Trace by Patricia Cornwell – Book Review

Scarpetta is called back to Richmond to assist the new chief medical examiner in a case. However, he’s a dodgy bloke who isn’t as cooperative as would be ideal… and meantime, the victim’s mother is withholding, Marino’s getting himself into trouble, Lucy’s girlfriend is holed up with Benton after a mysterious attack and things are just not great.

I enjoyed this more than the more recent Scarpetta books, it feels closer to being on track to the original books which were so great. I guess it’s the curse of writing a hugely successful series… fans want more of the same, but also want new and exciting. Personally, I prefer more of the big stories and less of the personal stories. But with Cornwell, both are important.

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