Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Crime & Thrillers
Paperback Published on: 20/07/2023
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Chief medical examiner Kay Scarpetta is the reluctant star witness in a sensational murder trial when she receives shocking news. The judge's sister has been found dead. At first glance, it appears to be a home invasion, but then why was nothing stolen, and why is the garden strewn with dead plants and insects? Although there is no apparent cause of death, Scarpetta recognizes tell-tale signs of the unthinkable, and she knows the worst is yet to come. The forensic pathologist finds herself pitted against a powerful force that returns her to the past, and her time to catch the killer is running out...

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9781408725849
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Weight: 260g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 26 mm

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Interesting plot but lacking excitement!
Just as the trial is closing of Gilbert Hooke who’s accused of the murder of his fiancé April Tupelo, Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta is called to Chi... READ MORE
Joan Clapham
Another fabulous read from this amazing author.
Oh, wow! I’m such a fan of this author, from her first book ‘Post-mortem’ published in 1990 to this cracking read. I appreciate the subject matter of a Chi... READ MORE
Sharon Adair
Livid by Patricia Cornwell
Livid by Patricia Cornell is another Kay Scarpetta thriller and it is a fascinating read. It has been a while since I have read a Kay Scarpetta thriller a... READ MORE
Christine Rennie