Body of Evidence (Kay Scarpetta) Mass Market Paperback – 1 May 1999
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Cornwell is the one to beat when it comes to slick, speedy chillers (SUNDAY TELEGRAPH )
A great writer ... read these books only in broad daylight (DAILY MAIL )
Head-under-bedclothes tension (THE TIMES )
Cornwell's strength remains her resolute refusal to glamorise crime, hitting sickeningly home with the gruesome details while relentlessly building up the tension to a finger-chewing climax. (SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY )
'Cornwell fabricates intricate plots and paces the action at an ankle-turning clip.' (The New York Times Book Review)
'Cornwell is the one to beat when it comes to slick, speedy chillers.' (The Sunday Telegraph)
'A great writer ... read these books only in broad daylight.' (The Daily Mail)
'Takes the reader into the fascinating world of the forensic crime lab ... a complex, multi-layered novel with enough twists and turns for two books.' (The Washington Post Book World)
'Cornwell has the milieu and the facts down cold ... a complex story that wends a devious path through dark spaces where corpses are discovered at practically every turn.' (The Los Angeles Daily News) --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
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However, I was pleasantly surprised and, admittedly, gripped to the search for the murderer of a reclusive author, penning her scandalous biography. It doesn't take long for the motives (and the bodies) to start piling up and Dr Scarpetta has conspiracies, deception and swathes of psychopathy to wade through before she uncovers the real reason why the victim comes to a grisly end.
The plot moves deftly, with the twists and turns keeping you on your toes. Scarpetta is crafted as a realistic and, at times, flawed heroine and this certainly is more effective in "Body of Evidence" than "Postmortem". I warmed to Kay far more and felt more involved and invested in her as a character. Marino, her policeman colleague, is a brilliant creation, managing to fill the role of the "sarcastic, cynical co-worker" but also "the grumpy detective with a heart". It shows the breadth of Cornwell's skills that she can create two vastly different characters and not only make them realistic but also have their interactions serve as poignant and believable.
The eventual reveal of the perpetrator was somewhat of a let down for me- it didn't evoke the same kind of tension or realism that Cornwell achieves in the rest of the novel which is disappointing.
However, the rest of the book is entirely enjoyable and a great must-read from one of the big female talents of the crime writing world.
Would definitely recommend, although be sure to read them in order. I google the series to work out the order to read them ;)
I'd recommend this to anyone who likes crime thrillers.
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Great read couldn't put it down as someone who hasn't read much before
Can't wait for next book in this series
Similar to the first book, so, in many ways rather predictable.Published 3 months ago by Linda Harte
Always a good read from this author. I have never been disappointedPublished 4 months ago by sunwray