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I was running when I saw my father kill himself. Not that he jumped off a tall building or stepped in front of a truck but professionally, personally what I watched him do was suicide. The last person that professional bodyguard, Charlotte 'Charlie' Fox, ever expected to self-destruct was her own father, an eminent surgeon. But when Charlie unexpectedly sees him admitting I was running when I saw my father kill himself. Not that he jumped off a tall building or stepped in front of a truck but professionally, personally what I watched him do was suicide. The last person that professional bodyguard, Charlotte 'Charlie' Fox, ever expected to self-destruct was her own father, an eminent surgeon. But when Charlie unexpectedly sees him admitting to gross professional misconduct on a New York news program, she can't just stand by and watch his downfall. That's not easy when Richard Foxcroft, always cold towards his daughter, rejects her help at every turn. The good doctor has never made any secret of his disapproval of Charlie's choice of career; or her relationship with her boss, Sean Meyer. And now, just as Charlie and Sean are settling in to their new life in the States, Foxcroft seems determined to go down in a blazing lack of glory, and take Charlie and everyone she cares about down with him. But he has not bargained on Charlie's own ruthless streak. And when the game turns deadly, Charlie will need to stake her life and her father's against a formidable foe.


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I was running when I saw my father kill himself. Not that he jumped off a tall building or stepped in front of a truck but professionally, personally what I watched him do was suicide. The last person that professional bodyguard, Charlotte 'Charlie' Fox, ever expected to self-destruct was her own father, an eminent surgeon. But when Charlie unexpectedly sees him admitting I was running when I saw my father kill himself. Not that he jumped off a tall building or stepped in front of a truck but professionally, personally what I watched him do was suicide. The last person that professional bodyguard, Charlotte 'Charlie' Fox, ever expected to self-destruct was her own father, an eminent surgeon. But when Charlie unexpectedly sees him admitting to gross professional misconduct on a New York news program, she can't just stand by and watch his downfall. That's not easy when Richard Foxcroft, always cold towards his daughter, rejects her help at every turn. The good doctor has never made any secret of his disapproval of Charlie's choice of career; or her relationship with her boss, Sean Meyer. And now, just as Charlie and Sean are settling in to their new life in the States, Foxcroft seems determined to go down in a blazing lack of glory, and take Charlie and everyone she cares about down with him. But he has not bargained on Charlie's own ruthless streak. And when the game turns deadly, Charlie will need to stake her life and her father's against a formidable foe.

30 review for Third Strike

  1. 5 out of 5

    Lynn

    Engrossing thriller but I didn't love this entry as much as usual. There were descriptions of torture and violence that went too far for me. I wouldn't really know what could happen in the situations the book describes, but the type of crime involved seemed more appropriate for lawyers, press, and FBI rather than close-protection bodyguards. Engrossing thriller but I didn't love this entry as much as usual. There were descriptions of torture and violence that went too far for me. I wouldn't really know what could happen in the situations the book describes, but the type of crime involved seemed more appropriate for lawyers, press, and FBI rather than close-protection bodyguards.

  2. 4 out of 5

    K.

    SIGH. I would love one goddamn series about a kickass woman without (view spoiler)[babies. The type of life Charlie and Sean lead is not conducive to having children. She will have to drastically sacrifice her career to have this goddamn kid. I did not read 7 books of this series just to read about pregnancy cravings, mood swings and the trials of motherhood. (hide spoiler)] It is 100% uninteresting to me. Other than the highly irritating ending, I really enjoyed this novel. Of course, because of SIGH. I would love one goddamn series about a kickass woman without (view spoiler)[babies. The type of life Charlie and Sean lead is not conducive to having children. She will have to drastically sacrifice her career to have this goddamn kid. I did not read 7 books of this series just to read about pregnancy cravings, mood swings and the trials of motherhood. (hide spoiler)] It is 100% uninteresting to me. Other than the highly irritating ending, I really enjoyed this novel. Of course, because of said ending, I am very wary of picking up the next book.

