Best Read [Zoë Sharp] á Killer Instinct || [Biography Book] PDF ✓


  • Title: Killer Instinct
  • Author: Zoë Sharp
  • ISBN: 9780749905712
  • Page: 331
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Susie Hollins may have been no great shakes as a karaoke singer, but I didn t think that was enough reason for anyone to want to kill her Charlie Fox makes a living of sorts teaching self defence to women It s a skill she picked up of necessity having been kicked out of the army for reasons she prefers not to go into So when Susie Hollins is found dead only a few hour Susie Hollins may have been no great shakes as a karaoke singer, but I didn t think that was enough reason for anyone to want to kill her Charlie Fox makes a living of sorts teaching self defence to women It s a skill she picked up of necessity having been kicked out of the army for reasons she prefers not to go into So when Susie Hollins is found dead only a few hours after she mistakenly tussles with Charlie at the New Adelphi Club, Charlie knows it s only a matter of time before the police come calling Only the police reveal that the unlucky Hollins has become the latest victim of the homicidal rapist stalking the local area Charlie finds herself inadvertently drawn into the investigation when the Adelphi s enigmatic owner Marc Quinn offers her a job Viewed as an outsider by the existing all male security team, her suspicion that there is a link between the club and the serial killer doesn t exactly endear her to anyone Charlie has always taught her students that it s better to run away from a danger than fight unnecessarily But when the killer starts taking a very personal interest in her it becomes clear that he isn t going to give her that option
    Zoë Sharp
    Zo Sharp spent most of her formative years living aboard a catamaran on the northwest coast of England She opted out of mainstream education at the age of twelve and wrote her first novel at fifteen She became a freelance photojournalist in 1988 and started writing her Charlie Fox crime thriller series after receiving death threats in the course of her work.


    Commentaires:

    Seeley James
    I accidentally followed some author I’d never heard of simply because her tweets tended toward humor. After reading a few of her clever observations, I picked up Killer Instinct, her first book. Wow. What a great book. And don’t I feel dim for not having heard of her before? Yes. (But I’m used to that feeling.)The best part about discovering an established author is: No wait for the next book!What makes an author like Ms. Sharp stand out from others is her skill. The writing is exceptional [...]

    Robert
    If it hadn’t been for Lee Child’s glowing recommendation, I might not have picked up Zoe Sharp’s debut novel at all. While the action doesn’t paint the page the way a Jack Reacher novel does, it still managed to hold my attention, although it did take me more than a quarter of the novel to become fully invested in the story. But once I did, I was more than curious to see where Charlie Fox took me next.Charlotte “Charlie” Fox rivals most men in her strength of character, love of motor [...]

    Giovanni Gelati
    Puzzled? Yes I was puzzled when I saw that this novel was available. There are eight, count them eight, novels thus far in the Charlotte “Charlie” Fox series, Killer Instinct being the first. What took them so long to cross the ocean is anyone’s guess, but I am glad someone had the sense to bring it over here. Busted Flush Press has been nice enough to get them into our hands and I for one am very happy.I read all the praise from Zoe Sharp’s fellow authors and many comparisons of everyon [...]

    Kathy Davie
    First in the Charlie Fox thriller series based in Lancaster, England, and revolving around Charlie, a self-defense instructor.My TakeI can see why Lee Child is impressed with Zoë Sharp. She’s good. It’s even more amazing that this is her first book. The only quibbles I could come up with was why didn’t she figure out the bit about seven a whole lot earlier? And WHY would she stay in her flat?? Why doesn’t she pick up on what Gary’s up to? Why would she go back to work at the Adelphi a [...]

    Daniel
    Count me in for this series. I like Zoe Sharp's heroine, Charlie Fox: she's skilled in the martial arts; she takes care of her friends; and she refuses to back down from an opponent. At the same time, she thinks about the consequences of beating someone down, and--at least in this, the opening installment of the series--she hesitates before using lethal force. This compassion is refreshing, as most protagonists who know a thing or two about bare-handed fighting go through a moral crisis along th [...]

