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Chris High reviews Zoë Sharp

Zoë Sharp - Road Kill

Publisher: Piatkus (Paperback)
ISBN: 0-7499-3616-9
April 2006

Front cover of the book by Zoë Sharp - Road Kill

written by Zoë Sharp

Charlie Fox, it has to be said, is something of an enigma. Sassy, sexy and, above all, stubborn, Charlie wanders into areas most people - and most men in particular - would steer well clear of. Charlie, you see, is short for Charlotte and Zoë Sharp's fifth and latest tale detailing the world of all things Fox does not disappoint.


Still bearing the emotional scars from her traumatic first body-guarding job in the States, Charlie Fox returns to her former home to try and work out both her personal and professional future. Instead of the peace she's hoping for, Charlie is immediately caught up in the aftermath of a fatal bike crash involving one of her closest friends. The more she probes, the more she suspects that the accident was far from accidental - and the more she finds herself relying on the support of her troubled boss, Sean Meyer, despite her misgivings over the wisdom of resuming their relationship.

Charlie's got enough on her plate trying to work out who suddenly wants her dead and the only way to find out is to infiltrate a group of illegal road-racers who appear hell-bent on living fast and dying young.

Fast, gritty and absorbing, Road Kill is further evidence of the Zoë Sharp being able to take a character with an occupation not normally associated as being at all feminine and making them stand out from the crowd.

The writing is deliciously smooth, with snappy dialogue that keeps the reader wanting to know more, without ever being trite or over complicated, whilst the storyline is extremely well executed with delicately placed signposts that lead readers a merry dance until the resolution becomes apparent.

Charlie Fox, Sean Meyer and all that go with them are characters that are set to remain in the hearts and minds of all those who encounter them long after Road Kill is finished, as two of the most intriguing characters in Crime fiction today.

“Thank you so much for the review. It's a terrific one and I hope you don't mind me quoting it on my website, and putting in a link to it on your site from mine.
I only discovered your site recently when I was tracking down information about Richard Burke's book, Redemption. I must say I'm extremely impressed. It's a cracking site and your enthusiasm for crime fiction really shines through. Please keep up the good work for all us battling scribes.”

Zoë Sharp 2006

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