Dust - Patricia Cornwell


By Patricia Cornwell

  • Release Date: 2013-11-12
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 930 Ratings


With unparalleled high-tension suspense and the latest in forensic technology, Patricia Cornwell once again proves her exceptional ability to surprise—and to thrill—in this electrifying Kay Scarpetta novel.

A body, oddly draped in an unusual cloth, has just been discovered inside the sheltered gates of MIT, and it’s suspected the identity is that of missing computer engineering grad student Gail Shipton, last seen the night before at a trendy Cambridge bar. It appears she’s been murdered, mere weeks before the trial in her $100 million lawsuit against her former financial manager, and Massachusetts Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta doubts it’s a coincidence. She also fears the case may have a connection with her computer genius niece, Lucy.

In Dust, Scarpetta and her colleagues are up against a force far more sinister than a sexual predator who fits the criminal classification of a “spectacle killer.” The murder of Gail Shipton soon leads deep into the dark world of designer drugs, drone technology, organized crime, and shocking corruption at the highest levels.


  • Slow and uninteresting

    By shellie-bean
    The story was slow and uninteresting. Not a page turner and had to force myself through it. Pretty disappointing read.
  • Totally Engrossing!!

    By Smcirish59
    Once I started reading this runaway circus train of a story I couldn’t put it down. Kay is at her best. Benton is sharp, introspective and intuitive as a BAU leader. Lucy is devilishly clever. The unsub is wildly devolving. The action is nonstop and absorbing. You won’t be able to put this book down until your vision blurs! An absolutely fabulous read!!
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  • Dust

    By Ja95240
    Pat Cornwell never disaapoints
  • Dust

    By Burlavich
    What chore to read. I usually lover her stuff!
  • Dust

    By Cintula
    Very boring,did,nt even want to finish it! Won,t buy any of her books again!
  • Another disappointment!

    By Margaret F
    I used to love her stories. But the last 10 years her books are such disappointments. So surprised she can still make it to NY Times best sellers. I got to stop wasting time and money on her books.
  • Great!!

    By Casey220
    Patricia Cornwell never disappoints! Can't wait for the next adventures of Kay, Benton and Lucy!
  • More

    By Fortunate1269
    I have read the entire Scarpetta series and loved them all; however, this left me feeling like there should have been more...
  • Just ok

    By RickyD22
    Too much descriptive writing that didn't add anything. In the end it seemed like the story had to end in like 5 paragraphs and it was done. Not a very entertaining story.