A reclusive writer is dead. And her final manuscript has disappeared ...Someone is stalking Beryl Madison.
Someone who spies on her and makes threatening, obscene phone-calls.
Terrified, Beryl flees to Key West - but eventually she must return to her Richmond home.
The very night she arrives, Beryl inexplicably invites her killer in ...Thus begins for Dr Kay Scarpetta the investigation of a crime that is as convoluted as it is bizarre.
Why would Beryl open the door to someone who brutally slashed and then nearly decapitated her?
Did she know her killer? Adding to the intrigue is Beryl's enigmatic relationship with a prize-winning author and the disappearance of her own manuscript.
As Scarpetta retraces Beryl's footsteps, an investigation that begins in the laboratory with microscopes and lasers leads her deep into a nightmare that soon becomes her own.
For more about Patricia Cornwell and her books visit her website at www.patricia-cornwell.com
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 416 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 13/01/2011
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780751544435
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Review by hscherry
Patricia Cornwell has to be one of my favourite authors and yet again she has delivered a fabulous book. A gripping tale, strange twists.. Loved it!