    Lisa
    This book to me was a let down for me it took way to long to get into the story & at times brought in romance between Charlie & Mark which bores me i'm afraid i like fast paced novels something that grabs your attention straight away am probably picky but its just my thoughts

    RachelW (BamaGal)
    3.5 Stars. Nice debut novel. Good storyline, likable lead, eminently readable. It took a bit of time for the story to get going, and Charlie made a few pretty dumb mistakes; but I liked the writing style and how the story flowed. For all the imperfections, I was never bored, never tempted to skim.Charlie is quirky, flawed, and all too humanI'm looking forward to what happens next.

    Best Crime Books & More
    Being somebody that buys more than I read, I have that nagging feeling that I am missing out when people get excited over authors I have never read. Yes I know, I have issues; don’t get me started! When I saw on my lovely Facebook page that people were excitedly chattering about Zoe Sharp I immediately Googled her and realised that she has been writing for the best part of ten years. How dare I not know about this crime author, especially being a British female author? I immediately ordered he [...]

    Sharon Michael
    Entertaining read, interesting main character, reasonably believable 'tough girl' type. The plot is fairly predictable, with the nightclub being the focal point for various illegalities, wrapped up with a serial killer, but moves along well.My personal issue with this book was the main character. Presented as a 'tough girl', well trained through the military and currently running her own business as a self-defense instructor, she made too many 'dumb' mistakes, things she would not have done if t [...]

    Michael Sherer
    With not only a nice blurb, but a forward written by Lee Child, I was expecting a lot from Ms. Sharp. Unfortunately, I was less than impressed. I found her writing clumsy and amateurish at times, and the pace often way too slow as the heroine got bogged down internalizing or going off on unnecessary tangents. I'm going to chalk this up to freshman inexperience and give another of her novels a chance. But based on this book, Zoe Sharp is no Lee Child.

    Jacob Proffitt
    I've actually read maybe half this series, but I'm only really going to review this one (and it's going to be short because I finished it a month or more ago). The series actually does a good job both keeping the flow going forward (so you know more or less what you're in for with the next based on what you know from the previous) and building a history and reasonable consequences creating a broader narrative for the course of Charlie's life and career. This is a fantastic element of the series [...]

    Magpie67
    Loved the mystery from a different angle. Fell in love with the characters and I can't wait to read the rest of this series. Zoe Rocks! I didn't expect to be so emotionally involved with her characters. Shocking, tough subject matters and a realism that we don't know what really goes on behind doors of even our own friends. I'm so glad I didn't start with the American's first book of the series. Meeting Zoe was amazing at the Mayhem mystery event in Omaha and seeing her in action before I read h [...]

    Bert Edens
    I actually completely stumbled onto this book online by accident, with Charlie being a self-defense instructor catching my eye. So I reserved it at my library.I really enjoyed this, and can't wait to read others in the series! It's nice to see a strong female character who knows how to take care of herself, but at the same time isn't some super-psycho machine with no faults or failures. As a martial artist, I found almost all (but not all) of the techniques and the situations believable, includi [...]

    April Klasen
    Killer Instinct by Zoe Sharp. It was lucky that I pushed through my initial irritation with the story because it didn’t give anything away until the very end. Oooohhhh, it’s been a while since I’ve read a good mystery/thriller.Charlie Fox teaches self-defence and likes to think she is doing a good job helping other women. Then again, maybe not when three women are violently raped and two of them murdered. And now the killer has his sights on her. Not only that, she accepts a job working se [...]

    Mimi
    Airplane read.

    Harry
    Being interested in reading series mystery/detectives I ran across Zoe Sharp during my aimless wandering through book worlds online. I admit, reading the reviews I was skeptical as to whether or not I'd like this book for the simple reason that I'm interested in a particular type of hero (principled but tempted by physical violence, alone in the world by choice but always tempted to abandon this lifestyle). Female main characters usually do not fit this model if my previous reads are any indicat [...]

    Barbara ★
    Despite Lee Child's glowing intro, I didn't think Charlie Fox was anything like Jack Reacher. Other than the obvious ex-military connection, there really isn't anything similar in the two characters. I liked Charlie but I she over-estimated her ability to defend herself against musclebound creeps. Oh yeah, she won in the end but that was to be expected as she is the heroine of the series. IMHO the plot was an over-used one and very predictable. (view spoiler)[I figured the club's owner and lacke [...]

    Patrick Fox
    I really enjoyed this book. Zoë Sharp has created a believable hero in Charlie Fox. Although she's tough and resourceful, she has flaws and self doubt, which stop her from being an invincible super-woman. I discovered this book by accident, and only downloaded it out of curiosity because of Charlie's surname, but I am so glad I did. Reading this book gave me the same feeling I got when I read my first Jack Reacher novel, and that was delight at discovering a serial character I liked to read abo [...]

    *Avonna
    I listened to Zoe on a panel at Bouchercon2012 and was so entertained and interested in the tidbits she told of Charlie, that I had to put her on my TBR list. (And I got to meet her in person, too.)This was a great intro to Charlie Fox. She is an extremely strong character, but with an ugly past that has to be overcome and dealt with throughout this story and into the future. It is also interesting to compare how things are done in an English setting compared to an American setting.Great writing [...]

    Ellen Keim
    Lee Child's glowing introduction was overblown in my opinion. Yes, the character is unique, but she is nothing like a female Jack Reacher and the author is no Lee Child. I haven't read any of the other books in this series, but I wasn't impressed with this one. The main theme seemed to be that a woman can fight as well as a man, with a little luck and a lot of tricks. I needed a little more characterization and plot than that.

    P.D. Martin
    Zoe Sharp's Killer Instinct introduces an engaging new leading lady, Charlie Fox, and I'm looking forward to reading more Charlie.This was the first book I read on my Kindle, and I was completely hooked by the time I was about 15% in. From there, Zoe Sharp kept stepping things up and by around the 60% mark, I couldn't bear to put it down.I'm off to download the second book :)

    Harley
    An excellent mystery novel. The first in the Charlie Fox series. Strong female character. Set in northern England. Highly recommended for readers of murder mysteries with strong female characters.

    Mish Middelmann
    Gritty, violent, well written. If Charlie Fox had been a man I probably wouldn't have got past page 50. As a woman she brings something fresh.

    Elvan
    Starts out with a few too many metaphors, but once Sharp lets her protagonist loose Killer Instinct soars. Impressive first novel for this author.

    Julia
    So *exactly* what I wanted to read at the moment. Shades of Lily Bard and Anita Blake, but indisputably unique. I'm looking forward to more from this series!

    Shawn
    I found a new series! Zoe Sharp's Charlie Fox is smart and tough. She is a throwback to classic protagonists of the genre. She's got a sharp tongue, kicks butt, and solves the crime without much help from the police. She is self-contained and competent without being superheroish. Sharp weaves a thrill ride of story--though a bit gruesome at times. It isn't all that unpredictable, but there are enough twists and turns to keep you on your toes. I enjoy her style and the way she uses the language. [...]

    Maddy
    PROTAGONIST: Charlie Fox, self-defense instructorSETTING: UKSERIES: #1RATING: 4.25WHY: Discharged from the Army after a terrible incident, Charlotte “Charlie” Fox has become a self-defense instructor. Her strategy is to first try to defuse situations before resorting to force. After defusing an attack at a club she has gone to with her friend, she accepts an offer as a bouncer but is not readily accepted by the rest of the security team. There are various nefarious activities going on at the [...]

    Bart Van Loon
    I started reading this book without knowing Zoë Sharp, Charlie Fox or even anything about how this book ended up in my bookshelf in the first place. I don't care about the latter anymore, but am simply happy that I got introduced to a nice thriller series. This first instalment made me wake up early in the morning to continue reading it. :-)The story is captivating, the heroine is interesting and the writing is superb. At least, that's why I expect, since I unfortunately read a Dutch translatio [...]

    Kathy Davie
    First in the Charlie Fox thriller series based in Lancaster, England, and revolving around Charlie, a self-defense instructor.My TakeI can see why Lee Child is impressed with Zoë Sharp. She’s good. It’s even more amazing that this is her first book. The only quibbles I could come up with was why didn’t she figure out the bit about seven a whole lot earlier? And WHY would she stay in her flat?? Why doesn’t she pick up on what Gary’s up to? Why would she go back to work at the Adelphi a [...]

    Donna
    The writing style certainly kept me turning the pages, but many of the twists were obvious enough that I wasn't left with a lot of respect for Charlie's judgment. Her characterization bounces from street-smart and thoughtful to unobservant tough chick whenever making a mistake seems better for the plot. I am also so, so over rape as a major element of crime novels.I may try another one or two of these in hopes that Charlie gets it together a little more, but I won't be in this series for the lon [...]

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