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Tara Moss is a best-selling author of 13 books of fiction and non-fiction, published in 19 countries and 13 languages, a documentary host and award-winning human rights advocate. Her latest novel is the internationally bestselling historical thriller The War Widow, set in 1946 and featuring 'staunchly feminist, champagne-swilling, fast-driving Nazi hunter investigator' PI Billie Walker.
Moss is an outspoken advocate for the rights of women and children, and people with disabilities. She has been a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since 2007 and as of 2013 is UNICEF Australia's National Ambassador for Child Survival. In 2014 she was recognised for Outstanding Advocacy for her blog Manus Island: An insider's report, which helped to break information to the public about the alleged murder of Reza Barati inside the Australian-run Manus Island Immigration Detention Centre. In 2015 she received an Edna Ryan Award for her significant contribution to feminist debate, speaking out for women and children and inspiring others to challenge the status quo, and 2017 was recognised as one of the Global Top 50 Diversity Figures in Public Life, for using her position in public life to make a positive impact in diversity, alongside Malala Yousufzai, Angelina Jolie, His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama of Tibet and more. In the media and through her social media page Tara and Wolfie, she brings advocacy and visibility to issues of disability and chronic pain, and the need to normalize mobility aids.
Her in-depth novel research has seen her acquire her PI credentials, tour the FBI Academy at Quantico, spend time in squad cars, morgues, prisons, the Hare Psychopathy Lab, the Supreme Court and criminology conferences, take polygraph tests, shoot weapons, conduct surveillance, pass the Firearms Training Simulator (FATSII) with the LAPD, pull 4.2 G's doing loops over the Sydney Opera House flying with the RAAF, and acquire her CAMS race driver licence. She has hosted the true crime documentary series Tough Nuts - Australia's Hardest Criminals on the Crime & Investigation Network, 'Tara Moss Investigates' on the National Geographic Channel, the author interview show Tara in Conversation on 13th Street Universal and write and host the documentary Cyberhate, about online abuse.
Moss is a dual Australian/Canadian citizen, and divides her time between NSW and Vancouver with her husband and daughter. Visit her at taramoss.com
- Publisher : HarperCollins AU (1 September 2009)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 416 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0732290740
- ISBN-13 : 978-0732290740
- Dimensions : 12.8 x 2.7 x 20 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 206,893 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Picking up book two, I wasn't sure what to expect. In the first book, we got to know Makedde, the model. In this one, we get to know Mekedde, the forensic psychology student. They definitely are one person with two very different sides to them. I think I enjoyed the student side much more as far as the character goes.
After reading this suspenseful mystery, I went and read some of the past reviews. Can I just say that I don't understand people. This book was criticized for character development, basically. To all those naysayers that didn't want to know this side of Mekedde, here is a big eyeroll aimed at you. Was some of the technical stuff a little boring? Probably if you aren't into the subject, but it still shows a side of the main character we haven't seen. It shows her smart side, and I really like this side.
I will say, the crime part of this book was more lacking. This book was more of a get to know the main character a little better and how she fit into another psychopath's path, but yet not really. I would have loved to see more of the crime side in this story. I think I would have enjoyed it more.
We get some more angst with Andy in the picture in this book. I liked the push and pull and the definite side possible love story slowly (painstakingly slow) building. I am hoping in one of the future books these two can finally get it together correctly.
Overall, this was a pretty good book. I am looking forward to reading the next book sometime soon. I will admit, the ending didn't exactly shock me. I picked up on some clues that told me how it would more than likely end. But that was okay. I still enjoyed getting to that point in the book.