Depraved Heart is a great book. Our editors rated it with a top 5 stars.
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By i hated this book
I will give this book one star because I didn’t give up on it when it entered the “stupidest” territory. It didn’t resolve anything. I would not recommend this book.
If you are a Kay Scarpetta fan, this book does not disappoint.
Although there is a better sense of continuity if the books in the Scarpetta series are read in order, fans of forensic novels and medical mysteries will enjoy reading any book in the series, in any order.
Read in order, each novel builds on the next, as each character develops. Readers are introduced to each character, and then throughout the series readers experience family bonds, friendships, growing-up, challenges, mystery, and sometimes surprise.
The villains are usually different in each book, although many have ties to previous psychopaths, and a few appear multiple times.
There are a variety of elements to every book, and most all include forensics, criminal profiling, technology, FBI, law enforcement, and the workings of a medical examiner, (just to name a few.)
The medical and forensic terminologies used are accurate, but not distracting from the storyline because they are clearly explained and not difficult to understand.
After I read the first book in the series in less than a day, I found I wanted to read the next. By about the tenth book, I had read all that had been written to date, and anxiously anticipated the next book being published.
I would read the book cover to cover in less than a day,
and then the waiting started again.
No matter how hard I tried, it is nearly impossible to not want to read “just one more chapter.”
Really a lousy read. Couldn't get into it.
Some new twists and turns. Hope this is a series as this left me feeling there is more.
Somebody, please stop me from ever trying to read a book by this author. Sooooo much talking and the same thing over and over. And after you wade thru that it has no firm ending. Stop me.
Excellent, sit on the edge of your seat page turner! Patricia Cornwell is in rare fashion.... I cannot wait for the next sequel. Please, don't make me wIt too long.
By Underdog is here
Like others have said, I've read the entire series. And, until this book, I've thoroughly enjoyed them. This book was hard to stay interested in. Seemed like it was written in the same time frame it took place in- 1 day.
Well written with a "need" to keep reading. Would like to have those characters around Kay have their back stories written more fully.
The reader is only able to see/ follow Kay. There's interaction but not really depth of other characters.
I did not like it
Patricia Cornwell is an excellent writer. However, I did not like this story which is too bad since I love her earlier works.