Cordy seems to have no idea what 'pacing' means, and the book is the same speed all the way through - generally, books accelerate as they reach the climax, but not this one. She has what appear to be hallucinations, and is able to pick up on violent deaths in rooms at the psychiatric retreat to which she is taken. The author managed to grab my interest from the opening pages and hold it there throughout the book. The Miracle Strain was republished as The Messiah Code in many countries and some of the other novels have since been republished with new titles too. You can listen to the full audiobook Colour of Death, free at our library. Fox has a form of synaesthesia in which he feels other people's pyshical contact and pain, and he soon realises Jane Doe has the same sensations and more.
Then a sequence of brutal killings terrorise the city and Fox learns Jane is the only cryptic link between the unrelated victims. The pacing was constant, and at times it crawled. I would recommend reading this book, though. What will it Nathan Fox's parents and sister were part of a cult killing at a gas station when Nathan was just a young boy. I am part of the Transworld Book Group Crime novels and thrillers are not my usual cup of tea but I will certainly look out for the other books by Michael Cordy as I absolutely loved The Colour of Death. This book has single handedly rekindled my addiction to reading.
In the near-future, a genetic project to identify the genes responsible for criminal behaviour lead into an attempt to eliminate crime by eliminating men. Then a sequence of brutal killings terrorizes the city and Fox learns that Jane is the only cryptic link between the unrelated victims. Synesthetes have the involuntary ability for a second sensory perception, when a first sense it stimulated. Overall a very well thought out and original novel, I highly recommend it to everyone. Who we find out later is one of the main characters Nathan Fox. Because of his own past Nathan is very prejudiced against religious cults.
Another problem I found is that you heard all the characters' voices - including those of the antagonists - and it took away some of the mystery, nothing was left unsaid. I started this book with a lot of excitement and momentum carried me through almost to the end. Click on the cover image above to read some pages of this book! In order to help retrieve her identity, the police bring in psychiatrist Dr Nathan Fox who has no memories of his own childhood trauma. She hopes to find out these answers by talking to Nathan Fox, who uses different methods in trying to help her. The book goes at a great pace and there is plenty of questions raised throughout the book.
Warner Bros optioned the film rights to The Source and Michael recently optioned Crime Zero to the producers of Lord Of The Rings and The Golden Compass, agreeing to write the screenplay. He was born in , the capital of. Plot twists were easy to guess fifty pages before the reveal. From literary classics to sci-fi graphic novels, I love it all. I however believe this to be fascinating and perversely intriguing as these subtle, brief insights into the villains motives attempt to explain and justify their reprehensible actions. .
A doctor's attempt to save his dying wife leads him to the discovery of a location that may be the inspiration for the. Synesthetes have the involuntary ability for a second sensory perception when a first sense is stimulated. She has what appear to be hallucinations, and is able to pick up on violent deaths in rooms at the psychiatric retreat to which she is taken. The story then moves 19 years to the present day as Nathan is now a psychiatrist helping people though he can't help himself with his loss of memory. In order to help retrieve her identity, the police bring in psychiatrist Dr Nathan Fox who has no memories of his own childhood trauma.
The book starts off as a very fast-paced thriller, and ends in the same fashion. Nathan could feel someone else's pain and Jane Doe had other senses as well, which are slowly revealed and which could be the reason for her memory loss. Nathan though senses that some things don't add up and seeks more information about the cult and than believing that Sorcha is still in danger from the killer decides to find the cult and warn her. From the very first page I found myself hooked. Where the story goes from here is best left to be discovered. So different from all his other thrillers. Its the first book I have read by Michael Cordy and I hope it is to be the start of a new series.
When a young woman breaks into a house and releases several trapped girls being held as slaves, she is hailed a hero. The Colour of Death is out now from Bantam Press. This novel didn't really work for me. Its the first book I have read by Michael Cordy and I hope it is to be the start of a new series. They christen her Jane Doe.
It took me a long time to read it, and it may be because I was moving house and country while reading it, but to be honest if it had been riveting, I know I would have finished it a long time ago. . His medical and police colleagues are less convinced. She can't even tell them her own name. The characters were two dimensional, and the villain a cardboard cut-out of a monster.
After further investigation he realises she has a number of different forms of synesthesia. All the characters were brought to life through the authors vivid descriptions and all the characters had a purpose within the novel. Not only because I love new authors, but because the synopsis sounded so intriguing! Up to this point in the book I was getting involved with the characters and enjoying the storyline but when it moved on to a cult who lived deep in the woods and who's charismatic leader has three beautiful devoted wives I'm afraid my interest started to wane a little. Though I enjoyed the book, but towards the end, I found the book too predictable. When he happens across a unique young lady with an extremely rare form of synaesthesia who is involved in the exposure of a terrible crime, it is determined that she has suffered amnesia and the story becomes instantly complex and holds your attention in a vice-like grip, not letting go for a second. This was fast-paced, suitably scary, interesting and believable. My review This is my second read from the Transworld book group and what a brilliant choice.