Suzi Feay

Death on the Amazon

State of Wonder


Bloomsbury 368pp £12.99 order from our bookshop

When scientist Anders Eckman disappears in Brazil, his lonely colleague Dr Marina Singh realises too late that she has always loved him, although she’s actually sleeping with her boss, Mr Fox (never trust a fictional character with that name). A crisply enigmatic note arrives from Dr Annick Swenson describing Anders’s death and last days at the remote research station where he was checking up on the progress of a wonder drug, the development of which has been lavishly funded by the Vogel Corporation. Marina encountered Swenson briefly in her student days and knows how terrifyingly single-minded she is – but would she really commit murder to protect her unorthodox activities deep in the jungle? 

Follow Literary Review on Twitter

  • Last Tweets

    • Start your week with a dose of Russian Revolutionary zeal. Donald Rayfield reviews Tobie Mathew's 'Greetings From t… ,
    • A treat from the LR Archive: exactly 20 years ago, Malcolm Bradbury reviewed John Updike's 'Bech at Bay' ,
    • ‘When bullets come close, the noise they make as they go past changes from a zing to a crack’ John Lanchester's dy… ,
    • Man with a Bloody Paintbrush: Robin Simon on Lucian Freud ,
    • Jane Ridley reviews The Diaries of Kenneth Rose (ed. D R Thorpe) ,
    • ‘Look,’ says Trump. ‘The fact is I’m only human.’ On the evidence of this book that point is debatable. From the A… ,
    • From our December/January issue - here's John Banville's review of Colm Tóibín on the fathers of Wilde, Yeats and J… ,