Monthly Archives: April 2015

Point of Origin by Patricia Cornwell

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Point of Origin is the next book in the Kay Scarpetta series and while I have enjoyed them hugely this one has let the series down a bit. These books would not make much sense if read out of sequence so whilst reading them in order I feel there is no need to keep rehashing previous events, even when an old nemesis returns! I also felt the book didn’t need to go into as much detail about helicopter flying as it did, and could have focused more on the main plot of the story.
Other than these criticisms the story was good, it was exciting to see the return of an old foe and maybe get some closure for characters and readers alike. Who knows if we have finally seen the last of Carrie Grethen!
The main aspect of the plot flows well and is full of suspense as things become personal when Kay and the others realise Carrie is back and all is not as it seems. Some parts are sad while others have you on the edge of your seat, I just wished it had been more plot less repeated events.
Worth a read as a means to carry on the series!

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Unnatural Exposure by Patricia Cornwell

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I have once again returned to the series of Kay Scarpetta written fantastically well by Patricia Cornwell. This is the eighth book in the series and I have to say I get just as hooked as I did on the first novel.
This time Kay gets a case involving dismembered bodies spanning the USA and Ireland but the newest body just doesn’t seem to fit with the killers MO.
Can Kay and the usual suspects, Bemton, Marino and Lucy solve this case before it gets any worse….too late it already has!
Kay receives a call to say a woman has died from what looks like the deadly virus smallpox.
Now the team must scramble to solve this case as quickly as they can, and stop whoever is doing this from spreading the virus.
Could this be worse than anything Kay has ever faced, seeing that anyone exposed to the body is at risk of illness and even death. This story has me hooked throughout, it is fast paced and full of technical forensic jargon that I love.
Definitely recommend this series to anyone who loves a good crime thriller.

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Kill for Me by Karen Rose

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As the body count reaches ever higher in the third novel in the Vartanian series, you begin to wonder if this nightmare will ever end!
This novel Kill for Me focuses on Daniel Vartanian’s best friend and fellow agent Luke papadopolis and his sister Susannah Vartanian. Whilst there is the possibility of a romance, the main focus is to finally find the culprits behind the worst set of crimes known to anyone in the police force.
From corruption, betrayal, extortion, murder, and secrecy can the GBI finally unravel this unruly web and bring the people behind it to justice.
Another fantastic read and a great end to the trilogy.

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Scream For Me by Karen Rose

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Scream for Me is the second book in the Daniel Vartanian series and I have to say I loved it as much as the first one.
After the events of the first book Daniel Vartanian returns to his job as a special agent. His first case is the dead body of a girl found in a ditch, beaten and wrapped in a blanket.
Just like the past is coming to haunt him, this murder reminds everyone in Dutton of a murder years before but her killer is in prison so who is doing these horrific deeds now!
As with all Karen Roses books there is  the opportunity for Daniel to find love with none other than the original victim’s twin sister who has returned to her home town upon learning her stepsister has now also vanished.
Can everyone face the past in order to solve the crime or is the secrect better kept hidden! A story full of suspense and intrigue, it is a complete page turner.

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Die for Me by Karen Rose

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Die for me is an amazing novel by Karen Rose, the plot while being thrilling and scary is also extremely complex and clever. It is also the first of a three-part series featuring the character Daniel Vartanian.

I love the books even more because they not only focus on crime and horrific deeds they also focus on romance, family and loyalty. Die for me centers around the discovery of a field full of graves each of which depict a different era or manner of murder for each set of victims. This fact alone makes the homicide detectives Nick and Vito’s jobs even harder and gruelling.

Not only do Nick and Vito have a case to solve, Vito has a chance at love with the lovely Dr Johansen who is brought in as a specialist on the case. There are many bodies in the field of graves but the empty spaces are dar scarier as it indicates the killer hasn’t finished yet!!

Can the detectives solve the case before more people are killed, read this fantastic novel to find out. For me, i’m onto the next one in the series.

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