Published: September 7th 2004
Paperback: 467 pages
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Crime
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Source: Locally Library
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Synopsis: Fearing that she is about to be fired by the governor, hounded in the media and in the courtroom, Kay Scarpetta leaves Virginia for what she believes will turn out to be the warmth and solace of the Florida sun. However, Scarpetta is soon deep into a case that has left colleagues in Louisiana profoundly disturbed. A woman is found dead in a seedy hotel, dressed to go out, keys in her hand. Her history of blackouts, and her violent outbursts while under their spell, offer more questions than clues about the cause of her death. Then Scarpetta receives news that chills her to the core: from his cell on death row, Jean-Baptiste Chandonne – the vicious and unrepentant Wolfman, who pursued her to her very doorstep – demands to see her. Only to Scarpetta will he tell the secrets he knows the authorities desire. After all the death and destruction, what sort of endgame could this violent psychopath have in mind? – Read more on Goodreads
Ms Cornwell rarely disappoints in her Kay Scarpetta series, and of course Blow Fly, book number 12 in the series, is no exception. Firstly you should note that it would be best to read the other books in this series previous to this one in order for the reader to have a bit of a clue of what is going on, but it is worth noting that even if you’ve read only a couple of her books on Kay Scarpetta, you should have enough knowledge to know what goes on.
In Blow Fly, Scarpetta is faced with the loss of someone very special to her, but also the fact that a vicious killer who attacked her is on death row, and wants her to give him that lethal injection. Of course all the regulars are also in this installment, with Lucy and Pete taking a not so usual place next to Kay.
I can’t tell you too much about this book without giving something away. But here is the crux of it. There are some earily familiar murders taking place in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, murders that seem very much like murders that took place some years ago. Of course Kay gets called by the local coroner to come and have a look, to see if she might be able to assist.
Of course she gets tangled into things, receiving a strange letter, similar to the letters Lucy and Pete receive. There is a lot of mystery, sometimes I got a little lost, not really knowing where something fit in, but nothing too major, you get the real story and just ignore the confusion I guess. It was still gripping and I wanted to know what would happen after every chapter I finished.