THE #1 BESTSELLER RETURNS, WITH A BRAND-NEW KAY SCARPETTA THRILLERI'm still seeing stars. A great thriller. One of the hardest things as a series writer is keeping your famous heroes fresh year after year. Kay Scarpetta is not only still fresh, she's the same grumpy, wonderful, riveting personality she's always been - a full-on human being - and she's only getting better with time. I love catching up with her every yearCornwell's on blistering form and this absorbing thriller will keep you hookedRivetingCornwell knows how to craft a mean page-turner and Livid is no exceptionMore than thirty years and twenty-six Scarpetta books later, Cornwell is still knocking it out of the parkGripping . . . Sound the klaxon, Patricia Cornwell's brilliant chief medical examiner Dr Kay Scarpetta is backPost-mortem scenes that [will] make fans of this long-running series salivate . . . Something to look forward toThis is Scarpetta's 26th outing and the plotting remains every bit as fresh as when we were introduced to herPRAISE FOR PATRICIA CORNWELLOne of the best crime writers writing todayAstonishing . . . Thirty years on, there's still no other crime writer like herThe top gun in this fieldAmerica's most stimulating and chilling writer of crime fictionForget the pretenders. Cornwell reignsA pioneer of the genre of forensic psychological thrillerThe Agatha Christie of the DNA ageThe queen of the forensic thrillerCutting-edgeWhen it comes to forensic sciences, nobody can touch CornwellSlick, fast-paced and brilliant
THE THRILLING NEW KAY SCARPETTA MYSTERY FROM THE #1 GLOBAL BESTSELLER
'I'M STILL SEEING STARS . . . KAY SCARPETTA IS THE SAME GRUMPY, WONDERFUL, RIVETING PERSONALITY SHE'S ALWAYS BEEN AND SHE'S ONLY GETTING BETTER WITH TIME' JAMES PATTERSON
Murder and mayhem. Scarpetta is back, and she's racing against the clock . . .
Chief medical examiner Kay Scarpetta is the reluctant star witness in a sensational murder trial when she receives shocking news. The judge's sister has been found dead. At first glance, it appears to be a home invasion, but then why was nothing stolen, and why is the garden strewn with dead plants and insects?
Although there is no apparent cause of death, Scarpetta recognizes tell-tale signs of the unthinkable, and she knows the worst is yet to come. The forensic pathologist finds herself pitted against a powerful force that returns her to the past, and her time to catch the killer is running out . . .
'RIVETING' THE TIMES
'CORNWELL KNOWS HOW TO CRAFT A MEAN PAGE-TURNER AND LIVID IS NO EXCEPTION' TELEGRAPH
'ONE OF THE BEST CRIME WRITERS WRITING TODAY' GUARDIAN
'GRIPPING . . . SOUND THE KLAXON, DR KAY SCARPETTA IS BACK' HEAT
'ASTONISHING . . . THIRTY YEARS ON, THERE'S STILL NO OTHER CRIME WRITER LIKE HER' SUNDAY TIMES