Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Red Mist by Patricia Cornwell

Kay Scarpetta has arranged to meet an inmate at the high-security Georgia Prison for Women. The prisoner is a convicted sex offender and the mother of a vicious and diabolically brilliant killer. Against advice, Scarpetta is determined to hear this woman out - she believes she may hold some answers to the murder of her former deputy. But soon she finds connections to a string of grisly killings, including the slaughter of a Savannah family years earlier. She can see a pattern to these killings, but who is behind them and why? As she learns more, Scarpetta is compelled to conclude that this is only the beginning of something far more destructive: a terrifying terrain of conspiracy and potential terrorism on an international scale. And she is the only one who can stop it... 

Seriously, I spent this whole book convinced I'd already read it. I checked on my blog and it doesn't look like I have. Not convinced as in I could have told you how it ended. But as things unfolded there was a familiarity. I dunno. I think it's quite a new one of hers (published 2011), so I'm not sure it's possible I could've read it ages ago and forgotten? Nope.

Anyway, yeah, it's okay. Her books have got a lot more about the characters than the actual forensic solving of murders tho, I've found. Which is okay, generally I like the characters. But I'm definitely not as hooked as I was when I first discovered her books, probably back in high school. If you're a Kay Scarpetta fan, definitely read it :)

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