Book Reviews of All That Remains (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 3)

All That Remains (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 3)
All That Remains - Kay Scarpetta, Bk 3
Author: Patricia Cornwell
ISBN-13: 9780613124300
ISBN-10: 0613124308
Publication Date: 10/1999
Rating:
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4.1 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Sagebrush Education Resources
Book Type: Library Binding
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Helpful Score: 7
Good suspense mystery; ended a little too neatly.
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Another Kay Scarpetta murder thriller. Takes place in Richmond, Virginia, where young lovers are being murdered. The hunt for the killer is exciting. A real page turner.
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Helpful Score: 2
I have yet to read a Kay Scarpetta book that I didn't completely enjoy! This book is no exception!
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Helpful Score: 1
Great read!
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If you are a lover fear for your life. The past is unknown but will soon be known. It will be linked with the present. Follow Dr. Kay Scarpetta as she tries to find a link to the dead ends. While she tries to uncover what has been long since gone. A series of murders have been happening to happy couples but when they are found All That Remains are their bones...
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Crime scence story, very CSI in nature.
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this is a great book, keeps you wanting to read from start to finish
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Great book! The usual edge-of-your-seat read!
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As always Cornwell does great work with Kay Scarpetta!!
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Bone-rattling suspense.
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Third book of the series. After Postmortem, and Body of Evidence.
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Enjoyed story and character
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Patricia Cornwall knows how to keep the pages turning in the Scarpetta series When Scarpetta is faced with the return of her journalist friend, Abby, who is investigating the same puxxling murders of 5 young couples, Scarpetta has to wonder if she is feeding information to someone else. Especially to illustrious Pat Harvey, mother of the last slain girl and "drug czar" of the federal government.Is the FBI withholding vital information from Scarpetta? Is someone inside the CIA commiting these murders? If so, why? And how is her friend, Abby, involved?
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Great read!
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Kay Scarpetta must track down a killer before he takes his next couples' lives.
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Fun read, but sort of confusing. Not Cornwell's best, but like I said, it is a fun read, like all of her books are.
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Kay Scarpetta--AWESOME
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This is a great book...four couples in the area have disappeared, only to be found months later as mutilated corpses. The daughter of the president's newest drug czar vanishes along with her boyfriend.

Again this is a great book...page turner
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Was as good as the last one of hers I had read. She is a great author.
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When the daughter of powerful Washington politician, National Drug Policy Director, Pat Harvey, and boyfriend turn up missing, the services of Dr. Kay Scarpetta, Chief Medical Examiner of Richmond, New Jersey, are called upon once again. Four other couples have disappeared in similar fashion and have eventually been found murdered, all within a fifty-five mile radius of Williamsburg (Virginia). Scarpetta is called to a local rest area where Ms. Harvey's daughter, Deborah's, jeep has been found. When last seen, the couple was headed to the Harvey beach home in said jeep. A new investigation begins. Investigators, powerful politicians, and covert operations agents speculate as to whether or not this case is associated with Harvey's job or is it, perhaps, the fifth in a series of couple murders. As is often the case in Cornwell's stories, it becomes a question of who knows what and what is the real truth behind events and motives.

The murders have been particularly gruesome, and when found, all that remains of the young people are some bones and clothing, along with a jack of hearts playing card. Also, in each case, the victims' shoes and socks cannot be found. Scarpetta and Richmond homicide detective, Pete Marino, follow various leads, spend considerable time speculating on the who and why of the murders, while investigative reporter, Abby Turnbull, seems to be terrified about something (Marino doesn't trust her). Ex-lover, Mark James, makes an appearance and temporarily heats up the personal side of Scarpetta's life again. In the end the killer is found and the murders solved, but at tremendous cost to the Harvey family and to others. An excellent read.
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Long live Kay Scarpetta! Good to the last page!
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Another good read in the Scarpetta Mysteries!
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Cornwell continues strong
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By Patricia Cornwell. Unabridged, nine hours of listening on three audio cassettes.
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Good but not as good as others in the Scarpetta saga. I enjoyed though
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Dr. Kay Scarpetta is on the trail of a serial killer that targets only couples and one of his latest victims comes from an important family, so the good guys really want this killer caught. The killer leaves a Jack of Hearts at each crime scene and steals the victims shoes and socks. And as usual, Kay has to have obstacles, like a persistent reporter who is writing a book about the crimes.
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Another great Dr. Scarpetta story.
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This book kept me up all night reading. I couldn't put it down. Definitely a good read, but if you're going to read this book, start with the book Postmortem. It's the first in the Scarpetta series. Patricia Cornwell's got me hooked on this series. The characters are so well written that I can picture their every movement. Wonderful book.
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This is another great Kay Scarpetta novel!
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great read as are all of Cornwell's books.
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You just can't miss with a Kay Scarpetta novel! She's good, skilled, funny, and makes you wish you could be her just for awhile! Great reading!!!!
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The author's story telling is getting a bit better than her first two in the series, although sometimes I really have to wonder if an M.E. has this much excitement in their jobs. I guess I've never thought that they would be doing so much detective work out in the field as Scarpetta does.

