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Rubbernecker
Rubbernecker | Belinda Bauer
Breathtaking. I read this and wished Id written it.Val McDermid Belinda Bauer is a phenomenal voice in British crime fiction, whose work has won the CWAs Gold Dagger Award for Crime Novel of the Year and garnered rave reviews on both sides of the Atlantic. Winner of the 2014 Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award, Rubbernecker is a gripping thriller about a medical student who begins to suspect that something strange is going on in this cadaver lab. The dead cant 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 Patrickbeing a medical student with Aspergers Syndrome doesn't come without its challenges. And thats 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. A cant-put-it-down page-turner from one of the finest voices in UK crime, Rubbernecker puts Belinda Bauer firmly on the map of world-class crime writers. An intelligent, disturbing read.The Guardian (UK)
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LoveToReadLiveToRead
Rubbernecker | Belinda Bauer
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Not been on Litsy much this week, life!!
Thank you to all the #whodunituk crowd for a great time reading everyone‘s picks. I loved reading all your comments, you were all much better at making notes than I was! Special thank you to @jenniferw88 for spoiling me & my little one again! Chocolate not pictured as it didn‘t last long!
Also thank you to @ScorpioBookDreams for organising. I said I‘d forward this book on to someone, can‘t remember who....

LoveToReadLiveToRead @Libby1 was it you I said I‘d forward this to? Happy to do so if you still wanted to pass it on....was it to your mum? 4mo
Libby1 Hello! I‘m so sorry I never replied. Yes, it would be lovely if you wish to pass this on to me but it‘s not a problem if I‘m too late. Life has been very hectic lately and I‘ve hardly been on Litsy. I miss it! I hope you‘re well. ❤️ 3mo
LoveToReadLiveToRead @Libby1 no problem! I‘ve found your email address from the #whodunituk email chains so have sent you an email x 3mo
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jenniferw88
Rubbernecker | Belinda Bauer
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Last #whodunituk completed! I guessed the cause of death but not the criminal. I also liked Patrick, although he did remind me of Anne Hegerty at times!

Thanks @LoveToReadLiveToRead for choosing this book - 3 🌟

Caroline2 Oh this reminds me, it‘s been a while since the last #whodunit. Do you still have it Libby? @Libby1 6mo
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jenniferw88
Rubbernecker | Belinda Bauer
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About to start the next #whodunituk but thought I'd share the fact that I was 9 minutes more active last week than the week before, thanks to #bfc @wanderinglynn !

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 Great progress! 6mo
TrishB Cool 👍🏻 6mo
Jerdencon Nice🎊👏🏻 6mo
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hes7 Way to go! 👏🏻💪🏻 6mo
BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 6mo
bewareofwords What a success! 🤗 6mo
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Caroline2
Rubbernecker | Belinda Bauer
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I really enjoyed this! A good old fashioned psychological thriller/murder mystery. The main character is autistic and it‘s fascinating to see the world through his eyes as he uncovers these mysteries. #whodunituk

erzascarletbookgasm I enjoyed this too 👍 8mo
Cathythoughts Love this writer ♥️♥️♥️ 8mo
TrishB One of my fav authors 👍🏻 8mo
Caroline2 @TrishB So good!! I really enjoyed it and I‘ve just stacked Snap! 8mo
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Libby1
Rubbernecker | Belinda Bauer
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A thriller with a main character with #Aspergers ?

I recently posted about my bugbear with “Magical Disabled People” in books. This could have been so bad, but it wasn‘t.

Either Bauer knows someone with #Autism or has done her research because this was spot on.

I really liked the story and the writing and will read more from this author. Thank you, @Christine11 , for choosing this book for #whodunituk !

