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Road Kill

(Charlie Fox Thriller #5)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  549 ratings  ·  45 reviews
'If you stay involved with Sean Meyer you will end up killing again,' my father said. 'And next time, Charlotte, you might not get away with it.'

Still bearing the emotional scars from her traumatic first bodyguarding job in the States, Charlie Fox returns to her former home to try and work out both her personal and professional future.

Instead of the peace for which she's b
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published October 27th 2005 by Piatkus
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RachelW (BamaGal)
Oct 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 Stars. Good read. It rambled a bit; I do wish the plot had been more linear. I like both Sean and Charlie; but there was more of the same old tension in their relationship, and no forward movement until the very end. Here’s hoping Sharp doesn’t revert to their indifferent relationship in the next book.
Kay Robinson
Sep 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
What a blast for fans of motorbikes, tough women and the north of England. This is Charlie Fox at her best. Relentlessly pursuing the facts behind the near killing of her best friend and uncovering a plot in which a biker's club is involved. The pace is pretty relentless and the price to be paid may be higher than she thought. I could feel the wind in my hair, thrill once more in that feeling of power ready to be unleashed. First class stuff to keeps the fans awake. ...more
Aug 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Charlie Fox is one of my favourite characters - complex, brave and complicated. As with previous books, you have to keep your wits about you to follow the complex plot and large number of interesting characters. The body-count is high, but the scenery lovely. I thoroughly enjoy this series.
Mar 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Stars rounded up to 5 Stars.
Oct 10, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2006-reads
PROTAGONIST: Charlie (female) Fox
SERIES: #5 of 5

Most accidents don't make any sense, but the one that maimed her best friend, Clare Elliot, is completely incomprehensible to Charlie Fox. Clare has long been in a committed relationship with Jacob Nash; what was she doing with arrogant biker blowhard Sam Pickering? In Charlie's mind, there is no way that Clare would have been cheating on Jacob; unfortunately, Jacob is off on a buying trip to Ireland so she can't check with him to get an
Aug 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Being interested in reading series mystery/detectives I ran across Zoe Sharp during my aimless wandering through book worlds online. I admit, reading the reviews I was skeptical as to whether or not I'd like this book for the simple reason that I'm interested in a particular type of hero (principled but tempted by physical violence, alone in the world by choice but always tempted to abandon this lifestyle). Female main characters usually do not fit this model if my previous reads are any indicat ...more
John Hancock
Jan 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I'm going to review this particular book, but also discuss the overall series in this review.
One thing I rarely do is spoil in a review, so if you're looking for plot secrets, I have no intention of providing those. Besides, you'll want to fully immerse yourself in this series, and NOT being spoiled is a large part of the fun. Zoe Sharp excels at unexpected and unpredictable plot turns.

This series overall is very thrilling to read, and also the ends of each book is very gratifying from a reader
Paullei Mumme
Apr 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Pure reading pleasure with just a hint of the predictable but enough twists and turns to keep me guessing. Road Kill cemented my investment in the series not because of the adventures or mysteries but because Zoe Sharp's skill as a writer made me care about these characters. The intrigue of the mystery held my attention but Ms. Sharp's writing style captures the essences of her characters and brings them to life in the way I as a reader expect from an author. ...more
Jan 26, 2009 rated it liked it
Another in the Charlie Fox series. Not as strong in the storyline as her earlier books but a quick read.
Jennifer Gottschalk
Feb 01, 2021 rated it really liked it
A bit slow at the start but picks up two thirds of the way through.

The premise is quite unlikely but the interplay between the two protagonists helped to keep my interest. The characters were life-like and complex, something that is quite unusual in books in this genre. I'm not a motorcycle enthusiast but still enjoyed this novel - which is a testament to the author's skill.

The final outcome was satisfying and I'd be keen to read more from this author.
Dylan Cundiff
Aug 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another fantastic Charlie Fox affair. The story on this one, maybe because of the closeness to Charlie herself, grabbed me from the beginning. Furthermore, while I figured some of it out, I found myself screaming at the characters to figure it out, so there was some excitement there too. It was a really fun book to read, and I have already started the next.
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Oct 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another gripping Charlie Fox novel. Can't get enough of these. Had me on the edge of my seat the whole way through. Already started the next one. ...more
Feb 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good entertainment

One get attach to Charlie and appreciate her inner and outer struggles and fights. Well done. Believable female action hero.
Mar 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
awesome as always!
Woman Reading
🌟🌟🌟🌟½ another not-to-be missed Charlie Fox story

A major theme of Road Kill is parental intervention in their children’s lives meets the law of unintended consequences. In the fifth installment of this fantastic series, Charlie Fox, age 26, faces a fork in the road, career-wise. After her initial assignment as a close protection specialist (aka “bodyguard”) in Florida was shot to hell in First Drop, Charlie returned home to Lancaster, UK, to recuperate and reconsider her future. Her eminent surge
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Jan 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
Well, it has been far too long since I spent time with Charlie Fox in book 4, and it appears that I even forgot to review it (I know…duh duh duh…shock horror). Anyway, I decided to delve back into Charlie’s world and get back in touch with the all too fierce Charlie and Mr Sean Meyer. For those that haven’t read any of the books in the series, I warn you now DON’T CARRY ON READING! Ultimately there will be spoilers because you have no knowledge of what has gone on beforehand. Also, I might like ...more
Dec 04, 2007 rated it did not like it
ROAD KILL (Suspense/Unlic. Invest-Charlie Fox-England-Cont) - NR
Sharp, Zoe – 5th in series
Piatkus, 2005, UK Hardcover – ISBN:0749906995
First Sentence: I swung the sledgehammer in a sweeping arc over my shoulder and smashed it downwards into the wall in front of me, allowing the sledge’s own weight and momentum to do half the work.
*** Charlie Fox is trying to figure out her future when a close friend, Clare, is severely injured in a motorcycle where the driver was killed. It appears the accident
Nov 15, 2014 rated it liked it
#5 in the Charlie Fox series. A serviceable thriller but it lost a star in my rating due to an overabundance of motorcycle jargon. Granted the book is about motorcycle street racing and perhaps most of the jargon couldn't be written around. If you are a fan, add the star back, and be aware there is nary a Harley in sight - this is the land of the Suzuki, Kawasaki, Ducati and Honda. Meanwhile, I'm looking forward to the next series entry.

