The start of a new series with a freelance forensic pathologist, Anya Crichton, as its star and a great deal of medical detail which, for me, slowed down the pace. Itâs a tale littered with suicides and the real fascination, I found, was how the women were persuaded to kill themselves. I shall be most interested to see how the series progresses.
Comparison: Kathy Reichs, Patricia Cornwell, Karen Slaughter.
Similar this month: Laura Lippman, Michael Connelly.
Dr Anya Crichton, a pathologist and forensic physician, finds that work is sparse for the only female freelancer in the field. Between paying child support, a mortgage and struggling to get her business off the ground, Anya can't yet afford to fight her ex-husband for custody of their three-year-old son, Ben. When Anya is asked to look into the seemingly innocent suicide of a teenager, Anya notices similarities between the girl's death and several other cases she is working on with her friend and colleague, Detective Sergeant Kate Farrer. All the victims went missing for a period of time, only to be found dead of apparent suicide in most unusual circumstances. As Anya delves deeper, the pathological findings point to the frightening possibility that the deaths are not only linked, but part of a sinister plot. Nothing can prepare her for the terrifying truth...
Publication date: 07/11/2005
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Format: Paperback (a Format)
|Publication date:||7th November 2005|
|Publisher:||Hodder & Stoughton General Division|
|Format:||Paperback (a Format)|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, Debuts of the Month, eBook Favourites,|
|Categories:||Crime & mystery,|
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.More About Kathryn Fox