Winner of the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award 'Taking the psychological thriller into new territory' Independent Life is strange for Patrick Fort - being a medical student with Asperger's Syndrome doesn't come without its challenges. And that's before he is faced with solving a possible murder. Because the body Patrick is examining in anatomy class is trying to tell him all kinds of things. And now he must stay out of danger long enough to unravel the mystery - while he dissects his own evidence...
"The true heir to the great Ruth Rendell" Mail on Sunday 20130126
Belinda Bauer grew up in England and South Africa. She has worked as a journalist and screenwriter, and her script The Locker Room earned her the Carl Foreman/Bafta Award for Young British Screenwriters. With her first novel, Blacklands, Belinda won the CWA Gold Dagger for Crime Novel of the Year. In 2013 she won the CWA Dagger in the Library for her entire body of work. With her fourth novel, Rubbernecker, she was shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger. Belinda lives in Wales.
"Contains one of the most startling plots in contemporary crime fiction" Sunday Times Culture Magazine "Bauer's great gift is her ability to surprise the reader... [and] she makes you think a bit differently about the world." Daily Telegraph "Breathtaking. I read this and wished I'd written it" Val McDermid "Taking the psychological thriller into new territory" Independent "This excellent, thought-provoking novel will hold your attention from the very first page" Bella