by A P VON K'ORY Publish: Mar 07, 2020Crime FictionThrillersSuspenseWomen's FictionLiterary Fiction
Fledgeling lawyer Fairuza wakes up in bed with a stranger fast asleep under the duvet next to her. He’s the man she chatted up at a London pub the previous night and decided to go home with. She’d made up her mind that a one night stand with the man would be just the treat she needed to celebrate her 25th birthday.
But a couple of hours later in her office, the police are waiting to arrest her as a murder suspect. The man she’d just left fast asleep in his bed has been found dead, killed with several shots to the chest. Having imbibed too heavily at the pub, Fairuza has no memory of what happened. But she knows she has a psychopathic nature ever since her childhood when she tried to kill her stepmother in bed with a knife in the middle of the night...
Fairuza starts her own investigations which include enlisting the help of workmate and friend, Peter Spencer—who seems all too willing and devoted in uncovering all the secrets of the powerful men in government and global sports who were connected to the victim, Government Chemist Dr Jasper Chelwood. Immediately, Fairuza’s own life and the lives of her family members are endangered. Can she trust Peter? She’s attacked several times. Soon she’s unable to distinguish who is foe amid domestic violence, marital breakdowns, human trafficking and treacherous friends.
BIOGRAPHY A P von K'Ory is the winner of six awards from four continents, the last one being the Achievers Award for Writer of the Year 2013 in the Netherlands. The Selmere Integration Prize was awarded her in 2014 for her engagement in helping African Women in the Diaspora cope with a variety of domestic and social problems. The Proposal, a short story, won the Cook Communications first prize in 2010 and is published in an American anthology Africa 2012. In 2012, she won the Karl Ziegler Prize for her commitment to bring African culture to Western society in various papers, theses, and lectures. Again in 2012, her book Bound to Tradition: The Dream was nominated for the 2012 Caine Prize by the Author-me Group, Sanford, and in 2013 she was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize.
Von K'Ory has a large extended family. She lives in Germany, France, Cyprus, and Greece with her husband, son and two grandsons.
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