proof shows up in the next book[s]). This book didn't say anything about a body being found in the water, only that Lucy didn't see one. If Grethen had the forethought to know what Lucy would do while in a helicopter, she probably also would've planned for the possibility of the bird she was in going down and probably had SCUBA gear or something. Call me crazy, but I'm just the type of person who doesn't believe a bad guy is dead until there's absolute proof.
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Helpful Score: 2
This book was good, but had some things that drove me nuts. Also, my review has spoilers, so don't read on if you don't want to know...

First, Cornwell needs to get her character facts straight. This book refers to Lucy as being only 19 when she worked on CAIN and was involved with Carrie Grethen. But, in "The Body Farm", where this all happened, she was referred to as being 21. Stuff like this drives me nuts when an author doesn't take the time to know their own stories. Especially when I've been reading the books closely together and haven't had time to forget little details like that (it would be better for my sanity--believe me).

Second, I was completely disappointed that Benton was killed off. First, Kay keeps griping that she's not ready to marry the guy and needs her space and that the relationship's not what it was, and then the next thing you know, he's dead. It's like Cornwell didn't know what to do with the relationship and took the easy way out by killing off another one of Scarpetta's lovers.

I'm also not sure if Carrie Grethen is really dead (unless proof shows up in the next book[s]). This book didn't say anything about a body being found in the water, only that Lucy didn't see one. If Grethen had the forethought to know what Lucy would do while in a helicopter, she probably also would've planned for the possibility of the bird she was in going down and probably had SCUBA gear or something. Call me crazy, but I'm just the type of person who doesn't believe a bad guy is dead until there's absolute proof.
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Helpful Score: 1
Yet another great one by Cornwell.As usual, she succeeds in keeping you on the edge of your seat,and guessing. her style of writing brings vivid images to mind that leave you able to nearly visualize every detail.As always, the beloved Kay Scarpetta draws you into her world, and leaves you wishing you were invited to dinner....
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Patricia Cornwell's books are well written and fun and long enough to get me through the delay's I experience when I travel.
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Great Book! Loved the venue on Tangier.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is the usual suspensful Patricia Cornwell book!
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excellent read
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Scarpetta at her best.
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Cornwell admirers will love this
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Wonderful Kay Scarpetta book - it makes you want to read the next one!
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Definitely a page turner!
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Usual great suspense story with Dr Kay Scarpetta
chasing an arsonist and murderer- and is her old enemy Carrie Grethen involved? good book.
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Helpful Score: 1
Always enjoyable.
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I really enjoyed this book, as always with Patricia Cornwell's Scarpetta Series. I know we all don't like it when an important character to us is killed off, but that's what keeps it real. Very descriptive, very informative, kept me reading - too fast - until I was finished and bummed out because it didn't last longer! It's taken me awhile to get used to the awkwardness between Benton, Kay, and Lucy...but then you have to keep an open mind to people's different personalities.
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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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"Sears its way into the psyche...Ablazed with Cornwell's finest, scariest writing."-Atlanta Jouranal Constitution
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This book was good, but had some things that drove me nuts. Also, my review has spoilers, so don't read on if you don't want to know...

First, Cornwell needs to get her character facts straight. This book refers to Lucy as being only 19 when she worked on CAIN and was involved with Carrie Grethen. But, in "The Body Farm", where this all happened, she was referred to as being 21. Stuff like this drives me nuts when an author doesn't take the time to know their own stories. Especially when I've been reading the books closely together and haven't had time to forget little details like that (it would be better for my sanity--believe me).

Second, I was completely disappointed that Benton was killed off. First, Kay keeps griping that she's not ready to marry the guy and needs her space and that the relationship's not what it was, and then the next thing you know, he's dead. It's like Cornwell didn't know what to do with the relationship and took the easy way out by killing off another one of Scarpetta's lovers.

I'm also not sure if Carrie Grethen is really dead (unless proof shows up in the next book[s]). This book didn't say anything about a body being found in the water, only that Lucy didn't see one. If Grethen had the forethought to know what Lucy would do while in a helicopter, she probably also would've planned for the possibility of the bird she was in going down and probably had SCUBA gear or something. Call me crazy, but I'm just the type of person who doesn't believe a bad guy is dead until there's absolute proof.
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One of her best. kept going till it was done.
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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 was good, but had some things that drove me nuts. Also, my review has spoilers, so don't read on if you don't want to know...

