SKIN AND BONE
ISBN#: (10)0061690902/(13)9780061690907/Print-(10)0061353337/(13)9780061353338 July 2008
Harper (An imprint of HarperCollins Publishers)
10 East 53rd Street, New York, New York 10022-5299
$7.99 Paperback and E-Book
Rating: 4 Cups
Detective Sergeant Kate Farrer still feels the trauma, even after three months off work. She must decide whether to be the victim or the survivor, especially since she has been called to work a very complicated task.
Oliver Parke is new on the case, working with Kate. He is considered a new blood recruit. Married with four children, this is his third homicide case he has been called to work.
Kate is trying to work hard as a survivor, after being locked away by a psychopath for days. Just looking at the crime scene before her, she knew what the word hell meant. She still suffers from nightmares and flashbacks of her own ordeal. Now she has a new partner, and has no idea if he is really honest and can be trusted to solve this case. They are looking at arson and a possible missing baby. The victim points to an Audrey Lambert but when the parents are notified, things are not as they seem, sending them back to more questions. John Zimmer is a crime scene officer serious about his job. He is happy to see Kate back at work. Kate is dead serious about a missing baby, and whoever set the fire, no doubt has the child. Kate is not a beginner, she is an experienced investigator. Whether or not there really is a missing baby, she knows John will work any case to get to the bottom of things, and collect all the evidence to nab the culprit. Their search for the killer intensifies, with time of the essence.
Skin and Bone is a powerful read. It grips the audience and takes them on a roller coaster ride of vigorous events. I was practically biting my nails wondering what would happen next, and where, and if, there really is a baby. I could even feel the stress Kate suffers from her ordeal as she jumps back into her workload. The incorporation of adding Oliver to help solve the case is ingenious in the way it keeps Kate on her toes, as to who is really offering help on this intense case. I like John, and his traits, that he entrusts in the storyline. Kathryn Fox pens a well-crafted suspenseful read. She paints appealing characters that stay embedded in the mind.
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