Reviewed By: Harriet Klausner
Cradle and All
Amazon US PB Amazon Canada PB
Zachary Alan Fox
Class/Genre: Mystery Psychological Suspense
Kensington, Aug 1999, $23.95, 400 pp.
Kate McDonald believed she lived an ideal life. She works as a social worker at a LA hospital. Her spouse loves her and both of them adore their infant child Alex. However, starting with a computer message that threatens her beloved child, Kate begins to feel she is under siege. Someone wants to destroy her by wrecking her career and her marriage.
The attacks on Kate's mind accelerates, leaving Alex in danger. The unknown assailant releases rats in her home. Rumors abound that Kate is an abusive parent, especially when Alex is diagnosed with health problems that only could be caused by mistreatment. The calls and messages increase. Kate no longer trusts anyone, not even Paul as someone plans to drive her insane.
CRADLE AND ALL is a frightening thriller that shows why Zachary Alan Fox is one of the sub-genre masters. The story line is filled with non-stop suspense that twists and turns at speeds that would make the Bonneville Flats participants envy. Kate is a wonderful heroine and the villain is typical of this author, crazy like a Fox. This may be the suspense thriller of the year.
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