Tuesday 21 November 2023

[Blog tour] Review - Unnatural Death by Patricia Cornwell

Unnatural Death by Patricia Cornwell
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Back cover blurb: Two mauled bodies in the woods. Two top secret autopsies. The most chilling case of Scarpetta's career . . . In this thrilling new instalment of the #1 bestselling series, chief medical examiner Dr Kay Scarpetta finds herself in a Northern Virginia wilderness examining the remains of two campers wanted by federal law enforcement. The victims have been savaged beyond recognition, and other evidence is terrifying and baffling, including a larger-than-life footprint. After one of the most frightening body retrievals of her career, Scarpetta must discover who would commit murders this brutal, and why.

For someone who loves a crime thriller, it may surprise you to know that I've never read a Kay Scarpetta novel before (insert appropriate shocked face emoji)...!

Unnatural Death was the perfect introduction to the series, easily read and enjoyed as a standalone novel. 

Dr Kay Scarpetta, Chief Medical Examiner is called upon to retrieve two bodies from a remote and foreboding location, not to mention dangerous. Their deaths are surrounded in mystery and are of interest to the US intelligence service.

These people weren't just wanted by their killers.

Brittany and Huck Manson were found brutally mauled in a Northern Virginia wilderness, only moments from where they were camping in the dangerous location, exposed to nature and the elements. 

Amongst the sometimes confusing evidence is a huge footprint, could the Big Foot have something to do with their deaths? 

Or could it be an elaborate set up to put the investigators off the scent?

All Dr Scarpetta knows for sure is that it is one of the most confusing, frightening and dangerous cases of her career to date. 

She must find the perpetrators, and fast.

Unnatural Death is a thrilling novel, and yes, I will be reading more in the series! 

Unnatural Death is available to pre-order now via Amazon online and all good book shops.

Thank You to the publishers who supplied me with an advanced copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.

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