First, Cornwell needs to get her character facts straight. This book refers to Lucy as being only 19 when she worked on CAIN and was involved with Carrie Grethen. But, in "The Body Farm", where this all happened, she was referred to as being 21. Stuff like this drives me nuts when an author doesn't take the time to know their own stories. Especially when I've been reading the books closely together and haven't had time to forget little details like that (it would be better for my sanity--believe me).

Second, I was completely disappointed that Benton was killed off. First, Kay keeps griping that she's not ready to marry the guy and needs her space and that the relationship's not what it was, and then the next thing you know, he's dead. It's like Cornwell didn't know what to do with the relationship and took the easy way out by killing off another one of Scarpetta's lovers.

I'm also not sure if Carrie Grethen is really dead (unless proof shows up in the next book[s]). This book didn't say anything about a body being found in the water, only that Lucy didn't see one. If Grethen had the forethought to know what Lucy would do while in a helicopter, she probably also would've planned for the possibility of the bird she was in going down and probably had SCUBA gear or something. Call me crazy, but I'm just the type of person who doesn't believe a bad guy is dead until there's absolute proof.
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This author rocks I enjoy all the books by this author this one was another of the greats..I will continue to look for her books.
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This book was good, but had some things that drove me nuts. Also, my review has spoilers, so don't read on if you don't want to know...

First, Cornwell needs to get her character facts straight. This book refers to Lucy as being only 19 when she worked on CAIN and was involved with Carrie Grethen. But, in "The Body Farm", where this all happened, she was referred to as being 21. Stuff like this drives me nuts when an author doesn't take the time to know their own stories. Especially when I've been reading the books closely together and haven't had time to forget little details like that (it would be better for my sanity--believe me).

Second, I was completely disappointed that Benton was killed off. First, Kay keeps griping that she's not ready to marry the guy and needs her space and that the relationship's not what it was, and then the next thing you know, he's dead. It's like Cornwell didn't know what to do with the relationship and took the easy way out by killing off another one of Scarpetta's lovers.

I'm also not sure if Carrie Grethen is really dead (unless proof shows up in the next book[s]). This book didn't say anything about a body being found in the water, only that Lucy didn't see one. If Grethen had the forethought to know what Lucy would do while in a helicopter, she probably also would've planned for the possibility of the bird she was in going down and probably had SCUBA gear or something. Call me crazy, but I'm just the type of person who doesn't believe a bad guy is dead until there's absolute proof.
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Dr. Kay Scarpetta murder mystery novel.
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Dr Kay Scarpetta is called out to a farmhouse in Virginia which has been destroyed by fire. In the ruins she finds a body which tells a story of a violent and grisly murder.

I love Patricia Cornwell books and really enjoyed this one.
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Wow! This was a great read, you will like the quick pace and all the wonderful cool forensic information that is used in the storyline. You can't miss with any book in the Scarpetta series.
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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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The devastating fire tore through the horse farm, destroying everything it touched. Picking through the wreckage, Dr. Kay Scarpetta uncovers human remains -- the work of an audacious and wily killer who uses fire to mask his brutal murders. And when Scarpetta learns that her old nemesis CArrie Grethen has escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane and is somewhat involved, the investigation becomes personal.
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Patricia Cornwell is a great author... or so I've been told. I have read several of her books and I just don't think they are that great. However, Many other people like her and she's selling more books than I am, so I don't feel I have room to complain.
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really good
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This book was good, but had some things that drove me nuts. Also, my review has spoilers, so don't read on if you don't want to know...

First, Cornwell needs to get her character facts straight. This book refers to Lucy as being only 19 when she worked on CAIN and was involved with Carrie Grethen. But, in "The Body Farm", where this all happened, she was referred to as being 21. Stuff like this drives me nuts when an author doesn't take the time to know their own stories. Especially when I've been reading the books closely together and haven't had time to forget little details like that (it would be better for my sanity--believe me).

Second, I was completely disappointed that Benton was killed off. First, Kay keeps griping that she's not ready to marry the guy and needs her space and that the relationship's not what it was, and then the next thing you know, he's dead. It's like Cornwell didn't know what to do with the relationship and took the easy way out by killing off another one of Scarpetta's lovers.

I'm also not sure if Carrie Grethen is really dead (unless proof shows up in the next book[s]). This book didn't say anything about a body being found in the water, only that Lucy didn't see one. If Grethen had the forethought to know what Lucy would do while in a helicopter, she probably also would've planned for the possibility of the bird she was in going down and probably had SCUBA gear or something. Call me crazy, but I'm just the type of person who doesn't believe a bad guy is dead until there's absolute proof.
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great mystery book
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Love this author.
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A good one
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Like all of her books this is a great read with a twist at the end.
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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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This book was good, but had some things that drove me nuts. Also, my review has spoilers, so don't read on if you don't want to know...

