Kathryn Fox - Malicious Intent


Dr Anya Crichton, a pathologist and forensic physician, finds 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.

After her expert evidence helps win a high-profile court case, Anya is asked by lawyer Dan Brody to look into the drug overdose of a young Lebanese girl. While investigating, Anya notices startling coincidences in a number of unrelated suicides she's been asked to examine by friend and colleague, Detective Sergeant Kate Farrer. All the victims disappeared for a period of time, before committing suicide in bizarre 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. One in which Anya is unwillingly immersed... 


I loved this book. 

Are you surprised? 

I seem to be chosing a heap of books at the moment that I'm loving which is great. It also means I'm getting through them at a huge rate - which is even better because the Bookalanche next to my bed is teetering.

It is so nice to read a thriller by an Australian author - and I've given myself a challenge, to find more of them. It's great to be able to support some local talent.

The main character, Dr Anya Crichton is a great character. I immediately connected with her being a mother of small children myself. I also felt empathy with this character, which makes me think that this is the sign of an excellent story. If you can relate on this sort of level with either a character in a book or a movie - then it's always going to be a great book/film.

I'm about to start her second book ~ Without Consent, so I'm hoping she starts touching on her relationships (or lack of) with her parents and her ex-husband. Also there some tensions (or there appeared to be) developing between her and her close friend Detective Sergeant Kate Farrer which I can't wait to delve into deeper.

Great book and can't wait to read the rest.


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