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Die Easy

(Charlie Fox #10)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  614 ratings  ·  82 reviews
Professionally, she's at the top of her game, but her personal life is in ruins. Her lover, bodyguard Sean Meyer, has woken from a gunshot-induced coma with his memory in tatters. It seems that piecing back together the relationship they shared is proving harder for him than relearning the intricacies of the bodyguard business. Working with Sean again was never going to be ...more
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Published January 9th 2013 by Dreamscape Media (first published October 25th 2012)
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Jul 11, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed a short story by this author in a Sherlock Holmes anthology where she presented a female with skills and a ready glock based on Hounds of Baskerville.
Thus...I checked this book out as it was the only one available from my library. Even though it is tenth in a series, ample background information is provided throughout. Charlie (Charlotte) is a Brit, had been trained years ago as Special Forces but was raped by a creep and three of his friends to get rid of a female threat. In
Paullei Mumme
Jan 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 1
I've patiently awaited the arrival of Zoe Sharp's tenth book in the Charlie Fox series and since I had pre-ordered it, it was delivered this morning. I couldn't stop reading until I finished and as has been the case with all of books in the series, I was not disappointed - well, not until the very end. The disappoint had nothing to do with the story, characters, or writing style. My disappointment is simply I wanted more, I expected more. I felt like I had taken a great journey but instead of ...more
Woman Reading
4.5 Stars - nonstop explosive action at land, sea and air

Die Easy, book #10, is a great place to dive into the series if youre new to Charlie Fox. Zoe Sharp has incorporated enough of Charlies back story to give you glimpses of her past adventures.

When I first read the book synopsis for this story last year, I was actually anxious for Charlie (perhaps I am a tad too invested in this character). It was bad enough to have Seans memory restored the way it had, but then to have a real live
RachelW (BamaGal)
Feb 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another good entry in a dependable series. This book has what was probably the most enjoyable storyline for me so far. The action sequence on the paddle wheeler excursion took up a great portion of the book; but was well done and with some good twists. As for Sean, the new Sean...I liked him less and less as the book went on, then at the end he partially redeemed himself. He is still a jerk at times, though. (Linda, he gives off a Ricky Bo vibe sometimes, doesnt he? Lol)

Ive got to get busy on
May 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing

Emperically speaking, in taking a look at the genre books I'm reading and have read, it appears that I prefer male authors. The hero of my "read" list is male; usually a loner of some type (Lee Child); in the business of violence and justice of a varied sort (Barry Eisler); there is a mix of flawed heroes (Jo Nesbo) and heroes who have it pretty much together (Craig Johnson). Judgment calls on my preferences I'll leave to is strictly an emperical observation.

Having said that:
John Hancock
Apr 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Another notch in the capable hands of Charlie Fox.

Every book Zoë Sharp writes, pleases me. It becomes the rock upon which I rest all my hopes of some delicious late nights of reading. Consistent in delivering vein-chilling suspense, yet never predictable. Each new book launches out with a mind of its own, a personal mission to carve out a new territory of memorable locales.

In this adventure (and remember, not all adventures are fun, nor safe), Sharp explores what happens when bodyguards are
The Cats’ Mother
Tenth and most recent in the Charlie Fox series, now I'm all up to date and have to wait for her to write the next one.
This has Charlie and Sean, out of his coma but with his memory of the preceding years gone, assigned to protect a client attending a fundraiser in New Orleans for the victims of Katrina. Unsure that they can trust each other and with their personal relationship in ruins, when things start going wrong Charlie only has herself to rely on.
I had been wondering when Charlie would
Aug 04, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
As action packed and entertaining as always I just HATE what is happening with Sean. Charlie has had so many awful, awful things happen to her that she deserves some happiness and she had that with Sean. I really loved the connection between Charlie & Sean and how well they worked together. It is bad enough that he doesn't remember their relationship but they could have worked back to that point but to have Sean change his fundamental character to break that connection made me enjoy this ...more
Neil Plakcy
Jan 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is like a master class in thriller writing. Zoe Sharp makes it all look effortless-- ending each chapter with a twist that makes you keep reading, and building everything on character and personal relationships that engage the reader completely.
Dec 10, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I like this series,but I'm getting a little tired of the cliff-hanger endings, and the fact that NOTHING ever seems to go right for Charlie. As much as she's gone through, it's amazing how she's still walking around, instead of lying curled up in the closet somewhere.
Una Tiers
Feb 26, 2017 rated it it was ok
Can you have too much conflict? This book does.
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Sep 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
***I have to assume that you have no plans to read the series in order from the beginning as this will inevitably contain spoilers***

So having finished book 9, I dove straight into this one and knew things would not have been easy for Charlie in the interim. Sean (her colleague and partner) has now returned to work with Charlie as a Close Protection Agent (aka Bodyguard) and Charlie just isnt sure he is ready. Not only is he still recovering from a serious head injury that put him in a coma,
Apr 25, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: crime-mystery
This book is the tenth novel in the Charlie Fox series by Zoe Sharp. I haven't read any of the others in this series. This leads me to recommend the following: DO NOT jump in willy nilly and expect to get the back story on relationships, past relationships and who shot who and who was shot where.

