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The Body Farm by Patricia Cornwell

book 74:  The Body Farm by Patricia Cornwell

This is another Kay Scarpetta, medical examiner, murder mystery.  In this one, Scarpetta has started working with the FBI as a consultant, and they have a child murder which has similarities to the work of a serial killer that previously got away and has a grudge with Scarpetta.  Scarpetta's niece Lucy also gets into trouble, being framed in the midst of having some crises of identity.  Scarpetta also starts an adulterous affair, which sets her at odds with her police friend Marino, who is most likely in love with her in some sort or fashion.  Basically, they are all psychological wrecks in this one and have a pretty twisted psychopath preying on their weaknesses, almost to some of their deaths.  I don't consider myself a prude, but I can't say I was happy about the affair thing.  Having had a cheater boyfriend, it drops my sympathy level for their "love" pretty low.  Finish one relationship before you start another or be openly polyamorous and respectful to all parties involved, you douches.  Anyway, I will probably keep reading the series...the OCD thing, but even though I am sure the author was wanting to create complexity and emotional depth in her main character as a woman who is not perfect, I am still a bit disgruntled.  Just a sore spot with me, I guess.
Tags: murder mystery

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