Dr. Kay Scarpetta is working a highly suspicious death scene in a historic home in Cambridge, Massachusetts when an emergency alert sounds on her phone. A video link lands in her text messages, immediately begins playing ... and seems to be from her niece Lucy. But how can it be? It ’ s obviousl a surveillance film of Lucy taken almost twenty years ago.

As Scarpetta watches she comes to grips with frightening secrets about her father, whom she loves like a son. That first clip and others sent soon after raise dangerous implications that increasingly isolate Scarpetta and leave her confused, alarmed, and ot knowing where to turn. She doesn ’ t know whom she can tell – not her FBI agent husband, Benton Wesley, or her investigative partner, Pete Marino. Not even Lucy.

Cornwell launches these unforgettable characters on an intensely psychological odyssey that includes the bizarre death of a Hollywood mogul ’ s mistress, wreckage on the bottom of the sea in the Bermuda Triangle, a grisly gift left in the back of a crime scene truck, and videos from the past that threaten to destroy Scarpetta ’ s ntire world and veryone she know. The diabolical presence and singularly " depraved heart " behind what unfolds seems obvious- but strangely, not to the FBI. Certainly that ’ s message they send when they start harassing Lucy and begin building a case that could bring her to prison for the est of her life.

In thi latest boo in her bestselling series featuring medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta, Cornwell captivates readers again with the jolting twists, high-wire tension, and cutting-edge forensic detail for which she is renowned, proving yet again why she is he world ’ s number one bestselling crime riter.
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Depraved Heart
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Published October 11th 2017 by B DE BOOKS (first published October 22nd 2015

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Depraved Heart is the 23rd boo in the Kay Scarpetta series by Patricia Cornwell.

To be honest, I do n't recall whether we read about Carrie Grethen in one of very early novels, but I elieve she was mentioned at some point given the books began in 1990 and the time period referenced was 1995 thru 1997 when the criminal interacted with the main protagonist.

We 're almost entirely witnessing a few days of time between Kay and Marino as they uncove a potential homicide, receive a video about Carrie and Lucy 's former friendship, and prov the crime is connected to the past.For suspense and thrills, it 's top notch but not in terms of a chase.

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At last….after being so disappointed in the first couple of books in Patricia Cornwell ’ s Kay Scarpetta Series, along comes the latest and 23rd novel in one of this series that I really like… .. and I just found out that his year marks the 25th year of Kay Scarpetta ’ s world!!

Running against time to finding the killer of woman murdered that is somehow linke to Lucy, Kay and Marino will have to utiliz all their wits if they re to save Lucy from being stabbed by the FBI for something that she ’ s being framed for.Gritty, tense, suspenseful, diabolical characters, nexpected twists and turns, red herrings…….it ’ s a fast paced ride over a period of 24hrs that leaves you breathless until the end.

I ha really happy being back in Kay Scarpetta ’ s world!!

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Lucy has become a spoiled brat and I actually roll my eyes when she is the focus of the plot.The entire book was to ague and unbelievable that I wa to ake an attemp to finish it.If you have n't read another series, do.

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Time and time again Kay chooses to keep information secret, because of her own paranoid fears that they could experience legal ramifications or perhaps just a selfish desire to be the nly one who knows.

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I gree with al of the other eviewers about this ook.

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A memoi is several hundred pages of Kay 's navel gazing, of flashbacks, of Lucy ( whom I think of as the Wesley Crusher of the Scarpetta series) and her problems, of Pete Marino 's tedious behavior issues and Benton 's- well, Benton needs to show an emotion or two and get the stick ...... I do n't sa why I keep reading these ooks.

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