Book Review: The Body Reader
Book: The Body Reader
Author: Anne Frasier
Plot: 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.
Rating: 4 /5 stars
You are in for a ride
With this book, you have no clue as to where it is headed as once you finish the book, you would notice that how the book has turned out completely different from its beginning and that works really well for the book
The book is not essentially fast paced but that also doesn’t mean that it is slow to catch up but yes the pace is a bit stagnant and it takes a while for things to catch fire and even then it is not wild enough to be exciting but more like embers.
The whole plot and story is definitely worth trying and making the book a worthy pickup but at the same time one should also come armed with a lot of patience and curiosity to stay with the book to its very end.
One of the strongest features is definitely its central character. it is very difficult to paint a true picture of the central character as she is very unpredictable yet in a way very raw and real too. The author has kept her characters very dark and the treatment of the book is also a bit melancholic and dark
The book requires a bit patience rest everything works in its favour.