  3. 4 out of 5

    RachelW (BamaGal)

    Liked the case they were on more than all of the personal stuff. I wish Sharp had not included Charlie’s parents. I really don’t care for her dad, and the book-long pissing match he carried on with Sean got tiresome. But other than these niggles, I enjoyed it.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Woman Reading

    🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 unrelenting action as Charlie Fox is on a very personal mission to save her parents’ lives Third Strike (book #7) is, for the most part, written as a standalone. The interpersonal dynamics among Charlie, her partner, and her parents, however, would be better understood after knowing what had transpired in Second Shot. In Third Strike Charlie Fox has moved with Sean Meyer to New York to accept a job offer from Parker Armstrong. She and Sean are living together in an employer-subsidized apart 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 unrelenting action as Charlie Fox is on a very personal mission to save her parents’ lives Third Strike (book #7) is, for the most part, written as a standalone. The interpersonal dynamics among Charlie, her partner, and her parents, however, would be better understood after knowing what had transpired in Second Shot. In Third Strike Charlie Fox has moved with Sean Meyer to New York to accept a job offer from Parker Armstrong. She and Sean are living together in an employer-subsidized apartment with a Central Park view. Charlie has almost fully recovered from her nearly fatal gunshot wounds in Second Shot. And she realizes that although she has yet to be cleared for active duty, she is happy - content even - which is a first for Charlie. Well, Zoe Sharp can’t leave the story there. What kind of crime thriller story would that be? The events in this story become utterly personal after Charlie watches her father, eminent surgeon-consultant, publicly commit professional suicide. Confused and concerned, Charlie’s tension mounts as her father savagely rebuffs her efforts to question him. Turning to her mother for an explanation, Charlie receives a cryptic reference to neighbors who had been murdered. A very supportive Sean convinces Charlie to dig deeper and they fly to the UK to check on her mother. Acting as a team, they soon repel home invaders, thwart a would-be rapist, and elude killers. Given her father’s profession, he has actively tried to convince his only child to abandon her career choice and the “bad influence” of Sean, who will only lead Charlie to kill again and end up in prison. But it turns out that her father, overconfident in the strength of his professional reputation, had created an opponent with deep pockets and no scruples. It is obvious to Charlie that only people like herself and Sean could extricate her parents from the peril they now face. Third Strike becomes a “bring your parents to work” story for Charlie. The pressure mounts on Charlie from all sides: from parental distaste and continued reluctance to accept professional help; from the constant jockeying between Sean and her father for Charlie’s loyalty; and from the fallout that tarnishes Charlie’s new employer’s reputation and business. Charlie doesn’t come off looking her best given the pressure cooker she’s in. She’s not one to suffer fools, but in this story, her temper takes less than a hair to be triggered. But blood is thicker than water and so, Charlie is still loyal to her parents and trying to earn her father’s approval. Vicodin, prescribed for her gunshot injuries, is looking to be a more tempting means of pain relief. Charlie’s parents frustrate me. Her mother is a class-conscious snob who hasn’t accepted her only daughter as an individual with her own desires and skill set. If I’m being generous, then her mother is just completely clueless about how to relate to her own daughter. Her father, however, has consistently appeared whenever Charlie has requested his aid in the past. Charlie shares more personality traits with her father than she would care to admit, but they firmly stand on opposing sides regarding her current choices, even while his and his wife’s lives are in complete jeopardy. But the reason Charlie Fox is so admired by her fans is for her resiliency, tenacity, and her ability to act. This is a woman whose most common reprimand to herself is not to be “feeble.” She despises weakness in herself. As another innocent person dies, Charlie and Sean realize they’re facing operatives who are not only as skilled as them but who possess both more resources and a sense of total impunity. The only way to protect her parents is to find the party behind this and to “take them out.” Now this is something that Charlie can do and do well. Third Strike is fantastic! Zoe had provided insight into Sean’s psyche (view spoiler)[in Riot Act. (hide spoiler)] so it was good to see the same done for Charlie. Be prepared though, for Third Strike ends with a cliffhanger in Charlie’s personal life and it could drastically change everything. You may want to have the next story Fourth Day at the ready. 0) Trial Under Fire 🌟🌟🌟🌟½ 1) Killer Instinct 🌟🌟🌟½ 2) Riot Act 🌟🌟🌟🌟 3) Hard Knocks 🌟🌟🌟🌟½ 4) First Drop 🌟🌟🌟🌟 5) Road Kill 🌟🌟🌟🌟½ 6) Second Shot 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

