Death Mask (Dr Anya Crichton #5)
It's a scandal that rock a nation of sports fans. But, in spite of a huge amount of evidence, no one seems to believe her.
So when Dr Anya Crichton, a forensic expert in sexual assault, is asked to become involved by the t...more
Forensic physician Dr Anya Crichton is presented with a patient who has returned from her honeymoon with multiple sexually transmitted infections.
Her husband has none of them. She tearfully denies having had any other partners and Anya believes her. I...more
The plotline is slick and the American location no doubt lends itself to fu...more
For some reason she decided to transplant Anya to America to cover the seedy side of American football even though she tars Aussie rules and soccer with the same brush. I find it very hard to believe that 90% of football players a...more
The beginning left me breathless in its evocative delivery - a blushing new bride is brutally and savagely attacked while on her honeymoon. She returns, unaware of...more
The book is set in America where Anya has been asked to present a series of seminars to footballers on sexual misconduct and inappropriate behavior...more
Death Mask goes even further with it's insights into the sexual and moral character of many players of team sports. Whether all of the scenarios mentioned in this book exist or not, pack rape of unwilling women is a scary thing to be drawn into and Fox draws her characters and us i...more
Although the subject matter of gang rape in team sports (and the subsequent treatment of women in general by these sportsmen), along with the research into head injuries within high contact sports such as American football were interesting, the story line didn't captivate me enough to stop me from putting it down.
The book was full of factual content and quite graphic at times, however I felt that I could have been s...more
Plot: In theory I really liked the plotline for this novel. The rape of a young woman leads to the invesitigation of American Football players who have an unhealthy (understatement) opinion of women and sex. It is discovered that Football Stars are raping women in groups and getting away with it.
Also, I really didn't see the point of the beginning chapters about Hannah. What a weird way to start it, only to NEVER mention it again? I know that it was the start...more
Whilst the subject matter could have made for a thrilling story it has been presented in an uninspiring way.
The characters are bland, two dimensional and devoid of humanity.
The narrative lacks any cohesion and seems to consist of a series of facts or statements that have to be taken as face value because the characters fail to come to life and carry the story line in any meaningful, emotive way.
The only surprise is that this is the fifth book in a series.
I've no time in my life for boring books and although hate giving up on one it had to be done!
Just no suspense involved.....
Kathryn Fox is a medical practitioner with a special interest in forensic medicine who currently lives in Sydney, Australia.
She has worked as a freelance medical journalist and written regularly for publications including Australian Doctor, The Sun Herald and CLEO magazine. Her debut novel, MALICIOUS INTENT, received international acclaim and won the 2005 Davitt award for adult fiction.
It also t...more