Kay is also starting to grow on me and not make me roll my eyes as much as usual with her egoism. If this continues into future books is yet to be seen though.

And, a spoiler alert. I can't believe that after how warped Mrs. Harvey acted throughout the book that no one thought to watch her when the suspect was released on arraignment for the minor charged he had gotten caught for. It was like everyone who came into contact with this grieving, yet crazy, woman was blind. I can't believe no one thought she'd pull a vigilante justice like she did.

Overall, good story, though and looking forward to the next one.
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Cornwell's third Scarpetta book. Much better than the later books when the characters are all angry and unpleasant.
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I've read most of her books. I've liked some more than others but find I want to know what is going on with the characters.
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Patricia Cornwell's heart-stopping thriller featuring gutsy medical examiner Kay Scarpetta.
In Richmond, Virginia, young lovers are dying. So far, four couples in the area have disappeared, only to be found months later as mutilated corpses. When the daughter of the president's newest drug czar vanishes along with her boyfriend, Dr. Kay Scarpetta knows time is short. Following a macabre trial of evidence that ties the present homicides to a grisly crime in the past, Kay must draw upon her own personal resources to track down a murderer who is as skilled at eliminating clues as Kay is at finding them........
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This book is intense! Great Read!
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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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Based on a true story, which makes it all the more creepy.
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Excellent continuation with Kay and the other characters.
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Very good author...keeps you enthralled and on the edge of your seat.
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Typical Cornwell novel featuring Dr. Kay Scarpetta. If you like the others, you'll like this one.
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another good book from Patricia Conrwell
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Five young couples have perished in similar circumstances,and are found months after they were reported missing. Dr. Scarpetta learns the FBI is withholding vital evidence.
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I enjoyed reading this book. From the beginning this was a fast paced never dull read. Twist and turns till the very end.
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This book will not disappoint in the continuing series about Dr. Kay Scarpetta.
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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 was a most excellent book. Once again, Patricia Cornwell does not disappoint her readers. This book kept me on the edge of my seat, from page one. A must read for all Cornwell, and Scarpetta fans.
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"Pathologist Kay Scarpetta searches for the cause of death in the case of five young couples whose decomposed bodies are found without shoes and socks deep in the woods. Bones, fragments of clothing, and a jack of hearts are all that remain."- worldcat.org
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A great fast read!
It is a wonderful adventure with an ending that will surprise most Scarpetta fans. It is a bit predictable, but not completely so it keeps your interst going.
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well written, as usual by this author, if you read the Kay Scarpetta series it's another good one.
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Abridged version. Slipcover very worn, but not torn. Great book! Love Cornwell!
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Great suspense if you like tracking medical examiners trying to figure out who did what. Cornwell continues her riveting mystery as to who is killing these young couples.
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An early entry in the Kay Scarpetta series
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A really good read! Hard to put down.
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Good Read
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All of the Patricia Cornwell books are great. This one has action, adventure, & murder.
Kay Scarpetta is a great character. Any of you that like Forensic Files will love these books.
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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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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 author's story telling is getting a bit better than her first two in the series, although sometimes I really have to wonder if an M.E. has this much excitement in their jobs. I guess I've never thought that they would be doing so much detective work out in the field as Scarpetta does.

Kay is also starting to grow on me and not make me roll my eyes as much as usual with her egoism. If this continues into future books is yet to be seen though.