  5. 5 out of 5

    Best Crime Books & More

    WOW! My heart really can’t take much more when it comes to Charlie Fox. For those of you that haven’t read a Zoe Sharp book you may want to not continue to read this review as it will inevitably contain spoilers (especially if you are reading the series from the beginning). With that to one side, I am now on to my third Fox book in succession and I’m about to start the next one! In this book, Charlie is still recovering from her injuries from her last job. Whilst progress is slow, she is now read WOW! My heart really can’t take much more when it comes to Charlie Fox. For those of you that haven’t read a Zoe Sharp book you may want to not continue to read this review as it will inevitably contain spoilers (especially if you are reading the series from the beginning). With that to one side, I am now on to my third Fox book in succession and I’m about to start the next one! In this book, Charlie is still recovering from her injuries from her last job. Whilst progress is slow, she is now ready to be back in the field. With her and Sean now working in the US, Charlie has no idea that her next assignment will be a lot closer to home. Throughout the series we have seen Charlie struggle with her parents and their relationship has always been difficult. Charlie is ex-Special Forces and she has more battle wounds, both physical and emotional, than most. Charlie’s parents have a very bizarre relationship with Charlie and it was actually wonderful to realise that it was finally time that her father had to accept help from Charlie. The whole situation is completely out of character for Charlie’s Dad Richard, and Charlie along with Sean are determined to find out the truth about why Richard’s reputation is being sullied. From the very beginning of this book I was absolutely gripped. The story had taken a personal turn of events which drew me in even more. In addition to the precarious situations presented to them, we get to see the more personal relationships flounder. This, like the last book, was read in under a day and to be honest by the time I got to the end, I just sat there gaping for a few minutes. Not only did this book have everything a Sharp book normally has (action, danger, and loads of shooting), it also had the best ending. Zoe Sharp, you naughty lady, you knew full well that the majority of people who finish this book will HAVE to get the next one…great move. This is by far the BEST in the series so far and I have decided I may as well make this a marathon and go for the fourth book in as many days. I can honestly say that if you haven’t read Zoe Sharp’s Charlie Fox series you are seriously missing out!!! AN absolute AMAZING read which I highly recommend!

  6. 4 out of 5

    The Cats’ Mother

    One of the best yet in this excellent series - I'm surprised Sharp is not more widely known. Charlie's father, a successful orthopaedic surgeon, is arrested I the USA and appears to be intent on destroying his career. Charlie and Sean intervene and discover a conspiracy threatening both her parents. Lots of action, but also interesting development of e relationships between all 4 main characters, as they begin to understand and respect each other more. Through all the books I've felt Charlie was One of the best yet in this excellent series - I'm surprised Sharp is not more widely known. Charlie's father, a successful orthopaedic surgeon, is arrested I the USA and appears to be intent on destroying his career. Charlie and Sean intervene and discover a conspiracy threatening both her parents. Lots of action, but also interesting development of e relationships between all 4 main characters, as they begin to understand and respect each other more. Through all the books I've felt Charlie was overly harsh towards her parents, saying they don't care when in almost every book Richard comes to her aid no questions asked, and ignoring the fact that she is very much like them, but won't admit it. This book shows how clever the author is - she admits in the afterword that she has been building up to this story, and it's really well done. The ending means I'm going to have to download the next one straightaway.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Maddy

    PROTAGONIST: Charlie Fox, bodyguard SETTING: New York SERIES: #3 of 3 RATING: 3.5 As a bodyguard, Charlie Fox has faced more than her share of danger. Her life has taken several turns for the better since the time that she was almost killed (Second Shot). She’s beginning to work through her physical limitations, although is showing a worrying dependence on Vicodin. She and her boss and lover, Sean Meyer, have moved from the UK and are working for a security company in New York. Just when things are PROTAGONIST: Charlie Fox, bodyguard SETTING: New York SERIES: #3 of 3 RATING: 3.5 As a bodyguard, Charlie Fox has faced more than her share of danger. Her life has taken several turns for the better since the time that she was almost killed (Second Shot). She’s beginning to work through her physical limitations, although is showing a worrying dependence on Vicodin. She and her boss and lover, Sean Meyer, have moved from the UK and are working for a security company in New York. Just when things are all going in the right direction for a change, the world makes a turn on its axis – Charlie’s rigidly upright, cold and calculating surgeon father, Richard Foxcroft, confesses to the media that he botched an operation because he had been drinking. Subsequently, he is found soliciting a prostitute. It’s as if you put your hand in front of your face and called it an umbrella – the behavior is so completely incomprehensible. Charlie has been estranged from her parents for a long time. Of course, they don’t approve of her career choice nor her boyfriend. Any interaction between Charlie and her father are completely acrimonious; their conversations feel like they are throwing acid at one another. So it’s an ironic twist that Charlie and Sean are the only people who can help her parents. Foxcroft’s bizarre behavior is a result of trying to protect his wife. Now Charlie and Sean need to get to the root of the threats and make them stop. It’s not easy given the dynamics between the main players and the fact that Charlie tends to try to please her parents and put Sean’s needs aside as a result. I found this thread to be extremely strange since Charlie is an independent woman who kills people. Yet, she is worried about what Mommy and Daddy will think about her sleeping with her live-in lover??? The narrative is a combination of thriller and psychological study of a dysfunctional family in distress. There’s a lot of hunting and chasing of the good and bad guys, with the result always being a violent encounter or a person being killed. There’s no middle ground in these books. As for the family drama, there was far too much page time spent with Charlie and her father engaging in extremely negative and mean encounters. They did move in the direction of some rapprochement; but for my taste, this aspect of the book was overdone. When I read the Charlie Fox books, I always feel that I should like them more than I actually do. The writing is fine, but I never connect to the characters. There is just no warmth to them. I find the relationship between Charlie and Sean difficult to fathom; they don’t seem very caring and intimate with one another, except physically. However, Sean does open up much more to Charlie in this book than in the prior works. The conclusion promises to move the series in a whole different direction. It’s actually rather mind boggling to consider what it means!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Colin Nelson

