.petta is back to solve another crime. This time it is the murder of a young girl who was found dead in the woods. The Black Mountain community of North Carolina are shocked at the barbaric nature of the murder, and wonder who would want to hurt and abuse a little girl in such a way. It is up to Dr Scarpetta and the FBI team to track down the killer and bring justice.
No sooner do they begin to analyse the strange clues of the case they stumble across another death that at first investigation points towards both murder and suicide? These two cases are connected, but how? Who is behind the chain of blood and gore?
The investigation takes a dangerous turn when there is an attempt to take the doctor's life? Who does one trust when the killer has access to the classified information?
The body farm is 5th in the Kay Scarpetta series. It can be read independently but if you want to know where Dr Kay’s story started begin by reading Patricia Cornwell’s novel, Postmortem.
Goodreads Rating: 4.05
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