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A teenager is found barely alive by the roadside, bleeding from her slit throat. The police can’t even begin to imagine the horrors she has faced. For inside their house lies the girl’s older sister: brutally tortured, raped and stabbed to death.
As the girl struggles for survival, forensic scientist Anya Crichton is brought in to examine the evidence, all of which points towards a well-known family of career criminals.
However, it soon becomes clear that they will stop at nothing to evade the law.
Even if others have to die.
‘Kathryn Fox has created a forensic physician who readers of Patricia Cornwell will adore.’ James Patterson


Like Fox, her creator, Anya Crichton is a force of nature. BLOOD BORN is a medical thriller that grips from first page to last.
Kathy Reichs
Voice, pace, suspense and detail - BLOOD BORN has it all.
Lee Child
Will keep you gripped from start to finish...break-neck plots...fascinating medical and police procedural details . . . What a compelling new talent!
Jeffery Deaver
Kathryn Fox is Australia's answer to Patricia Cornwell and Kathy Reichs: a trio who make Shakespeare's Weird Sisters look like the Nolans
<i>Mail on Sunday</i>
This book will have you holding your breath at every page; a perfect example of how good crime fiction beats the TV dramas hands down any day.
<i>News of the World</i>
a gritty pulse-racing thriller
<i>Woman & Home</i>
If you're in the mood for a page-turner, you can't go wrong with this compelling thriller that puts Patricia Cornwell to shame . . . It's not for the faint-hearted, but you won't be able to put it down.
It's tense, believable stuff
Even the most reliable practitioners in the crime field can slip into cliché but it's clear that Kathryn Fox is a writer absolutely determined that this won't happen to her . . . BLOOD BORN is a striking piece that rings the changes with real skill and authority.
Barry Forshaw, <i>Good Book Guide</i>
Comparisons with Patricia Cornwell and Kathy Reichs are inevitable... Fox holds her own, if not more, against the other two
<i>The Times</i>
Patricia Cornwell's forensic fantasies may have cooled, but Fox's morgue-talk promises to plug the gap.
Fox is stomach-churningly good
<i>Mail on Sunday</i>