So…..I’m going to veer off path on this book. Patricia Cornwell’s new release, Depraved Heart is headed in the same direction as the one before, Flesh and Blood. In this story Kay Scarpetta arrives at a crime scene and believes at first glance that it is an accidental death. However, as she works her magic, a video clip appears on her phone. It is of Lucy, her niece, but one from twenty years earlier. Other clips follow and Scarpetta is seriously alarmed. Should she talk with her FBI husband, her partner or Lucy? Unsure, she takes this one on herself and the result could land Lucy in prison.
Cornwell, in my opinion has written all there is to write about Dr. Kay Scarpetta. Perhaps she should begin a new spin-off series with Lucy as the main character? Bottom line – Scarpetta is boring and depressing.