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Desecration

By: J.F. Penn
Narrated by: Rosalind Ashford
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Her daughter is dying...and a killer with a fetish for body parts stalks London.

As Detective Sergeant Jamie Brooke copes with the daily pain of watching her daughter suffer through her last days, she is assigned to a macabre murder case. The mutilated body of a young heiress is found within the London Royal College of Surgeons surrounded by medical specimen jars.

An antique Anatomical Venus figurine is discovered beside the body, and Jamie enlists the help of British Museum researcher Blake Daniel to look into its past.

When personal tragedy strikes, Jamie has nothing left to lose, and she must race against time to stop the mysterious Lyceum before they claim another victim.

As Jamie and Blake delve into a macabre world of grave robbery, body modification, and the genetic engineering of monsters, they must fight to keep their sanity - and their lives.

©2013, 2014 Joanna Penn (P)2014 Joanna Penn

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Be prepared to face a view into man's inhumanity

This book contains triggers.
Not much in this book that doesn't ring as true possible reality. Ask most nurses. Or cops. Whether it is the suffering of a parent facing a child's inevitable prolonged death, or the things that people do to their own bodies, or the questionable things that some categorize as art. Is the insanity of the villain any worse than that of Dahmer? Are the delusions of pharmaceutical and genetic engineering companies any less true in reality than in this work of fiction ? I have viewed the Plastination exhibits, and they have extensive documentation of permission from the individuals and/or their families to use the bodies in question. And any empathetic person can relate to the PTSD of the historian burdened with psychometry as well as a personal history of parental religious abuse. The publisher's summary will give the hints needed regarding the plot, and no spoilers desired. The plot moves along well, and the imagery is too good. Excellent character development.
This book was a gift.
Rosalind is a great choice for narrator and gives an excellent performance and adds much to the value of this novel.

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nightmare visions

Would you listen to Desecration again? Why?

Yes, an amazing story about a level of inhumanity that very seldom comes to light

What other book might you compare Desecration to and why?

Desecration cannot be compared to any other book, it is completely unique in my experience

Which character – as performed by Rosalind Ashford – was your favorite?

My favorite was Lady Neville, Rosalind Ashford made her sound extremely evil.

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

The extreme reaction that I had was loathing for people who could do this to children

Any additional comments?

Well written and professionally narrated. This book is very entertaining and gets under your skin. A must read for every sentient being

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