And, a spoiler alert. I can't believe that after how warped Mrs. Harvey acted throughout the book that no one thought to watch her when the suspect was released on arraignment for the minor charged he had gotten caught for. It was like everyone who came into contact with this grieving, yet crazy, woman was blind. I can't believe no one thought she'd pull a vigilante justice like she did.

Overall, good story, though and looking forward to the next one.
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"A killer is stalking young lovers. Taking their lives...and leaving just one tantilizing clue..." A Dr. Kay Scarpetta Forensic Novel.

Fun, fast and compelling.
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The author's story telling is getting a bit better than her first two in the series, although sometimes I really have to wonder if an M.E. has this much excitement in their jobs. I guess I've never thought that they would be doing so much detective work out in the field as Scarpetta does.

Kay is also starting to grow on me and not make me roll my eyes as much as usual with her egoism. If this continues into future books is yet to be seen though.

And, a spoiler alert. I can't believe that after how warped Mrs. Harvey acted throughout the book that no one thought to watch her when the suspect was released on arraignment for the minor charged he had gotten caught for. It was like everyone who came into contact with this grieving, yet crazy, woman was blind. I can't believe no one thought she'd pull a vigilante justice like she did.

Overall, good story, though and looking forward to the next one.
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The author's story telling is getting a bit better than her first two in the series, although sometimes I really have to wonder if an M.E. has this much excitement in their jobs. I guess I've never thought that they would be doing so much detective work out in the field as Scarpetta does.

Kay is also starting to grow on me and not make me roll my eyes as much as usual with her egoism. If this continues into future books is yet to be seen though.

And, a spoiler alert. I can't believe that after how warped Mrs. Harvey acted throughout the book that no one thought to watch her when the suspect was released on arraignment for the minor charged he had gotten caught for. It was like everyone who came into contact with this grieving, yet crazy, woman was blind. I can't believe no one thought she'd pull a vigilante justice like she did.

Overall, good story, though and looking forward to the next one.
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In Richmond, Va. young lovers are dying. So far, four couples in the area have disappeared, only to be found months later as mutilated corpses. When the daughter of the president's newest drug czar vanishes along with her boyfrend, Dr. Kay Scarpetta knows time is short. Following a macabre trail of evidence that ties the present homicides to a grisly crime in the past, Kay must draw upon her own personal resources to track down a murderer who is as skilled at eliminationg clues as Kay is at finding them.
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Dr. Kay Scarpetta is up against a serial killer who targts young lovers. Four couples have disappeared, only to turn up dead months afterward. Now a fifth pair is missing and the mother of the girl is a powerhouse recently named by the president to head his war on drugs.

"Captivating...What a Ride!! You'll probably stay up all night turning the pages."
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Four young couples have been found murdered and mutilated. When the daughter and boyfriend of the president's newest drug czar disappear, Dr. Kay Scarpetta knows time is short as she follows a macabre trail of evidence that ties the present homocides to the past.
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The author's story telling is getting a bit better than her first two in the series, although sometimes I really have to wonder if an M.E. has this much excitement in their jobs. I guess I've never thought that they would be doing so much detective work out in the field as Scarpetta does.

Kay is also starting to grow on me and not make me roll my eyes as much as usual with her egoism. If this continues into future books is yet to be seen though.

And, a spoiler alert. I can't believe that after how warped Mrs. Harvey acted throughout the book that no one thought to watch her when the suspect was released on arraignment for the minor charged he had gotten caught for. It was like everyone who came into contact with this grieving, yet crazy, woman was blind. I can't believe no one thought she'd pull a vigilante justice like she did.

Overall, good story, though and looking forward to the next one.
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One critique writes - Captivating..what a ride!..you'll probably stay up all night turning the pages.
A heartstopping thriller featuring gutsy medical examiner Kay Scarpetta.
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Love all Cornwell, get a big kick out of her at times, and good as always.
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The author's story telling is getting a bit better than her first two in the series, although sometimes I really have to wonder if an M.E. has this much excitement in their jobs. I guess I've never thought that they would be doing so much detective work out in the field as Scarpetta does.

Kay is also starting to grow on me and not make me roll my eyes as much as usual with her egoism. If this continues into future books is yet to be seen though.

And, a spoiler alert. I can't believe that after how warped Mrs. Harvey acted throughout the book that no one thought to watch her when the suspect was released on arraignment for the minor charged he had gotten caught for. It was like everyone who came into contact with this grieving, yet crazy, woman was blind. I can't believe no one thought she'd pull a vigilante justice like she did.