First, Cornwell needs to get her character facts straight. This book refers to Lucy as being only 19 when she worked on CAIN and was involved with Carrie Grethen. But, in "The Body Farm", where this all happened, she was referred to as being 21. Stuff like this drives me nuts when an author doesn't take the time to know their own stories. Especially when I've been reading the books closely together and haven't had time to forget little details like that (it would be better for my sanity--believe me).

Second, I was completely disappointed that Benton was killed off. First, Kay keeps griping that she's not ready to marry the guy and needs her space and that the relationship's not what it was, and then the next thing you know, he's dead. It's like Cornwell didn't know what to do with the relationship and took the easy way out by killing off another one of Scarpetta's lovers.

I'm also not sure if Carrie Grethen is really dead (unless proof shows up in the next book[s]). This book didn't say anything about a body being found in the water, only that Lucy didn't see one. If Grethen had the forethought to know what Lucy would do while in a helicopter, she probably also would've planned for the possibility of the bird she was in going down and probably had SCUBA gear or something. Call me crazy, but I'm just the type of person who doesn't believe a bad guy is dead until there's absolute proof.
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The devastating fire tore through the horse farm, destroying everything it touched. Picking through the wreckage, Dr. Kay Scarpetta uncovers human remains - the work of an audacious and wily killer who uses fire to mask his brutal murders. And when Scarpetta learns that her old nemesis Carrie Grethen as escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane and is somehow involved, the investigation becomes personal. Tragedy strikes close to home. And Scarpetta must match Grethen's every move with one of her own to douse the inferno of evil that threatens everyone around her.
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I love all of the Patricia Cornwell books and have read them all twice.
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This book was good, but had some things that drove me nuts. Also, my review has spoilers, so don't read on if you don't want to know...

First, Cornwell needs to get her character facts straight. This book refers to Lucy as being only 19 when she worked on CAIN and was involved with Carrie Grethen. But, in "The Body Farm", where this all happened, she was referred to as being 21. Stuff like this drives me nuts when an author doesn't take the time to know their own stories. Especially when I've been reading the books closely together and haven't had time to forget little details like that (it would be better for my sanity--believe me).

Second, I was completely disappointed that Benton was killed off. First, Kay keeps griping that she's not ready to marry the guy and needs her space and that the relationship's not what it was, and then the next thing you know, he's dead. It's like Cornwell didn't know what to do with the relationship and took the easy way out by killing off another one of Scarpetta's lovers.

I'm also not sure if Carrie Grethen is really dead (unless proof shows up in the next book[s]). This book didn't say anything about a body being found in the water, only that Lucy didn't see one. If Grethen had the forethought to know what Lucy would do while in a helicopter, she probably also would've planned for the possibility of the bird she was in going down and probably had SCUBA gear or something. Call me crazy, but I'm just the type of person who doesn't believe a bad guy is dead until there's absolute proof.
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This book was good, but had some things that drove me nuts. Also, my review has spoilers, so don't read on if you don't want to know...

First, Cornwell needs to get her character facts straight. This book refers to Lucy as being only 19 when she worked on CAIN and was involved with Carrie Grethen. But, in "The Body Farm", where this all happened, she was referred to as being 21. Stuff like this drives me nuts when an author doesn't take the time to know their own stories. Especially when I've been reading the books closely together and haven't had time to forget little details like that (it would be better for my sanity--believe me).

Second, I was completely disappointed that Benton was killed off. First, Kay keeps griping that she's not ready to marry the guy and needs her space and that the relationship's not what it was, and then the next thing you know, he's dead. It's like Cornwell didn't know what to do with the relationship and took the easy way out by killing off another one of Scarpetta's lovers.