Now with that little disclaimer, I still liked this book. I liked the female MC. She is one of the first tough female mc's that didn't seem to have an axe to grind or a point to prove just because she
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Mar 10, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
Charlie Fox is hired to protect Blake Dyer at a benefit in New Orleans to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Her ex-lover Sean Meyer is still recovering from being shot in the head and is confused about his supporting role in the assignment. After nearly being killed by a SAM flying over New Orleans to survey the damage, the benefit party does badly wrong when the riverboat is hijacked and Charlie/Sean cross paths with one of the Army guys who raped Charlie. Sean's memory lapses ...more
Ann Baskervill
May 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-40-books
I don't write reviews, I just give my opinions. Excellent!!!! Can't wait to read another one!
Julie Townsley
Jul 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing

Excellent read-don't want to spoil it for others but if you like Charlie-this is a must read! When's the next one out??
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Nov 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book was great. Was it the development I was hoping for in Charlie and Sean's relationship? Not really. I am eagerly awaiting the next book. Otherwise it was good to see Charlie encounter one of her rapists and see how that developed during the book.
Charlie is a person is getting stronger and becoming more ruthless and professional. I like her character and her self-restraint as well as her abilities to take on anyone, armed or not.
Apr 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
As always what a cracker, action, action and more action. Only thing is I am wondering where we go from here so need to get next in series. For anyone that hasn't yet found Charlie Fox I would advise starting from the first book.
Sibylle Faeh
Feb 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved the strong characters and the story line. Looking forward to reading more of her books.
David Macpherson
Apr 05, 2019 rated it liked it
Decent but over long thriller about Charlie Fox, a bodyguard, and her charges stuck in a die hard on a boat situation. It was fine, but the sense of realism and danger was kind of muted.
Keely Ann
Dec 04, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: did-not-finish
Maybe if I had forced myself to read it, but I couldn't get interested in this.
Jul 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, thrillers, adult
It's so rare that Book #10 of a series is just as good as book #1. But this series is darn good. I'm looking forward to the next one!
Sep 14, 2018 rated it liked it
This is an interesting series.
Sep 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love this series. Another great book. :)
John Sheridan
Jan 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013, favorites
One of my reading goals for last year was to read more UK authors and belatedly Ive picked up one from Zoe Sharp which qualifies and more importantly is actually absolutely excellent. Maybe my perspective on it owes more to its setting in post-Katrina New Orleans than its authors nationality but when you find yourself gripping the book tighter as the tension ramps up you know the author has gotten you hooked (even if doing this on a Kindle doesnt have quite the same effect as with a real paper ...more
Sep 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I'm beginning to think that Zoe Sharp has taken a page from Val McDermid's Tony Hill series and is now punishing her protagonist lest the readers hope too hard for her to come out okay with her guy. Except that Charlie Fox has a lot more guts in dealing with her relationships than Carol Jordan apparently does, because Fox is still trying to do the right thing, if she can just figure out what that is, whereas Jordan has simply gone of the rails, like she wanted something to jinx her chances with ...more
Gloria Feit
May 11, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

This sixth and newest entry in the series brings back Charlotte ("Charlie") Fox and her lover, Sean Meyer, a junior partner in Armstrong-Meyer, an elite "close-protection" [read "bodyguard"] organization.. This time around they are tasked with the safety of one of the men behind a celebrity fundraising event for the still nascent recovery of the city of New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina several years ago. But the soiree doesnt go exactly as planned.

Charlie and Sean are still dealing
K, Nz
Jan 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have the luxury of re-reading in hardcover, my first read (early Christmas pressie) was a rapid one-nighter on mum's kindle.

I had a similar reluctance in the first few pages to the challenging alterations to Sean and Charlie's relationship.... an interesting counterpoint to the moments with Parker in 'Fifth Victim'... I don't think it is meant to be easy - which is probably why I relate to the character of Charlie - not her physical skills and attitude, definitely the relationship dynamics
Mar 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Die Easy is Zoë Sharp's 10th novel about Charlie Fox - a strong, motorbike-riding ex-special forces soldier turned bodyguard.

Charlie the protagonist is strong, loyal, calm in a crisis, skilled in a fighting she's witty And sarcastic

Die Easy starts with Charlie chained to a briefcase and her boyfriend, Sean Meyer in the middle of a shoot out. At the end of Fourth Day Sean had been shot in the head and has been in a coma with no clue as to whether he would live or die. But now that he lives, is it
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Zoë Sharp spent most of her formative years living aboard a catamaran on the northwest coast of England. She opted out of mainstream education at the age of twelve and wrote her first novel at fifteen. She became a freelance photojournalist in 1988 and started writing her Charlie Fox crime thriller series after receiving death-threats in the course of her work.

Other books in the series

Charlie Fox (1 - 10 of 14 books)
  • Trial Under Fire (Charlie Fox, #0)
  • Killer Instinct (Charlie Fox, #1)
  • Riot Act (Charlie Fox, #2)
  • Hard Knocks (Charlie Fox #3)
  • First Drop (Charlie Fox, #4)
  • Road Kill (Charlie Fox, #5)
  • Second Shot (Charlie Fox, #6)
  • Third Strike (Charlie Fox, #7)
  • Fourth Day (Charlie Fox, #8)
  • Fifth Victim (Charlie Fox, #9)

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