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I keep coming back in hopes of discovering vintage Cornwell to no avail. I’ll say again that I like the writing and I like the characters soft spot for Benton anyone? Will I eventually start this series from the beginning? However, this new approach, an apparent ‘call from the grave’ collection of videos adds a new and somewhat curious perk to an already jam-packed series. I miss the good old days, certainly, where Dr. I also enjoyed learning about her time at the FBI which is a huge part of this story. The book moves along quickly as Kay and Marino attempt to deal with both their latest case – and the apparent danger to Lucy.

Lucy Farinelli Chandonne is deader than dead. At that time Kay was scuba diving to observe a dead body when she was wounded in the leg with a harpoon. Are the videos yes there’s more than one true? It was a difficult read, rambling as if to fill up pages with boring details. But nobody is trustworthy in Kay’s eyes as everywhere she turns she senses betrayal. Carrie Grethen is a cancer. Her techno-wizard, filthy rich niece Lucy doesn’t believe her.

Jeart neice Lucy and her partner Janet, her hus It has been a long long time since I have read a Patricia Cornwell and I was both surprised and refreshed with this book. Kay Scapetia first person – aunt works on a Cambridge, Massachusetts death scene. Posted by Luanne at 7: That usually shut the person up.

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BOOK REVIEW: ‘Depraved Heart’

W Depraved Heart by Patricia Cornwell was a solid, steady crime novel. It has been a long long time deprved I have read a Patricia Cornwell and I was both surprised and refreshed with this book. She’s a grade Z narrator. A video link lands in her text messages, immediately begins playing Kay Scarpetta’s colleagues don’t respect her. Sep 24, Reeda Booke rated it liked it Shelves: Her last 3 books I had to make myself finish them.


Want to Read saving…. No one in Scarpetta’s family can talk to each other because they are all working some case that must be kept confidential. I recommend this book if you are into mysteries and trying to solve puzzles. To think I used to love these books- I’ve read them all- but the last few have really dragged.

A Bookworm’s World: Depraved Heart – Patricia Cornwell

Apparently this makes Carrie almost superhuman, since – cornwelll this story – she kidnaps and kills trained cops and FBI agents right under the noses of their armed colleagues. I have been a faithful fan of the Kay Scarpetta series It’s a good storyline: I keep hoping for the good old days for a story like The Body Farm.

It really gets too ridiculous. One key element of Depraved Heart is the concept of ‘data fiction’. And I loved them too, in fact will go back to some of her earlier works some day.

Scarpetta and her family, including her long suffering husband. Oct 07, Eileen rated it it was ok Shelves: In the latest novel in her bestselling series featuring medical hearf Dr. How does this video and the body laying before her tie into an attack Scarpetta depravde months earlier while diving?

The daughter of a famous a producer is found dead in synkpsis home, the victim of an apparent fall off a ladder. Click here for reprint permission. This seems nuts on the face of it, since Kay raised Lucy from childhood and the two women are as close as as two sardines in a tin. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


The Scarpetta series jumped the shark about 3 books ago. Pickle and he has the distinction of being the only cheerful note in a book which is a sea of melodrama. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Nov 01, Judy Pancoast rated it did not like it. Besides that issue, this book was really good! An ever-growing collection of others appears at: The ending was so rushed, tunnel, Troy, dead bodies, no Carrie again.

Can she trust Lucy, Janet or even her husband Benton?

Depraved Heart

Cornwell does weave an intricate plot, one I appreciated. Books by Patricia Cornwell. I read the reviews which is why I waited to read, but they were right. There are few paragraphs in the book that are not full of dread predictions of what has just happened, and even worse, what is coming next.

Scarpetta is just getting started on the topic of her nemesis Carrie whom she accuses of trying to kill her with a spear gun in feet of water. Unfortunately, she didn’t have the right material in this book to even overcome the bad story.

Scarpetta and Marino are at the scene of what appears to be depravev accidental death of a wealthy young woman when a video link appears and starts playing on Kay’s phone.