Skin and Bone (Dr. Anya Crichton #3)
#3 in the Anya Crichton series.
Read from July 13 to 15, 2014
I was wondering if this book had been erroneously recorded as being a part of the Anya Crichton series, because she is not in it at all and isn't even referred to except for a bit at the start noting her connection to Kate Farrer. Although it does go into Kate's abduction and her being held captive in the previous [Anya Crichton] novel, and also mentions her relationship to Anya and her young son, so... After ...more
The novel contains several parallel investigations with Kate and her new partner Oliver also looking for a missing girl and investigating a persona ...more
This was a different Kathryn Fox as it didn’t involve Anya Crichton apart from a brief reference. I missed Anya. I really enjoyed this book (although I did keep mixing Detective Kate Farrer up with Detective Ella Marconi from Katherine Howell’s series), but I did miss Anya.
An enjoyable mystery/crime read, although I found quite a few things predictable, others had a few twists and turns. I didn't pick the final twist myself until shortly before it was reve ...more
A nice brisk police procedural set in Australia. (I knew we'd gone overseas once they started talking about nappies and car boots) It moves along nicely and always keeps you interested in the plot. A fast read that would be great entertainment where intense concentration or overly complex concepts might get in the way.
Keeping this in the 'good' column and not the 'great' column for me was its lack of much of an overarching theme or compelling ide ...more
SETTING: Couldn't tell, think it's Australia
SERIES: #3 - minor character in the first 2
Although lots of people like to bash the police and paint them as authority figures gone amok, their level of professionalism is actually quite amazing when you stop to think about it. Consider the kinds of things that they deal with every day—abusive people, horrible deaths, threats to their lives, a career that doesn't lead to forming good personal relationships. Homicide d ...more
Back at work after a 12 week leave she is partnered with a new guy. They get called out to a fire where a body is discovered. While investigating this crime they are pul ...more
Brigadier Kate Farrer is negenentwintig en vrijgezel. Ze is nog steeds single, omdat ze na het overlijden van haar vriend negen jaar geleden nog niemand is tegengekomen, waar het mee klikt. Na een traumatische gijzeling komt ze na drie maanden verplicht verl ...more
Twists and turns and amazing story lines collide throughout the book including 2 house fires resulting in 2 distinct deaths of Candice Penfold, burnt after pre ...more
OK, didn't see the Oliver Twist-no pun intended - coming, but could the link between the cases have been any more obvious? I'm a far better detective than Kate is, apparently
Kathryn Fox’s first two novels (Malicious Intent and Without Consent) featured Dr. Anya Crichton. Farrer was the investigating detective in Malicious Intent. In featuring Farrer as the protagonist in SKIN AND BONE, author has given herself scope to create two separate series. This also firmly establishes ...more
Anyway, this author does a great job of juggling more than one mystery in a book. Her characters aren't over the top; they seem "real." I was guessing until the end what exactly the outcome would be. One ...more
Kate Ferrer and her new partner are assigned to the case and just as they seem to be making headway, they are reassigned to a missing persons case. The daughter of a wealthy local man seems to have disappeared and the brass wants the press to be kept out of the investigation.
Although she is disappointed and believes her boss may not think her capable of continuing with the murder investigation, she and her partner start loo ...more
The body of a woman who had recently given birth - burned beyond recognition - has been found in building demolished by arson. They team up to solve this murder as well as a suspicious missing teen.
Enter a shady fitness instructor, a swingers' hangout, a wealthy family, a quadriplegic, date rape drugs, corrupt cops and internal affairs agents.
I borrowed this novel from the library but I will certainly purchase her other titles...doing my bit to support local writers.
Kathryn Fox is a medical practitioner with a special interest in forensic medicine who currently lives in Sydney, Australia.Her debut novel, MALICIOUS INTENT, received international acclaim, won the 2005 Davitt award for adult fiction and was shortlisted for the Ned Kelly best debut novel award. In addition, it toppled The Da Vinci Code to become the no. 1 crime book on Amazon in the UK and German...more