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Body of Evidence

By: Patricia Cornwell
Narrated by: Lorelei King
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Summary

A reclusive author, Beryl Madison finds no safe haven from months of menacing phone calls - or the tormented feeling that her every move is being watched. When the writer is found slain in her own home, Kay Scarpetta pieces together the intricate forensic evidence - while unwittingly edging closer to a killer waiting in the shadows.

©1991 Patricia Cornwell (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Critic reviews

"Takes the reader into the fascinating world of the forensic crime lab ... a complex, multi-layered novel with enough twists and turns for two books." ( The Washington Post Book World)
"Cornwell has the milieu and the facts down cold ... a complex story that wends a devious path through dark spaces where corpses are discovered at practically every turn." ( The Los Angeles Daily News)

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Great book

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Great reader, fantastic story love the characters Scarpetta is definitely my new addiction!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Body of Evidence?

The ending is really great and not predicable

Which scene did you most enjoy?

When Scapetta arrives in key West and learns all about Beral

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The contact from the killer to Kayak chilled me to the bone!

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Really great book overall I will be going with the rest of the series, really makes you want to get to know the characters and health more about their stories

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I'll try Kindle next time

Story is ok but it was totally over shadowed by the narration. The main character is fine but when she does the male detectives voice, it's absolutely grating and I almost gave up every time I heard him. Think I'll try these books on Kindle instead as I think the story is probably ok.

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Great Series.

I found the narrators voice a little odd at first but I gradually loved it.

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Great story completely let down by narrator

This is a great story.

Sadly, the narrator is poorly cast and, quite frankly, absolutely appalling. Her Scarpetta voice is bad. Her Marino is excrutiating. Who casts these people? I could have made a better job of it.

Sadly, the narration is that poor that I've given up for now. I will try and revisit it but I just couldn't continue.

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couldnt get into it

Struggled to continue so decided to call it a day. The narration was ok but not enough to keep me interested!

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Another gripping story

This was the 2nd book of this series that I listened to. It was a slow burner for me after the first story, but the story built and I really enjoyed the undercurrent of menace through the book. The am going to work my way through these, although I’m pretty sure it’ll cost a small fortune!

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Another thriller!

Always love the twists and turns of Patricia Cornwell’s books, and this is just another great one full of mystery and suspense! Loving the Kay Scarpetta series.

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Fabulous storyline love character & narrated beautifully

Brilliant story, great characters; I will carry on this series… use to have every book by Patricia Cornwall sadly my eyes can’t read them, but now I have the joy of listening to them & have real life characters,!

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Great listen

Patricia Cornwell can be relied on for good story - and Lorelei King is an excellent narrator.

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Narrator not to my liking

Iread this book some years ago and enjoyed the story. however I found the narration harsh and irritating. I don’t feel the voice matches the characters at all well. Sorry not for me - have stopped listening after the third chapter!

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