All That Remains Paperback – 13 Apr 2000
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Another triumph for Patricia Cornwell's special brew of forensic and intuitive sleuthing (SUNDAY TIMES)
Scalpel-sharp ... the pathology is stomach-churningly accurate - and the detection stimulatingly intelligent'SUNDAY EXPRESS ('Cornwell's third is her most complex: immensely satisfying.')
'Strong action ... A gripping forensic mystery ... I just love it!' (The New York Times Book Review)
'Captivating ... what a ride! ... You'll probably stay up all night turning the pages.' (The Denver Post)
'Riveting ... compelling ... Scarpetta uses a microscope in her lab the way Sherlock Holmes wielded a magnifying glass.' (Cosmopolitan) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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In this book we look more in depth to Kay's personal life and how in some ways everything hangs by a thread, and how people at the top of their profession are under so much pressure by so many people.
Marino's wife Doris has left him, I found myself asking why at the time Kay had not been bothered to find out this information?
Mark has left Kay leaving her sad and lonely.
Benton is holding information back on the most recent of killings leaving the task harder to solve for those directly involved, and hars criticism from those most intimately involved.
We have a serial killer or killers, who is targeting couples, no evidence is left at the scenes or so it would seem? Kay is angry that the lastest murder has found the two victims moved when she arrives? But not all is what it seems, even Marino is left out of the loop, Benton is being harsh and over critical in relation to Kay, telling her what to do!!! Mark then turns up? Kay turns to her old friend Abby Turnbull the acclaimed news paper journalist - but is she to be trusted? In fact who can Kay trust?
This book is yet again a masterpiece even on the second reading.
I found much to admire, in this my first Patricia Cornwell book. Plotting and planning have been meticulously done. A disappointing ending - so often the ruination of a good crime novel - has been avoided. The narration is in clean, plain sentences. Cornwell has her forensic pathologist character, Dr Kay Scarpetta, lead the investigation into a series of killings, and her knowledge of the forensic pathology involved is highly impressive.
Reducing my admiration, however, are several deficiencies. I happen to like crime investigation novels that mix some charm, warmth, caprice or eccentricity into the investigative proceedings. Cornwell keeps all these additives locked away in her cupboard. Dr Kay Scarpetta's life is a distinctly feminist, answering machine, laboratory gowned and masked one, at least in this book. Am I looking in the wrong place if I expect wit, warmth, vibrant male-female interaction or spruce dialogue as I follow a forensic pathologist investigating serial killings? As if she were aware of the need for these "cozy" qualities, Patricia Cornwell introduced a niece for Dr Kay Scarpetta in her first book which I am now reading, allowing something like maternalism to soften the otherwise strong feminist atmosphere that pervades "All That Remains".
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Gripping until the last fifteen pages or so, when the perp is revealed as being someone who just seems to have been shoe-horned into the role after other, more exciting... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Maggie Magpie
better than the last book I read of Cornwell`s, very good ending and keeps one in suspense to the endPublished 2 months ago by A. West
Great read hard to put down kept me gripped from the start can't wait to start the next in the seriesPublished 4 months ago by MR C L RICHARDS
This is early Scarpetta, the third in the series from 1992, and central character is Chief Medical Examiner for the Commonwealth of Virginia in Richmond. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Dr R
A great story didn't want to put the book down keeps you in suspense the whole time. Love Marino he's so matter of fact. Look forward to number 4Published 4 months ago by Greyhound