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Body Work

by Fiona Brand

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I enjoyed this thriller. I liked how Jane gradually learned that the book she wrote was based on forgotten memories and how she learned to face her enemy. ( )
  krin5292 | Apr 13, 2012 |
"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! ( )
  1983mk | Oct 24, 2010 |
Someone wants her dead and she can't remember why....

As a child, Jane Gale witnessed her mother's murder and was nearly killed trying to escape. Left for dead, she has suffered complete memory loss, unable to recall who she was before the "accident" or the events that caused her mother's death. Twenty-five years later, Jane has a new life and a blossoming career as a novelist - until the killer picks up her book and discovers that the only eye witness to his secrets has survived. And told...
  DunnFunKat | Sep 17, 2007 |
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. ( )
  rocalisa | Sep 18, 2006 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0778322890, Mass Market Paperback)

The killer liked him women young and defenseless.

He was never caught.

As a child, Jane Gale witnessed her mother's murder and was nearly killed in trying to escape. Left for dead, she has suffered complete memory loss, unable to recall who she was before the accident or the events that caused her mother's death. Twenty-five years later, Jane has a new life and a blossoming career as a novelist -- until the killer picks up her book and discovers that the only eyewitness to his secrets has survived. And told.

Oblivious to the fact that she has attracted the murderer back into her life, Jane has no idea where the inspiration for her bestseller came from. But she has a photograph that leads her back to Louisiana, to a place she knows but can't remember -- and to a stranger she wants to trust. Because somehow he is a link to her past . . . and her only chance of staying alive.

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