If you’re a Patricia Cornwell fan and haven’t picked up one of Simon Beckett’s books yet, the time has come. WHISPERS OF THE DEAD is Beckett’s third novel featuring forensic expert Dr. David Hunter, following Written in Bone and The Chemisty of Death—both of which were #1 international bestsellers. Pulsing with suspense, Beckett’s novels are full of grisly murders and shocking revelations that will leave you breathless.
Here are the facts:
The hero: Dr. David Hunter, British forensic anthropologist—now on American soil.
The situation: Recuperating from a near-fatal attack, Dr. Hunter has returned to the renowned research facility where he first trained—the Body Farm in Tennessee. After nearly losing his life to a crazed killer on his last case, he hopes the trip will hone his old skills and restore his shattered confidence.
A small sampling: “Skin. The largest human organ, it is also the most overlooked…. But, even dead and discarded, skin retains traces of its former self. Even now it can still have a story to tell, and secrets to keep. Provided you know how to look.”
What others have said: “Fast-paced, fascinating, and heart-stoppingly exciting.”— Tess Gerritsen