Depraved Heart

Depraved Heart

Large Print - 2015
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"Dr. Kay Scarpetta is working a suspicious death scene in Cambridge, Massachusetts when an emergency alert sounds on her phone. A video link lands in her text messages and seems to be from her computer genius niece Lucy. But how can it be? It's clearly a surveillance film of Lucy taken almost twenty years ago. As Scarpetta watches she begins to learn frightening secrets about her niece, whom she has loved and raised like a daughter. That film clip and then others sent soon after raise dangerous legal implications that increasingly isolate Scarpetta and leave her confused, worried, and not knowing where to turn. She doesn't know whom she can tell - not her FBI husband Benton Wesley or her investigative partner Pete Marino. Not even Lucy" -- provided by publisher.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781410481320
1410481328
Branch Call Number: LP CORNW-P
Characteristics: large print
675 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

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luxedystopia
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.

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PCPL
Jun 27, 2017

Not up to her standard.

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mrbooks83
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.

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carol507
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.

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Conejo_1
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.

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dmeehan
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?

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joey1212_0
Feb 03, 2016

horrible book with a horrible ending

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jazpur
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.

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Emmysmom1
Dec 28, 2015

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

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h18587551
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

dmeehan thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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