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The Bone Bed ➽ [Reading] ➿ The Bone Bed By Patricia Cornwell ➲ – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk The Bone Bed A Scarpetta Novel The Bone Bed A Scarpetta Novel.


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  1. Deb Deb says:

    Dear Patricia Cornwell,I swear this is the last book of yours I will read You had 463 pages of which you filled too much with your petty disagreements with your husband, niece and chief investigator If these people are making your life as miserable as they are mine, divorce fire tell them to go to hell I got mad years ago when I felt like you were just phoning it in Now you take a good plot and just clutter it up with too much stuff that isn t germane to the story If you weren t a best se Dear Patricia Cornwell,I swear this is the last book of yours I will read You had 463 pages of which you filled too much with your petty disagreements with your husband, niece and chief investigator If these people are making your life as miserable as they are mine, divorce fire tell them to go to hell I got mad years ago when I felt like you were just phoning it in Now you take a good plot and just clutter it up with too much stuff that isn t germane to the story If you weren t a best selling award winning author you couldn t get away with that crap Your first six books were so good What is wrong Do you think we ll just lap it up That we aren t discriminating readers I will give you this, you create an atmosphere where the anxiety is so palpable that it makes me jittery But that anxiety doesn t come from the main plot but from petty jealousies, suspected betrayals and paranoia that is unnecessary to advance this story.You must quit recycling plots lines Yes, I know your character s work will always be about murders but it doesn t always have to involve staff who betray, someone going after your husband, it doesn t always have to be about you Yes, Kay s great but she s getting increasingly self centered and at the same time insecure I will be happy to edit your next manuscript or even go back and show you how you could have made this a tight 300 page forensic medical thriller I will remove all the unnecessary filler and coax you to spendtime in developing this story You just cannot decide on page 449 to reveal a character who has only been mentioned in passing A character who s perhaps had only a few lines of dialog These are rules of writing You re violating them and you re pissing us off


  2. Elise Elise says:

    What can I say about Scarpetta number twenty I didn t dislike the book, but in my opinion, Cornwell has yet to produce a follow up book that is in anyway comparable to the quality of her first six to eight books This review does contain a few mild spoilers Before I air my complaints, I will give credit where credit is due Bone Bed reintroduces readers to the Kay Scarpetta they met in Virginia For the first time in I don t know how many books, Scarpetta is back in her diving gear and working What can I say about Scarpetta number twenty I didn t dislike the book, but in my opinion, Cornwell has yet to produce a follow up book that is in anyway comparable to the quality of her first six to eight books This review does contain a few mild spoilers Before I air my complaints, I will give credit where credit is due Bone Bed reintroduces readers to the Kay Scarpetta they met in Virginia For the first time in I don t know how many books, Scarpetta is back in her diving gear and working the crime scenes like she used too That is the one thing I really appreciated about this book Kay is sharp I had forgotten what an impressive investigator she could be As she goes through a crime scene, very little escapes her attention Her intelligence, ambition, and compassion are magnetic I can t speak for everyone, but that is the character that captured my attention and held my interest in 90s.With that said, I found her supporting characters highly annoying and redundant Marino and Benton are still stuck in a downward spiral of regret and resentment I know that real life issues you know, your average faked death and attempted rape don t go away over night, but I think Cornwell has taken it to a level that is entirely unnecessary I for one, am very tired of hearing the sad song that refuses to end Benton played dead Mario got drunk and tried to play hooky Naturally, these flaws in character will keep the two of them from being best friends and undoubtably leave some skeletons in the closet, but Cornwell has strung it out to the degree that she has allowed it to monopolize the chemistry that made the characters so captivating in the beginning Another issue I had with this book is that I felt like I had read it already Scarpetta and her team discover links between several different homicides and find themselves chasing a deranged serial killer As they close in, the lunatic loses control and ends up going after Wait, I don t want to spoil your fun, I ll let you guess, but I m betting you ll get it right without even having to buy a vowel Any of that sound familiar It s almost as if Cornwell follows a formula She changes the locations, characters, and modus operandi, but the big picture remains the same While this formula may be making her millions, it has flattened her series and turned into average and predictable She has sold Scarpetta out and it s a d shame


  3. 1mackie 1mackie says:

    Cornwell used to write interesting stories she was one of my favourite authors But about 10 novels ago, she decided to expand on her character s personalities This would be fine, except she can t seem to shut up about it I get it that Scarpetta s partner Marino is a uncontrollable, unreliable slob who s in unrequited love with her I also understand her husband Benton is an uncontrollable, unreliable narcissistic jerk And I know her niece Lucy is unreliable, uncontrollable, gay and ha Cornwell used to write interesting stories she was one of my favourite authors But about 10 novels ago, she decided to expand on her character s personalities This would be fine, except she can t seem to shut up about it I get it that Scarpetta s partner Marino is a uncontrollable, unreliable slob who s in unrequited love with her I also understand her husband Benton is an uncontrollable, unreliable narcissistic jerk And I know her niece Lucy is unreliable, uncontrollable, gay and has a death wish How do I know these things Cornwell harps on and on about it Every novel lately, you ll get those messages in the first 10 pages And then again and again throughout the book No unreliability there, I assure you.It seems impossible to follow the story you re always being sidetracked back to one of the above messages And then, rather than going back to the story, segueing into one of the other above messages.I usually make an attempt to finish each book I start 5 of the last Cornwell books, I ve given up I won t bother starting another Cornwell book she s killed me off as a reader This book was a great waste of paper


