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All That Remains ❰PDF / Epub❯ ✅ All That Remains Author Patricia Cornwell – In Richmond Virginia young lovers are dying So far four couples in the area have disappeared only to be found months later as mutilated corpses When the daughter of the president's newest drug czar va In Richmond Virginia young lovers are dying So far four couples in the area have disappeared only to be found months later as mutilated corpses When the daughter of the president's newest drug czar vanishes along with her boyfriend Dr Kay Scarpetta knows All That PDF/EPUB or time is short Following a macabre trail of evidence that ties the present homicides to a grisly crime in the past Kay must draw upon her own personal resources to track down a murderer who is as skilled at eliminating clues as Kay is at finding them.

10 thoughts on “All That Remains

  1. James James says:

    The Kay Scarpetta mystery series by Patricia Cornwell was one of the first adult mystery book series I began reading I also started these very young around 13 or 14 which may not be the best thing for young adults if they don't have a strong sense of rightwrong and a stomach to handle really gory stuff All That Remains is the third book in the series about a forensic medical examiner in Virginia who helps solve brutal crimesWhat I love about the early books is the relationship between the detective Pete Marino and Scarpetta the medical examiner It's lovehate and as the series grows their relationship gets very volatile and intense In the early books like this one you just want to hate Pete but you know he's got a heart in there He represents a typical cop of the 1970s 80s who is starting to change his philosophy on women being involved in his jurisdiction And he's of course in love with her but can't do anything about itIn this book young couples are brutally murdered And the psychopath behind it all is playing games with Scarpetta All her serial killers end up wanting to get to Scarpetta to impress her because of how methodical and intelligent she isCornwell's writing is intense And she describes everything about the blood and guts during the autopsies finding the victims and conveying what the murderer is likely doing to hisher victimsAs the title suggests this is all about what remains of the body to be able to figure out who is the culprit Every page leads you to revelations and you want to close your eyes and pretend you're not reading about the gore but you can't help needing to keep reading itScarpetta is so complex Sometimes you love her Sometimes you really want to lock her in a closet until she learns how to play a little nicer But she will always evoke some huge reaction from the readerIf you can handle the creepy factor and the explicit language vicious usually not too sexual you have to read a couple of these books to see how hard the author works to make each one uniue and a very complex mysteryShe was one of my faves and I stopped around 17 or 18 in the series to give myself a break I'm close to going back to finish it up And she's still writing About Me For those new to me or my reviews here's the scoop I read A LOT I write A LOT And now I blog A LOT First the book review goes on Goodreads and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at where you'll also find TV Film reviews the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge and lots of blogging about places I've visited all over the world And you can find all my social media profiles to get the details on the whowhatwhenwhere and my pictures Leave a comment and let me know what you think Vote in the poll and ratings Thanks for stopping bypolldaddy poll9729544polldaddy poll9719251

  2. Bren Bren says:

    “A haze had dulled the sky and a plane was a silver needle pulling a white thread beneath the sun” ― Patricia Cornwell All That Remains35 starsThis was the first Kay Scarpetta book I have read I may read There is a serial killer murdering couplesI like a good mystery as much as the next person and it seems that the Scarpetta novels are uite popularA lot of this novel is typical thriller territory But I thought the writer did a great job on establishing the dark and moody atmosphereI found this to be a dark and disturbing but very interesting and well plotted mystery I took to Kay right away and did get swept up in wanting to know who did it and whyWhat made this book uniue to me was the fact that rather than going the typical route psychological profiling comes into the euation For me that guaranteed I would read to the endThat is one thing I really liked in this book The Psychologist aspect was fascinating It sort of felt like the reader is right there watching Kay put the pieces of the puzzle together I come from a family of psychologists and counselors so it was really interesting to read about the pasts of some of the victims from a psychological perspectiveThat aspect the Psychologist profiling to me made the book very original and it stood out from the typical thriller in that wayI enjoyed this book and will perhaps be reading Scarpetta mysteries But the reason I only rated a three is because I’m just not a series person I did enjoy this book though

  3. Baz MW Baz MW says:

    This was another very easy read in the Scarpetta series Non Scarpetta readers be advised you do not need to start from the start Each book is standalone and you can read them in any orderThis is another great book in the series by Cornwell Some awesome settings with some great chilling scenes Any crime and horror lover would enjoy this and find it very easy to fly through High 4 stars

  4. Sarah Sarah says:

    233 I just finished watching the last episode in season 10 of Bones on Foxtel and considering the fact that Channel 7 is only halfway through season 11 I don't think Foxtel will be getting its hands on it for some time possibly not until next year even Coming to the realisation that I might have to wait 12 months before I see a new episode of Bones sent me into almost immediate withdrawal but then I looked at my to read list for March and had the epiphany of what's the next best thing after Bones? Scarpetta that's what What early Scarpetta lacks in up to date forensic details it makes up for in realism I've read the first five books a number of times but this is the first one where I don't actually remember whodunit or why which will make for a nice surprise when it's revealed To be continued253 The cover is chilling but it annoys me that it doesn't accurately represent the crimes from the book yes there are dead women and men found in the woods but not one of them is described as wearing a skirt and they're all described as being fully clothed and partially skeletonised So even if one of the women had been wearing a skirt by the time she was found her bare leg would be nothing but bone and what was left of her flesh the rest of which had been eaten away by animals insects and bacteria I know I'm over thinking things but details like that bother meI had forgotten how early on in the series Scarpetta gets caught up in the politics of murder and I was surprised by the climax of the investigation The killer was revealed way before the actual climax but I didn't guessremember how it was all going to end until I read it The whole way through the book I found myself looking for clues or hints of some of the big events that I know are coming in later books but unlike in tv shows I still have Bones on my mind and that's the first thing that popped into my head when it comes to the little hints and sideways glances that gave the viewers hope about Booth and Bones getting together I couldn't see anything that would lead me to guess what's going to happen no spoilers over the next few books Still a five star read YAY I was worried I was going to find myself disillusioned after so many years between reads I loved this so much I went straight into Cruel and Unusual2016 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge A Murder Mystery

