It became dull, confusing a c I just finished listening to the audiobook. If you’re not a follower of the series, you may be confused. Is she paranoid, or is she really being watched? Terrorism creeps in at one point when the book is already rocking with high tension. The two had a brief toxic relationship until Lucy discovered what an evil, manipulative woman Carrie is. People, Illinois Supreme Court. Maybe I’ve watched too many seasons of ‘Criminal Minds’ but I don’t think of the FBI as chock full of people with nasty personal agendas. I didn’t even notice it was only one day until I looked back over the story and some of the other reviews.

Readers who have kept up with the Scarpetta books will have a better understanding of this perpetrator and plotting. This is the first book I have read by Cornwell and the first book I have read in this series. Is Benton lying to her? As with any novel in the Scarpetta series, the reader is presented with wonderful nuances in the medical field, as well as highly detailed technological developments. Nobody can accuse Ms. Cornwell needs to return to the old Kay we all loved. That usually shut the person up. By the end of the book some things are resolved – like who killed Chanel Gilbert

The mysterious death of a wealthy Cambridge homeowner is barely a plotline, and the perpetrator is way too obvious. Scarpetta is not relaxing to be around, or even to read about.

There are few paragraphs in the book that are not full of dread predictions of what has just happened, and even worse, what is coming next. Gone are the days when Kay Scarpetta actually conducted patriciw.


BOOK REVIEW: ‘Depraved Heart’

Kay’s niece, Lucy Farinelli, is a genius and former FBI agent who was dismissed from the agency some time ago.

Aug 19, Barbara rated it it was ok Shelves: All questions that keep depraveed guessing. I liked Lucy and how smart she was. The other characters are same-old same-old but still fresh. FBI is much too businesslike and professional in this one.

The b When a TV crime show starts a story arc where the main characters are in jeopardy from a manic super serial killer, you know the show should have been patrjcia probably a year before. Save your money on this one. Marino, Lucy, and Benton generally assist with the investigation, and frequently have side stories of their own. Is she paranoid, or is she really being watched?

Picks up 2 months after the last book. Other books in the series. It’s a gripping read and a good one. Click to Read Beart and View Comments.

It was a long year waiting and, well, we still never really get the answer.


And up front, I want to say, I did enjoy Depraved Heart. If you haven’t read the series, do.

Newer Post Older Post Home. Nov 07, Pat Empson rated it did not like it. Who knows the secrets? Obviously paid by the word, wouldn’t you say? Again, if I hadn’t been a fan I would have just left it for dead. The entire course of events is packed into a day. The biggest change I saw from the last several books was in Marino. And more about Patrica Cornwell’s research for this book can be seen in the video below. However I cannot speak for those who are avid fans as obviously you will have grown up with these characters as they grow in the novels.


There is little medical drama, just Kay’s dysfunctional psyche. She is now turning her attention to drone technology which may give the reader an idea of what Carrie will be up to next.

DEPRAVED HEART by Patricia Cornwell | Kirkus Reviews

Somewhere in this story, there’s a story. I actually found this book a little boring and skimmed many pages. Only Marino has stayed interesting, but that be because development of his character has simply stopped. Cornwell, a licensed helicopter pilot and scuba diver, actively researches the cutting-edge forensic technologies that inform her work.

Done with conspiracies against Lucy? Oct 27, Franklin rated it it was ok.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Nov 01, Judy Pancoast rated it did not like it. It became dull, confusing a c I just finished listening to the audiobook. Why do certain people not like each other?