    After I met Zoe Sharp at a writer's conference in March, I liked her so much I knew I had to read one of her series of mysteries about her character Charlie Fox. (female) She pulled me into the story when Charlie sees her father threatened. I thought that was the main hook until Charlie's mother is also threatened, which really got the story going. Charlie is tough, wounded, interesting, and smart. She works to save her father, then her mother also and, at the same time, tries to restore a broke After I met Zoe Sharp at a writer's conference in March, I liked her so much I knew I had to read one of her series of mysteries about her character Charlie Fox. (female) She pulled me into the story when Charlie sees her father threatened. I thought that was the main hook until Charlie's mother is also threatened, which really got the story going. Charlie is tough, wounded, interesting, and smart. She works to save her father, then her mother also and, at the same time, tries to restore a broken relationship with her father. A great mystery that also looks at the problems of adult children and their parents. I'm going to read the other books in this series.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Jane

    Charlie,now a resident of New York with the ink not yet dry on her green card is thrown into complete bewilderment in the first act. Anger and violence is not far behind but is it warranted or misguided? The intrigue in this book of the cracking series pulls you along at quite a clip. As always Zoe's character analysis is in depth and you get a real feel for not only Charlie but everyone in her life. Humour,wit and sarcasm abound,it's another cracker from the Charlie Fox series. Seriously worth Charlie,now a resident of New York with the ink not yet dry on her green card is thrown into complete bewilderment in the first act. Anger and violence is not far behind but is it warranted or misguided? The intrigue in this book of the cracking series pulls you along at quite a clip. As always Zoe's character analysis is in depth and you get a real feel for not only Charlie but everyone in her life. Humour,wit and sarcasm abound,it's another cracker from the Charlie Fox series. Seriously worth the entrance fee folks.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Karen Ford

    Charlie Fox, recovering from being shot in New Hampshire on her last private security assignment, is shocked to see her father in national television, admitting to actions that verge on malpractice in the death of a patient. Fox, estranged from her parents for her relationship with her colleague and mentor Sean, is determined to get to the truth of whether her father contributed to the death of old friend of his due to medical reasons. She soon discovers that the dead man had been taking an expe Charlie Fox, recovering from being shot in New Hampshire on her last private security assignment, is shocked to see her father in national television, admitting to actions that verge on malpractice in the death of a patient. Fox, estranged from her parents for her relationship with her colleague and mentor Sean, is determined to get to the truth of whether her father contributed to the death of old friend of his due to medical reasons. She soon discovers that the dead man had been taking an experimental drug that the pharmaceutical company is close to getting approved and the huge form is more than willing to kill to protect their profit line. The story is told in first person by Charlie, and moves quickly from New York to Charlie's parents home in London, the action fast and furious. This is the third Charlie Fox novel I have read and loved every one so far. The interaction between Charlie, Sean and her parents is weaved very well in between the quest to clear her father's name. Very highly recommended!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Dylan Cundiff

