Book Reviews of The Body Farm (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 5)

The Body Farm (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 5)
The Body Farm - Kay Scarpetta, Bk 5
Author: Patricia Cornwell
ISBN-13: 9780684195971
ISBN-10: 0684195976
Publication Date: 9/12/1994
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 160 ratings
Publisher: Scribner
Book Type: Hardcover
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So far, this series is getting better with each book as the author progressing in her writing. But, she does need to work on factoid-typos, because in the previous book, her niece was only seventeen. In this one, she's now 21, even though the killer who escaped in the previous book was mentioned as having gone on his spree only 2 years prior. So, either Gault (the killer) went on a 2nd killing spree, or 4 years have actually passed. I wish the author would be consistent, because when a person's reading books back-to-back within a day of each other, things like this get noticed.

As for the drama involving her niece, it's a amazing that a girl who is so smart can be so stupid. It's a little over-dramatic at times, but I suppose it does make for a good side story.

The killer in this one becomes fairly obvious early on, but the fact that they die with Scarpetta in the room is getting redundant for a climactic ending. Especially with the way it's done. The ending just felt rushed, as there was a lot of things happening in a short period of time. The "bad guy" last stand was just a bit too much. The hasty ending makes the reader feel a bit robbed after the rest of the book had been done well and was very interesting.
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Very good read. Very graphic and a bit disturbing.
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This is a gripping novel.
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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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Good Scarpetta book. One of my favorite ensemble book casts ever!
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A puzling and terrifying crime occurs in North Carolina. A child is murdered. Forensic pathologist Dr. Kay Scarpetta investigates. I liked this book.
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If you like Cornwell or any Who Done It type mysteries you need to read this one
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Cornwell has done it again. Another great story.
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As I already stated, this author uses imagery and fiction to spin tales of remarkable realism. The Kay Scarpetta character (who is a forensic doctor as well as other credits) is believable and this book is a great read for anyone who enjoys mystery thrillers.
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PRETTY GOOD! LUCY FIGURES IN THIS MORE THAN MOST, WHICH I ENJOYED.
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Have read alot of her books, really liked this one
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This seires is great
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Very interesting book, loved it!
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great book - typical Cornwell - couldn't put it down
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Excellant!
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ANOTHER KAY SCARPETTA MYSTERY.
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Good book.
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Kay has her work cut out for her at The Body Farm. This book was interesting and another great book from Patricia Cornwell
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Set in Virginia. A well done forensic mystery.
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Dr. Kay Scarpetta must solve a crime involving the murder of a little girl. She utilizes the The Body Farm, a research facility in Tennessee, to help her find the answers.
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Patricia Cornwell brings back Kay Scarpetta, consulting forensic pathologist for the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit, in her grittiest and most compelling novel. In rural North Carolina, the brutal murder of eleven-year-old Emily Steiner has shaken a small town. But more disturbing are the details of the crimes, chillingly reminiscent of the handiwork of a serial killer who has eluded the unit for years. Into this volatile atmosphere comes Scarpetta's ingenious, rebellious niece Lucy, an FBI intern with a promising future in Quantico's computer engineering facility--until she is accused of a shocking security violation. While coming to terms with Lucy, Kay must conduct a grisly forensic investigation at a clandestine research facility in Tennessee known as the Body Farm. There she will find more answers to Emily Steiner's murder--and evidence that paints a picture of a crime more horrifying than she imagined . . .
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New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell brings back Kay Scarpetta, consulting forensic pathologist for the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit, in her grittiest and most compelling novel. In rural North Carolina, the brutal murder of eleven-year-old Emily Steiner has shaken a small town. But more disturbing are the details of the crimes, chillingly reminiscent of the handiwork of a serial killer who has eluded the unit for years. Into this volatile atmosphere comes Scarpetta's ingenious, rebellious niece Lucy, an FBI intern with a promising future in Quantico's computer engineering facility--until she is accused of a shocking security violation. While coming to terms with Lucy, Kay must conduct a grisly forensic investigation at a clandestine research facility in Tennessee known as the Body Farm. There she will find more answers to Emily Steiner's murder--and evidence that paints a picture of a crime more horrifying than she imagined . . .
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Keeps you thinking.. No Dust Cover.. Found in a yardsale..
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This is missing it's dust cover, however, in perfect shape.