Waiting On Wednesday 24th August 2016

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights highly anticipated upcoming releases.

The upcoming release I can’t wait for is:

chaos

 

Title: Chaos

Author: Patricia Cornwell

Genre: Mystery/Suspense

Publisher: Harper Collins

Publication Date: 20th October 2016

In the quiet of twilight, on an early autumn day, twenty-six-year-old Elisa Vandersteel is killed while riding her bicycle along the Charles River. It appears she was struck by lightning—except the weather is perfectly clear with not a cloud in sight. Dr. Kay Scarpetta, the Cambridge Forensic Center’s director and chief, decides at the scene that this is no accidental Act of God.

Her investigation becomes complicated when she begins receiving a flurry of bizarre poems from an anonymous cyberbully who calls himself Tailend Charlie. Though subsequent lab results support Scarpetta’s conclusions, the threatening messages don’t stop. When the tenth poem arrives exactly twenty-four hours after Elisa’s death, Scarpetta begins to suspect the harasser is involved, and sounds the alarm to her investigative partner Pete Marino and her husband, FBI analyst Benton Wesley.

She also enlists the help of her niece, Lucy. But to Scarpetta’s surprise, tracking the slippery Tailend Charlie is nearly impossible, even for someone as brilliant as her niece. Also, Lucy can’t explain how this anonymous nemesis could have access to private information. To make matters worse, a venomous media is whipping the public into a frenzy, questioning the seasoned forensics chief’s judgment and “a quack cause of death on a par with spontaneous combustion.”

I love Patricia Cornwell’s Kay Scarpetta books. I haven’t read one in a while and don’t know when I’ll get to this one, as I haven’t read all of the others yet (this is the 24th). The series has been going a long time now, but I’m yet to be disappointed, so I’m hoping this one is just as good as the rest.

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5 thoughts on “Waiting On Wednesday 24th August 2016

  1. Donna says:

    I was disappointed by the changes made around Red Mist, so I stopped reading Scarpetta’s stories. I miss the character, but I did not like what she had become and the choice to change from 1st person narrative to the third really baffled me. I hope you enjoy this one 🙂

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