Body Language

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What to expect

‘Spellbinding storytelling’ Val McDermid
‘A first-rate crime novel . . . I loved it’ Elly Griffiths
‘One of the best series openers I’ve read in years’ Jane Casey

For fans of Tess Gerritsen and Kathy Reichs comes a gripping debut thriller introducing Camden’s most exciting new forensic investigator.

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.

Praise for Body Language:

‘Blackly humorous, with a fabulously one-of-a-kind protagonist’ Heat Magazine

‘Ingenious and sardonically written’ Financial Times

‘[A] gritty novel with an engaging heroine’ Sunday Times

‘A terrific, well-placed plot’ Spectator

‘Cassie Raven is a lot of fun to spend time with’ Big Issue

‘Excellent fun, compulsive and Cassie Raven is a protagonist I want to meet again soon’ James Oswald

‘Cassie Raven is a blast of fresh air, striding onto the crime scene like a punk superstar’ Sarah Hilary

‘Move over Silent Witness – Cassie Raven is an utterly compelling contemporary forensic heroine’ Isabelle Grey

‘A fresh and exciting new series’ Claire McGowan

‘I loved it. It was awesome! Dark humour and gore galore – Cassie Raven is my new favourite character . . . it was like Silent Witness, but much more believable’ Susi Holliday

Critics Review

  • A. K. Turner spins science into spellbinding storytelling

    Val McDermid
  • A first-rate crime novel. Mortuary assistant Cassie is a terrific character – our guide through a fascinating, darkly humorous and sometimes grisly world. I loved it

    Elly Griffiths
  • Introduces us to a fabulously one-of-a-kind protagonist. Blackly humorous, we’re so ready for more

    HEAT Magazine
  • Hooked from the first chapter and stayed up until the wee small hours to finish Body Language. What a wonderful creation is Cassie Raven! You should all go out and pre-order it right now. Excellent fun, compulsive and Cassie Raven is a protagonist I want to meet again soon. Five stars!

    James Oswald
  • An immersive world with a fascinating lead, this makes for a fresh and exciting new series

    Claire McGowan
  • What a start to a new series, full of verve and acutely perceptive on grief and human relationships. Cassie Raven is a blast of fresh air, striding onto the crime scene like a punk superstar, ready to shake things up

    Sarah Hilary

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