  5. cam ♥ cam ♥ says:

    The ending may not make your jaw drop as expected There was a certain point that did shock me view spoilerWHEN ABBY DIED OH MY GOD hide spoiler

  6. Lord Lester Lord Lester says:

    A compelling read though I was not satisfied the way it ends 25 stars

  7. Laura Laura says:

    This was a reread from over ten years ago so it felt almost like new to me I can always count on this series to keep the pages turning and the interest high The ending was a little toonot pat Maybe a little far fetched? Convoluted But definitely a worthwhile read Looking forward to getting caught up with this series I think the next one will be a reread too and then I'll be in new territory

  8. C. C. says:

    I was zooming through enjoying this very well but the end fumbled Violence isn't my kind of content but Patricia Cornwell has an engaging pace A good author can peak our interest in nearly anything I liked a lot in this story However as we were revving up to the crux an extra twist disturbed momentum that was better without it Other elements did too “All That Remains” 1992 was sure to score four stars but received threeA person I liked died and it wasn't clear why nor was a detail about the crimes that was discussed a lot A victim's Mother often pops up in reaction to confidential information and we accept that she has high security clearance However her arrival at the end needed to be explained If the other person's presence was unrelated was the Mother's timing a coincidence? That detracted from the power of the closing scenes I also wonder was it safe to meet with a depraved person or was he only in murder mode in planned scenarios?I prefer Kay over the moon in a romantic life I was disappointed Patricia fabricated a rift with Mark; meagrely giving readers renewed promises later Doesn't she think a happily partnered person can make exciting mysteries? I was sorry Pete Marino's marriage was under stress but by contrast his thread brings out the most loveable sides to him It is a pleasure to see his friendship grow with Kay and I like her friendship with Abby They are my favourite parts of the series bolstered by the author's focus on advancing her mysteries There is no time wasting chat among officers bosses nor any superfluous points of view; successful tactics for fiction Despite being tragic and gory Patricia's mysteries sweep me along I have already started her seuel

  9. Daniel Daniel says:

    I'm in the minority according to the reviews but I had to put my two cents in after thoroughly reading Patricia Cornwell's novel All That RemainsAlthough they're not the first thing I reach for when I want a good read I uite enjoy a good intriguemystery novel Jeffery Deaver's The Devil's Teardrop for instance impressed me uite a bit I can appreciate a well done and suspenseful crime novel just as much as the die hard fansThat having been said I was less than impressed with this book The story line was laid out in intriguing detail and it certainly hooked my attention And the novel never lagged or plodded like some have been known to doHowever I have a lot of problems with the style of the book The dialogue for the most part is rather mundane And although the story had a catchy set up the pay off was rushed and lackluster In fact the last five or six pages were a hastily compiled series of awkward explanations for the few dangling loose endsAdditionally Cornwell's prose is spare and punchy which I normally don't have a problem with It makes for unencumbered and breezy reading However she chooses to adorn the story in some odd and unnecessary spots For instance whenever a character is cooking Cornwell takes great pains to detail the ingredients and manner of the meal These descriptions are well done but inconsistent with the rest of the stylism and therefore jarring and out of placeFinally I understand that Cornwell has a lot of experience and inside knowledge with regards to the investigative procedures and medical examinations which does lend the book a strong authoritative tone However there are times when the central character the popular Dr Kay Scarpetta weighs down her speeches and conversations with lengthy and unnecessary clinical explanations I understand that a medical examiner is naturally prone to such things but in All That Remains it happens often enough and clumsily enough that it begins to look less like true character development and like Cornwell attempting to over authenticate the expertise found in the novel

  10. AnnaBnana AnnaBnana says:

    I chose this book as one of the mysteries I'm reading for my Adult Pop Lit class so this is long because I need to remember for discussion I was compelled to keep reading this book so I think that's saying something for good pacing and interesting plot and characters It mostly stands up to Van Dine's 21 rules for mystery writing There was a love interest for Dr Scarpetta but it's not at all central to the story Because this book is a bit of a forensic mystery the conclusion was a little unexpected given that I don't actually know any about forensics than what I've learned on SVU and Forensic Files Cornwell gives just enough descriptive detail about her crime scenes and about what the detectives know about the crime themselves What was a little extra compelling was that there was sort of a mystery within a mystery because Scarpetta was kept in the dark on some of the investigation So it was not only about solving the crime but also about figuring out what she knew and didn't know and what was accurate info and what wasn't It kept me reading and I don't really seek out mysteries so that's goodThere was a bit of breaking of Van Dine's 21 mystery writing rules there was a bit of wonderment surrounding cigarette butts left at the scene Also the perpetrator of the crime is supposed to be someone who plays a or less prominent role in the story and I didn't necessarily feel like that was the case I wished that the killer had been introduced earlier so I would have had of a chance of guessing who it was Once they had a suspect even when they thought it might not be him it was still pretty obvious to me that it must be because there were only a couple of chapters left in the book

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