Without Consent by Kathryn Fox
In Kathryn’s own words
‘Without Consent involves the issue of gang rape, and who is ultimately responsible.
It draws on my knowledge and experience with sexual assault victims, and stories too often played out in the media.’
Forensic Physician, Dr Anya Crichton is on the trail of a serial rapist. When two of the victims are later stabbed to death, police suspicion immediately falls upon Geoffrey Willard, recently released from twenty years in prison for the brutal rape and murder of a fourteen year old girl.
Unravelling a myriad of forensic evidence, Anya is confronted with the greatest ethical dilemma of her career. If Willard is innocent, she is about to blow the whistle and ruin a fellow pathologist’s reputation. If he is guilty, her involvement has jeopardised the police’s case and ensured a rapist-murderer goes free.
Only the killer knows a mistake has been made. One that is about to prove fatal…
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‘Brilliant and breathtaking, WITHOUT CONSENT is a tour de force for rising star Kathryn Fox. The authenticity of her work makes the forensic detail even more chilling, and the tight plotting whips the story along at a breakneck pace. Lock your doors and read this book.’
LINDA FAIRSTEIN, NY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR
‘Fox amply confirms the promise of her first book, MALICIOUS INTENT.
THE TIMES (UK)
‘Fox is hot and skyrocketing to the top of the overcrowded fictional forensic crime world…excellent…A good whodunnit with a triple somersault, pike and twist ending.’
‘This thriller deserves all of its international acclaim.’
AUSTRALIAN WOMENS WEEKLY
‘Kathryn Fox is already gathering a glowing international reputation.
Without Consent is sure to add to that.’
MARIE CLAIRE magazine
‘It’s a novel that will have the hairs standing up on the back of your neck. It’s the gradual ratcheting up of palpable fear that works so well.’
THE MERCURY MAGAZINE
‘An outstanding follow up top MALICIOUS INTENT. The story is a compelling one that challenges the reader with some nasty little surprises before delivering the requistite heart-stopping ending.’
AUSTRALIAN CRIME FICTION DATABASE
‘Fans of Cornwell and Reichs will not be disappointed with this gripping read.’
BOOKSELLER AND PUBLISHER MAGAZINE
‘Fox has created a credible set of characters caught up in a compelling story. Most crime fiction, no matter how well done, is inconsequential escapist entertainment. Fox adds a worthy message to the mix, which gives the story staying power long after the last loose end is tightly tied up.’
‘Terrific…Will have you coming back for more.’
ANGUS AND ROBERTSON BOOKSHOPS
‘Forensic fans and crime fiction lovers in general will find this novel well worth reading.’
GOOD READING MAGAZINE
‘Without Consent is not just mouthing platitudes about the victims of sexual assault. Its compassion is genuine and based on experience.
Kathryn Fox is more than just another able exponent of the crime genre. She is also extremely well informed about the way an investigation can impact on those who have already been hurt. Without Consent, like Malicious Intent before it, is well worth your acquaintance.’
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