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 understand 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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by Belinda Bauer
by David Harrison
by Philip Kerr
by Susanna Gregory
by Kevin Brooks
by Elly Griffiths
by Hari Kunzru
"Ever since he saw his father die, medical student Patrick Fort, who has Asperger's syndrome, has struggled to grasp how death shifts us instantly from "is" to "is not." While looking for answers to this mystery in his autopsy class, he stumbles across another: murder. Rather than adopting some affectation to convey Patrick's autism, narrator Andrew Wincott lets other characters' reactions to Patrick do it for him. Those exasperated, sad, confused, and sometimes manipulative voices not only say all that needs to be said, they also deftly achieve the effect of making Patrick the most grounded and cogent of the lot. With this simple, creative choice, Wincott ensures that right up to the last of many satisfying reveals, we rethink who is hero, who is victim, and who is villain. K.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"
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