Malicious Intent (Dr Anya Crichton #1)
The only female freelancer in the male-dominated field, pathologist Dr. Anya Crichton will take any work she can find to pay child support and her mortgage, g...more
This review is from: Malicious Intent: A Novel (Paperback)
This was a pretty good first novel. It got a little bogged down with TMI sometimes, lots of detail and then all of a sudden, lots of action. I had already figured out who "done it" midway through the book, probably because so many thrillers are so formulaic and you know it's someone you have `met' or who is close to the character or on the periphery so you just mentally start detecting them...more
I did enjoy this book a lot, although I thought it got a bit lame in some areas involving descriptions of complicated apparatus used by the main bad guy, but this was a minor glitch and didn't put me off too much. I also thought the lead character Anya a little bit gullible at times....though, again not enough to spoil it.
I was aware that this is the authors first novel and made allowances for that, and have to give credit for a strong story which has the potential to grow into a really good ser...more
When three girls from vastly different backgrounds are found dead from apparent suicide after being missing for a period of time the links between their deaths ssem tenuous at best. But the tenacity of Dr Anya Chrichton in uncovering forensic clues soon links the deaths. The mystery is sustained well and she leave...more
Dr. Anya Crichton has recently decided to go into practice for herself by offering her services as a expert witness, but work coming in has been slow. So she is forced to take an investigation from a brother whose sister who had OD and believed to have committed suicide in a bathroom stall. He does not see to car...more
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Malicious Intent is a novel set in Australia and focuses on Forensic Physician Dr. Anya Crichton. I found her interesting and she was easily the most well rounded and likeable character in the story. Her own struggles throughout her life made her seem more believable.
The subject matter she has to deal with, especially when she is called to assess and collect evidence of rape victims is quite traumatic and I couldn’t quite engage with it. Perhaps because F...more
"Malicious Intent" ("Nachts, wenn du nicht schlafen kannst") ist der erste Roman einer Reihe mit der australischen Pathologin Anya Crichton. Die Einführung der Protagonistin ist auch ganz im Stile Cornwells: eine Gerichtsszene, in der ihr die Gelegenheit gegeben wird, ihre Reputation aufzuführen mit Frau Doktor hier und da.
I was hooked in right from the start - a good opening (much better than the last book I read (the Colleen McCullough murder)). And it continued to insert little pieces that the reader knows are going to add into the whole eventually, but are intriguingly (uh oh, t...more
Lots of clinical detail which sounds authentic but the sleuth's relationship with her son gives another viewpoint. Clever plot, but a few coincidental links.
Preferred her other book set on the cruise, but an excellent researcher who conveys real settings.
This was a good read in that I enjoyed the forensic aspect of it, but I did not feel pulled into it and found that I could put the book down for a few days without feeling like I had to pick it up.
I think because it was set in Australia and some of the wording was a bit different, it took away from the book for me.
Anya, who was divorced from her husband and fighting for time with her son, struck out on her own in the forsenic arena. She is involved in one murder...more
Although I liked the book I did get lost in the Aussie slang, while I co...more
However, it was relatively well written, not offensive (ie the sex politics were good and the lead character engaging and intelligent). And it...more
The "baddie" did surprise me, so that was a great twist and I really liked the main character. She was strong, but not unrealistic like some other women characters.
I will definately look out for any other books that she writes.
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