Reading Matters

Cornwell’s 24th thriller due in bookstores Tuesday

Due in bookstores on Tuesday: “Chaos,” the 24th novel by bestselling Patricia Cornwell, a Davidson graduate and former Observer police reporter.

A 26-year-old woman is riding her bike along the Charles River in Boston, when she is killed. Lightning?

Can’t be, says Scarpetta. Clear skies. Beautiful weather.

In this novel, Dr. Kay Scarpetta will face truths about herself that will turn her life upside down now and forever.