TrishB I love this author ❤️ glad it felt authentic. 9mo
CouronneDhiver Cool! I love that 👏🏽👏🏽 9mo
merelybookish Oooh I have this bugbear too! 9mo
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merelybookish Tagged book is an example of 'magical disability'. It made me SO mad!! 9mo
LoveToReadLiveToRead This was my pick for #whodunituk, I heard a review of it on Simon Mayo‘s Radio 2 bookclub aaaages ago and finally read it last year so when I joined #whodunituk it seems perfect! Glad you enjoyed it x 9mo
Libby1 @TrishB , @CouronneDhiver @merelybookish - The Keeper of Lost Things made me mad for the same reason! @LoveToReadLiveToRead - thanks so much for picking this book. It was a 5⭐️ read for me, and I remember it fondly. I‘m thinking of buying a copy for my mother in law as she likes thrillers and it might give her some insights into my son. She‘s great with him, but I‘m so immersed in autism stuff and I think it might help her. 9mo
LoveToReadLiveToRead @Libby1 if your MIL doesn‘t mind used copies I can send you that one back when we‘re done if you like? I‘m happy for it to go to a good home! 9mo
Libby1 @LoveToRead - Hello! Sorry for the delayed reply. You‘re so very kind. I‘d love the book when it‘s done the rounds. Thanks so much 😊 8mo
jenniferw88 @LoveToReadLiveToRead Ruth, I'm not sure if you've seen Libby's comment, so thought I'd make you aware. I hope to send by the end of this week/early next. 6mo
Libby1 @jenniferw88 - hello. I hope you‘re well. I haven‘t had a book sent to me for quite a while. I must follow this up. 6mo
jenniferw88 @Libby1 hi, I'm fine thanks. If Ruth is sending to you, I've still got Ruth's book (I've been putting it off, I'm afraid) but other than that I don't know what to suggest. 6mo
LoveToReadLiveToRead @Libby1 sorry, I totally missed this! Thanks @jenniferw88 6mo
LoveToReadLiveToRead @Libby1 yes, I‘ll forward it onto you when I get it back. No rush @jenniferw88 @Christine11 I‘m only about a third through After The Fall, I‘m hoping to make a dent in it his weekend but is it okay if I‘m a little late? This must be your pick is it? X 6mo
Christine11 @LoveToReadLiveToRead No worries at all 😊 6mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
Rubbernecker | Belinda Bauer
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My second Belinda Bauer and I really enjoyed it! You‘re right, @trishb she writes vulnerable characters that win your heart; about human conditions, not just a mystery or crime. This one will have you staying up late to devour it..good story, well plotted, and fans of The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Nighttime will enjoy. Some detailed anatomical descriptions may make you squeamish but it‘s not violent.

@Cathythoughts have you read this?

Cathythoughts I havnt read this one , but I do love her & her other books I ve read. Feeling a bit fluey 🙁today, so will be spending the day on the couch with my book ... I‘ll finish present read & then I just might move on to Rubbernecker ! Sounds really good 👍🏻♥️ 9mo
TrishB So glad you liked it ❤️ there‘s always a bit more than a mystery. I love this author. @Cathythoughts hope you‘re feeling better soon 😘 9mo
erzascarletbookgasm Oh no, hope you‘ll be feeling better soon. Rest well. ❤️ @Cathythoughts 9mo
CarolynM Great review. Stacked. Sorry you're not feeling well @Cathythoughts Hope you're better soon 💐 9mo
Cathythoughts @CarolynM @TrishB & Jesse Thanks ! It‘s so nice to get kind wishes 😘... hopefully I‘ll fight it off , I hate the thought of antibiotics. 9mo
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Libby1
Rubbernecker | Belinda Bauer
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“He shook his mother‘s hand off his arm, and she said sorry to him then. She was sorry about everything, always.”

TrishB Aren‘t we all....😔 9mo
Libby1 @TrishB - I already mentioned that #IAmDefinitelyAWeirdo , but we totally have to meet in real life! 9mo
TrishB That would be fun 😊 9mo
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Libby1
Rubbernecker | Belinda Bauer
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When your bookmark matches your scarf and your tiny tray bake shimmers in the light.

And yes, I really am that pale.

