Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Review: Hornet's Nest

Hornet's Nest Hornet's Nest by Patricia Cornwell
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

tl;dr-version: do not read do not buy! I am serious! This was a mistake, I cannot really understand how someone who wrote such page-turners as the first few Kay Scarpetta novels can write such mind-boring drivel. This was supposed to be a book about a serial-killer. The killer was just on a few pages, the crimes of the killer where ok, gruesome and bloody. But not enough crime, the book read like a drive-by-shooting. Every single person who popped up got a background-story and a few or more sentences what they where thinking. Sounds awesome? Go watch your dryer tumble your clothes, that holds more suspense in the outcome. Top that with even the cat (!) of the main female character (I dare not call her heroine) getting a background story and a few thoughts towards solving the case. And the persons all have personal problems, which are sometimes way too much and not every interesting. Not one character was really likeable - maybe with the exception of the cat, I can understand that she feels frustrated that no one understands it. And as with other books by her, the end was as expected. Reason I finished this book (although 2/3 in Fast-Forward-mode): I read a few bad reviews where they where turned off by the explicit fetish scenes. Although that was for entire series, so may be I picked the wrong book, I wanted to see how she integrated that, and hoped for some real interesting fetish (Mo Hayder does this in some of her books). Given that I stumbled into this knowingly, it is my own mistake buying this book as a Kindle-eBook and paid the normal amount Eur 6,34. Would not take it for free or as a gift now. Even the Kay Scarpetta-Books are better, and I stopped reading them after the 5th book. At least those where all page-turners although formula-written and nearly all with the same ending.

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