    This was one of my favorite Charlie Fox books. As someone who has grown to abhor her father, I was apprehensive at him being a focal point in the book. However, I do appreciate the depth that we are seeing with Charlie and her parents, and in so much, with Sean as well. The story, as always, was very well, but I enjoyed the character development just as much. I think that is why I like these books so much - sure the action is great, but there is so much more than just that. The twists and surpri This was one of my favorite Charlie Fox books. As someone who has grown to abhor her father, I was apprehensive at him being a focal point in the book. However, I do appreciate the depth that we are seeing with Charlie and her parents, and in so much, with Sean as well. The story, as always, was very well, but I enjoyed the character development just as much. I think that is why I like these books so much - sure the action is great, but there is so much more than just that. The twists and surprises - I count the end as two - did not disappoint. A must for any fan of the series.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Shama Bole

    I saw a comment comparing this protagonist to Lee Child's Jack Reacher. Um, no. This is a woman - an adult - afraid to share a room with her lover in case her parents disapprove. It happens but .. it doesn't help make you Reacher. Still, all neuroses aside, she is interesting and readable. Whether I continue reading depends on whether she makes a predictable, moralistic and bourgeois approach to the issue facing her at the end of this book. I saw a comment comparing this protagonist to Lee Child's Jack Reacher. Um, no. This is a woman - an adult - afraid to share a room with her lover in case her parents disapprove. It happens but .. it doesn't help make you Reacher. Still, all neuroses aside, she is interesting and readable. Whether I continue reading depends on whether she makes a predictable, moralistic and bourgeois approach to the issue facing her at the end of this book.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Any Length

    I love this series and this one, like all Charlie Fox books have me stay awake for hours past bedtime, then dream about what will happen next. I found this one especially gripping as the parents played a big role in it and there were a number of human issues to sort through. I am already onto the next one.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Ron

    Fast paced thriller with twist of female viewpoint. Lots of coincidences, two dimensional characters and unlikely scenarios but they are traditional features of the genre.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Angelina Souren

    Decent read, but author seems to confuse being in one's fifties with being over 100! Decent read, but author seems to confuse being in one's fifties with being over 100!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Charlene Richards

    A thriller that was disturbing at time but compelled me to keep reading.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Christine Cock

    Thrill and depth Zoe Sharpe just keeps getting better at developing consistent characters, creating thrilling scenes and unlikely twists. Recommend for sure. Edge of your seat fun.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Andy Plonka

    We learn a lot about Charlie's family in this one, which is by far my favorite in this series. The interplay between the characters is great. Their individual personalities comes across beautifully. We learn a lot about Charlie's family in this one, which is by far my favorite in this series. The interplay between the characters is great. Their individual personalities comes across beautifully.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Carolien

    Another excellent installment in this series. Worth reading in order to appreciate the character growth. Looking forward to the next in series.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Denise

    Three and half stars for a fav Zoe Sharp. I like these books - enough to do the pager turners as there are only a couple audio books available from the library. Won't tell about the storyline as I hate when others repeat it - but there is a surprise at the end which makes me glad I picked up the next volume at the same time as I got this one. [email protected] Three and half stars for a fav Zoe Sharp. I like these books - enough to do the pager turners as there are only a couple audio books available from the library. Won't tell about the storyline as I hate when others repeat it - but there is a surprise at the end which makes me glad I picked up the next volume at the same time as I got this one. [email protected]

  21. 4 out of 5

    Veronica Marie Lewis-Shaw

    Zoe Sharp certainly hasn't lost her edge with #7 in the Charlie Fox series. Taut drama, tight prose, plot twists and action jumping out on every page, Third Strike is a must read for anyone who loves action and suspense. When someone sets off a wad of plastique (figuratively speaking) in Charlie's father's reputation, Charlie doesn't take it lying down. Regardless of how they feel about each other, in Charlie's world... you don't f**k with family! Not if you want to walk away without serious phy Zoe Sharp certainly hasn't lost her edge with #7 in the Charlie Fox series. Taut drama, tight prose, plot twists and action jumping out on every page, Third Strike is a must read for anyone who loves action and suspense. When someone sets off a wad of plastique (figuratively speaking) in Charlie's father's reputation, Charlie doesn't take it lying down. Regardless of how they feel about each other, in Charlie's world... you don't f**k with family! Not if you want to walk away without serious physical impairment... or worse! I won't give away the surprise at the end, but it does make me want to jump right into the next in the series, Fourth Day. I should probably go back and pick up the one's I missed though... Killer Instinct - Zoe's incredible debut novel - is the only other one I've read so far. Trust me... I will remedy that! If you're already a fan of Zoe's writing, nothing I say here will surprise you... you know already... and if you're not? What are you waiting for? Now, I'm off to see where I can find Riot Act. Thank you, Zoe, for some of the best writing in the genre I have come across in a long while, and an absolutely unforgettable character in Charlie Fox. I recommend Third Strike whole-heartedly. Veronica Marie Lewis-Shaw 16 March 2013 Cannon Beach, Oregon

