Road Kill (Charlie Fox book 5) by Zoë Sharp

ROAD KILL is the fifth in Zoë Sharp’s highly acclaimed Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Fox crime thriller series, now available in e-format for the first time, complete with author’s notes, excerpt from the next Charlie Fox – SECOND SHOT – and a bonus excerpt from best-seller Lee Goldberg’s standalone novel, KING CITY.

“If you stay involved with Sean Meyer you will end up killing again,” my father said. “And next time, Charlotte, you might not get away with it.”

Still bearing the emotional scars from her traumatic first bodyguarding job in the States, Charlie Fox returns to her former home to try and work out both her personal and professional future.

Instead of the peace for which she’s been hoping, Charlie is immediately caught up in the aftermath of a fatal bike crash involving one of her closest friends. The more she probes, the more she suspects that the accident was far from accidental − and the more she finds herself relying on the support of her troubled boss, Sean Meyer, despite her misgivings over the wisdom of resuming their relationship.

And Charlie’s got enough on her plate trying to work out who suddenly wants her dead. The only way to find out is to infiltrate a group of illegal road racers who appear hell-bent on living fast and dying young.

Taking risks is something that ex-Special Forces soldier Charlie knows all about, but doing it just for kicks seems like asking for trouble. By the time she finds out what’s really at stake, she might be too late to stop them all becoming road kill . . .

‘After the traumatic events that took place in First Drop, Charlie Fox is back in England to recuperate. But then an old friend is seriously injured after a motorbike accident (that kills the driver) and Charlie’s lethal instincts kick in to find out what the real story is, and who the true target was. It’s really quite impossible to put this book down, but what really makes this (and the whole series) shine is how Charlie’s kickass skills are rooted in her own femininity and character. So why might this not be published in the US? “Too British.” More like too bad if it proves to be the case.’ Sarah Weinman, Confessions of an Idiosyncratic Mind

‘Zoë Sharp is a master at writing thoughtful action thrillers. Read it!’ Meg Gardiner

‘Zoë Sharp and Charlie Fox keep on getting better and better.’ Shots Magazine

‘Ill-tempered, aggressive and borderline psychotic, Fox is also compassionate, introspective and highly principled: arguably one of the most enigmatic − and coolest − heroines in contemporary genre fiction.’ Paul Goat Allen, Chicago Tribune

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