#1 bestselling author Patricia Cornwell returns to the world of gutsy medical examiner Kay Scarpetta in the third suspenseful novel in the forensic thriller series that begins with Postmortem.
In Richmond, Virginia, young lovers are dying. So far, four couples in the area have disappeared, only to be found months later as mutilated corpses. When the daughter of the president's newest drug czar vanishes along with her boyfriend, Dr. Kay Scarpetta knows time is short. Following a macabre trail of evidence that ties the present homicides to a grisly crime in the past, Kay must draw upon her own personal resources to track down a murderer who is as skilled at eliminating clues as Kay is at finding them...
All that remains
Great book. It will keep me coming back for more of Patricia Cornwell's "Quincy-esk" stories.
A page turner
A riveting mystery about several murders and the detective work of a police officer and a medical examiner. Quick starting, it’s hard to put down. An excellent read!
My first time reading this author's work and probably my last. I feel the book dragged on and had very little character development. Zero suspense, I found myself hoping the killer was the clerk at the 7/11, just to finish the book.