Fatal Impact

by Kathryn Fox

eBooks of the Month Thriller and Suspense

Fatal Impact Synopsis

THE SEVENTH CRIME NOVEL IN THE BRILLIANT ANYA CRICHTON SERIES - A SERIOUS RIVAL TO PATRICIA CORNWELL'S DR KAY SCARPETTA. When forensic pathologist Dr Anya Crichton finds a dead child covered in blood and stuffed into a toy box, her thoughts immediately turn to murder. Then the post mortem reveals that the girl died from a deadly bacterial infection brought on by food poisoning. But does that mean Anya can rule out foul play? Anya was only meant to be in Tasmania for a conference and to visit her mother, but when more people fall sick, including her father's cousin, Anya becomes intimately involved in the case. At the same time, her mother - with whom Anya has always had a difficult relationship ever since her little sister Miriam went missing thirty years ago - is acting strangely, talking about conspiracies and exhibiting classic signs of dementia. As Anya deals with her increasingly paranoid mother, she is also racing to discover the source of the fatal bacterial infection. But Anya's investigations into the close-knit Tasmanian agricultural community where the contaminated food originated soon put her in grave danger as someone tries to kill her. As the deaths pile up, Anya's search leads her to an old murder case, and soon it becomes clear that her own family is closer to danger than ever before. But will Anya be able to discover the truth behind the poisoning and unmask the killer in time to save them, and herself?

Fatal Impact Press Reviews

Praise for Kathryn Fox...


Kathryn Fox has found the perfect setting for her sixth crime novel featuring the forensic physician Anya Crichton - a cruise ship, from which no one can escape and which is a law unto itself in international waters ... Well-executed high level suspense.' Daily Mail


'Kathryn Fox has created a forensic physician who readers of Patricia Cornwell will adore' James Patterson


'Brilliant and breathtaking... Lock your doors and read this book' Linda Fairstein


'Voice, pace, suspense and detail - BLOOD BORN has it all' Lee Child


'Kathryn Fox is Australia's answer to Patricia Cornwell and Kathy Reichs' Mail on Sunday


'A gritty pulse-racing thriller' Woman & Home


'Fans of Patricia Cornwell and Kathy Reichs and CSI will enjoy [this] new offering from doctor-turned-author Kathryn Fox... It's tense, believable stuff' Sun

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ISBN: 9780340919149
Publication date: 01/01/2015
Publisher: Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780340919149
Publication date: 1st January 2015
Author: Kathryn Fox
Publisher: Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 400 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Crime & mystery,

About Kathryn Fox

Kathyrn Fox is a general practitioner with a special interest in forensic medicine. She lives in Sydney where she also works as a freelance medical journalist, having written regularly for publications including Australian Doctor, CLEO magazine and the Sun-Herald. Kathryn is currently working on a TV project and her second novel in the Dr Anya Crichton series.

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