Fifteen months ago, Detective Lindsay Boxer's life was perfect - with her beautiful baby daughter and doting husband, Joe, she felt nothing could go wrong. But Joe isn't everything that Lindsay thought he was, and she's still reeling from his betrayal as a wave of mysterious heart attacks strikes seemingly unrelated victims across San Francisco. And at the trial of a bomber Lindsay and Joe worked together to capture, his defence raises damning questions about Lindsay and Joe's investigation. A deadly conspiracy is working against Lindsay and soon she could be the one on trial.
Na okladce: A hunt for a killer in a city on the edge.
Wydanie w języku angielskim.
As a brutal killing and a furious manhunt rock the city, Kate Murphy wonders if her first day on the police force will also be her last. For life is anything but easy in the male-dominated world of the Atlanta Police Department, where even the other female cops have little mercy for the new girl. Kate isn't the only woman on the force who is finding things tough. Maggie Lawson followed her uncle and brother into the ranks to prove her worth in their cynical eyes. When Maggie and Kate become partners, and are sidelined in the search for the city's cop killer, their fury, pain, and pride finally reach boiling point. With the killer poised to strike again, will Kate and Maggie have the courage to pursue their own line of investigation? And are they prepared to risk everything as they venture into the city's darkest heart?
Poor Samantha, the protagonist of The Innocent Wife, gets a lot of stick for being an unlikeable character. She's got extremely low self-esteem and makes some terrible choices but this is why I found her so interesting to write. I don't want characters that do exactly what they're supposed to, what fun is that?! When Sam and Carrie first meet in the novel they riff on the idea of what a „strong woman” is. There's a temptation to make every woman character in your novel a kind of role model, a feminist badass who we can all look up to. Or at least to make them „likeable” (*shudder*), relatable and inoffensive. I'm here to fly the flag for the deplorables. I say, let women be awful too! Aren't we all a little awful sometimes? Male characters are allowed to be flawed but we hold women in fiction to a different standard. Take, for example, the way Hannibal Lecter was received when Silence of the Lambs was in cinemas. Some audiences applauded each time he appeared on screen. They revelled in his evil; they loved to be afraid of him.
The compelling new Dr Temperance Brennan novel from the world-class forensic anthropologist and Number 1 bestselling author Kathy Reichs. When forensic anthropologist Dr Tempe Brennan is approached by amateur detective Hazel „Lucky” Strike, at first she is inclined to dismiss the woman's claims that she's matched a previously unidentified set of remains with a name. But as the words of a terrified young woman echo round her office from an audio recorder found near where the bones were discovered, something about the story won't let Tempe go. As Tempe investigates further she finds herself involved in a case more complicated and horrifying than she could ever have imagined.