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Publisher's Summary

A serial killer is on the loose in Richmond, Virginia. Three women have died, brutalised and strangled in their own bedrooms. There is no pattern: the killer appears to strike at random, but always early on Saturday mornings.So when Dr Kay Scarpetta, chief medical officer, is awakened at 2.33 am, she knows the news is bad: there is a fourth victim. And she fears now for those that will follow unless she can dig up new forensic evidence to aid the police.But not everyone is pleased to see a woman in this powerful job. Someone may even want to ruin her career and reputation.
©1990 Patricia Cornwell; (P)2006 HarperCollins Publishers
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Critic Reviews

"Devilishly clever." (Sunday Times)
"An excellent chiller with pace and tension." (Sunday Telegraph)
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1 out of 5 stars
By Kelly on 07-26-11

Disappointing listen

Don't bother with the abridged version. It's very short, lacks the depth and development you would expect in a novel like this. I didn't feel emotionally invested, didn't care about any of the characters and found myself checking the audio to confirm that it was actually the end. It was rushed. I was expecting some twists or suspense but it never happened. It felt like the ending was pulled out of a hat with little build up to it, and it left me feeling disappointed.
Im sure the unabridged version would be good but defiantly don't bother with the abridges version.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Lindsey on 02-06-12

Great buy

I have read all the Scarpetta books and really enjoyed them- but hearing Lindsay speak the words really enhanced the experience

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3 out of 5 stars
By Lara on 04-08-11

An unabridged version would probably be better

The story is interesting and the reading enganging. However, the abridged version leaves something to be desired. I missed the details, the descriptions that would probably be in an unabridged version. Non the less I devoured it, like I do any mistery book.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Russell Kelly-Jeans on 11-07-15

My first audible book

Have read some other reviews and think they are rather harsh. It's a great storyline and builds a picture of the main characters very well. The narrator does a good job in building the atmosphere. Will certainly listen to more

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