Scarpetta is I’ve been a fan of Cornwell’s “Scarpetta Series” since For twelve or so tedious hours, we join her in ruminating on this possibility. I miss the good old days, certainly, where Dr. I have read all the books in the Scarpetta series. What would he be hiding? I keep hoping for the good old days for a story like The Body Farm. This is a super quick, very fast-paced instalment in the series, and it seems to also be part of a mini-se The first thing I want to say about this is that if you’ve never read any of Cornwell’s Kay Scarpetta novels then please do not begin with this one. Time and time again Kay chooses to keep information secret, because of her own paranoid fears that they will experience legal ramifications or perhaps just a selfish desire to be the only one who knows.

Beware of Big Brother….. As usual, I enjoyed the interplay between the characters and feeling like I was a secret observer to what was going on. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. He is a vintage teddy bear named Mr. It’s a splash of mystery, some R rated scenes, and some solid character development along the way. She is now turning her attention to drone technology which may give the reader an idea of what Carrie will be up to next. I admit, to start with I was a little confused by what was happening but once I worked it out, the book keeps you guessing.

I’m left feeling like Benton is an unfeeling, narcissistic ass. Gone are the days when Kay Scarpetta actually conducted autopsies. For the life of me, I have no idea why she stays with Benton. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I can’t recommend this book but – in all fairness – I have to note that the reviews are all over the place, and many people LOVE ‘Depraved Heart. The ending was so hearh, tunnel, Troy, dead bodies, no Carrie again.

Postmortem, was the first bona fide forensic thriller. I think maybe she needs to take a break and let Scarpetta and crew breathe.

View all 9 comments. As I hwart before, it’s wonderfully written, but that isn’t enough to cofnwell around the fact that this book is basically just a filler.


You like them, I like these guys. But trying to excavate it from all the repetition of the dear Dr. And I loved them too, in fact will go back to some of her earlier works some day. There was a severe lack of science, though.

Someone is out for Kay? Her latest release, Depraved Heart, is the 23rd entry in this series. I’m still out on what I really think of it.

BOOK REVIEW: ‘Depraved Heart’ – Washington Times

Books by Patricia Cornwell. Cornwell does weave an intricate plot, one I appreciated. The question is, will I continue to be depraved, or will I choose to be deprived? For some reason, he seemed much less grating. When not writing from her Boston home, Patricia tirelessly researches cutting-edge forensic technologies to include in her work.

Scarpetta go off into the sunset with Benton. Although each book has its own story I got the feeling I should’ve at least read the book prior to this one so I was at least caught up.

Gritty, tense, suspenseful, diabolical characters, unexpected twists and turns, red herrings……. Oct 03, Vicki Synopsiis rated it it was ok. For a full review and yummy pic, see my blog post at: I agree with some of the other reviewers about this book. Pleaseplease finish her off in the next book and go back to solving murders.

And once the FBI raids Lucy’s property, there seems to be nothing that Scarpetta can do to protect her quasi-daughter from a lifetime behind bars. That usually shut the person up.

DEPRAVED HEART by Patricia Cornwell | Kirkus Reviews

To think I used to love these books- I’ve read them all- but the last few have really dragged. Nov 07, Pat Empson rated it did not like it. Although I quite enjoyed this latest entry more than the last few, a wee cornewll of me thinks it’s time to end this ongoing storyline and give readers a fresh mystery and investigation next time ’round.

There is little medical drama, just Kay’s dysfunctional psyche.

Married to a FBI profiler who keeps secrets and a super-genius niece who has no respect for authority and has not evolved as a character in 18 books and keeps secrets of her own.


This time, though, the story is so intriguing that Scarpetta’s fretting over not being the center of everyone’s universe really didn’t bother me much.

The more recent are stale with absolutely no character development. Kay is certain the FBI is her mortal enemy, trying to destroy Lucy and herself. I do praise Cornwell for the hearh that she puts into her novels. All the action in the story takes place in a single day, during which Kay learns how Chanel Gilbert died; what Gilbert’s secret occupation was; and secrets about Gilbert’s house.

BOOK REVIEW: ‘Depraved Heart’

Will she rise yet again from the ashes and ruin the calm life that Scarpetta has tried to put in place? This whole book, except for the last pwtricia, takes place in less than a 12 hour period! View all 4 comments. The show has “jumped the shark”. By Muriel Dobbin – – Thursday, April 21, The two had a brief toxic relationship until Lucy discovered what an evil, manipulative woman Carrie is.

Her investigative partner Patriciia Marino doesn’t trust her.

Depraved Heart

Kay Scapetia first person – aunt works on a Cambridge, Massachusetts death scene. This is the 23rd book in the ‘Kay Scarpetta’ series and – though you don’t need to be familiar with all the previous books to understand what’s going on – you should read at least a few. Grethem was thought to be dead, but surfaced in the last book and attempted to kill Kay. Newer Post Older Post Home.

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Preview — Depraved Heart by Patricia Cornwell. Besides that issue, this book was really good! Nobody can accuse Ms. Kay just frets and worries through the entire story, and her paranoia and suspicion are over the top.