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by Margie Orford

eBook Like Clockwork download ISBN: 1770070532
Author: Margie Orford
Publisher: Oshun Books; 1st Edition edition (2006)
Language: English
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Rita Mkhize was already there, phoning florists. She took the take-away cappuccino gratefully. Guess who was meant to be at Sushi-Zen last night?’.

Rita Mkhize was already there, phoning florists. He had a booking for nine. I wonder what changed his mind?’. Clare stirred her coffee. Did you get anywhere with the florists yet?’. None of them open before nine-thirty. And we didn’t find anything on the road. If there were tracks, they were lost because of the police van that parked there.

Like Clockwork: A Clare Hart Mystery. Ex-Northwestern Professor, Oxford Staffer Expected Back in Chicago to Face Murder Charge. Like Clockwork - Margie Orford. Criminal Charges for 1989 Hillsborough Disaster. The man watches the cigarette burning between the fingers of his right hand.

Author: Margie Orford. Time is running ou. killer who won’t stop. An investigator who won’t give up. When a beautiful young woman is found murdered on Cape Town’s Seapoint promenade, police profiler Dr Clare Hart is drawn into the web of a brutal serial killer. As more bodies are discovered, Clare is forced to revisit memories of the horrific rape of her twin sister and the gang ties that bind the city’s crime rings.

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Crime novelist, award-winning journalist, film director and author, Margie Orford was born in London and grew up in Namibia and South Africa. She lives in Cape Town. Like Clockwork is her first novel. First published in 2006 by Oshun Books, an imprint of Struik Publishers (a division of New Holland Publishing (South Africa) Pty Ltd).

The female protagonist is Dr. Clare Hart, a journalist currently working on a documentary, but when the mutilated corpse of a young girl is discovered right outside her apartment, she gets pulled into the case by Inspector Riedwaan Faizal who trusts her ability as a profiler. She was brilliant and obsessive but difficult to work with.

LIKE CLOCKWORK is a dark and compelling crime story, which exposes the underbelly of porn and prostitution in today's South Africa. Thriller & Crime. Drag & drop your files (not more than 5 at once).

by Margie Orford Like Clockwork is a dark and compelling crime story that will thrill fans of Deon Meyer and Tess Gerritsen.

Like Clockwork is a dark and compelling crime story that will thrill fans of Deon Meyer and Tess Gerritsen.

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Comments: (7)
Once again Orford contrasts the beauty of Cape Town with the ugliness of its criminal underworld. Dr Clare Hart and Riedwaan Faizal have their own demons to conquer, but put them aside to solve a series of bloody murders involving young girls. The twists and turns in the plot keep the reader guessing to the last page. Orford deserves her place up there with the best thrillers writers.
Margie Orford is frequently compared to Deon Meyer. I personally prefer Deon Meyer. This was a good read, but I was unable to connect to the characters in the same way that I can connect to Deon Meyer's characters. I will read another of her books to see if it changes my mind, but at the moment this was just a good read and nothing great.
Nicely written police procedural. Characters are well developed. Several loose ends but overall very well done.
I hadn't heard of Margie Orford until I went to dinner with a friend. I downloaded this first one and was introduced to Dr Clare Hart. I have enjoyed watching her unravel the crimes committed in places that I am familiar with. This made it so much easier to imagine the story and characters. Now onto the next one....
Orford does it again, excellent page turner.
If you like Deon Meyer, then you'll love Margie Orford! I bought and read all of them one after the other, couldn't get enough. She writes about topics which are very real to us South African with a bit more of an emotional spin than Deon Meyer.
Like Clockwork by Margie Orford – A Clare Hart Mystery is a 2014 Witness Impulse publication. I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

As Clare continues work on her documentary on human trafficking, a girl is found murdered right outside her own apartment building in Cape Town. Detective Reidwaan Faizal can think of no one better than Dr. Clare Hart to work up a profile on whoever is killing these girls. It soon becomes apparent there is a serial killer on the loose and that Cape Town has it's own dark underbelly -a human trafficking network, and Clare recognizes the pattern right away. But, can she and the detective discover the killer's identity before more girls are killed? Can they connect the murders to the trafficking ring?

This is a dark, creepy, atmospheric crime thriller with unique characters who each have their own set of person demons which, instead of hindering them, gives them an edge when dealing with crimes this heinous. Clare and Reidwaan have a relationship that goes beyond being partners in crime solving. This too is a complicated and I was never sure what was going on with those two.

The book starts off at a fast pace, but sometimes veared off course a bit, especially when dealing with some issues in Clare's personal life. Now, since this is a series and I have not followed along from the beginning, these passages were confusing to me. To those who have been reading in order, this may make sense to you.

The subject matter is gritty and there are interesting forensic details that kept me guessing and trying to work out who all was involved and in what way.
Human trafficking is a topic I feel does not get enough attention from the press or law enforcement. It is a chilling topic and I fear these crimes run rampant and what crimes are uncovered barely staunch the bleeding. So, I am always impressed when an author has the courage to broach such unpleasant subject matter.
So, this book may not be for folks who are uncomfortable with dark thrillers, graphic forensics, and chilling, lurid crimes because this one does not hold anything back.

Now that I have been introduced to the enigmatic Clare and detective Reidwaan I think I will make an effort to look up other books written by this author. - 4 stars
In Margie Orford's latest offering Like Clockwork, the bodies are turning up at regular intervals just like clockwork. The female protagonist is Dr. Clare Hart, a journalist currently working on a documentary, but when the mutilated corpse of a young girl is discovered right outside her apartment, she gets pulled into the case by Inspector Riedwaan Faizal who trusts her ability as a profiler. Riedwaan and Clare also have an on-again off-again personal relationship best described by the social media status "it's complicated". The subject of Clare's documentary is human trafficking, an unspeakable crime fueled by the unrest in the nations north of South Africa. And it is no secret in the beautiful city of Cape Town...the victims of human trafficking are being used to stock the brothels and gentlemen's clubs. For both Clare and Riedwaan, the increasing number of crimes against women is not just a statistic. As the body count increases, it becomes apparent that a serial killer is at work and because the investigation has become personal, Clare and Riedwaan are sucked into a vortex with only one destination: a sinister underworld where rape, murder, and pornography are a way of life. At the center of the case is a man named Kelvin Landman who is the face of pure, undiluted evil in this book. His cavalier attitude toward his "business" is chilling. Don't even try to figure out the ending of this one! Around every corner there is a twist that you won't see coming right up to the "What the...???" epilogue. Margie Orford is a gifted story teller. Her characters are complex, frequently dark and very, very human. . . except, of course, for Fritz the cat (who may be somewhat human). Readers will soon realize that some of the character development takes place in the earlier books in the series, but I don't think that detracts from the story line. I found the author's lyrical use of imagery to be a delight to read. My favorite line — "The city lights were stitched together by the threads of the evening traffic - white headlights, red tail lights." One of the most striking aspects of the narrative is the language she uses to communicate the attraction between Clare and Riedwaan...I could easily feel that frisson of desire that can only exist between two people who are truly connected. Like Clockwork is not the sort of story that lends itself to a HEA, but without a doubt, I think the ending of this book can be described as satisfying and just.