May 1, 2007
I adore Patricia Cornwell novels, particularly the Scarpetta series, so I was anxious to read this. I now hope she returns to the style of writing I have come to admire so much. By the end of this book I was totally confused! I found it heavy-going and was tempted more than once to give up reading it. However I stuck with it to the bitter end. I think the basic idea was excellent, but because of its intricacies, would have benefitted from more clarity from the reader's point of view. She's usually so "clear-cut". Perhaps her scalpel needs sharpening.