This book was boring and I had to force myself to finish it because I kept thinking it was bound to get better. This doesn't surprise me. Chaos (2016) | Patricia Cornwell Chaos (2016) In the quiet of twilight, on an early autumn day, twenty-six-year-old Elisa Vandersteel is killed while riding her bicycle along the Charles River. Chaos is the 24th book in the 'Kay Scarpetta' thriller and suspense series focusing on a medical examiner's investigations. I found this a disappointing read and nowhere near the quality of previous books. Interestingly, to me at least, I finished Book #24 for the Alex Cross and Kay Scarpetta series within a matter of days of each other. It just wasn't a good book. I am sad to say that while I have been a fan of Patricia Cornwell's for years, this is the last time I will buy one of her books. I may give up on Patricia Cornwell after 26 years because of what I see as a cheap literary trick, We shall see. If I had to hear about sweat soaked clothes and wet slimy shoes one more time I'd have screamed. Karen White, Narrated by: Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published Though subsequent lab results support Scarpetta's conclusions, the threatening messages don't stop. But to Scarpetta's surprise, tracking the slippery Tailend Charlie is nearly impossible, even for someone as brilliant as her niece. Please try again. It appears she was … This book and the last one, book 23, have had the same narrator, Susan Erickson. Please, Patricia, either shape up or kill Kay off and put us out of our misery. I feel like he's a whole new character from where he started and that's not a compliment. Number-one New York Times best-selling author Patricia Cornwell returns with the remarkable 24th thriller in her popular high-stakes series starring medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta. Spend $49 on print products and get FREE shipping at, “When it comes to the forensic sciences, nobody can touch Cornwell.”. I liked Scarpetta'. I am sad to say that while I have been a fan of Patricia Cornwell's for years, this is the last time I will buy one of her books. I'm still amazed that Scarpetta can hold my attention when the book is basically set within a 24 hour period, but hold my attention she did. Moreno was big and bald and sweaty and mean as usual. Please try again. If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Chaos? ©2016 Cornwell Entertainment, Inc. (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers, By: Marino should be about 80, as if anyone who drank alcoholically, smoked, and ate pizza for 50 years would still be able to even walk at this stage, much less indefatigably gad about like Batman. It's hard to put a finger on it but the central protagonist, Kay Scarpetta, failed to engender any empathy and was unnecessarily abrasive with anyone other than those who worked for her. This is the 25th book from Cornwell's Kay Scarpetta series. Moreno was big and bald and sweaty and mean as usual. For my money, no one writes with the thrilling reality that Cornwell does. In the quiet of twilight, on an early autumn day, 26-year-old Elisa Vandersteel is killed … I've read all the books in this series and this book may be the one that makes me stop. This has to be the Scarpetta book I found the hardest to read. Reading this was like pulling teeth. She spent most of the book inside Scarpetta's head and suffering from heat, the worst heat in Cambridge, Massachusetts, history and on and on. She also enlists the help of her niece, Lucy. I still decided to purchase this as I like Patricia Cornwall, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 12, 2017. The book is BORING and just keeps rehashing itself time and again. This book is all over the place and just drags on and on. Scarpetta initially believes the clues mirror that of a serial killer she's tracked before. We are treated to pages and pages of useless telling of setting up a perimeter and tent over the crime scene. The body of an elderly woman is found dismembered in a Virginia landfill. I feel like he's a whole new character from where he started and that's not a compliment. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Critt, Narrated by: :-D, Ok I've marked it as read but I've only read about 15% not even quite that. . By: After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. And the occasional references to global warning and the general homophobic population. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. If so, why are all of the coins dated 1981 and so shiny they could be newly minted? After working one of the worst mass killings in U.S. history, Scarpetta returns home to Cambridge, Massachusetts. Reviewed in the United States on November 19, 2016. What reaction did this book spark in you? What saves this book for me is the forensic investigation and the science. I remember a time when I couldn't wait to get my hands on the new Kay Scarpetta book and go on an exciting roller coaster ride..sadly, that time has passed. All the dialog about the police officer, her sister, etc. Worst Patricia Cornwell book yet. In this fast-paced story, a treacherous path from Scarpetta's past merges with the high-tech highway she now finds herself on. Unfortunately this was as disppointing as the last few - it was slow to start (took to about chapter 6 for anything to happen) and was too descriptive to the extend of boring. She describes his cars while wondering which one of his many rich man's toys he'll be driving this time. What the trio uncovers jolts them like the sting of the hornet - Charlotte's symbol. Boring, unimaginative, weak plot, another woe is me I'm being pursued angle. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 14, 2017, definitely NOT slick or fast paced as described but boring long conversations, weak plot, fast forwarded most of the book without losing the gist of it this together with the last few books written by this author nothing like the previous books I have read, will not be buying any more. A vast chasm or void. She had terrible material. She has no idea why. The links will take you to the Website's homepage. And the results are just as unhealthy. After a year or so she was married and became Patricia Cornwell. This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more? But I don't know that I'll jump to read it. These are just some of the peculiar occurrences in Patricia Cornwell’s. Clearly some reviewers enjoyed it, but I'm with the other reviewers who didn't. I have heard all of this series, and this is the worst "reading " by far. Cornwell has gotten into a typical pattern and the ending is easy to figure out. We'd love you to buy this book, and hope you find this page convenient in locating a place of purchase. Scarpetta walking to a thing, Marino yelling at her on the phone about a thing, or something. Then frankly I skipped forward a bit and still garbled there. When she arrives, however, Scarpetta finds that nothing is as she expected: her former lab is in the final stages of demolition; the inept chief isn't the one who requested her after all; her old assistant chief has developed personal problems that he won't reveal; and a glamorous FBI agent meddles with the case. She describes her husband's clothes almost down to the colour of his socks. So much dialogue on personal and family problems and much less on the actual crime incident. There were some interesting ideas in the book but it was not expertly developed as in earlier novels.I'm pretty sure the narrator is different and sometimes that kills an otherwise good book, so that could be part of the problem. By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible’s Conditions of Use. On the other hand, the forensic detail is most interesting and new developments in the fields are also included in the story.Kay Scarpetta is head of the Cambridge Forensic Center in Massachusetts. She has killed her off only to have her come back. There is too much time in Scarpetta's head and none of it good. I've read several Patricia Cornwell books and this was by far the worst. There was a mystery to solve and chaos is an appropriate title because between the self-talk, medical terms, law enforcem. $14.95 a month after 30 days. The science of unpredictability. Yes, the esteemed doctor remains what I'd call paranoid egotistical - everybody's out to get her but since she's so good at what she does, she somehow never quite understands why. Interestingly, to me at least, I finished Book #24 for the Alex Cross and Kay Scarpetta series within a matter of days of each other. Patricia Cornwell, Narrated by:

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