  4. James James says:

    After a five year absence, I decided to catch up on the Kay Scarpetta series by Patricia Cornwell I read the 19th book last month and now I ve just finished the 20th book, The Bone Bed If this were a standalone book, I d be totally thrilled but after finishing two within a month, I know why I slowed down a bit It can be a little much at times, and having a year in between is a good thing I still plan to read the last few in the next couple of months so I m fully caught up, but then it ll After a five year absence, I decided to catch up on the Kay Scarpetta series by Patricia Cornwell I read the 19th book last month and now I ve just finished the 20th book, The Bone Bed If this were a standalone book, I d be totally thrilled but after finishing two within a month, I know why I slowed down a bit It can be a little much at times, and having a year in between is a good thing I still plan to read the last few in the next couple of months so I m fully caught up, but then it ll be nice to keep them spaced out assuming Cornwell keeps writingWe re over the 25 mark already The Bone Bed is less of a technical thriller andof a medical thriller By getting back to the basics, I found myselfinterested in the actual murders and autopsies It s amusing that I go from reading a light cozy mystery to a hardcore gruesome thriller, but I like to keep the balance in my life as tight as possible Perhaps I m a little too wound upA body is found at sea attached to a reptilian dinosaur turtle creature A man is on trial for killing his wife but the body hasn t been found An archaeologist is missing in Canada What do they all have in common A few interesting things and perhaps the same serial killer But why is s he doing it Kay must find out except as things start to come together, people close to her begin hiding things from her Then she s called to testify at a trial only to see it s a completely orchestrated game where she s the intended victim Her entire scene when she s performing an autopsy then rushing to the courthouse for the trial is absolutely stunning It s about 5 to 6 chapters 100 pages, 25% of the book and it s one of the most thrilling and immersive things I ever read It bounces all over the place but I am completely mesmerized by its power over me For that, I wanted to give it 5 stars I was so angry at the judge and the attorney who were treating Kay horribly when she did the right thing no matter if it meant she was late to court OMG, I wanted to kill them Luckily my other half, who is an attorney, is not a trial lawyer Or we d have a problem Anyways the rest of the book was strong, but there were some let downs which prevented a higher rating For one thing, we lost a major supporting character in the last book, and this person wasn t at all mentioned in this book WHAT Then, we find out Marino did some stupid things again, and we never see him and Kay have it out That s not that kind of thing to leave for the next book We needed recovery in this one from his antics And the fine Kay pays for being late to court I want justice against that judge and opposing council I also don t think we should ve waited til the future for it I m making a big leap assuming it will happen in the next book So I was let down enough to drop 1 star I also felt Benton and Kay s relationship was a tad weak in this book and Lucy s sudden new relationship was a surprise but should ve beenprominent Lastly, in the final chapter, the man on trial might possibly still be guilty of coercing someone into killing his wife even if he didn t do it and we know who really did Are readers supposed to guess from the coy dialog I wanted it to be firm, not vague Otherwise, it s a fantastic read some frustrating moments but definitely improved by STELLAR courtroom scenes and vivid ME actions


  5. Moira Russell Moira Russell says:

    Whyyyy do I keep reading these It s like a sickness.


  6. Dawn Dawn says:

    i haven t finished yet but I should really just stop buying these books I was convinced that at least 5 some books ago she changed her writing style and it totally turned me off Then I felt like a few books ago 2 she changed back to normal Yet, I feel her characters have just gone off the deep end I can t stand any of them any Marino turns worse every book, Lucy becomes almost total background and into such a superwoman that she s just completely unbelievable any Now, in this i haven t finished yet but I should really just stop buying these books I was convinced that at least 5 some books ago she changed her writing style and it totally turned me off Then I felt like a few books ago 2 she changed back to normal Yet, I feel her characters have just gone off the deep end I can t stand any of them any Marino turns worse every book, Lucy becomes almost total background and into such a superwoman that she s just completely unbelievable any Now, in this book I have to constantly listen to her inner turmoil over Benton Ugh, just shut up already


