Whispers of the Dead

Whispers of the Dead

Book - 2009
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Still suffering effects of a near fatal attack, David Hunter has returned to the Body Farm in Tennessee, the world-famous facility where he learned his trade as a forensic anthropologist, desperate to prove that he's still up to the task. But while there a grisly discovery is made in a holiday cabin in the hills--a body, bound and tortured, decomposed beyond recognition. Fingerprints found at the scene seem to identify the killer, but it soon becomes clear that nothing about this case is quite as it seems. Despite misgivings, Hunter is intrigued and agrees to help an old friend and colleague on the investigation. There are those who resent his presence, however, and Hunter begins to wonder if his entire trip hasn't been a mistake.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Delacorte Press, 2009.
ISBN: 9780385340069
0385340060
Characteristics: 307 p. ;,24 cm.

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Memawrayne
Jul 12, 2016

another fast-paced book by this writer. hard to put down. a little far fetched in the breadth of the crime.

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Matthew412
Mar 25, 2015

Well written and an interesting insight into the world of forensic science, but I found the ending a bit too contrived in terms of the "mandatory book ending suspense scene" ...... though the killer's identity is a real surprise.

alexica Aug 07, 2014

It's a good mystery book. Hunter is bit too introspective but otherwise the book creates tension and you can't really guess whodunnit.

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h19835195
Sep 15, 2011

When I first read the blurb for this book I thought I'd discovered a new author for me to devour. Although somewhat interesting in the technical details of forensic anthropology, it just didn't really grab me as much as I'd hoped.

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