Minette Walters’ Acid Row was named one of Publishers Weekly’s Best Novels of 2002. With Fox Evil, she again showcases a talent that has won her critical praise and made her novels international best-sellers.
Attorney Mark Ankerton comes to the aid of his client, Colonel James Lockyer-Fox, after the colonel’s wife dies under mysterious circumstances. Ankerton soon discovers that malevolent forces are at work at the Lockyer-Fox estate.
©2002 Minette Walters (P)2003 Recorded Books
This was a good read. I enjoyed the story. A great conclusion. I did have issues with the characters. I don't care for the character that ALWAYS gets the better of everyone at least until he has his downfall. This, like "man wrongly accused" is often over used.
If you can get beyond the fact that everyone is a legal idiot (seriously? do people not pay attention to the laws and how they work? really?) there are actually some fun characters in the book. The characters aren't drawn consistently, but they do work together for the most part.
The story kept my interest and I would recommend it with reservation.
I found this book & this author while stalking anything read by Simon Prebble. This is not your sedate English countryside mystery. Lots of rough language, violence and perverts. Personally, it kept me riveted. I'm off to purchase my next Minette Walters/Simon Prebble read.
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