The Bone Bed
A woman has vanished while digging a dinosaur bone bed in the remote wilderness of Canada. Somehow, the only evidence has made its way to the inbox of Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta, over two thousand miles away in Boston. She has no idea why. But as events unfold with alarming speed,... show more
A woman has vanished while digging a dinosaur bone bed in the remote wilderness of Canada. Somehow, the only evidence has made its way to the inbox of Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta, over two thousand miles away in Boston. She has no idea why. But as events unfold with alarming speed, Scarpetta begins to suspect that the paleontologist’s disappearance is connected to a series of crimes much closer to home: a gruesome murder, inexplicable tortures, and trace evidence from the last living creatures of the dinosaur age. When she turns to those around her, Scarpetta finds that the danger and suspicion have penetrated even her closest circles. Her niece Lucy speaks in riddles. Her lead investigator, Pete Marino, and FBI forensic psychologist and husband, Benton Wesley, have secrets of their own. Feeling alone and betrayed, Scarpetta is tempted by someone from her past as she tracks a killer both cunning and cruel. This is Kay Scarpetta as you have never seen her before. The Bone Bed is a must read for any fan of this series, or an ideal starting point for new readers.
Publish date: October 16th 2012
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
Series: Kay Scarpetta 5 (#20)
I just couldn't finish it. I tried, I really did. But after 65 pages I had to stop wasting my life reading this bone-numbing bore of a novel, filled with characters who have very few redeeming qualities. I've read every one of Patrica Cornwell's novels, but this will be probably be the last. There a...
I'll go along with the general consensus on this one; It sort of lacked something. No frightening plot twist. No insight to the killers mind. Not even an interesting motive. Kay did a lot of thinking. About everyone. All the time. for 99.9% of the book. There were multiple crime scenes, but none rea...
Very sad to say but I think I will at last have to give up on the hope that Patricia Cornwell is ever going to return to brilliance again with her Scarpetta series. I have made my way through the last few books hoping each time that they will be as enjoyable as her earlier efforts. Its just not happ...
Kay tracks serial killer. Kay worries about Lucy. Kate worries about Marino. Kate worries about Benton the morose. Kay cooks something with lots of fresh herbs and garlic.