The Body Reader by Anne Frasier
Narrator: Emily Sutton-Smith
Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
Date Read: June 2016
Genre: Police Thriller, Thriller
For three years, Detective Jude Fontaine was kept from the outside world. Held in an underground cell, her only contact was with her sadistic captor, and reading his face was her entire existence. Learning his every line, every movement, and every flicker of thought is what kept her alive.
After her experience with isolation and torture, she is left with a fierce desire for justice—and a heightened ability to interpret the body language of both the living and the dead. Despite colleagues’ doubts about her mental state, she resumes her role at Homicide. Her new partner, Detective Uriah Ashby, doesn’t trust her sanity, and he has a story of his own he’d rather keep hidden. But a killer is on the loose, murdering young women, so the detectives have no choice: they must work together to catch the madman before he strikes again. And no one knows madmen like Jude Fontaine.
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Listened for Review (Brilliance)
Overall Rating : 4.50
Story Rating : 4.75
Character Rating : 4.25
Audio Rating : 4.00 (not part of the overall rating)
First Thought when Finished : The Body Reader was a disturbing but excellent twisty listen!
Quick Thoughts: This will be one of those stories that people with either love or dislike. It has an ending that is disturbing and yet for me it really fit. The journey that Jude was on from page one (and even before) could not have worked out any differently. There are times when you will guess the ending and hope like hell you are wrong. The great thing is some of those guesses will be right and some will be way off base. Either way this is one wild ride!
Narrated By Emily Sutton-Smith / Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
Emily did a really good job with this disturbing audiobook. I loved the strength and vulnerability she brought to Jude. I would listen to another audiobook narrated by her!
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