  7. Liz Barnsley Liz Barnsley says:

    Very sad to say but I think I will at last have to give up on the hope that Patricia Cornwell is ever going to return to brilliance again with her Scarpetta series I have made my way through the last few books hoping each time that they will be as enjoyable as her earlier efforts Its just not happening folks I read The Body Farm way back in my late teens and it was this novel that started me on my love of crime fiction,and indeed a new Patricia Cornwell novel was a treat I looked forward to Very sad to say but I think I will at last have to give up on the hope that Patricia Cornwell is ever going to return to brilliance again with her Scarpetta series I have made my way through the last few books hoping each time that they will be as enjoyable as her earlier efforts Its just not happening folks I read The Body Farm way back in my late teens and it was this novel that started me on my love of crime fiction,and indeed a new Patricia Cornwell novel was a treat I looked forward to for many a year.Now I really don t understand the direction she is taking WHY is there ALWAYS a conspiracy in play against Dr Scarpetta Every novel these days is filled with her feelings of mistrust towards those closest to her From being a strong, independant, successful woman she has become a whiny paranoid shadow of her former self Extremely unlikeable nowadays, its hard to find even a tiny bit of sympathy for the character or to dredge up even a minor interest in what happens to her next.The rest of the characters are just as bad Marino has no redeeming features any, Lucy is stuck forever being a petulant teenager, Benton is at least an adult but hardly makes an appearance Because of this I had little to zero interest in the mystery they were trying to solve.I would recommend you read her early Scarpetta novels, up to and including Black Notice After that honestly don t bother I certainly will not be bothering again


  8. Angie Angie says:

    I feel obligated to keep reading Scarpetta because I ve been with her since the beginning The first 6 8 books were fabulous and then it was all downhill from there Scarpetta isn t likable any I get annoyed reading how every man wants her and every woman is jealous of her We know We know Scarpetta is the most beautiful, smartest, best cook, toughest female medical examiner on the planet It s getting to be a little much Every book someone is in love with her, in which Benton whines and I feel obligated to keep reading Scarpetta because I ve been with her since the beginning The first 6 8 books were fabulous and then it was all downhill from there Scarpetta isn t likable any I get annoyed reading how every man wants her and every woman is jealous of her We know We know Scarpetta is the most beautiful, smartest, best cook, toughest female medical examiner on the planet It s getting to be a little much Every book someone is in love with her, in which Benton whines and gets jealous On the other hand, there is usually a woman who is also obsessed with the equally perfect Benton I also feel like her books are 75% explaining procedures in detail look how smart I am and 25% explaining all of the acronyms she uses The actual plot is always scarce and the character development is almost nil I used to be a huge fan of these books but I ve become increasingly disappointment in them


  9. Karla Karla says:

    3.75 stars Another intriguing Kay Scarpetta installment that enjoyed I can t believe I ve been reading this series for so long it sure has come along way, especially the relationship between the MC So this series has been pretty much the same MO with chief medical examiner Dr Scarpetta investigating the disappearance of two random women and the murder of a widow and trying to figure out if there is a connection With the help of detective and long time friend Marino, her profile FBI agent 3.75 stars Another intriguing Kay Scarpetta installment that enjoyed I can t believe I ve been reading this series for so long it sure has come along way, especially the relationship between the MC So this series has been pretty much the same MO with chief medical examiner Dr Scarpetta investigating the disappearance of two random women and the murder of a widow and trying to figure out if there is a connection With the help of detective and long time friend Marino, her profile FBI agent husband, Benton, and her computer genius hacker niece, Lucy If you ve read any books on this series you know Ms Cornwell takes the long way to reveal the mystery in her books I actually enjoyed that part I really get in the zone when I m in the forensic world of Dr Scarpetta But I have to say with this one I was thrown off by what was Dr Scarpetta s is going through in her personal life, not just with Benton, but with Marino, it makes me nervous These characters have come such a long way, gone through so much, but somehow have always found their way to each other I hope that bond doesn t break even if their relationship isn t quiet normal in a way they re kinda messed up but it makes sense for them Looking forward to catching up to the final book in this series and see what other cases Dr Scarpetta solves


  10. Amy Tait Amy Tait says:

    I have been with this series since the beginning It was exciting and interesting, considering this was well before CSI I hate to say I have fallen into the habit of reading these novels just because I ve read the others In the previous two books Dr scarpetta seemed to be getting back on track, getting back to the case with just the right amount of personal life and also handling those problems waslike earlier novels I started to like them again, putting her books on the must get wh I have been with this series since the beginning It was exciting and interesting, considering this was well before CSI I hate to say I have fallen into the habit of reading these novels just because I ve read the others In the previous two books Dr scarpetta seemed to be getting back on track, getting back to the case with just the right amount of personal life and also handling those problems waslike earlier novels I started to like them again, putting her books on the must get when it comes out list.This book was tedious to read A lot of sitting around discussing and speculating The plot was jumbled, muddying the water by addingandaspects to the original case With no clear reason why things were supposed to be connected Kay s internal dialog was very distracting Her relationships a mess with absolutely no resolution The ending was so abrupt that it happened before I even realized what was what It almost seemed like the author just got sick of writing and decided t just be done I suppose if your like me you will read this for yourself because you must know what happens to Dr Kay Scarpetta And like me probably become annoyed after reading it I can t say I will stop reading what Patricia Cornwell writes but I will think twice about grabbing it right away


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