This novel was like the old days in the Kay Scarpetta series. Even Carrie Grethen has come back alive again (after the helicopter explosion many years ago). At the end, she was apparently still not dead !
I kind of feel a little disappointed as this novel is too much like some of the old Scarpetta novels and there is more or less no new element in this newest Scarpetta novel. It's almost like merely modernizing an older novel. The "formula" that Kay Scarpetta would be tête-à-tête with the enemy at the end of the novel is just way too predictable. If Carrie Grethen really wanted to kill Kay Scarpetta, she could have killed her by using her sniper skill without giving any advance warning, just like how she has killed the other 3 victims. Having to take the risk to try to kill Benton and Kay under deep water was just too troublesome and much more difficult. It just gave Kay a chance to beat her.
The mood of the novel is like the author keeping the readers guessing and guessing ... what's going to happen. Which gives one the illusion that some spectacular development or twist would happen soon or eventually. But when one reads towards the end, realizing the unavoidable face-off and the absence of any surprise, one cannot help asking "That's it ?!" and feeling disappointed.
p.65 (19th line): "He's says it as ..." should be "He says it as ...", I think. On p.66 (15th line): A close quotation mark is missing after ' "Who did that? ' before 'Her ...'....Continua
Non riesco a non leggere i libri della Cornwell, MA sono sempre gli stessi temi, le stesse problematiche, le stesse relazioni disfunzionali tra i protagonisti, le stesse tirate mentali di Scarpetta, Lucy, Marino, Benton. La prima parte del libro mi e' piaciuta molto, poi va nel banale e il finale e' tagliato a mio parere rispetto al resto del libro...Continua