by Kathryn Fox

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ISBN-13: 9780061353345
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/29/2009
Edition description: Original
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 4.16(w) x 6.84(h) x 0.93(d)

About the Author

Kathryn Fox is a medical practitioner with a special interest in forensic medicine. Her bestselling debut novel, Malicious Intent, received international acclaim and was awarded the Davitt Award for adult fiction. Kathryn currently lives in Sydney, Australia.

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Kathy Reichs

“Like Fox, her creator, Anya Crichton is a force of nature. Bloodborn is a medical thriller that grips from first page to last.”

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Bloodborn 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
smik on LibraryThing 5 months ago
On the morning when they are meant to confront the perpetrators of a brutal rape, in court, forensic physician Dr Anya Crichton finds the victim, seventeen-year-old Giverny Hart dead in her own flat, seemingly by her own hand.In her attempts to rescuscitate Giverny, Anya destroys vital evidence.Without Giverny's evidence, the release of the four Harbourn brothers is inevitable. Within hours of their release, there is another brutal assault, with one girl dead and her younger sister fighting for her life. Anya is convinced the assaults are linked to the Harbourn brothers but piecing together the forensic evidence is fraught with danger, both for her and the detective in charge of the original case.Anya's relationships both with her family and colleagues are tested, and we learn quite a lot about her private life, and what is important to her.Australian author Kathryn Fox's fourth Anya Crichton novel is tightly written. There was perhaps a little more description in the forensic (medical) details than I had expected, but maybe it just proves the depth of Fox's own knowledge and research.In fact, if you wish to, you can test your knowledge with the forensic quizzes on the author's site.There is no doubt that this is a novel that can hold its own in the world market of this genre.Just a note: can I suggest when you read the novel you challenge yourself to work out the 2-fold meaning of the title? Very clever!
shelleyraec on LibraryThing 5 months ago
A good balance of human interest and procedure with a intriguing insight into criminal familiy relationships.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was ok until the sanctimonious Kate decided to stitch up a fellow cop for doing what needed to be done. Someone should actually have kilked that entire family and received a medal for it. Apparently Australian "justice" is just as ineffective and lily-livered as the British.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So much action, twists, and turns. I could not put it down. Looking forward to the next one in the series. Dr. Anya Crichton and Dan Brow are my favirite two characters. At some point I would love to see them together with all the soarks they share. Very impressed with this author, that I found by shear accident. Always a great storyline.
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K-Frog More than 1 year ago
I have read all four of Kathryn Fox's books and this new one is her best. A young author, Ms. Fox has a character like Temperance from Kathy Reichs. She has a broken marriage and a young son, Ben. Out in the field she is a compassinate doctor who, in this book, cares for patients who have been raped and savagely attached. I think she is getting better as a writer in each book and would recommend her to any mystery reader.
Sonja-L More than 1 year ago
This is Kathryn Fox's fourth novel. Bloodborn propels along at a fantastic speed, with barely time for a `coffee break'. Right from the start, the reader is plunged into the world of Dr Anya Crichton, forensic pathologist, with its gruesome and shocking crime scene. Fox's plot is tightly written, without padding and reference to previous works in the series, which makes for a wonderful independent read. Where other mystery/thriller authors rehash previous material, this book is, for lack of a better term -devilishly refreshing. Sublime morality, qwirky twists along the way and personable characters is what I love about her books. This is a superb thriller, and I eagerly await her next.
LizbthG More than 1 year ago
Kathryn Fox delivers another great 'reality' fiction novel. For me what makes all Fox novels so captivating is the chilling reality that victims, like the characters in her books, come to life based on her knowledge and experiences first hand as a general practitioner.