Book Review-Death-Mask

 

Death Mask

(Dr. Anya Crichton, #5)

by

Kathryn Fox

 

 

 

Death Mask was my fifth Kathryn Fox book according to Goodreads, and won’t be my last.

Death Mask commences with Dr Anya Crichton having a bride (Hannah) and groom of six weeks being referred to her to try and figure out why the bride has, not one but two, sexually transmitted diseases while her husband is clean.  One of Hannah’s aims in life was not to have sexual intercourse with her boyfriend/fiancé until their wedding night.  Now six weeks later and no other males in her life she as two different sexually transmitted diseases!

Anya is the third medical professional to have consulted with Hannah and it is not until Hannah’s husband is coerced into leaving the room that the truth begins to unfold.  From there it doesn’t take Anya long for figure out the ‘how’ and ‘why’, disgusting as both may be.

Fast forward a week or two, and we find Anya in New York where she has been employed by the USA’s National Football League to investigate some players, their off field behaviour and particularly their behaviour with, or towards, women.

 

Anymore and there will be spoilers left, right and centre, so I will continue with kudos for the narrator, Jennifer Vuletic.  Although I only have television and movies for accent comparisons, I believe Jennifer Vuletic has narrated this novel extremely well.  And if, to New Yorkers, these accents are way off the mark, Ms Vuletic at least provided this listener with what I felt were clear character voices, which makes an audiobook so much more enjoyable.

As usual I enjoyed this Anya Crichton novel and rated it a three star read plus one more for the topic.

Death Mask

is a solid

star read.

At the time of writing my review,

Goodreads readers have rated

Death Mask

an average of 3.80 from 478 ratings and 59 reviews

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Death Mask

can be purchased on-line at 

Fishpond, Booktopia and Amazon

Book Review-Cold-Grave

 

Cold Grave

(Dr. Anya Crichton, #6)

by

Kathryn Fox

 

Cold Grave is my fourth of the Doctor Anya Crichton series written by Kathryn Fox.  The title of this book had me thinking it had something to do with cemeteries.  Not so!

A family cruise couldn’t be further away from my thoughts.  Then how can anything happen on a family friendly cruise?

It does!  And on the first day, no less.

 

Anya, her ex-husband and their son are on a cruise, when hubby is involved in finding the first victim’s body.  That of a pretty young nineteen year old girl.  Anya also decides to help out and puts her forensic skills to good use.

 

In my mind the possible culprits are soon revealed.  An investigation which follows is bungled and we are left wondering who is responsible for the bungle?  The ex-cop shipboard security chief or someone else?

 

Cold Grave has all the usual twists and turns expected in a book of this genre.  The story is a bit Perry Mason(ish) with some of the details being ‘off-screen’ and only heard about during the ‘rescue’.

However, it is still a good read, or listen, as the case may be.  I am sure fans of Kathryn Fox and this genre of books will enjoy Cold Grave as I did.

As usual I must mention narrator, Jennifer Vuletic who has done an excellent job of creating life-like characters.

I have rated

Cold Grave

A solid

star read.  

Goodreads readers have rated

Cold Grave

an average of 3.72 from 485 ratings and 75 reviews

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Cold Grave

can be purchased on-line at 

Fishpond, Booktopia and Amazon

Book Review-Skin-and-Bone

 

Skin and Bone

(Dr. Anya Crichton, #3)

by

Kathryn Fox

June 18, 2015

I listened to the audio version of this book.

The narrator did an excellent job with her

character voicing as it was very easy to dislike

or like the characters accordingly.

There was certainly a couple of surprise endings

to the book and I look forward

to more Kathryn Fox novels.

I may be generous awarding four stars…

but I did enjoy the story and characters.

However, Skin and Bone is much better

than many other three star reads.

 

A 4_stars

star read.  

As of May 04, 2018

Goodreads readers have rated

Skin and Bone

an average of 3.74 stars, from 687 ratings

and 76 reviews

 

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Skin and Bone

can be purchased on-line at 

BooktopiaFishpond and Amazon

Book Review-Blood-Born

 

Blood Born

(Dr. Anya Crichton, #4)

by

Kathryn Fox

 It is difficult to describe Blood Born, without giving way too much of the plot, other than to say it is another gripping whodunit from Kathryn Fox.

In the Harbourn family, sexual assaults, murders and intimidation all appear to be normal.  Doctor Anya Crichton is once again called upon to find the perpetrators of these crimes and the Harbourns are her main suspects!  But which member of the family is it?  And how have family members managed to avoid past convictions?

These questions are central to Blood Born and it is Anya’s task to solve these crimes either forensically or through just plain old hard work.  However, to do so she must get into the minds of this deranged family and little by little unravel the clues to their crimes and how they managed to avoid previous prosecutions.

Nearly all authors of this genre (crime), who write many books, seem to have a formula for each story.  If you can cope with a certain amount of predictability then Blood Born will be an enjoyable read.

A solid


4_stars

star read.  

Goodreads readers have rated

Blood Born

an average of 3.84 from 511 ratings and 58 reviews

 

Blood Born (Dr. Anya Crichton, #4)

Blood Born

can be purchased on-line at 

Fishpond and Amazon