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Summary

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 knew on the slab. Someone she cared about. 

Geraldine Edwards, the teacher responsible for her returning to education after she got ensnared in a life of drugs. The woman who acted as a second mother to the orphaned Cassie. 

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. With Mrs E's evasive son demanding the release of his mother's body, Cassie knows that time is running out to find answers. Is her grief making her see things that aren't there? Or is her intuition right, and there's something more sinister to Mrs E's death than the ME thinks? Harbouring an innate distrust of the police, Cassie sets out to investigate the death and deliver justice for the woman who saved her life. 

For fans of Elly Griffiths' Ruth Galloway series and Kathy Reichs' Temperance Brennan comes a new heroine for forensic medicine

©2020 A. K. Turner (P)2020 Bonnier Books Ltd

Critic reviews

"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)

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Excellent mystery

This proved a real surprise and an excellent mystery with an unusual lead in Cassie Raven. A promising start to a new series

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A+++ narrator. Very entertaining

I couldn't put down. Ellie Kendrick delivers superbly. An unusual storyline but not too incredible

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I managed half

...before I returned this book. I'm not sure why the very high ratings (although only 2 reviews written). I wasn't particularly gripped by the story and found the descriptions of body parts and post mortems a little boring. Unfortunately I didn't enjoy the narrator's voice either.

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Loved it, looking forward to the next one .Reading.was excellent and contributed greatly to enjoyment

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Different in a good way

Thought the narrator was annoying at first but got better and began to enjoy it and she suited the character and was also very good at the other character voices. Story was a bit different and enjoyed it very much would recommend

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Really enjoyable

Cassie Raven is a rebel, but a very likeable rebel . She is settled in her job at Camden mortuary, she cares for the dead and they tell her their secrets. When the body of her friend and teacher, Mrs E, is brought into the mortuary Cassie feels that something is very, very wrong especially after meeting Mrs E’s estranged son. Convinced that the police will not take her seriously Cassie is determined to investigate on her own. Will she find out the truth or has she stepped into something more deadly than she realises? Excellent characters and a great story, really enjoyable.