Trace – Patricia Cornwell

Borrowed from Abby for holiday reading, this proved a suitable Kay Scarpetta blockbuster to occupy some of the quieter moments – such as there were – during the trip from Delhi to Kathmandu.

The focus of the plot is more concerned with Kay’s niece, Lucy, and her life and relationships than the usual, older characters, but interestingly, the novel lets you see what each of those think of Lucy and her adult-relationship with Kay. Not having read the earlier novels, I didn’t really get as much out of Kay’s return to Virginia and her emotional response to the changes since her departure as others might do.

Amazon.co.uk link: Trace – Patricia Cornwell

Amazon.co.uk list: Kay Scarpetta Collection (in order)