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Subject: The Scarpetta Factor (possible spoilers)
Date Posted: 12/8/2009 3:15 PM ET
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Has anyone but me read this yet?  What did you think?

Date Posted: 12/9/2009 2:12 AM ET
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I read it this past week-end.  It's ok, not one of her better reads in my opinion.  It is a long book.

Date Posted: 12/9/2009 2:19 PM ET
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I actually enjoyed it - but like you Lynn, I did think it went on a bit long.  The ending just struck me as sort of odd.  It seemed like she was wrapping up so many loose ends.  It sort of made me wonder if she's going to write anymore in the series.

 

But I'm also thinking that I missed something.  I didn't really understand why Carly Chrispin left Scarpetta's PDA at  Agee's place.  And his suicide just seemed odd.  And she didn't seem to resolve or fully explain the deal between Agee and Benton (but that could have been explained in a previous book that I simply don't remember).  And she didn't really explain if Lucy and Berger worked things out - I'm guessing they did, but after all the freaking details before, it's like she just went "ok, they're good, I'm done"

Date Posted: 12/11/2009 5:50 PM ET
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Surely someone else has read the book???????

Date Posted: 12/19/2009 1:48 PM ET
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I gave up on Patricia Cornwell's Scarpetta series at Predator.  I didn't even finish that book. 

Personally I think that it takes a rare writer who can take one character and write more than 5-6 books about them without getting either bored or really out there to keep the series going.  She's on book 17 in the series and she has only written 22 books.  I like authors with a little more range than that.