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Publisher Comments:

Homicide detective Kate Farrer took a four-month leave from the force when the stress of the job threatened to crush her. Now she's back, at a crime scene as brutal as any she's ever witnessed. The charred corpse of a young woman, burned beyond recognition, smolders on a bed near a bag full of baby items. An autopsy reveals that the victim had recently given birth. Yet no child has been found.

Teaming up with a new partner, Oliver Parke, Kate struggles to hold her own demons at bay—while also pursuing leads in the seemingly unrelated affair of a missing teenager who was keeping secrets that may have cost her her life. But as disturbing clues begin linking their two investigations—and another unspeakably cruel murder secures the knot—Kate and Oliver realize with horror that a desperate killer's next victim might be the most innocent one of all.

Review:

"Homicide detective Kate Farrer, having tentatively recovered from being held captive by a psychopath, returns to work and catches an arson case that has left a woman dead. Forensics reveal that the woman had recently given birth; no baby is found. Kate and new rookie partner Oliver Parke investigate until sidetracked by the disappearance of a wealthy teenage girl. In the meantime, the entire unit is under investigation for corruption, with Kate herself falling under suspicion while suspecting her new partner. Fox strews just enough clues to keep readers guessing, then twists the plot assuredly. Both Farrer and Parke are delightful turns on the standard 'veteran and rookie' buddy pairing, as Oliver demonstrates fresh ideas and reasoning that make him an excellent counterpart for Kate's cynicism and experience. Fox ties several story lines together deftly, and the forensics (Fox is an Australian physician-turned-author) enrich the story. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

About the Author

Kathryn Fox is a medical practitioner with a special interest in forensic medicine. Her bestselling debut novel, Malicious Intent, received international acclaim and was awarded the Davitt Award for adult fiction. Kathryn currently lives in Sydney, Australia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061353338
Author:
Fox, Kathryn
Publisher:
Harper
Author:
by Kathryn Fox
Subject:
Contemporary Women
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Policewomen
Subject:
England
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market PB
Publication Date:
20080624
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
6.82x4.19x.88 in. .32 lbs.

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Homicide detective Kate Farrer, having tentatively recovered from being held captive by a psychopath, returns to work and catches an arson case that has left a woman dead. Forensics reveal that the woman had recently given birth; no baby is found. Kate and new rookie partner Oliver Parke investigate until sidetracked by the disappearance of a wealthy teenage girl. In the meantime, the entire unit is under investigation for corruption, with Kate herself falling under suspicion while suspecting her new partner. Fox strews just enough clues to keep readers guessing, then twists the plot assuredly. Both Farrer and Parke are delightful turns on the standard 'veteran and rookie' buddy pairing, as Oliver demonstrates fresh ideas and reasoning that make him an excellent counterpart for Kate's cynicism and experience. Fox ties several story lines together deftly, and the forensics (Fox is an Australian physician-turned-author) enrich the story. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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