Flesh and Blood : Scarpetta

  • by Patricia Cornwell
  • Narrated by Lorelei King
  • Series: Scarpetta
  • 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Number-one best-selling author Patricia Cornwell delivers the next enthralling thriller in her high-stakes series starring Kay Scarpetta - a complex tale involving a serial sniper who strikes chillingly close to the forensic sleuth herself.
It's Chief Medical Examiner Dr Kay Scarpetta's birthday, and while she's enjoying a leisurely morning, a man is shot dead five minutes from her house. The bullet tore through him as he unloaded groceries from his car. Yet nobody heard or saw a thing.
It looks like the work of a serial sniper - one who leaves no trace except for tiny copper fragments, and whose seemingly impossible shots cause instant death. As Scarpetta investigates, uncovering details that only she can analyze, she begins to suspect that the killer is sending her a message.
Adding to Scarpetta's growing unease is the sense that those closest to her are keeping secrets. And when her pursuit of the sniper takes Scarpetta to a shipwreck off the Florida coast, she comes face to face with shocking evidence that implicates her niece Lucy - Scarpetta's very own flesh and blood…

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Getting too smug

Shame, but our heroine is getting far too self satisfied and her views on Benton and Lucy now read like the most boastful type of family reports tucked into Christmas cards.
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- Richard Evans

Don't waste your time/money.

What would have made Flesh and Blood better?

A decent story would have made it better, this is turgid. I've listened to 19 chapters, a man has been shot that's it! Glaciers move faster than the pace of this novel, feels like Cornwell is going through the motions, contractually obliged to produce x amount of words.I've read/ listened to most of the Scarpetta novels and this tripe doesn't come close to the standard of the others.


Would you ever listen to anything by Patricia Cornwell again?

Possibly, but I'd listen/read an excerpt first.


What about Lorelei King’s performance did you like?

Her performance as always was impeccable, shame she had such dross to perform.


What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Total disappointment. Glad it was a "deal of the day" I'd have felt robbed had I paid full price for it.


Any additional comments?

Avoid, listen to white noise rather than assault your senses with this.

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- M. J. Veness

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-11-2014
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited