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Thrilling new crime from Karen M. Davis
Detective Lexie Rogers is tough, smart and at the top of her game. She's seen it all, from bikies, blood and betrayal to drugs, deviants and deception ... and the violent knife attack that almost killed her as a young cop on the beat.
Lexie's sent on the job of a lifetime -- to go deep undercover, as beautiful Lara Wild, a drug distributor, to expose a huge dealing ring among Sydney's most treacherous criminals. What she discovers is that being undercover is the safest place to be, especially when you're a cop with target on your head, but one false move means she'll die. And creeping from the shadows is the darkness of her past, something she can never outrun.
Lexie knows she can't trust anyone -- but the trouble is, she's not even sure if she can trust herself.
About the Author
Hurt on duty, Karen Davis retired from the New South Wales Police Force as a Detective Senior Constable after twenty years of service. From front-line policing to investigations and undercover operations Karen really has seen it all. She lives in Sydney, and Sinister Intent is her first novel.
Had heard mixed reviews on this book from friends who had read it before me so thought I should give it a go. Was excited to read but felt let down by the slow pace of the story and was confused as to why a police woman would be called 'lexie' seems like a child's name and hard to take it seriously.
Queensland Gold Coast
Love the authenticity
I've loved all 3 of the Lexie Rogers books. We had to wait for the 3rd one but it was worth it. Will there be more?
I love crime fiction and this last book by Karen M Davis is up there with the best. I absolutely loved it and can't wait for the next one. Enchanting characters and a great story line that kept me guessing until the end. Fantastic.
Do not buy
Same tired detective story. Have not read any others by this author. Just not impressed. Ex-cop - not surprised.
Gripping crime drama
Karen M. Davis is a talented author who spent decades as a police officer and her experience and on the job knowledge certainly shines through in another gripping police procedural set on Australia's own East Coast.
There has been a much larger gap between books this time round, which means my chances of remembering Deadly Obsession are about zip. This is the third book in the Lexie Rogers series, and I have read the first two books, but it's been that long that I might as well have been new to the characters so I have no doubt that those meeting Lexie and the rest of the cast for the first time will be perfectly comfortable reading this as a stand alone (though they may want to go get the earlier volumes after they finish).
Lexie Rogers is a detective at Bondi Junction who has already faced more than some officers do in their entire career. I love Lexie as a character; she is tough, smart, driven and good at her job but she has also suffered PTSD and debilitating episodes of fear. Lexie has learned to trust her instincts and they have kept her alive more than once.
Fatal Mistake sees Lexie take on a job deep undercover as Lara Wild to help bring down a drug syndicate. She is moved out of her house, changes her appearance and tells her colleagues she's away on holidays while her parents still think she's working at Bondi Junction. There are only three people outside the UC Branch that know what's happening; her best friend, her partner and her boyfriend.
We have multiple narrators and the whole story is told in a third person voice which certainly makes it easier to keep track of the storyline. Multiple simultaneous plot arcs have us jumping around a lot, and wondering it it's all connected.
Michelle-Beauty and Lace
Praise for Karen Davis 'Gripping and gritty' Daily Telegraph 'Twists and turns galore ... Davis's real-life cop experience leaps off the page.' - Katherine Howell, author of Silent Fear 'Crisp, fast-paced crime.' - The West Australian
ISBN: 9781925368321 ISBN-10: 1925368327 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 384 Published: 1st July 2017 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia Country of Publication: AU Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.49