Morning my lovelies. Today I’m on the blog tour for Body Language by A. K. Turner, a crime thriller with a unique protagonist, lots of mystery and an insight into working in a mortuary…….
about body language
Cassie Raven believes the dead can talk. We just need to listen . . .
People think being a mortuary technician is a seriously weird job. They can’t understand why I choose to cut up dead bodies for a living. But they don’t know what I know:
The dead want to tell us what happened to them.
I’ve eviscerated thousands of bodies, but never someone I know before – someone who meant a lot to me; someone I loved.
The pathologist says that her death was an accident.
Her body is telling me differently.
Published by: Zaffre on 26th November 2020
Formats available: Paperback, audiobook and eBook.
Cassie loves her job as a Mortuary Technician, but has something that others don’t……the dead talk to her, and she can find out what happened to them…..
But when someone gets bought in that she knows, and their death is seen as accidental, Cassie suspects something different. With the body communicating with her, she knows that something isn’t right and that she needs to find out what really happened before time runs out…..
I really enjoyed this! As many people do, I have a morbid fascination with death and found this so insightful! I loved being by Cassie’s side as she carried out autopsies. It is slightly gruesome but what would you expect! You would think, with the story revolving around a mortuary, that it would be quite creepy, but it’s not. It’s actually quite peaceful, and the way Cassie handle’s her ‘customers’ is lovely.
In terms of characters, Cassie is definitely unique. An outsider, her fascination with death has been with her since she was a young girl. She’s not great with her emotions, but is fantastic at her job, when dealing with both the living and dead. She starts off as quite cold, but as you go through the book you get to know her more, understand why and see a different side to her. DS Flyte is the other main character in this. She’s not particularly likeable from the start – very straight-laced and a bit snobby, but again she has her own backstory…….But can her and Cassie work together to uncover what really happened to Mrs E?
Although I was really fascinated with learning about the processes, it can be very detailed at times. if you’re not one for this, you may struggle at times. That said though, this is a fab crime thriller and I will definitely read more! Recommended by me.
about a.k. turner
A.K. Turner‘s first foray into crime fiction was a detective thriller trilogy, written under the pen name Anya Lipska, following the adventures of Janusz Kiszka, a fixer to London’s Polish community. All three books won critical acclaim and were twice optioned as a possible TV series. In her other life as a TV producer and writer, A.K. makes documentaries and drama-docs on subjects as diverse as the Mutiny on the Bounty, the sex lives of Neanderthals, and Monty Don’s Italian Gardens.
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Thanks to Tracy for inviting me on to the tour, and to the A.K. Turner and Zaffre Books for gifting me with a copy of the book. All views and opinions are my own.
Have a wonderful day everyone!
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