Friday, August 23, 2013

From Potter's Field by Patricia Cornwell

Title: From Potter's Field

Author: Patricia Cornwell

Published: Sphere, 1995

Pages: 400

Series: Book 6, Kay Scarpetta

Summary: May Contain Spoilers! Christmas had never been a particularly good time for Dr Kay Scarpetta. Although a holiday for most, it always seem to heighten the alienation felt by society's violent fringe; and that usually means more work for Scarpetta, Virginia's Chief Medical ExaminerI. The body was naked, female and found propped against a fountain in a bleak area of New York's Central Park. Her apparent manner of death points to a modus operandi that is chillingly familiar: the gunshot wound to the head, the sections of skin excised from the body, the displayed corpse - all suggest that Temple Brooks Gault, Scarpetta's nemesis, is back at work. Calling on all her reserves of courage and skill, and the able assistance of colleagues Marino and Wesley, Scarpetta must track this most dangerous of killers in pursuit of survival as well as justice - heading inexorably to an electrifying climax amid the dark, menacing labyrinths of the New York subway.  (Taken from Goodreads)

Thoughts: I’ve been really loving this series so far and so I was really excited to pick up the sixth book to read through.

I have to say that From Potter’s Field wasn’t my favourite book in the series, mostly because this is the third book that features the same killer and I was starting to get a little tired of reading about him.  For that reason I felt as though the beginning of the book was a little slow.

Thankfully, the book picked up and the last quarter of the book was so good.  I flew through the pages to make it to the end.  I did feel that the conflict part was pretty fast but I did enjoy the lead up to it.

There’s not really a lot else to say about From Potter’s Field, it was an enjoyable book and I am looking forward to the next book in the series.

Source: Purchased

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