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

The Last Precinct (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 11)
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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.