  22. 4 out of 5

    Ed

    #7 in the Charlotte “Charlie” Fox series. Charlie has almost recovered from being shot in Second Shot (2007). She is taking her physical evaluation for her new NYC job working for Parker Armstrong's personal security firm with her lover Sean Meyer when she sees her father being interviewed. She can't believe the misdeeds her father is admitting to and in her search for the truth, she and Sean travel from Brooklyn to England uncovering layers of deceit along the way. Charlotte “Charlie” Fox series #7 in the Charlotte “Charlie” Fox series. Charlie has almost recovered from being shot in Second Shot (2007). She is taking her physical evaluation for her new NYC job working for Parker Armstrong's personal security firm with her lover Sean Meyer when she sees her father being interviewed. She can't believe the misdeeds her father is admitting to and in her search for the truth, she and Sean travel from Brooklyn to England uncovering layers of deceit along the way. Charlotte “Charlie” Fox series - The last person that professional bodyguard, Charlotte "Charlie" Fox, ever expected to self-destruct was her own father, an eminent surgeon. But when Charlie unexpectedly sees him admitting to gross professional misconduct on a New York news program, she can't just stand by and watch his downfall. That's not easy when Richard Foxcroft, always cold towards his daughter, rejects her help at every turn. The good doctor has never made any secret of his disapproval of Charlie's choice of career - or her relationship with her boss, Sean Meyer. And now, just as Charlie and Sean are settling in to their new life in the States, Foxcroft seems determined to go down in a blazing lack of glory. But he has not bargained on Charlie's own ruthless streak. When the game turns deadly, Charlie will need to stake her life and her father's against a formidable foe.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Laren

    I haven't read the previous books in the Charlie Fox series, but that didn't much matter here. Charlie is a professional bodyguard who has a chilly relationship with her British parents. But when she happens to see her surgeon father commit professional suicide in a US TV interview, she still feels she should help. Although her father is extremely uncooperative, Charlie tries to figure out what's really going on with the help of her boyfriend/fellow bodyguard Sean, and the US company they both w I haven't read the previous books in the Charlie Fox series, but that didn't much matter here. Charlie is a professional bodyguard who has a chilly relationship with her British parents. But when she happens to see her surgeon father commit professional suicide in a US TV interview, she still feels she should help. Although her father is extremely uncooperative, Charlie tries to figure out what's really going on with the help of her boyfriend/fellow bodyguard Sean, and the US company they both work for. Of course there is globehopping, and extreme dislike between Sean and her Dad, with her mother thrown in the story as well. It's an entertaining read, but it did tend to stretch credulity at times.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Robyn

    "Woah." That is what came out of my mouth as I finished the book last night just before going to bed. Not quite the stuff you want on your mind going to sleep! Asides from that, this is the best Charlie Fox book yet. At one point during the reading I felt like the story/book could be wrapping up, and was thrilled to realize I was only halfway through the book! Charlie is so tough but this book starts getting closer to just how tough can she continue to be as a woman. Quite a few parts are quite "Woah." That is what came out of my mouth as I finished the book last night just before going to bed. Not quite the stuff you want on your mind going to sleep! Asides from that, this is the best Charlie Fox book yet. At one point during the reading I felt like the story/book could be wrapping up, and was thrilled to realize I was only halfway through the book! Charlie is so tough but this book starts getting closer to just how tough can she continue to be as a woman. Quite a few parts are quite brutal and dark, and I was surprised by some of the outcomes. I highly recommend this book and CANNOT wait until the next book comes out.