💜💙

Libby1 Thanks again for the beautiful bookmark, @DeborahSmall . How are you? 9mo
Reviewsbylola My nails are the same color right now! 9mo
Oryx Love to see a tray bake - a highlight of norn Irish culture. 9mo
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DeborahSmall @Libby1 sorry for the late response, I haven‘t been on Litsy in a few weeks! Hopefully things improve soon and I‘ll be more active. How are you? Xx 9mo
Libby1 @Oryx - howboutye? 😂 9mo
Libby1 @DeborahSmall - I‘ve missed you. I‘ve not been on as often lately as life has been a bit full. I hope you‘re well. I‘m fine, just trying to balance my own mental health and self care with our autism journey. Today has been a good day. 🦋 9mo
Oryx @Libby1 😂 which reminds me, I'm planning to be in NI the week before Easter, if you were around that week and fancied a scone (or traybake 😉) at Alana's one day? 9mo
Libby1 Hi, @Reviewsbylola - I‘m sorry I never replied! I‘m so behind with Litsy comments. I hope you‘re well! 8mo
Libby1 Hi, @Oryx - that would be fab to meet! I‘m Libby Smit Chapman on Facebook, or you can post on here to arrange things with me. 😊 8mo
Oryx @Libby1 Great! Just sent you a friend request 😁 8mo
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Libby1
Rubbernecker | Belinda Bauer
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How is it anatomically possible to whistle through your bellybutton?

wanderinglynn So I had to google it and scarily enough, a ton of YouTube videos pop up of people demonstrating their whistling belly button. But I did not watch any of them because I was afraid of being scarred for life. #cantunsee 😂 9mo
Libby1 @wanderinglynn - that is hilarious! 🤣🤣🤣 9mo
TrishB 😂😂 what did we do before YouTube ? 9mo
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JennyM 😆 9mo
taraWritesSci I stopped to say nobody Google that but too late. Poor @wanderinglynn 😖 9mo
CouronneDhiver No way that‘s true! 😮 9mo
CarolynM 😳🤔😂 9mo
Libby1 @TrishB , @JennyM , @taraWritesSci , @wanderinglynn , @CouronneDhiver , @CarolynM - whistling belly buttons is why the internet was invented. That - and cat videos. 😻 9mo
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Libby1
Rubbernecker | Belinda Bauer
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This is an action shot of my son leaping with excitement recently at an unexpected snow fall.

I know how he feels.

Yesterday I received a total of FOUR BOOKS from @daydreamin_star and @jhod for #mhroundrobin and #WhodunnitUK .

Thanks so much! I‘ll post photos soon. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Spencer_Labbe I wish it would snow where I live 😭 9mo
Libby1 @Spencer_Labbe - where do you live? It rarely snows in Northern Ireland, so my son was pretty thrilled. 9mo
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jhod
Rubbernecker | Belinda Bauer
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Tearing through this one for #whodunituk on my last beach day of the year

BarbaraBB Is it good? I just read and liked her 14mo
jhod @BarbaraBB Yes I think if you liked Snap, you'll like this too! 14mo
jhod @BarbaraBB Yes I think if you liked Snap, you'll like this one too! 14mo
Cathythoughts Loving this author ❤️ 14mo
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jhod
Rubbernecker | Belinda Bauer
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Back from holidays and 🌞 booooo
But back to #litsymail yay!!!
Thanks @Christine11 @ShookBelf and @youneverarrived for the beautiful cards, journal and bookmarks and for making me smile! Bring on autumn...!

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ShookBelf
Rubbernecker | Belinda Bauer
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@Christine11 @jhod
It's that time of the month again - your books for #LMPBC and #whodunituk will be on their way to you by the end of the week.
#HappyReading

jhod Ooh looking forward to this one! 1y
Christine11 Thank you! I‘ll look out for it! 😊 1y
TrishB Hi 🙋‍♀️ did you get mine? 1y
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TrishB
Rubbernecker | Belinda Bauer
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Next #whodunnituk thanks for the goodies too ❤️

Christine11 I‘m glad it arrived safely! I had a card written for you and totally forgot to put it in before sending it so I‘m sorry about that! Hope you enjoy the book! 😊 1y
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Minervasbutler
Rubbernecker | Belinda Bauer
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Highly enjoyable and unconventional crime story whose protagonist is a young man with severe Asperger's. Bauer succeeds brilliantly in getting us to empathize with someone who finds empathy hard. I also loved the portrayal of slutty, shallow nurse Tracey. Great fun.

