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It is the week before Christmas. The effects of the credit crunch have prompted Dr Kay Scarpetta to offer her services pro bono to New York City’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. But in no time at all, her increased visibility precipitates a string of dramatic and unsettling events. She is asked live on the air about the sensational case of Hannah Starr, who has vanished and is presumed dead. Moments later during the same broadcast, she receives a startling call-in from a former psychiatric patient of Benton Wesley’s. And when she returns after the show to the apartment where she and Benton live, she finds a suspicious package waiting for her at the front desk....

©2010 Patricia Cornwell (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.

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always entertaining

keeps you on edge. well written story line. A favorite of mine thus far! Brilliant

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loved the narration. Good story line. kept keeping me guessing till the very end of the book

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  • Pamela
  • 17-03-2013

Nail Biting

What made the experience of listening to The Scarpetta Factor the most enjoyable?

A brilliant Scarpetta novel - when Patricia Cornwell still kept the tension high. It would help to have read the book before to understand some of the villains.

I would not have read Lucy in such a wimpy voice, but all the other voices were well read and in character.

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  • Pavel
  • 01-07-2011

Boring and confusing

Too many ingredients doesn't do good soup. I listen to it to the end, but now I don't know how it ended, so much I was confused. Too many people, relations and yet, it was boring.

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  • Sheena Anderson
  • 21-10-2016

Loved it

really looming foyward to the next in the series and hoping its as good as this one.

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  • Reginald pelle
  • 02-10-2015

Good!

A definitive and comprehensive understanding of what Kay Scarpetta does, when dealing with crime and dead bodies. Worth a listen!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-12-2020

Great story but shame about the narrator

I love Patricia Cornwall's Scarpetta series but I found the narrator to be rather annoying with a very strong, slightly fake accent that marred my enjoyment of this book. The character tones adopted were over the top and even slightly difficult to understand. The storyline was twisted, exciting and was compelling listening in spite of that.

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  • Scarpetta
  • 25-05-2020

Brilliant

Patricia cornwell at her best absolutely love her scarpetta series would recommend to anyone story and characters amazing

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  • Sue Smith
  • 06-08-2019

A cracking read with a great performance

I’ve loved reading the Scarpetta stories and this is one of the best. Lorelei King is excellent as narrator.

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  • Professor Luke Michael Forrester
  • 24-11-2018

Definitely one of her best

As I'm reading all her books in order, some answers from the last book get answered and I do love how Cornwall. Moves her story with realism. Now onto next...all I will say. There is a shift in her ending style in this book and it works.

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  • lindz brewer
  • 06-03-2018

Sadly not what She used to be

I loved the scarpetta books up to this point, however this book felt like it was trying hard to find a plot where there was nothing . its a ok story but nothing new and I would save your time and money or listen to any of the first 10 books in the series which were gripping

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-11-2017

great

brilliant the twist and turns of who is itending too quick but great all the same

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