Book Reviews of Cradle and All

Cradle and All
Cradle and All
Author: Zachary A. Fox
ISBN-13: 9780786011445
ISBN-10: 0786011440
Publication Date: 9/1/2000
Pages: 462
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 17 ratings
Publisher: Pinnacle Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The latest psychological thriller by the author of All Fall Down deftly spins together terrifying elementsAchild abuse, kidnapping, mysterious illnesses and a deranged stalkerAto create the ultimate nightmare for a new mother. Kate McDonald is a social worker at an L.A. hospital; her husband, Paul, is a deputy district attorney. The couple are ecstatic about their eight-month-old son, Alex, but when the boy suffers one mishap after anotherArats in his crib, a case of swine flu, evidence of ligature marksAthe Mcdonalds are suspected of abusing him. At the same time, Kate suffers dizziness and blackouts, and she receives frightening messages on her computer. To complicate things, she discovers Paul has been unfaithful and threatens divorce; he retaliates by trying to prove her mentally ill, accusing her of Munchausen's syndrome. When someone kidnaps Alex, Kate accepts the help of policeman Nick Cerovic to try to find her baby. Their hunt for clues means digging into Kate's tragic past, a saga that includes another failed marriage and a dead child. Though she was cleared of wrongdoing, her husband now is convinced of her guilt in both cases. To add to the nightmare, Kate is further plagued by a bizarre stalker obsessed with making her suffer. Kate is so pugnacious and defensive throughout her ordeal, however, that readers may find her difficult to care for. Her plight is horrifying, demanding much emotional and mental strength, yet Fox chooses to foreground her beauty as her defining trait, effectively limiting the reader's emotional involvement. The story is briskly told, however, and there are enough suspenseful plot twists and surprises to keep pages turning until the high-voltage denouement.
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Excellent Book. Fox keeps You interested.
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Why was someone inviding Kate McDonald life,threating her caree.her marriage. infant son, and sanity? Impossible to put down.
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I really enjoyed this book. It kept you turning the pages to see what was going to happen next. Just when you thought you knew what was going to happen, there was another twist in the plot. Good mystery with a happy ending!!
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Very fast paced and lots of twists and turns!!! Loved reading this book!