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All That Remains by Patricia Cornwell

All That Remains

By Patricia Cornwell


Kay Scarpetta #3


Mystery, Crime, Thriller, Suspense, Detective

My Rating:



In Richmond, Virginia, young lovers are dying. So far, four couples in the area have disappeared, only to be found months later as mutilated corpses. When the daughter of the president's newest drug czar vanishes along with her boyfriend, Dr. Kay Scarpetta knows time is short. Following a macabre trail of evidence that ties the present homicides to a grisly crime in the past, Kay must draw upon her own personal resources to track down a murderer who is as skilled at eliminating clues as Kay is at finding them ...

My Thoughts:

This is the 3rd book in the Kay Scarpetta series and is just as enjoyable as the first two. I completely love the character of Kay and how she is a medical examiner that works alongside the police to catch killers. This is an older mystery series that has A LOT of books in it but I have enjoyed starting to read them after hearing great things about them.

This book was a little more intense than the other ones with young couples being murdered and contains a little more "gore" than the other books - but I mean it's a book about a medical examiner, did you expect it not to have that?? I listened to the audiobook on this one and it's a decent listen - the narrator fits what I would expect Kay to sound like. It is an older audiobook so you have to deal with the "end of disc 10, beginning disc 11" as you are listening.

These are fast reads and are typical "whodunnit" mysteries. They are thrilling and have some overlapping characters. Overall, its a 4-star read. Nothing that made me go WOW or left me completely shocked, but a good thriller nonetheless.


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