Rubbernecker by Belinda Bauer

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'This could be the most astonishing whodunnit you are ever likely to read' Red Magazine 'Obvious echoes of Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time . . . and with more twists and coils than a hangman's noose' Sunday Express 'The dead can't speak to us,' Professor Madoc had said. That was a lie. Because the body Patrick Fort is examining in anatomy class is trying to tell him all kinds of things. Life is already strange enough for the obsessive Patrick without having to solve a possible murder. Especially when no one believes a crime has even taken place. Now he must stay out of danger long enough to unravel the mystery - while he dissects his own evidence. But as Patrick learns one truth from a dead man, he discovers there have been many other lies rather closer to home...

About Belinda Bauer

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Belinda Bauer grew up in England and South Africa. She has worked as a journalist and screenwriter and her script, The Locker Room, earned her the Carl Foreman/Bafta Award for Young British Screenwriters. With her first novel, Blacklands, Belinda won the CWA Gold Dagger for Crime Novel of the Year. In 2013 she won the CWA Dagger in the Library for her entire body of work. With her fourth novel, Rubbernecker, she has once again been shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger. Belinda lives in Wales.
Published January 1, 2013 by Bantam Press.
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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The Independent

The medical detail about the complex conditions of coma sufferers is fascinating and adds a layer of veracity to the story, but the man's glacially slow recuperation doesn't exactly make for riveting reading.

Jan 27 2013 | Read Full Review of Rubbernecker


Patrick’s pursuit of the mystery of Corpse 19 leads him into the even darker secrets of a hospital high-dependency ward where long-term coma patients are cared for.

Jan 27 2013 | Read Full Review of Rubbernecker

The Coast

his quest to find out what happens when human bodies stop, and life changes to death, strikes others as bizarre, even macabre, but it reflects a profound intelligence.

Feb 01 2013 | Read Full Review of Rubbernecker

Red Online

Whereas in the past he and the world struggled to find a common wave length, now his particular talents, the way he took nothing for granted, the way he saw what others missed, now he was convinced that the body on the slab did not in fact die in the way the authorities purported.

Jan 31 2013 | Read Full Review of Rubbernecker

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