Charlotte “Charlie” Fox series - Still bearing the emotiona
Dana King
Oct 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
Zoe Sharp has a knack for writing books that incorporate elements of classic mysteries and contemporary thrillers, and manages to pull off both. ROAD KILL has plenty of action, yet Sharp cleverly drops in everything the reader needs to solve what is more or less a puzzle mystery, with neither element detracting from the other.

In Charlie Fox she also has the perfect protagonist. Charlie reminds me a little of the Rene Russo character in the LETHAL WEAPON movies: tough--badass, even--but not Super
Tony Hisgett
Apr 08, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: review, thriller, mystery
I get so frustrated reading these books, I don’t think I have been forced to write so many reviews for a series of books as I have for these, every time I think at last Charlie Fox is going to be given the story she deserves I find myself frustrated yet again.

If I thought the books weren’t any good then I wouldn’t be so frustrated, I would just stop reading them, but I actually think they could be great. I am probably so hard on them because I know they should be a brilliant series.

This book st
P.D.R. Lindsay
Sharp indeed. This is the modern trendy end of thrillers with motorbikes, a dangerous martial arts female and lots of nasty bullies. The novel is a Charlie Fox novel, number five apparently.

Well written, fast paced and cleverly plotted, the novel races the reader along in a breathless charge to the nasty fight out at the end. Dramatic tight writing keeps the reader guessing.

Definitely popular, modern and contemporary. I am not giving the novel a star rating as I do not see why my personal opinio
Mar 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
I enjoyed this, even with the overly detailed motorbike scenes. I can see that Charlie may bear quite a few emotional scars from her various experiences, but it's about time she just got on with the job & stopped with the interminable did I/didn't I kill someone I didn't need to. I hope this isn't going to continue in every episode. It does seem as if she's stopped vacillating about her relationship with Sean, which comes of some relief.

Given that they asked Charlie to look after Jacob's son Jam
Oct 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Charlie takes a sabbatical from her maybe chosen career path and again it's fuelled by action and adrenaline from the first few pages. Shock,followed quickly by relief,running onto sorrow and empathy. And that's just in the first few pages. Charlie's doing a favour for a friend getting embroiled in something she has no clue where the end game is heading. Intrigue in spades,action in shovels and suspense by the bucketload. Charlie's adventures always leave me wanting more and this one is no excep ...more
Mar 02, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: e-books, thriller
Charlie Fox's close friend, Clare, is severely injured in a motorcycle riding double where the driver was killed. It appears they were intentionally targeted. Clare asks Charlie to look out for her step-son, Jamie, who is planning to go with a motorcycle group on a trip to Ireland. When Jamie's mother is found searching her estranged husband Jacob's and Clare's house, her boyfriend attacks Charlie, who discovers money has gone missing. Boyfriend Sean Meyer and Charlie join the trip to discover w ...more
The Cats’ Mother
Am really enjoying this series but didn't get into this one so much mainly because it's all about motorbikes and I'm just not that interested, but I liked the evolving relationship with Sean and still plenty of action. The main thing that bugs me is how horrible she is to her parents, when her Dad in particular comes running to help her whenever she calls, and doesn't ask for anything in return, but she still can't bring herself to be nice to him. ...more
Jul 07, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I am happy to have discovered this author, and this is the fifth in the series that i have read in the last couple of weeks. Sharp has created a likeable, believable many-dimensioned character in Charlie Fox. Road Kill, however, is one of the least interesting of the ones I've read so far. The detail is tedious and the book is too long for the plot - I finally just skimmed a few chapters before abandoning it near the end. ...more
I know nothing about motorcycles, but the descriptions of daring races and exhilarating escapes in this novel were exciting regardless. Ms. Sharp is very talented with action scenes.

Every book in this series reveals new depths - not just with Charlie and Sean, but the supporting cast as well. It gives it a very realistic, dramatic feel, despite the unbelievable feats that occur throughout the story.
Once again Charlie Fox is on her own, her previous assignment with Sean and his Body Guard Firm is over and her friend Claire asks her to keep an eye out for her stepson. He is going with a gang of Motor Cyclists to Ireland, for a Meet, but all is not as easy going as it seems. Someone in a white van is out to maim of kill the MCs, Claire (her friend ) being the 2nd victim.
Whilst in Ireland, Sean joins the Group as he feels there is danger lurking.
Feb 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Another good read in the series. I like how the characters are progressing and the story was interesting as always. I'm looking forward to reading the next one and I'm happy there are so many in the series. I read a lot of books but there are a few series that I keep coming back to in between as a sure thing. This is one of my staples! ...more
Apr 03, 2015 rated it liked it
Road Kill is my least favourite of the Charlie Fox series so far (I've read the first 5). For all the previous books I was gripped within the first 5 chapters, yet I only lazily finished this novel in a week. The storyline was not as fast paced and puzzling comparatively, but definitely still enjoyable. ...more
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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.

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Charlie Fox Thriller (1 - 10 of 13 books)
  • Killer Instinct (Charlie Fox Thriller #1)
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