I'm also not sure if Carrie Grethen is really dead (unless proof shows up in the next book[s]). This book didn't say anything about a body being found in the water, only that Lucy didn't see one. If Grethen had the forethought to know what Lucy would do while in a helicopter, she probably also would've planned for the possibility of the bird she was in going down and probably had SCUBA gear or something. Call me crazy, but I'm just the type of person who doesn't believe a bad guy is dead until there's absolute proof.
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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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A Kay Scarpetta novel that pits Virginia's chief medical examiner against an audacious and wily killer who uses fire to mask his crimes. And when Scarpetta learns that her old nemesis, Carrie Grethen, is somehow involved, the investigation gets personal and tragedy strikes closer to home.
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Another pleasing read from Cornwell
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Dr. Kay Scarpetta battles an "audacious and wily killer who uses fire to mask his crimes. And when Scarpetta learns that her old nemesis, Carrie Grethen, is somehow involved, the investigation gets personal and tragedy strikes closer to home."
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VERY GOOD!
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If you like the CSI or Crossing Jordan types of tv shows, this author is for you. Very detailed descriptions of forensic studies.
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My favorite Scarpetta novel.
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Scarpetta's past has come to the present in this 10th book of intrigue and crime. As all of the Scarpetta novels, you will be reading until dawn.
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Very good (but a little far fetched) story line has a lot of action and plot twists. Good ending. It may help if you have read any of her previous books as they often refer to things that have happened prior to this story. But don't pass it up even if you haven't.
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This is an excellent book. I really enjoyed it. It is easy to read and keeps you entertained throughout.
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This book is a good mystery; however, it would have been just as effective without the strong language. I put it down several times because of that, but really wanted to see how the "perp" was caught so I finished it. I also enjoyed the references to Virginia since that's my home state.
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This was another one of my favorite Scarpetta stories. Fast moving with lots of surprises.
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Good book but I also have to agree with "daedelys's" review and comments! A lot of that stuff drove me nuts too! I always feel the author should KNOW her story and her characters well and not confuse the reader!
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This is a new Kay Scapeta novel that pits her against a wily killer who uses fire to mask his crimes.
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A Scarpetta novel
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The devastating fire through the horse farm,destroying everything it touched.Picking through the wreckage,Dr.Kay Scarpetta uncovers human remains-the work of an audacious and wily killer who uses fire to mask his brutal murders.And when Scarpetta learns that her old nemesis Carrie Grethen has escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane and is somehow involved,the investigation becomes personal,Tragedy strikes close to home.Scarpetta must match Grethen's every move with one of her own to douse the inferno of evil that thteatens everyone around her..
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This book was good, but had some things that drove me nuts. Also, my review has spoilers, so don't read on if you don't want to know...

First, Cornwell needs to get her character facts straight. This book refers to Lucy as being only 19 when she worked on CAIN and was involved with Carrie Grethen. But, in "The Body Farm", where this all happened, she was referred to as being 21. Stuff like this drives me nuts when an author doesn't take the time to know their own stories. Especially when I've been reading the books closely together and haven't had time to forget little details like that (it would be better for my sanity--believe me).

Second, I was completely disappointed that Benton was killed off. First, Kay keeps griping that she's not ready to marry the guy and needs her space and that the relationship's not what it was, and then the next thing you know, he's dead. It's like Cornwell didn't know what to do with the relationship and took the easy way out by killing off another one of Scarpetta's lovers.

I'm also not sure if Carrie Grethen is really dead (unless proof shows up in the next book[s]). This book didn't say anything about a body being found in the water, only that Lucy didn't see one. If Grethen had the forethought to know what Lucy would do while in a helicopter, she probably also would've planned for the possibility of the bird she was in going down and probably had SCUBA gear or something. Call me crazy, but I'm just the type of person who doesn't believe a bad guy is dead until there's absolute proof.
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This book was good, but had some things that drove me nuts. Also, my review has spoilers, so don't read on if you don't want to know...

First, Cornwell needs to get her character facts straight. This book refers to Lucy as being only 19 when she worked on CAIN and was involved with Carrie Grethen. But, in "The Body Farm", where this all happened, she was referred to as being 21. Stuff like this drives me nuts when an author doesn't take the time to know their own stories. Especially when I've been reading the books closely together and haven't had time to forget little details like that (it would be better for my sanity--believe me).

Second, I was completely disappointed that Benton was killed off. First, Kay keeps griping that she's not ready to marry the guy and needs her space and that the relationship's not what it was, and then the next thing you know, he's dead. It's like Cornwell didn't know what to do with the relationship and took the easy way out by killing off another one of Scarpetta's lovers.

