WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY THE AUTHOR Dr. Kay Scarpetta, now freelancing from south Florida, returns to the city that turned its back on her five years ago. Richmond, Virginia’s recently appointed chief medical examiner claims that he needs Scarpetta’s help to solve a perplexing crime. When she... show more
WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY THE AUTHOR Dr. Kay Scarpetta, now freelancing from south Florida, returns to the city that turned its back on her five years ago. Richmond, Virginia’s recently appointed chief medical examiner claims that he needs Scarpetta’s help to solve a perplexing crime. When she arrives, however, Scarpetta finds that nothing is as she expected: her former lab is in the final stages of demolition; the inept chief isn’t the one who requested her after all; her old assistant chief has developed personal problems that he won’t reveal; and a glamorous FBI agent, whom Scarpetta dislikes instantly, meddles with the case. Deprived of assistance from colleagues Benton and Lucy, who are embroiled in what first appears to be an unrelated attempted rape by a stalker, Scarpetta is faced with investigating the death of a fourteen-year-old girl, working with the smallest pieces of evidence—traces that only the most thorough hunters can identify. She must follow the twisting leads and track the strange details in order to make the dead speak—and to reveal the sad truth that may be more than even she can bear…
Publish date: July 3rd 2012
Pages no: 544
Edition language: English
Series: Kay Scarpetta (#13)
To date, I have read 17 of Patricia Cornwell's novels, the majority of which all had the same heroine: Dr. Kay Scarpetta. So reading Trace (A Scarpetta Novel) was much like going home. It was (for me) a warm, cozy comforting read. But be forewarned; if you haven't read Cornwell's Scarpetta novels ...
Another one of those that I gave up after the first 25 pages. Just wasn't feeling it (weird POV, if I remember correctly). I honestly don't think I'm that much of a mystery person to be honest - I really haven't found a straight non-urban fantasy mystery series that really gets me going.
Utter trash. I can see how someone can enjoy it (on a very boring plane flight) but it's just not for me, I can't get into it.
Here's the goods - this is my first Scarpetta and am fully convinced, one hour in, that I should have started at the beginning to get into character because I am finding this ugly.So this can go, and I may try it again once I have the earlier numbers under my belt...maybe.