Depraved Heart

Depraved Heart

Book - 2015
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Receiving a surveillance video of her niece taken twenty years earlier that reveals disturbing secrets, Dr. Kay Scarpetta becomes increasingly isolated as she realizes the dangerous legal implications of her niece's private life.
Publisher: New York: William Morrow, c2015
ISBN: 9780062325402
Branch Call Number: FIC Corn
Characteristics: 466 p. ; 24 cm


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Jul 30, 2017

This series of books is 27 years old! I missed a few of the series but can say it has grown stale. Old characters from the past, old love triangles.....yet nothing new. If she wants to revive this series she should put Scarpetta with the man who really loves her--Marino. Benton is tiresome and boring and put his job over his wife. The earlier novels focused more on the forensic side of things as well. The end was weird and horrific and of COURSE left with lots of loose ends so she can write another. I better refrain from commenting on the loose morality of the characters...I mean this woman wrote the biography of Billy Graham's wife and I thought her to be a Christian author at first.

Jun 27, 2017

Not up to her standard.

Feb 06, 2017

I sadly have to agree with other readers who found this book disappointing. We get it, the main character is evil, but did we need to read it all 500 plus pages. The ending didn't explain much and you were left to just figure out most of it on your own. I would not recommend this book to someone never reading her Kay Scarpetta series, since most of it centers on past characters. As a longtime fan of Patricia Cornwell, her last several novels have not had the same page turning effect for me and not sure I want to invest anymore time in reading this series.

Apr 20, 2016

Not one of her best - had to have read & be familiar with most of her characters to wade through this boring book.

Mar 30, 2016

Disappointing, long and not as wxciting as her earlier work. The Lucy and Aunt Kay story line is getting old and stale.

Feb 09, 2016

The ending is so bad in this book its almost as if the publisher said to the author, sorry max n pages and cut it short to fit it in.

I re-read the (second) last chapter and I still don't know how it ended. Was it solved?

Feb 03, 2016

horrible book with a horrible ending

Jan 14, 2016

Disappointing.A jumbled, wordy odyssey heavy on nasty. I won't be tempted again having already decided I'd read enough of Patricia Cornwell quite some time ago.

Dec 28, 2015

Excellent book. Could not put it down. Down side the picture of the author is creepy looking.

Dec 22, 2015

I might be the only person in the world to think so but these novels seem to have less and less of an actual storyline, instead hinting darkly at secrets from former books and exploring the minds and thoughts of the people involved. This one didn't do it for me, sadly.

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Feb 09, 2016

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