Book review: Postmortem - Patricia Cornwell (Kay Scarpetta #1)

A serial killer is on the loose in Richmond, Virginia. Three women have died, brutalised and strangled in their own bedrooms. But there is no pattern. Dr Kay Scarpetta, chief medical officer, now fears for those who will follow.

My opinion.
A horrific killer that strikes faster and in more horrific ways with each new victim he claims. Why is he doing it, and who's going to be his next victim?The investigation is closing in on Kay and the police, the pressure to solve this case is coming at her from all corners and all the while her judgment and professionalism are being questioned. The rush and pressure keeps you glued to the pages, although the details of the crimes this killer commits are nauseating and disturbing. With sexual assault, I must say I wish Patricia Cornwell had been a bit less... "rich" with her descriptions.'Postmortem' feels like a classic thriller. With suspense, surprise and a strong character in Kay Scarpetta, this book has all the ingredients of a great thriller.That being said I did have trouble connecting to Kay. I'm curious to find out more about her in the following books of this series, but as far as 'Postmortem' book goes, the disconnect meant that there was something missing that would make this book unforgettable. That and the really um.. "vintage" computer problems ;-) 



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