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Port Mortuary: Review 048

Port Mortuary

This was confusing. Nothing is plainly stated, it’s all innuendo. Everyone is already aware of what’s happened and Kay is playing catch-up the entire book. Kay has been away for 6 months repaying student loans at a military port mortuary out of state. All the cases are tied to Fielding and nobody believes Kay is able to be objective. Benton asks several times if she was ever sexually involved with Fielding. No way. Kay’s past becomes a haunting factor that seems a superfluous complication outside of showing her past with Briggs. It seems like they were once lovers, but maybe not.

I didn’t agree with quite a lot of the correlations. They all just seemed incredibly unreasonable and way out in left field. Some were even so unbelievable that I knew they wouldn’t hold up in court, were the book real and I actually a lawyer. That’s saying something. I still feel like Cornwell is just destroying her characters. Fielding! I mean really?! First Marino, then Lucy and Jaime, and now Fielding. NO BUENO!

SPOILER SECTION

Fielding has been harvesting the semen of deceased men and selling it to their families while Kay has been away for 6 months repaying student loans at a military port mortuary out of state. It’s repeatedly touched on whether or not Kay has or desires to sleep with her coworkers. She’s even suspicious that Benton and this other looney tune woman are. No way. Kay’s past becomes a haunting factor that seems a superfluous complication outside of showing her past with Briggs. If that’s not in this book, it’s in the next one. Sorry. The daughter Fielding sired with his childhood molester is to blame for all of the murders and Fielding’s staged suicide. The death of the little boy from nails in the back of his head is insanely uncalled for. It doesn’t fit. It seems like he let Dawn kill him, and he was killed solely because Jack/Dawn was crazy and he was tied to Fielding’s Tae Kwon Do classes. That’s it. For such a gruesome death, I expected the relationship between the two of them to be stronger than a butterfly wing.

Rating: 3/5

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