Overall, good story, though and looking forward to the next one.
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great book wonderful author
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The author's story telling is getting a bit better than her first two in the series, although sometimes I really have to wonder if an M.E. has this much excitement in their jobs. I guess I've never thought that they would be doing so much detective work out in the field as Scarpetta does.

Kay is also starting to grow on me and not make me roll my eyes as much as usual with her egoism. If this continues into future books is yet to be seen though.

And, a spoiler alert. I can't believe that after how warped Mrs. Harvey acted throughout the book that no one thought to watch her when the suspect was released on arraignment for the minor charged he had gotten caught for. It was like everyone who came into contact with this grieving, yet crazy, woman was blind. I can't believe no one thought she'd pull a vigilante justice like she did.

Overall, good story, though and looking forward to the next one.
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The author's story telling is getting a bit better than her first two in the series, although sometimes I really have to wonder if an M.E. has this much excitement in their jobs. I guess I've never thought that they would be doing so much detective work out in the field as Scarpetta does.

Kay is also starting to grow on me and not make me roll my eyes as much as usual with her egoism. If this continues into future books is yet to be seen though.

And, a spoiler alert. I can't believe that after how warped Mrs. Harvey acted throughout the book that no one thought to watch her when the suspect was released on arraignment for the minor charged he had gotten caught for. It was like everyone who came into contact with this grieving, yet crazy, woman was blind. I can't believe no one thought she'd pull a vigilante justice like she did.

Overall, good story, though and looking forward to the next one.
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Conditioned by my previous experiences with detective novels whenever I begin a Scarpetta book I expect a straightforward mystery, and every time Cornwell crafts a story that's everything but. Oh, there is a mystery alright, but there is also a very strong human element and the more I get to know Kay Scarpetta and her circle the more clearly I see it. It is possible of course that this human element is becoming more prominent, with every consecutive book being more about the people than the crime, the crime being a catalyst for this humanity to manifest itself and provide a macabre backdrop for it. And you know what? I like seeing something more layered than an cold investigation into disappearances and deaths, I like seeing characters stretch themselves, doubt themselves and their friends and colleagues, struggle through life's problems and emerge changed, even just a little bit. I like seeing relationship develop through the mundane things, and Cornwell delivers that every time. In case you're wondering what it is I'm talking about: here Kay doubts her friendship with Abby Turnbull, the reporter she first met in Postmortem, because Abby isn't being particularly straightforward about her involvement in Scarpetta's latest case. It is also in this book that she realizes that the more she works with Marino the more she likes him, despite his unkempt appearance and irritating behavior, and a true friendship begins to emerge. And last but not least there are the frustrations of finding herself in the middle of basically a face-off between the FBI, the DA's office and higher echelons of government. Cornwell uses these situations wonderfully to develop her characters and since they are so significant in the story they become the stage of power plays and the really dramatic scenes.
Politics is big in this book and Cornwell explores the effects of it on people's lives with her usual delicate but firm touch. The potential of a cover-up in her daughter's murder case pushes a prominent politician over the edge and the question of whether she ruined her own career or was helped along the way is a major point of contention in this book. There is also the matter of whether being a public figure at a time like what this politician's family is going through is a blessing or a curse and the reality that there is more than one answer to this question. The fact that Cornwell raises these issues and that everything filters through Kay, the protagonist, makes her a complex individual who navigates a personal and professional maze every day and knows that things are much less straightforward than she would like them to be, a person who regularly thinks about life and people, and not just on a simple day-to-day level.
My only concern with this novel is that if Cornwell continues along the path she is on the politics will grow to dominate the story and while it is a fertile field for character development I would hate to see it happen - politics tend to make things convoluted and much talk about views and positions on issues is not something I enjoy in my fiction. I think she struck a nice balance in this book and hope the next novels don't veer off into a lot of talk and little action.
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In Richmond, Virginia, young lovers are dying. So far, four couples in the area have disappeared only to be found months later as mutilated corpses. When the daughter of the president's newest drug czar vanishes along with her boyfriend, Dr. Kay Scarpetta knows time is short. Following a macabre trail of evidence that ties the present homicides to a grisly crime in the past, Kay must draw upon her own personal resources to track down a murderer who is as skilled at eliminating clues as Kay is at finding them..
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