I'm also not sure if Carrie Grethen is really dead (unless proof shows up in the next book[s]). This book didn't say anything about a body being found in the water, only that Lucy didn't see one. If Grethen had the forethought to know what Lucy would do while in a helicopter, she probably also would've planned for the possibility of the bird she was in going down and probably had SCUBA gear or something. Call me crazy, but I'm just the type of person who doesn't believe a bad guy is dead until there's absolute proof.
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Dr. Kay Scarpetta, coroner, solves murders. Good characters, not the run of the mill. Cornwell was writing about forensic stuff long before CSI was on TV, and her stories are more original.
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AWESOME READ!!!!!
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From the NRW YORK TIMES number-one bestselling author comes a white-hot new KAY SCARPELLA novel that pits Virginia's chief medical examiner against an audacious and wily killer who uses fire to mask his crimes.And when Scarpella learnes that her old nemesis,Carrie Grethen,is somehow involved,the inversigation becomes personal and tragedy strikes closer to home.
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The NINTH book in the series featuring Dr. Kay Scarpetta who is a chief medical examiner in Richmond, Virginia.
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excellent reading as are all her books
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OH MY goodness - i can't believe what happens in this book.
If you are into Cornwell - this is a great one
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As always, Cornwell is exellent!
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This book was good, but had some things that drove me nuts. Also, my review has spoilers, so don't read on if you don't want to know...

First, Cornwell needs to get her character facts straight. This book refers to Lucy as being only 19 when she worked on CAIN and was involved with Carrie Grethen. But, in "The Body Farm", where this all happened, she was referred to as being 21. Stuff like this drives me nuts when an author doesn't take the time to know their own stories. Especially when I've been reading the books closely together and haven't had time to forget little details like that (it would be better for my sanity--believe me).

Second, I was completely disappointed that Benton was killed off. First, Kay keeps griping that she's not ready to marry the guy and needs her space and that the relationship's not what it was, and then the next thing you know, he's dead. It's like Cornwell didn't know what to do with the relationship and took the easy way out by killing off another one of Scarpetta's lovers.

I'm also not sure if Carrie Grethen is really dead (unless proof shows up in the next book[s]). This book didn't say anything about a body being found in the water, only that Lucy didn't see one. If Grethen had the forethought to know what Lucy would do while in a helicopter, she probably also would've planned for the possibility of the bird she was in going down and probably had SCUBA gear or something. Call me crazy, but I'm just the type of person who doesn't believe a bad guy is dead until there's absolute proof.
reviewed Point of Origin (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 9) on + 1756 more book reviews
This book was good, but had some things that drove me nuts. Also, my review has spoilers, so don't read on if you don't want to know...

First, Cornwell needs to get her character facts straight. This book refers to Lucy as being only 19 when she worked on CAIN and was involved with Carrie Grethen. But, in "The Body Farm", where this all happened, she was referred to as being 21. Stuff like this drives me nuts when an author doesn't take the time to know their own stories. Especially when I've been reading the books closely together and haven't had time to forget little details like that (it would be better for my sanity--believe me).

Second, I was completely disappointed that Benton was killed off. First, Kay keeps griping that she's not ready to marry the guy and needs her space and that the relationship's not what it was, and then the next thing you know, he's dead. It's like Cornwell didn't know what to do with the relationship and took the easy way out by killing off another one of Scarpetta's lovers.

I'm also not sure if Carrie Grethen is really dead (unless proof shows up in the next book[s]). This book didn't say anything about a body being found in the water, only that Lucy didn't see one. If Grethen had the forethought to know what Lucy would do while in a helicopter, she probably also would've planned for the possibility of the bird she was in going down and probably had SCUBA gear or something. Call me crazy, but I'm just the type of person who doesn't believe a bad guy is dead until there's absolute proof.
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Kay Scarpetta finds that former nemesis Carrie Grethen has escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane and is involved in a devastating fire which tore through a horse farm, destroying everything it touched. Picking through the wreckage, Dr. Kay Scarpetta uncovers human remains and the investigation becomes personal when the tragedy strikes close to home when this story comes to a shocking climax.
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Patricia Cornwell as usual has written another great book. Lots of twists and turn in the plot before the crime is solved (as we expect Kay has gotten the criminal). A great read.
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The devastating fire tore through the horse farm, destroying everything it touched. Picking through the wreckage, Dr. Kay Scarpetta uncovers human remains--the work of an audacious and wily killer who uses fire to mask his brutal murders. And when Scarpetta learns that her old nemesis Carrie Grethen has escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane and is somehow involved, the investigation becomes personal. Tragedy strikes close to home. And Scarpetta must match Grethen's every move with one of her own to douse the inferno of evil that threatens everyone around her...
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The best murder mystery writer around--a novel that pits VA's Chief Medical Examiner against an audacious and wily killer who uses fire to mask his crimes. Always thrilling and complex murder mysteries. Not your run of the mill same old stories.
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A series of fires, each apparently an attempt to cover up a murder, leads Scarpetta and her team down a pathway into the past. There are a couple of plot threads left dangling, and even though Cornwell has done some research into horseshoeing, she still should have had a real farrier read that section to catch a couple of distracting bloopers.
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Another excellent Kay Scarpetta mystery. Although, it brought on tears at the death of a main character. Love the way she keeps your interest!
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I have had a hard time getting into this Scarpetta episode.
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Oversized softcover Scarpetta at her blistering best
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Just so so.
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Is in good used condition.
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The devastating fire tore through the horse farm, destroying everything it touched. Picking through the wreckage, Dr. Kay Scarpetta uncovers human remains....
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The devastating fire tore through the horse farm, destroying everything in its wake. Picking through the wreckage, DR Kay Scarpetta uncovers human remains--when Scarpetta discovers her old nemisis , Carrie has escaped from the hospital of the mentally insane, the fire becomes personal.

