Malicious Intent Synopsis:
“Comparisons with Patricia Cornwell and Kathy Reichs are inevitable … Fox holds her own, if not more against the other two.” – The Times (UK)
Dr Anya Crichton, a pathologist and forensic physician, finds work is sparse for the only female freelancer in the field. Between paying child support, a mortgage and struggling to get her business off the ground, Anya can’t yet afford to fight her ex-husband for custody of their three-year-old son, Ben.
While investigating the drug overdose of a young Lebanese girl, Anya notices startling coincidences in a number of unrelated suicides she’s been asked to examine by friend and colleague, Detective Sergeant Kate Farrer. All the victims disappeared for a period of time, before committing suicide in bizarre circumstances.
As Anya delves deeper, the pathological findings point to the frightening possibility that the deaths are not only linked, but part of a sinister plot. One in which Anya is unwillingly immersed… (Bolinda Audio)
“She went missing for a couple of months prior to her death.”
“Was it out of character?”
“Totally. She was about to take her final vows – the ‘I’m going to carry rosary beads and pray a lot’ kind of vows.” (Chapter 1)
Malicious Intent is the first title in Aussie author Kathryn Fox’s award winning Anya Crichton (medical thriller) Series (6 books published thus far). I’ve heard great things about Fox’s novels and the fact that she is actually a medical practitioner with a special interest in forensic medicine bodes well for the story’s authenticity. So far I’m enjoying the Aussie ‘no airs and graces’ feel of the character dialogue.
I’m listening to this in audio, narrated by Jennifer Velutic.
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