  25. 4 out of 5

    K, Nz

    Right from the first sentence I was hooked. The depth of this book, in terms of Charlie's relationships - with her parents, and her issues/history with Sean meant that I couldn't put it down (and that's aside from wanting to know what on earth was going to happen next in the actual story). Charlie's put into very awkward situations, and at times is vulnerable; her development as a character is what keeps me so interested in this series overall. There was a lot to this book - extra detail that made Right from the first sentence I was hooked. The depth of this book, in terms of Charlie's relationships - with her parents, and her issues/history with Sean meant that I couldn't put it down (and that's aside from wanting to know what on earth was going to happen next in the actual story). Charlie's put into very awkward situations, and at times is vulnerable; her development as a character is what keeps me so interested in this series overall. There was a lot to this book - extra detail that made it so much more meaningful to me. An insight as to why hospitals make me so uncomfortable (and why having control is so important) was valuable. All in all a very satisfying read.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    Another great Charlie Fox story. I quite liked that the parents were finally involved in this story and we got to see a little more into their characters and their relationship with Charlie. It felt as though Charlie actually grew up a little in this book in the sense that it dawns on her that some of her parents reactions come as a result of their caring as opposed to them not caring. Throughout the story she is constantly questioning their motivations. She is quick to see their faults and thin Another great Charlie Fox story. I quite liked that the parents were finally involved in this story and we got to see a little more into their characters and their relationship with Charlie. It felt as though Charlie actually grew up a little in this book in the sense that it dawns on her that some of her parents reactions come as a result of their caring as opposed to them not caring. Throughout the story she is constantly questioning their motivations. She is quick to see their faults and think the worst but by the end starts to question her own interpretation of things. I didn't care for the little surprise at the end. We'll see what happens in the next book!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Diane C.

    This is a fun thriller that I read on vacation and would recommend as light, yet engrossing reading. Former British military Charlie works with her lover,Sean, for a private security firm, guarding people or whatever. Fate takes an odd turn when her prominent surgeon father is enmeshed in a possible scandal/crime involving big pharma and rogue agent. The parts where we hear her father and lover sparring were tiresome, but short, and that's my only complaint about this well written, fun novel, f This is a fun thriller that I read on vacation and would recommend as light, yet engrossing reading. Former British military Charlie works with her lover,Sean, for a private security firm, guarding people or whatever. Fate takes an odd turn when her prominent surgeon father is enmeshed in a possible scandal/crime involving big pharma and rogue agent. The parts where we hear her father and lover sparring were tiresome, but short, and that's my only complaint about this well written, fun novel, full of action. I read this one on vacation.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Doug Branscombe

    This one dragged a little bit for me. I'm not sure if it was the story or my mood. We got a closer look at the relationship between Charlie and Sean, as well as a look at the dynamics of the relationship between Charlie and her parents. All of this done, of course in the context of someone trying to kill them for something they know. Charlie's Dad, a respected Dr. is being smeared and her Mom has been kidnapped in her own home. This story follows the trail of those two incidents to it's source, This one dragged a little bit for me. I'm not sure if it was the story or my mood. We got a closer look at the relationship between Charlie and Sean, as well as a look at the dynamics of the relationship between Charlie and her parents. All of this done, of course in the context of someone trying to kill them for something they know. Charlie's Dad, a respected Dr. is being smeared and her Mom has been kidnapped in her own home. This story follows the trail of those two incidents to it's source, a powerful Pharma company trying to cover up some potentially bad news about a clinical trial.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Danie

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Honestly, it was a fine book, but I'm just starting to get sick of the 'whack on the woman' plot. I get that it's in her line of work, but I don't love reading about constant pain or suffering. That said, at the end of the book I was sure that Sharp was going to go with Vondie having lied, and was quite stunned when it was revealed that she didn't. Kudos to Sharp for that surprise. And I still don't understand why they call Docs, Mr. over on the other side of the Atlantic. Honestly, it was a fine book, but I'm just starting to get sick of the 'whack on the woman' plot. I get that it's in her line of work, but I don't love reading about constant pain or suffering. That said, at the end of the book I was sure that Sharp was going to go with Vondie having lied, and was quite stunned when it was revealed that she didn't. Kudos to Sharp for that surprise. And I still don't understand why they call Docs, Mr. over on the other side of the Atlantic.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Robin

    This book was a quick-read. It is about a profession body-guard that needs to guard her parents who have gotten unwittingly into trouble with a drug company. Her father is a renowned surgeon, who has admitted to gross professional misconduct. Much of what happens is pretty far-fetched, but this is a thriller in every sense of the word. What got me to read it is that the author, Zoe Sharp wrote her first novel at the age of fifteen. I was glad that I picked it up.

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