Black Notice : Scarpetta

  • by Patricia Cornwell
  • Narrated by Kate Reading
  • Series: Scarpetta
  • 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Following the post mortem of a stowaway that reveals neither cause of death nor identity, Dr. Kay Scarpetta travels to Paris in search of information. In Paris she is given a secret mission--one that could ruin her career.


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C- Minus: Not Loving My First Scarpetta

This was my first Kay Scarpetta novel. Admittedly, my thoughts run mostly against the grain on this one -- I found the performance and writing okay, but the main character -- Kay Scarpetta -- left me cold. Where do I begin? Arrogant and self obsessed; totally dysfunctional when it comes to family (mother, sister, niece all trashed by her); as a doctor, lawyer and detective, she jumps to ill-formed conclusions at every turn; she has a male sidekick who is ill-mannered, uninformed and irrational; and in short, KS is just not a heroine for whom I could generate any empathy. In addition, the story had an abrupt, rushed ending that was very dissatisfying. "What happened???" I asked when the reader announced "The End."

I had already purchased the next KS novel before I read this one, so perhaps my views will be different after that experience. If not, this will be the end of my KS foray.
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- Paula "Enjoying one good listen after the next!"

Now this is the Patricia Cornwell writing that is that is awesome

There was nothing I didn't like about this book. It moved, it had a point and there was more dialogue instead of the monotonous repetition. It kept my full attention. Kate Reading is excellent and she really brings the characters to life. The more recent books are nothing like this. Patricia get back to your original style. And don't forget to keep Kate Reading with you.
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- Toni

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-17-2015
  • Publisher: HarperAudio