Saturday, December 11, 2010

Breath of Corruption by Caro Fraser



I wrote a review for this when I finished reading it a few weeks ago and am now very upset because I have lost it! I guess it must have been deleted in error, I wonder? This is when I find computers frustrating because I do not understand properly what I am doing.

I just do not have the time at the moment to rewrite which is a shame a I wanted to post it today.

My apologies, so all I can say is I enjoyed it, an easy read which I recommend to all Caro Fraser fans. It does not matter if you have not read any of the earlier novels in the series though to enjoy this ‘thinking woman’s chick lit’, (quote from back cover). Instead of my review here is a taster, the start of the first chapter of ‘Breath of Corruption’, Number 7 in the Caper Court Series, reproduced from the authors Official Website.

Breath Of Corruption - Chapter 1

Lola added, 'And bring us another bottle of this.' The waitress took the empty bottle and disappeared. A bottle was far more than anyone should drink at lunchtime, Lola knew, but sod it - Anthea, who was meant to be living on a model's diet of egg whites and mineral water, didn't care, so neither did she. There wasn't anything else to do with the day, anyway. Maybe they'd wobble along to the Curzon afterwards and slip into a late afternoon film. Then home for a nap, up at nine to shower and beautify, and out on the town for such pleasures as the rest of the night might yield. A wealthy family and a trust fund did give one a charmed life, but even Lola found it boring occasionally - though alcohol and the odd recreational drug helped take the edge off the tedium. In the long years since leaving her Swiss finishing school, Lola had often thought she should get herself some not-too-demanding job - something involving flexible hours and long lunches, and a stylish office with a PA - but that meant working, and genuine work didn't really appeal. And to be honest, at thirty-one, she was a bit scared that whatever skills she'd once possessed might be a bit rusty by now. Some of her friends ran fashions shops and glam little businesses, but that took effort, too. And ideas. If she'd had Anthea's long legs and amazingly slim figure, not to mention her looks, she'd have been able to do a little casual modelling, too. Anthea needed the money, of course, but the job had a certain cachet, and gave her something else to talk about.

'What does he look like?'……………………..

If you are interested I did post a review of No 6 in the series a few months ago, just click on the link to read. Calculating Heart where I also included some biographical information on the author.

Further information about Caro Fraser and the next book No 8 in the Caper Court Series can be found by following the links listed.

Image of Caro Fraser - April 2009

Official Website

Caro Fraser published Books

The moral is I must post my reviews as soon as I have written them instead of saving them for later, so that this does not happen again. Having learnt my lesson the hard way I will now go and finish writing the review for the book I have just finished.


  1. Linda, I laughed at this but from bitter experience - and a shared position in not really knowing what I'm doing on the PC. My favourite (not) is when it says "Save?" and for some inexplicable reason I say "no"! Feel better in that you're not alone...

  2. Anne - Thanks, it is at such times I miss have someone who is computer savvy around as I know it should be possible to find even deleted things!

  3. Hi LindyLou. I have read several books by Caro Fraser, and have always enjoyed them. As you say, quite a light read, but there's nothing wrong with that sometimes!

  4. I was wondering whether you would be happy to put up a link in my brand new monthly series called “Books You Love”. The idea is for people to link up posts about a book they loved – it doesn’t have to be one they just posted about. It could be an old fave. I am hoping we will end up with a nice collection of books that can go on our reading lists. Here is the link Books You Loved May Edition

    1. Thankyou for the invitation to join in, I am happy to do so and have just been over to add my choice.


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