Patricia Cornwell Writing Styles in All That Remains

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The point of view of this novel is first person. The narrator is Kay Scarpetta, the main character. The novel is seen constantly through Scarpetta's eyes, giving the reader an inside track on the investigation into the murders of Deborah Harvey and Fred Cheney, but only to the extent in which Scarpetta is involved. The reader does not get to see how the FBI is handling the case except to the extent in which Scarpetta can convince Wesley to tell her. This allows the reader to feel Scarpetta's frustration in not being given all the information that pertains to these cases while still attempting to assist in helping with the investigation. Eventually it is Scarpetta who discovers the truth in the killer's identity, despite the attempts of the FBI to keep her out of the investigation.

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