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  • Flesh and Blood

  • (Kay Scarpetta 22)
  • By: Patricia Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (340 ratings)
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Flesh and Blood

By: Patricia Cornwell
Narrated by: Lorelei King
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Summary

Number-one best-selling author Patricia Cornwell delivers the next enthralling thriller in her high-stakes series starring Kay Scarpetta - a complex tale involving a serial sniper who strikes chillingly close to the forensic sleuth herself.

It's Chief Medical Examiner Dr Kay Scarpetta's birthday, and while she's enjoying a leisurely morning, a man is shot dead five minutes from her house. The bullet tore through him as he unloaded groceries from his car. Yet nobody heard or saw a thing.

It looks like the work of a serial sniper - one who leaves no trace except for tiny copper fragments, and whose seemingly impossible shots cause instant death. As Scarpetta investigates, uncovering details that only she can analyze, she begins to suspect that the killer is sending her a message.

Adding to Scarpetta's growing unease is the sense that those closest to her are keeping secrets. And when her pursuit of the sniper takes Scarpetta to a shipwreck off the Florida coast, she comes face to face with shocking evidence that implicates her niece Lucy - Scarpetta's very own flesh and blood…

©2014 Patricia Cornwell (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Ok

This is the first Patricia Cornwall book I have listened to, having read a few. I found the narration a bit stilted at first but it seemed to improve as the book progressed. The storyline was ok but I was disappointed with the ending. Not my favourite Kay Scarpetta book!!

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brilliant read

brillant read very good book good narrator enjoyed it very much would recomend this book

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BRILLIANT!!

I really enjoyed this, it was nice to catch up the past, I often wondered what happened to people and there's so much she could still do.

For a while I really started to worry about Lucy lol .........I'll say no more in case of spoilers, can't wait for the next one.

Love the performance from the reader too she really brings the whole thing to life in a great way.......excellent!!!!!

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only for diehard fans

great narration but story seems disconnected and relies on knowledge of preceding books. dont bother

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Dull...

lack lustre storyline.. poor ending. struggled to end - almost gave up. Good for insomnia though...

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A little over explained

Good story a little over explained I parts and left hanging at the end good.look forward to the next one

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As usual a thought provoking yarn

What made the experience of listening to Flesh and Blood the most enjoyable?

I enjoy the portrayal of the characters and how the story unfolds

Who was your favorite character and why?

kay is a well written character with strengths and weaknesses

Have you listened to any of Lorelei King’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I have listened to quite a few now and this one is as interesting as the others

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Awh no.....

You can't leave it there!!! Will I need to wait one full year to satisfy my curiosity? I can't believe it!!!! 😮

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Story slowed down by forensic detail

This was my first Patricia Cornell - and will be my last. The story started interestingly but kept getting slowed down by an incredible amount of technical detail on forensics and guns

Stuck with it to see " who done it" - totally disgusted a different character came in 1 hour before end with no hint and clearly a character from another book

Very disappointed

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Another great story.

Loved this book! Really enjoyed the story and the conclusion was very satisfying. Another winner.

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