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Fetish : Makedde Vanderwall Series : Book 1 - Tara Moss

Fetish

Makedde Vanderwall Series : Book 1

By: Tara Moss

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Published: 1st September 2009
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Makedde Vanderwall, part-time model and forensic psychology student always attracts the wrong type of man. When she travels to Sydney on assignment and finds her best friend murdered, she soon discovers a deadly puzzle of suspicious photographers, hired thugs, mysterious lovers and the handsome, jaded Detective Andy Flynn investigating the Stiletto Murders - the most violent serial killings Australia has ever known. In her quest to uncover the truth behind her best friend's murder, Mak falls headlong into a deadly game of cat and mouse, unaware she has become the obsession of a sadistic psychopath.

When a photo from her portfolio disappears, her borrowed flat is ransacked and Andy Flynn suddenly goes underground, Mak knows she must run. But where can she go and to whom can she turn? Mak has scratched the seedy underbelly of a foreign city and is driven into a corner, an evil place where, for her own well-being and state of mind, she must suspect everyone and everything... the first book in the Mak Vanderwall series, FEtISH is followed by SPLIt, COVEt, HIt, SIREN and ASSASSIN.

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5.0

A fantastic book in an amazing series

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from Melbourne AU

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Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Engaging Characters
  • Page Turner
  • Suspenseful
  • Unexpected plot twists
  • Well Written

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Older Readers
    • Travel Reading

    Comments about Fetish:

    I would recommend this book to all my friends (I'm 21), though it's probably not appropriate for under 17's..
    It's fast-paced, very well written, engaging from start to finish, will leave you desperate to read the next one. The series is absolutely worth a read!

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    4.0

    Wow, this girl can write a book!

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    from Perth, Western Australia

    About Me Everyday Reader

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    Pros

    • Engaging Characters
    • Suspenseful
    • Well Written

    Cons

    • Difficult To Follow

    Best Uses

    • Older Readers
    • Suspense Thriller Genre

    Comments about Fetish:

    Certainly not what I expected compared to her other series, but I was impressed with the strong female main character portrayal. Definately for an older reader rather than teens as the story got a bit graphic towards the end. I shudder to think of the research... A great read til the early hours none-the-less.

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    Tara Moss

    Tara Moss is an author, journalist, TV presenter and human rights advocate. Since 1999 she has written 10 bestselling books, published in 19 countries and 13 languages, including the acclaimed Mak Vanderwall crime fiction series and the Pandora English series. Her first non-fiction book, the critically acclaimed The Fictional Woman, was published in 2014 and became a number one national non-fiction bestseller, and her iconic cover design, featuring her face labeled with ‘fictions’ or stereotypes about women won Best Non-Fiction Book Design at the Australia Book Design Awards in 2015 with HarperCollins Publishers. She is a PhD Candidate at the University of Sydney, and has earned her private investigator credentials (Cert III) from the Australian Security Academy.

    Her non-fiction writing has appeared in The Australian Literary Review, Vogue, ELLE, The Australian Women's Weekly, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian, among other publications.

    Moss is an outspoken advocate for the rights of women and children. She has been a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since 2007 and as of 2013 is UNICEF Australia’s National Ambassador for Child Survival, and has visited Australian hospitals, maternity wards and schools as well as Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon in her UNICEF role. Moss has spoken at numerous schools on cyberbullying and online child safety, and in July 2015 was announced as the new Norton Family Ambassador on these issues. In 2015 she was also announced as Patron of the Full Stop Foundation for Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia, and launched the foundation at Parliament House. In 2015 she received an Edna Ryan Award for her significant contribution to feminist debate, speaking out for women and children and inspiring others to challenge the status quo.

    Her in-depth novel research has seen her tour the FBI Academy at Quantico, spend time in squad cars, morgues, prisons, the Hare Psychopathy Lab, the Supreme Court and criminology conferences, take polygraph tests, shoot weapons, conduct surveillance, pass the Firearms Training Simulator (FATSII) with the LAPD, pull 4.2 G’s doing loops over the Sydney Opera House flying with the RAAF, and acquire her CAMS race driver licence. She has hosted the true crime documentary series Tough Nuts – Australia’s Hardest Criminals on the Crime & Investigation Network, Tara Moss Investigates on the National Geographic Channel and the author interview show Tara in Conversation on 13th Street Universal. In 2014 she was recognised for Outstanding Advocacy for her blog Manus Island: An insider’s report, which helped to break information to the public about the events surrounding the alleged murder of Reza Barati inside the Australian-run Manus Island Immigration Detention Centre.

    (*Moss's novels have so far been published in the USA, Canada, UK, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, France, Russia, Romania, Hungary, Czech Republic, Croatia, Japan, Brazil, Australia, and New Zealand.)

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    ISBN: 9780732290733
    ISBN-10: 0732290732
    Series: Makedde Vanderwall
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 416
    Published: 1st September 2009
    Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8  x 2.6
    Weight (kg): 0.29