Body Work

Body Work

by Fiona Brand

Paperback(Mass Market Paperback - Original)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780778322894
Publisher: MIRA Books
Publication date: 02/28/2006
Edition description: Original
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 4.19(w) x 6.63(h) x 1.03(d)

About the Author

Fiona Brand lives in the sunny Bay of Islands, New Zealand. Now that both of her sons are grown, she continues to love writing books and gardening. After a life-changing time in which she met Christ, she has undertaken study for a bachelor of theology and has become a member of The Order of St. Luke, Christ's healing ministry.

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Body Work 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
1983mk on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
"Body Work" by Fional Brand is a murder mystery full of suspense and plot twists. This story follows Jane Gale, a recently successful murder mystery writer who cannot remember her childhood. Her oldest memory is of waking up from a coma having been severely damaged. While searching for her past Jane meets John Toussaint, a NYC police detective who recently transfered to his hometown of Lassiter. At the same time as this, a serial killer has discovered that the only eye-witness to his crimes, who he believed to be dead, is alive and breathing. This book is about lost memories, new-found connections, and how far a person will go to cover their dirty tracks.I generally do not read murder mysteries unless they have a strong romantic or paranormal angle. This book was a spur of the moment read that I really enjoyed. Fiona Brand fleshed out her characters wonderfully. As evidence came to light throughout the book, the prime suspect in you mind constantly changed. However, proving that this is a wonderful mystery, of the many suspects you've considered, none of them is the killer revealed at the end. If you are looking for a good murder mystery, this is the book for you!
rocalisa on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
All a bit ho-hum really. This was a good premise that unfortunately wasn't handled as well as it could have been.The entire set up was just a bit too complicated, so that it became necessary to do a very abrupt info dump at the end to explain just who did what and why two out of three brothers turned into psychopaths while the third didn't.Again, the characters had potential, but sadly didn't quite live up to it.I feel Body Work was an okay way to pass a few hours, but nothing mind blowing. This was a library book and I'm glad I didn't spend my money on it.
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This has to be one of the best books that I have ever read. From the very first page Ms. Brand grabs you and won't let go. I read an average of five books per week of all genre, and it has been a long time since a book has captured me from page one and doesn't let go. This was my first Fiona Brand, however, will not be the last.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Twenty-five years ago in Atlanta someone rapes and murders young women leaving gypsum on their body and taking their hair. Soon the case turns national as similar homicides surface in Florida, New York, and the West Coast some ten years old. The Feds conclude that the gypsum is used to make memento masks of the victims. Law enforcement official Stephen Dexter believes his older half-brother Etienne is the killer as he fits the FBI profile perfectly though he would not be shocked if his sibling¿s twin Charles is in cahoots he hates both of his half-brothers who treated him like a ¿worm¿. --- In the present Jane Gale cannot remember anything from when she was seven years old and a serial killer murdered her mother. Now an adult, she has written a best selling novel that stuns the still free mask killer as he realizes that her muse is her eyewitness memory of him. He decides he must kill the author just in case she regains more of that nightmarish memory she lost. --- This tale occurs during three different time periods, opening up forty-five years ago when the Dexters were preadolescents being abused by Stephen¿s biological mother switching to a serial killer twenty-five year ago and finally the present with Jane¿s novel. The story line is gripping in all three eras, but though the opening scenario sets behavioral patterns for the future, they feel like three different tales. Still this is a deep look at the child becomes the adult as the three Dexters and Jane each had youthful traumas that haunt them as adults. Fiona Brand provides a solid character driven serial killer thriller. --- Harriet Klausner