About the Book
Cause of Death is the 7th book in the series of detective stories about Kay Scarpetta,
I liked the book itself, the plot is compelling and when it comes to nuclear, I’m all for it since I’m a chemistry major, the only flaw is Kay, I know that is the main character but I really can not stand her relationship with Wesley or her long speeches with her niece… in all the books I’ve read so far, it is the usual story with Lucy. I liked Marino more here, even if I did not like him in the previous book or at least his jealousy, here I found his character improved with both Kay and Lucy.
The plot as I said was compelling, from an apparently accidental death we move to a terrorist attack and the taking of a nuclear power plant; there are many details, even if not so many about nuclear power, but most likely this is the scientific part in me that’s talking and I honestly do not need details about nuclear power.
The end, however, I found it too short, too simple and too hasty as in the previous book, I would have liked some more details on Holt.
In general the book is very good. I liked the style even though the chapters were long.
I read this book for the Popsugar challenge for “a book with a bad cover”. I hate spiders, my version has a spider on it and therefore any book with a spider has a bad cover.