|Plot Summary of All That Remains|
Young lovers are being targeted and murdered. Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta is unable to find cause of death in the first four couples because their skeletal remains rendered no clues. Unfortunately another couple turns up missing and there is a chance to finally get some answers but Kay and her partner in crime fighting, Detective Marino, encounter the run around from the FBI. Kay uncovers the aweful fact that the victims' bodies have been tampered with before her initial examination.
This synopsis report prepared by Tracey Ray
Young lovers are ending up dead, found partially skeletonized in remote woodland areas with no apparent cause of death. Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta is baffled, and she fears the "Couple Killer" will strike again. The most recent victim was the daughter of a powerful political drug activist, and the search for the killer intensifies. Kay soon learns that the government is withholding evidence, and the only thing more shocking is why they've done so: they fear the sociopath stalking young couples is one of their own...
This synopsis report prepared by LaPierre
Dr. Kay Scarpetta already has eight dead bodies with no apparent cause of death. In the beginning of the book, there are two more added to that total. The bodies of couples are found several months after they have been murdered; their remains are partially skeletonized. At the scenes where the bodies are recovered, the crime scene cops find a jack of hearts.
This synopsis report prepared by Tracy Broemmer
|Chapter Analysis of All That Remains|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 26.7%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 53.3%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 16.7%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
How difficult to spot villain?
- Very difficult--no foreshadowing/clues
Time/era of story:
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- Big focus on forensic evidence
- Big focus on autopsies
- Killer purposely leaves clues
Kind of investigator
- police procedural, American
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- Mid-Atlantic states
- scientific labs
Accounts of torture and death?
- very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies
A lot of techno jargon?
Kind of jargon?
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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