This book really kept me on edge and was a true page turner.
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Kay Scarpetta novel. A devastating fire tears through a horse farm, destroying everything it touched. Kay uncovers human remains, and the work of a killer who uses fire to mask his brutal murders.

Good read
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The devastating fire tore through the horse farm, destroying everything it touched. Picking through the wreckage, Dr. Kay Scarpetta uncovers human remains--the work of an audacious and wily killer who uses fire to mask his brutal murders. And when Scarpetta learns that her old nemisis Carrie Grethen has escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane and is somehow involved, the investigation becomes personal. Tragedy strikes close to home. And Scarpetta must match Grethen's every move with one of her own to douse the inferno of evil that threatens everyone around her....
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Book Description: "From The New York Times #1 best-selling author of Unnatural Exposure and Cause of Death comes a white-hot new Kay Scarpetta novel that pits Virginia's chief medical examiner against an audacious and wily killer who uses fire to mask his crimes. Wehn Scarpetta learns that her old nemesis, Carrie Grethen, is somehow involved, the investigation gets personal and tragedy strikes closer to home. America's leading crime writer combines literary talent and style with that fierce commitment to justice in this thrilling and complex new Carpetta novel. Point of Origin will stand as one of Cornwell's best, a gripping story that transcends the genre to examine the dark side of the human soul. Patricia Cornwell is the Gold Dagger- and Edgar-winning author whose international best sellers include Unnatural Exposure, Cause of Death, From Potter's Field, The Body Farm, Crueal and Unusual, All That Remains, Body Of Evidence, Postemortem, and her first no-Scarpetta novel, Hornet's Nest."
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The devastating fire tore through the horse farm, destroying everything it touched. Picking through the wreckage, Dr. Kay Scarpetta uncovers human remains---the work of an audacious and wily killer who uses fire to mask his brutal murders. And when Scarpetta learns that her old nemesis Carrie Grethen has escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane and is somehow involved, the investigation becomes personal. Tragedy strikes close to home. And Scarpetta must match Grethen's every move with one of her own to douse the inferno of evil that threatens everyone around her...
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The devastating fire tore thru the horse farn destroying everything it touched. Picking thru the wreckage, Dr Kay Scarpetta uncovers human remains, the work of an audacious and wily killer who uses fire to mask his brutal murders. And when Scarpetta learns that her old nemesis Carrie Grethen has escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane and is somehow involved, the investigation becomes personal. Tragedy strikes close to home. And Scarpetta must match Gretchen's every move with one of her own to douse the inferno of evil that threatens everyone around her
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"The devestating fire tore through the horse farm, destroying everything it touched. Picking through the wreckage, Dr. Kay Scarpetta uncovers human remains - the work of an audacious and wily killer who uses fire to mask his brutal murders. And when Scarpetta lerns that her old nemesis Carrie Grethen has escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane and is somehow involved, the investigation becoems personal. Tragedy strikes close to home. And Scarpetta must match Grethen's every move with one of her own to douse the inferno of evil that threatens everyone around her..."
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[from inside the book] The devastating fire tore throught the horse farm, destroying everything it touched. Picking through the wreckage, Dr. Kay Scarpetta uncovers human remains--the work of an audacious and wily killer who uses fire to mask his brutal murders. And when Scarpetta learns that her old nemesis Carie Grethen has escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane and is somehow involved, the investigation becomes personal. Tragedy strikes close to home, and Scarpetta must match Grethen's rvery move with one of her own to douse the inferno of evil that threatens everyone around her...
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good condition. minor shelf wear.