Breathtaking. I read this and wished I’d written it.”Val McDermidWinner of the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award, an Amazon Best Book of the Month, and one of the Guardian’s Best Crime and Thrillers of the Year, Rubbernecker is a can’t-put-it-down page-turner from one of the... show more
Breathtaking. I read this and wished I’d written it.”Val McDermidWinner of the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award, an Amazon Best Book of the Month, and one of the Guardian’s Best Crime and Thrillers of the Year, Rubbernecker is a can’t-put-it-down page-turner from one of the finest voices in UK crime, about a medical student who begins to suspect that something strange is going on in his cadaver lab. The dead can’t speak to us,” Professor Madoc had said. But that was a lie. The body Patrick Fort is examining in anatomy class is trying to tell him all kinds of things. But no one hears what he does, and no one understand when Patrick tries to tell them. Life is already strange enough for Patrickbeing a medical student with Asperger’s syndrome doesn’t come without its challenges. And that’s before he is faced with solving a possible murder, especially when no one believes a crime has even taken place. As his determination to uncover the truth grows, so do the suspicions of his classmates, teacherseven his mother wonders if Patrick is all right. Now he must stay out of danger long enough to unravel the mystery. But as Patrick learns one truth from a dead man, he discovers there have been many other lies closer to home.
Publish date: 2016-08-16
Publisher: Grove Press
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
Interesting story telling about Patrick, a young person with Asperger's syndrome. He is a loner who lost his father when he was young in a car accident. And his mother is a drunk and dislike him because of his disability. Patrick like to study death because he didn't understand how his father had ...
I received a copy of this book through Goodreads' First Reads in exchange for an honest review.This is a book you cannot put down. I was hooked from page one.The book follows multiple interconnected characters as they navigate through their lives, solving mysteries and learning how to live along the...
Bauer is new to me, and a welcome find. Nothing beats a good crime story now and then, and I look forward to reading more of hers. This one features an unlikely and amateur detective (my favorite kind) in an odd circumstance told via the shifting perspectives of British narrators, who kept me readin...
My first Belinda Bauer and probably my last. Gimmick: Crime-fighting sleuth (Patrick Fort) with Asperger’s syndrome. The gimmick and some inconsistencies - eg, the inability of almost every other character, other than Patrick Fort, to understand how to cope with his behaviour, called for Suspens...
The dead can’t speak to us,’ Professor Madoc had said. But that was a lie. Sometimes, only an outsider can get to the truth. Patrick has been on the outside all his life. Thoughtful, but different, infuriating even to his own mother, his life changes when he follows an obsession with death to study ...
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