Convincing mystery that is thrilling right to the end. This is the first in the Kay Scarpetta series and I will be sure to read the others.
To date my favorite book of Cornwell's series of forensic novels and her first. "A serial killer is on the loose in Richmond Virginia, three women have died...there is no pattern and the killer appears to strike at random..."
"An excellent chiller with pace and tension"--Sunday Telegraph
First in the series and a wonderful beginning--Kay is business-like but not so harsh as to be a harpie. A plot with just enough twists that I never thought I was being "talked-down to". This was my first Cornwell, and I don't intend for it to be my last.
The book started out a bit light and slow, in my opinion, but it did give us a feel for who the characters are in the story. Sometimes I felt that a little too much drama happens to the lead character all at one time, but it did make for a good story.
It was also fascinating reading a book written about a time before DNA was as well-developed as it is today in forensic science.
You're also kept guessing until the end who the killer is, but I was still surprised at who it was in the end. I'm a bit hooked now on these books and plan to continue reading more of the series since I have quite a few of them on my TBR shelf.
I just read this book on the recommendation of a coworker....and now I am definitely planning to read more in the Kay Scarpetta series by this author. Well written, compelling storytelling, unexpected turns...a must read.