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laundry_piles
Rubbernecker | Belinda Bauer
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I can't believe I waited until now to read this! Fast paced and SO well written, I devoured this book. Patrick has Asperger's and he's profoundly fascinated by death. Samuel Galen has been in a serious car accident and ends up in the neurological ward at the hospital unable to communicate. The two meet in the most unconventional way and so begins a wild thriller you won't be able to put down! #rubbernecker #belindabauer

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Tonton
Rubbernecker | Belinda Bauer
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Inevitably invites mention/comparison to Haddon‘s book; but this features an older hero, and it‘s more visceral and guignol in parts. Entertaining, fast paced, and every once in a while too convenient plotting-wait, what?-but sucks you in for the twist at the end. Excellent for holiday or train/plane fun read.

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LoveToReadLiveToRead
Rubbernecker | Belinda Bauer
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@ScorpioBookDreams @Christine11

A little later than I‘d planned but my book and notebook are finally in the post on their way to you Christine! They should make it in time for 1st June.

I meant to take a photo of the parcel before I sent it but forgot! 🤦🏼‍♀️ it‘s sort of like a Monday today so I‘m blaming that!

#whodunituk

Christine11 Thank you for letting me know! I‘ll keep an eye out for it! I‘m excited to read and make notes on it! Thank you 😊💛☀️ 1y
LoveToReadLiveToRead @Christine11 no problem, hope you enjoy it! It‘s a well loved copy, I bought it second hand from a library sale and it‘s been passed round family members so don‘t worry about it getting bashed about! X 1y
Christine11 @LoveToReadLiveToRead The parcel just arrived today! Thank you 😊 I‘m excited to read it, I‘ve read Blacklands by the same author and it was creepy but a good book so I‘m interested to read another of hers! 💛 1y
LoveToReadLiveToRead @Christine11 oh good! That‘s the only one of hers I‘ve read. It was on my TBR for aaaages after I heard it being talked about on the Radio 2 book club then finally read it at the end of last year I think. Hope you enjoy! X 1y
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SammyB123
Rubbernecker | Belinda Bauer
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Belinda Bauer has done it again!!!! Wow. What an interesting way to write a murder! I really loved Patrick and Meg!! Didn‘t get the twist for once! But wow. What an enticing read!!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Bookladylinda
Rubbernecker | Belinda Bauer
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I struggled a bit with this book and almost put it down several times but I stayed with it and a little over half way it got better. The main character is Patrick Forte and he has Asperger's Syndrome. Patrick gets the opportunity to enroll in an anatomy class at Cardiff University, for the purpose of finding out why his father died. But Patrick gets sidetracked while working on dissecting a cadaver and things take a turn for Patrick.

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bedandabook
Rubbernecker | Belinda Bauer
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Popped into the library so my 8 year old could choose some books for the long summer holidays and... 🤔

MrBook Lol 😊 3y
SusanInTiburon Your 9 has sophisticated taste. 😂 3y
SusanInTiburon Sorry, *8. Ultra sophisticated. 3y
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Mednasanienbok
Rubbernecker | Belinda Bauer
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Finished Rubbernecker by Belinda Bauer today. Bauer has become one of my favourite authors. I liked this one as well although far from her best. Pretty Raw and gory at times and the characters grew on me as the story went along.

bedandabook Really looking forward to reading this. 😀 4y
Mednasanienbok @bedandabook Hope you'll like it! 4y
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LauraPeraino
Rubbernecker | Belinda Bauer
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A page-turning mystery. As good as the who-done-it story is the glimpse into the life of the protagonist, a clever medical student who has Asperger's syndrome.