Body Language by A. K. Turner – Book Review



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.


Set in Camden, Cassie Raven is a mortician, she’s intelligent, thorough and can speak to the dead.

When the body of her mentor end up with her she knows the police determination that this was an accidental drowning is wrong and set out to prove it was murder.

Cassie is an individual who knows her own mind and is not to be underestimated just because she’s a woman, tattooed and pierced. She cares about the dead and listens to them.

This is a fast paced thriller with a slightly supernatural edge. Cassie is a fantastic character, well developed and certainly unique.

With its clever plot, a forensic investigation and plenty of twists, this thriller is utterly compelling from start to finish. 

Thank you to Compulsive Readers for the opportunity to be part of this blog tour, for the promotional material and an eARC of Body Language.


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