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The Body Farm (Scarpetta 5) by [Cornwell, Patricia]
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Length: 372 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Reminiscent of The Silence of the Lambs. Her writing is masterful."

Among the grittiest of this season's crime novels...convincing...chilling. ("Time") All the pacing and suspense Cornwell fans have come to expect. ("People") Reminiscent of "The Silence of the Lambs". Her writing is masterful. ("Booklist")

"Among the grittiest of this season''s crime novels...convincing...chilling."-- "Time"
"All the pacing and suspense Cornwell fans have come to expect."-- "People"
"Reminiscent of "The Silence of the Lambs". Her writing is masterful."--" Booklist"


"Among the grittiest of this season's crime novels...convincing...chilling."-- Time

"All the pacing and suspense Cornwell fans have come to expect."-- People

"Reminiscent of The Silence of the Lambs. Her writing is masterful."-- Booklist

Literary Review

'There are passages in Cornwell's novels which stop you in their tracks ... [she] deploys prose like a scalpel'

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 976 KB
  • Print Length: 372 pages
  • Publisher: Sphere (4 Sept. 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002TZ3E0M
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 99 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #12,652 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Arrived before the timeline given...in excellent condition and as advertised. Fully recommend.
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I am new to this series of books and reading them in sequence and the themes are getting better several plots running through to keep you guessing
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I've been reading Patricia Cornwell for years and this book always gives me flutters!!! Excitement, sadness, fear and love!!! Its a great read
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Very good hard to put down
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What a shame, this book had so much potential and the story line was good but there were several flaws in my opinion. The most annoying one for me was the person they suspect in the beginning of commiting the murder followed on from another book and, even though ive read them all in order, its been a while and i kept waiting for a recap in the book, like Kay thinking about her first encounter with him etc etc but it didnt come and i felt all at sea! It was like id missed a book out and i know i havent so i think thats really bad of Patricia Cornwell to leave us in the lurch like that!
The story with Lucy was cleverly weaved into the plot and i enjoyed it, personally i think it could have been a book on its own if she fleshed it out and added a bit more murder into it but thats my opinion.
I really wanted to give this book 5 stars cos i love Dr Scarpetta and the stories but unfortunately she fell a little short of her usual standard. To many ideas in one book that werent fully explained or exploited in my opinion, but deffinately worth a read if you want to follow Dr Kay Scarpetta's adventures because it will get you through.
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I admire all the readers who love reading Patricia Cornwell books. I mainly brought this book and Postmorton because i liked the reviews. However i have discovered sadly Patricia Cronwell books are not for me.
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This story begins in the mountains of North Carolina, where eleven year old Emily Steiner lived. She had left a youth meeting at her church one afternoon and was on her way home. She never arrived. A week later, her nude, lifeless body was found.
Kay Scarpetta, medical examiner and noted forensic pathologist, is called in by the North Carolina authorities, After an initial review, she believes that the murder may have been commited by serial killer, Temple Gault. Long known to the FBI, He has managed to elude capture and remains at large. More careful review of the forensic evidence, however, leaves her with unanswered question that initially puzzle her. As she endeavors to untangle these strange and tantalizing clues, she realizes that they begin to point away from Gault and in a direction more horrifying than anyone ever imagined.
Meanwhile, Dr. Scarpetta must contend with other issues closer to home. Her troubled niece, Lucy, an intern at the FBI facility at Quantico, becomes enmeshed in a legal controversy that threatens to derail her future employment hopes. Scarpetta's long time associate and homicide detective, Pete Marino, may have bitten off more than he could chew and has personally gotten involved with Emily Steiner's mother. Meanwhile, Dr. Scarpetta, herself, is undergoing a certain amount of personal angst over the sexual tension that is building between her and married FBI agent, Benton Wesley. All these personal concerns overlay her investigation for Emily Steiner's killer.
The forensic questions that arise from Emily's murder lead Dr. Scarpetta to "The Body Farm", a secret research facility in Tennessee, where some of the answers to her questions may be found. It is the forensic clues and their analysis by Dr. Scarpetta that provide the most interesting aspects of the book. All in all, It is another excellent addition to the Kay Scarpetta series and well worth reading.
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Format: Hardcover
This story begins in the mountains of North Carolina, where eleven year old Emily Steiner lived. She had left a youth meeting at her church one afternoon and was on her way home. She never arrived. A week later, her nude, lifeless body was found.
Kay Scarpetta, medical examiner and noted forensic pathologist, is called in by the North Carolina authorities, After an initial review, she believes that the murder may have been committed by serial killer, Temple Gault. Long known to the FBI, he has managed to elude capture and remains at large. More careful review of the forensic evidence, however, leaves her with unanswered questions that initially puzzle her. As she endeavors to untangle these strange and tantalizing clues, she realizes that they begin to point away from Gault and in a direction more horrifying than anyone ever imagined.
Meanwhile, Dr. Scarpetta must contend with other issues closer to home. Her troubled niece, Lucy, an intern at the FBI facility at Quantico, becomes enmeshed in a legal controversy that threatens to derail her future employment hopes. Scarpetta's long time associate and homicide detective, Pete Marino, may have bitten off more than he could chew and has personally gotten involved with Emily Steiner's mother. Meanwhile, Dr. Scarpetta, herself, is undergoing a certain amount of personal angst over the sexual tension that is building between her and married FBI agent, Benton Wesley. All these personal concerns overlay her investigation for Emily Steiner's killer.
The forensic questions that arise from Emily's murder lead Dr. Scarpetta to "The Body Farm", a secret research facility in Tennessee, where some of the answers to her questions may be found. It is the forensic clues and their analysis by Dr. Scarpetta that provide the most interesting aspects of the book. All in all, It is another excellent addition to the Kay Scarpetta series and well worth reading.
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