Today I am taking part in the the blog tour and sharing my review on its publication day for Body Language by A.K. Turner, published by Zaffre Books.
Body Language by A.K. Turner
Release Date: 26th of November 2020
Print Length: 296 pages
Publisher: Zaffre Books
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THE DEAD CAN TALK – WE JUST NEED TO LISTEN . . .
Camden mortuary assistant Cassie Raven has pretty much seen it all. But this is the first time she’s come face to face with someone she knows on the slab. Someone she cared about. Her friend and mentor, Mrs E.
Deeply intuitive and convinced that she can pick up the last thoughts of the dead, Cassie senses that there must be more to the ruling of an accidental death. Is her grief making her see things that aren’t there, or is her intuition right, and there’s something more sinister to her friend’s death than the ME thinks? Harbouring an innate distrust of the police, Cassie sets out to investigate and deliver justice to the woman who saved her life.
For fans of Elly Griffiths’ Ruth Galloway series and Kathy Reichs’ Temperance Brennan, Cassie Raven is the edgy new forensic sleuth on the block.
There is nothing better than a new series to sink you teeth into and Body Language is a very promising start to one. It is a dark thriller, that pulls you in and takes you hostage right from the get go and just consumes every inch of you. It is unique, compelling and I could not get enough of it!
The story follows Cassie Raven, a mortuary technician, who is able to hear the last thoughts of the dead. When the body of her friend and mentor Mrs E is brought in, the police having ruled her death accidental, Cassie’s intuition kicks in of something more sinister at play, which leads to her own investigation in search of the truth.
Cassie Raven is such a brilliant character whom I formed an instant connection with. She is so complex, has many layers to her and is very different to the norm, which is what appealed to me the most about her. I can’t wait to get to know her more in future books.
The story is fast paced and with it short chapters, has you flying through them wanting more. I found this very hard to put down and when life rudely interrupted and I had no choice but to, it was always in the back of my mind until I could pick it up again.
All up Body Language is a thrilling read that will have you hooked from start to finish. It is twisted, compelling and will have you flicking through the pages furiously long into the night. A.K. Turner has produced a very well written, researched and entertaining book and I look forward to more in this series.
Thank you to A.K. Turner, Zaffre and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advanced copy of Body Language, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
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Let’s Get to Know 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.