The Venus Fix
A Dr. Morgan Snow Mystery by M. J. Rose
Review: M. J. Rose continues to impress readers with her latest thriller to feature Dr. Morgan Snow, The Venus Fix. In this mystery, the third in the series, Rose has created an intricate set of relationships around a series of unexplained and seemingly unrelated murders that makes for a very suspenseful novel.
Morgan is still struggling with the various issues in her personal life in The Venus Fix, but this time her professional life is focused on her work with two cases that deal with webcam pornography. That these cases have something in common and are connected in some way to the murders is a given; what, how, and why form the basis of the mystery. Rose very creatively allows the reader to make assumptions that may or may not be relevant to the resolution of these online murders all the while subtly laying a foundation for the surprising denouement.
Apart from the mystery itself, Morgan's obsession with protecting her daughter is so passionately written that one wonders if Rose is projecting some personal aspect of her life into the pages of her books. If not carefully contained, or better yet settled, this simmering mother-daughter conflict has the potential to detract from Rose's finely developed suspense plots in the future.
Acknowledgment: Mira Books provided a copy of The Venus Fix for this review.
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Selected reviews of other mysteries by this author …
The Delilah Complex
Mira Books (Mass Market Paperback), January 2006
ISBN-13: 9780778322153; ISBN-10: 0778322157
Mira Books (Hardcover), September 2007
ISBN-13: 9780778324201; ISBN-10: 0778324206
Location(s) referenced in The Venus Fix: New York City
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The Venus Fix by M. J. Rose — A Dr. Morgan Snow Mystery
Publisher: Mira Books
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Publication Date: July 2006
List Price: $6.99
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