Flesh and Blood
By: Patricia Cornwell
Kay Scarpetta is one of my favorite characters from her wit, to her strength, to her ability to think outside of the box and her knack for getting into hairy situations, there is a lot to love. Somehow Patricia Cornwell continues to knock out book after book – adding yet another exciting chapter to her life, yet still keeping her real and relate-able. Her talent is amazing. When I got my paws on her latest Scarpetta book, Flesh and Blood I was all a wiggle with excitement and chewed my way through it in about three days. You just cannot put it down. One of the things I really admire about Cornwell’s books is that they are all written in a way that a newcomer can pick up any book and understand the story line from start to finish, and yet there is still enough carryover for avid Scarpetta fans. It is the perfect balancing act.
In Flesh and Blood an old enemy returns to threaten medical examiner Kay Scarpetta, her FBI agent husband and bold and frighteningly intelligent niece, an enemy all had thought was dead. It all starts with a simple murder case, but as Dr. Scarpetta begins to uncover strange coincidences, it turns out that this is much more serious than it seems. A dangerous and skilled killer is gunning for the Scarpettas and won’t stop until someone dies. Kay is determined to keep the death toll far away from her family and pulls out all of the stops as she relentlessly pursues this new danger. Cornwell’s writing is better than ever in this, her newest book – and I wasn’t sure that this was possible. All of her books are so darn good! If you’re at all a fan of strong female character, murder or crime dramas, or thrillers – you need to do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of Cornwell’s Flesh and Blood!