Cover to Cover - Episode 17
Guest: Ron Elliott
Book Review - Burn Patterns (Fremantle Press)
Introduced in this compelling, fast-paced crime novel is Iris Foster aka The Fire Lady – a classic, fabulously flawed, female protagonist. Iris is attempting a relatively quiet life as a therapist at a city psychology practice; her past work and fame as a profiler of arsonists has lost its appeal. But a brazen bombing at a school sees the police requesting her services again. She reluctantly complies and becomes central to the investigation to catch a serial arsonist – and then becomes a suspect herself. With the tension, pace and stakes escalating, Iris becomes obsessed with solving the case. Iris is razor-sharp and an impressively astute judge of character who also makes some terrible decisions. She is entertainingly acerbic but also damaged and fragile. Here’s hoping this thrilling ride isn’t the last we go on with her.
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Meri Fatin dressed by Megan Salmon.
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Each month on Cover to Cover, we ask our guest author to recommend another great book by a West Australian author. Ron's recommendation was The Good Parents by Joan London.