Monday, December 16, 2013

LISA'S REVIEW: The Nature of the Beast (Francis Fyfield)

Title: The Nature of the Beast

Author: Frances Fyfield

Format: ARC

Source Witness Impulse (

ISBN13: 9780062301222


Different people react to disasters in different ways. But why would Amy Petty want the world to presume her dead?
Fate is not alone in deciding who lives and who dies after the crash of a train travelling from Kent to London. One passenger uses the opportunity to commit a murder. Another — the blonde and beautiful Amy Petty — uses the accident as an opportunity to leave her life behind....

Is it because Amy’s husband is currently embroiled in a libel action against a national newspaper? Douglas Petty, a former barrister, is rich, charismatic and evil tempered: he runs a dog sanctuary in a brutally eccentric manner. Amy is his star witness: without her, his reputation faces ruin. Or maybe it isn’t the present that Amy is running from. Maybe it is the past....

The Nature of the Beast is mesmerizing. A brooding thriller of truth, betrayal and human instinct, it is Frances Fyfield at her most thrilling best.

(Image and information courtesy of Goodreads; Summary lifted from actual book)


This is one of those books that is not good and not bad, its interesting though. A mystery with a little action and a good plot. All Fyfields books are well written, she is an amazing author but this book is kinda strange.

The characters are odd and the way she described the Petty house, well let's just say I could have done without that visual. Overall I would say its an OK read, but not great. I didn't find myself lost or unable to put it down and it just was not that memorable. But I wouldn't call it a waste either because it is very well written.




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