Point of Origin by Patricia Cornwell audiobook

Point of Origin

By Patricia Cornwell
Read by Karen White

HarperCollins, HarperAudio 9780399143946

The Kay Scarpetta Series: Book 9

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781481534116

  • ISBN: 9781481534109

Runtime: 11.95 Hours
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A #1 New York Times bestseller

This dazzling thriller pits Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta against greater odds than ever before.

Convicted serial killer Carrie Grethen has escaped from psychiatric hospital with plans for revenge. Wary and shaken, Scarpetta also has to investigate the death by fire of an unknown woman. The post-mortem reveals that the woman was stabbed before the fire was started, and soon Scarpetta and her colleagues are called out to the scene of another fire and another murder.

When her lover Benton Wesley disappears while following up a tip-off, Scarpetta, with sudden appalling clarity, sees that Carrie has set up a scenario in which she has the upper hand and can manipulate them all.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Perhaps the bleakest—and the best—of Cornwell’s novels; its denouement is painful and shocking, but it has the unmistakable taste of reality.” Guardian (London)
“Cornwell fans who relish her Kay Scarpetta stories for the postmortem findings will welcome this tale of twisted minds and the gory havoc they cause.” Publishers Weekly
“Contains many of the characteristics of Cornwell‘s best Scarpetta novels—well-drawn characters, nail-biting suspense, and shocking plot twists.” Library Journal
“The mistress of psychological thrillers has dished up one of her scariest, darkest, most diabolical stories yet.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Patricia Cornwell

Author Bio: Patricia Cornwell

Patricia Cornwell is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Kay Scarpetta series. Her bestsellers include Dust, The Bone Bed, Red Mist, and Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper—Case Closed. Her earlier works include Postmortem—the only novel to win five major crime awards in a single year—and Cruel and Unusual, which won Britain’s prestigious Gold Dagger Award for the best crime novel. Dr. Kay Scarpetta was awarded the 1999 Sherlock Award for the best detective created by an American author. Patricia Cornwell lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 11.95
Audience: Adult
Language: English