Rubbernecker by Belinda Bauer

4 Stars from me

I greatly enjoyed Exit by Belinda Bauer and so have been keen for a while to read Rubbernecker.

The central character in the book, Patrick, is sweetly charming with his directness and innocence – his Asperger’s makes him not quite fit and yet it also gives him a captivating brilliance.

The whole medical student side to things was utterly fascinating too! As was the coma ward – I’ve never heard coma patients described in that manner and yet it instinctively felt true.

Belinda Bauer has a way of speaking to my heart – there are some deeply poignant moment scattered throughout the book discreetly hidden under the story.

Fabulous book – interesting and ingenious – I loved it.

Blurb: The dead can’t speak to us, Professor Madoc had said. But that was a lie. The body Patrick Fort is examining in anatomy class is trying to tell him all kinds of things. But no one hears what he does, and no one understands when he tries to tell them. Life is already strange enough for Patrick – 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, especially when no one believes a crime has even taken place. Now he must stay out of danger long enough to unravel the mystery. But as Patrick learns one truth from a dead man, he discovers there have been many other lies closer to home.


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