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Rubbernecker | [Belinda Bauer]

Rubbernecker

“The dead can't speak to us,” Professor Madoc had said. But that was a lie. Sometimes, only an outsider can get to the truth. Patrick had been on the outside all his life. Thoughtful, but different, infuriating even to his own mother, his life changes when he follows an obsession with death to study anatomy at university. When he uncovers a crime that everybody else was too close to see, he proves finally that he has been right all along: Nothing is exactly as it seems. And there have been many more lies closer to home....
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Publisher's Summary

Winner of the Theakston's Crime Award 2014

The dead can't speak to us,” Professor Madoc had said. But that was a lie. Sometimes, only an outsider can get to the truth. Patrick had been on the outside all his life. Thoughtful, but different, infuriating even to his own mother, his life changes when he follows an obsession with death to study anatomy at university. When he uncovers a crime that everybody else was too close to see, he proves finally that he has been right all along: Nothing is exactly as it seems. And there have been many more lies closer to home....

©2013 Belinda Bauer (P)2013 Isis Publishing Ltd

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  • mollyeyre
    Leicestershire UK
    7/20/14
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    "Enjoyable"

    I enjoyed this story on the whole, with its main character being an Aspergers man, I felt that most of the time his reactions were as true to life as was probable, but I was a trifle dismayed to hear him being discussed as being 'disabled'. I liked Patrick and his odd ways, the way that he coped with college life was well told.
    The mother was also a bit strange, but I suppose that was relevant to the story.
    All in all I enjoyed this book and finished it in one day. Will look for more by this author.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • c
    WALSALL, United Kingdom
    6/14/14
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    "Good but -Takes a While to Get Going."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes but with a warning that they'll need a strong stomach to withstand the detailed postmortem passages and there's lots of them! Belinda Bauer novels are, almost by definition, very rich in detailed characterisations and background information and that's what makes them stand out from the rest. In this novel all the action really takes place in the second half but some of it is pretty unexpected and worth waiting for.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Belinda Bauer? Why or why not?

    I've read a couple of her novels before and yes indeed she has her place on my list.


    What about Andrew Wincott’s performance did you like?

    Excellent narrator. Entirely competent and very, very engaging to listen to. I'll definitely keep an eye out for more done by him.


    Was Rubbernecker worth the listening time?

    Yes. It was definitely worth the stomach-churning moments in the 'lab' and the wait for the plot to unwind.


    Any additional comments?

    A novel with the usual Belinda Bauer seal of 'different from the rest'. This is no run-of-the-mill thriller and as you'll hear.....no run-of-the mill hero either!. This guy is SO refreshingly different and his directness will give you more than a few smiles. Great stuff because he can get away it too!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Lorna
    UK
    9/17/13
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    "Really enjoyed this story."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Rubbernecker to be better than the print version?

    Never read the book.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    This as my first time using audible. This was on Simon Mayo's book club.
    I really enjoyed the story and I enjoyed listening to it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Colin
    Buckie, Moray, United Kingdom
    10/8/14
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    "Shades of "Dog in the night-time""
    Would you listen to Rubbernecker again? Why?

    Probably not but then that's because there are too many other books I haven't even heard once....also it's partly a mystery and I know the solution now.


    What other book might you compare Rubbernecker to, and why?

    The mystery of the dog in the night-time.........because of the point of view of the Asperger's hero/detective. In this case it is a young adult.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Not any single scene ...but the workings of Patrick's logical mind were always good as were the thoughts of the male hospital patient.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Not quite but I felt a strong sympathy with the Patrick's parents.


    Any additional comments?

    Very well Narrated. I will consider purchasing other books by this author, and other books not necessarily by this author with this narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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